Showing posts from May, 2014

Time and money; the truth

Intrigued by the concept of Ziferblat, London’s first pay per minute café, we decided it was worth a visit ourselves! At first glance the entrance seemed obscured, concealed from those not in the know. You cannot merely stumble across it therefore everyone who is inside chooses to spend their time coexisting with likeminded others. We were greeted in a most friendly manner before being introduced to the Ziferblat way. We scrawled our names and entry times on paper before fixing it to a tree of colourful bull dog clips; a holding place awaiting our exit to clock back out. We were intrigued to find a fully equipped kitchen complete with selections of tea, an intricate coffee machine, homemade lemonade and even bread to toast with a selection of tasty spreads. I opted for an orange and lotus flower tea with a scrummy slice of chocolate cake. The kitchen also housed an interesting communal art project allowing visitors to donate unwanted fresh produce on the verge of spoiling for others to …

Cheval's Updated Classic

Old fashioned desserts are back in action this sweltering summer but with a contemporary twist, just like our recently refurbished Cheval Harrington Court residence, due to open in just 2 weeks! Come June 4th, this old dame will be transformed into a blushing beauty.
You don’t need a cruise to get to Alaska On the cusp of London’s financial district, ‘Duck & Waffle’ has updated the traditional baked Alaska with a frozen custard centre topped off with two servings of rhubarb (poached and dried) encompassed in sickly sweet syrup then encased in a flame blasted delicate meringue shell. Duck & Waffle,Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

For those who like a tipple  Self-pour bourbon infused hot caramel is served with the traditional Mr Whippy styled ice cream to diners yearning for an adult’s only take on a childhood favourite at ‘Foxlow’. This new eatery is making a mark in the London restaurant world. Foxlow, 69-73 St John St, London, EC1…

Café Culture near the new Cheval Harrington Court

With the exciting new arrival of Cheval Harrington Court due to open in less than 3 weeks, we have compiled together a local list of our favourite cafes in the South Kensington area to sink your teeth into when staying with us. 

Café culture in and around South Kensington has in the last few years blossomed with an abundance of diversity and choice. Refined and sophisticated by the French community; the historical landmarks and museums of South Kensington, Patisseries and coffee houses play home to many artistic extroverts while emulating the atmosphere found in the coffee houses of central Europe.Such local establishments have an ambiance more intimate than our favourite high street chains. The coffee served is roasted and readied by those who choose to make a career out of this culture.
The V&A Café Stop by the V&A Café for a quick bite after visiting the brilliant and historical museum itself. With offerings of English cream tea and scones, fluffy meringues, colourful kids lun…