Beiträge von Timinator
Timinator am 23 Februar 2010
Sono stato fortunato abbastanza per visitare il bar di un Aldwych. E' stato spettacolare, moderno e elegante e se ti piacciono gli spazi aperti, con cocktail fantastici e signore con vestiti eleganti, questo è il posto che fa per te. Vodka e gin, decorazioni super moderne (un albero di Natale creato da un vaso di rose) tavolini e tante grandi lastre di marmo dominano la stanza. Bar di alta qualità.
Timinator am 10 Februar 2010
Tuve la suerte de visitar el salón bar de One Aldwych. Un sitio espectacular de una forma moderna y pija, y si te gustan las zonas abiertas y vibrantes con cócteles elegantes y mujeres bien vestidas sentadas sobre altos taburetes, éste es tu sitio. Vodka de calidad, decoraciones súper modenas (un árbol de Navidad hecho con rosas en macetas, ¿alguien da más?), mesas bajas y muchos bloques de mármol dominan el sitio. Reconozco la gran calidad de este pub elegante, pero no es mi rollo.
Timinator am 3 Februar 2010
Je n'ai eu que la chance de visiter le hall du bar One Aldwych. C'était assez spectaculaire, dans une sorte de passage huppé « moderne », et si vous aimez les espaces ouverts, bondés avec des cocktails fantaisistes et les filles dans de jolies robes à dos nus, alors c’est pour vous. Décorations moderne (un arbre de Noël fabriqués à partir de rosiers en pot, ca tente quelqu’un?), des tables basses, de grandes dalles de marbres dominent la pièce. Je reconnais la haute qualité de ce Bar, c'est juste pas pour moi.
33/37 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PU
Timinator am 17 Juli 2009
Typical chain O’Neills pub: sticky floors, questionable quality drinks, a mishmash of drunken clientele, a dodgy band upstairs.
There are two things going for it. Like all O’Neills, prices are cheap. But it’s also a good late-night spot in Soho if you don’t want pretentiousness and - during the week, at least - cover charge. It was open until 3am on a Wednesday night and served cheap Jack and cokes: just what my friends and I needed on that particular night.
1 Sutton Walk, London SE1 7ND
Timinator am 16 Juli 2009
Standard semi-fancy modern Italian. Nice setting inside the railway archs just north of Waterloo station, on your way towards the South Bank Centre.
I was in here during the day. It was nearly empty, so not much buzz to it. But the pizzas we had were reasonably priced, substantial, tasty, and well-cooked.
The wine was a bit on the pricey side.
Rupert Street @ Winnett St, Soho, London W1D 6DS
Timinator am 19 Juni 2009
I was at the 2nd Qype summer party the other day. Freebird Burritos were providing the food.
Poor fellas: the three of them in their short assembly line at their mobile stall were absolutely beleaguered by about four hundred ravenous Qypers.
Admittedly, I'd made use of the free bar by this point so my taste buds might not have been working at maximum efficiency. Nevertheless, I got a massive burrito stuffed with everything: choice of black or refriend beans, rice, salsa, steak (or chicken or veg). It was seriously big, and seriously filling.
The search for good Mexican is a constant challenge in London, but youn could do a lot worse than Freebird for a takeaway burrito.
Great Portland Street Tube Station, Great Portland Street tube station, London W1W 5PW
Timinator am 14 Mai 2009
Cafe Meze is a Turkish restaurant embedded in the round traffic-islanded biolding that houses Great Portland St tube station.
It’s got an immense menu: meze of all sort, burgers, calamari, sandwiches, pasta, even Turkish breakfast. They serve beer and wine, too.
It’s nicely laid out inside: not at all low-end, but neither too fancy.
There are several outdoor tables, though there’s going to be lot of traffic whizzing past.
The service was really nice, too, a friendly lady that was helpful and friendly with every table in earshot of me, and who hummed tunes as she worked.
I’d have rated it higher but unfortunately the single meal I had - calamari - wasn’t very good. The batter was thick and not at all crispy, and the squid itself a bit on the rubbery side. Shame. It’s a big menu, though, so I’ll give it another chance.
11-13 Soho Street, Soho, London W1D 3DJ
Timinator am 6 Mai 2009
Small chain of Japanese restaurants. The menu is typical, as are the furnishings - long wooden benches - and the decor and the prices. You get noodles and bento boxes and sushi and gyoza and soup and katsu curry and Kirin and so on.
Best time to stop in is for a quick fuel-up before hitting the pub. You can get any of their main dishes (normally from £6 to £8) for £5 between 5pm and 7:30pm during the week.
1 Upper St Martin's Lane, Martin's Lane, London WC2H 9NY
Timinator am 25 Februar 2009
Meh. Very average bar. Modern, dark, lots of leather, a couple of mezzanine levels. Staff, decor, prices and service are average for a central Covent Garden location. In fact, that location ensures it’s probably always very, very busy.
It’s very loud (music in the larger room, harsh echoes in the smaller ones), so avoid if that bothers you. I wouldn’t go out of my way to give it - or withold - my custom.
28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8JF
Timinator am 22 Februar 2009
This pub has gone gastro. It reminds me a lot of the Bird in Hand near Shepherd's Bush.
It wasn’t packed at 2:30pm so I easily got a table, and proceeded to have the most substantial and delicious Sunday roast I’ve ever had for £8.50.
It was a nice, relaxed spot. There were small groups of friends, definitely a younger crowd, coming and going. Most people were having roasts, too.
They have blues and folk nights here sometimes apparently, and even the soul and instrumental CDs they played this afternoon were great.