Charlotte Howes

Customer Success Executive at DesignMyNight. Mojito lover. Born and bred Londoner enjoying rediscovering the city after a ten year hiatus.

Suvlaki Brick Lane - London Restaurant Review

Suvlaki Brick Lane - London Restaurant Review

Having visited the Suvlaki flagship in Soho previously and loved it, I was eager to try their new sister restaurant on Brick Lane. So, on a cool Thursday evening, I wandered over from Liverpool Street Station in search of this new East London hangout. The Venue Turning right onto Brick Lane from Bethnal…

The Yorkshire Grey - London Pub Review

The Yorkshire Grey - London Pub Review

The Holborn area is littered with a great selection of after-work pubs and bars, most of which don’t have to go to great stretches to enjoy a steady stream of punters throughout the week in this busy, business-laden pocket of central London. The Yorkshire Grey stands a little further back fromthe…

Machiya Soho - London Japanese Restaurant Review

Machiya Soho - London Japanese Restaurant Review

It's 6:45pm and the rain is pouring as we scurry across Leicester Square and duck down behind the Prince of Wales Theatre in search of warming food and hopefully a few good sake cocktails. I haven't tried a good Japanese restaurant in ages, so was excited to see what Machiya had to offer up. In addition…

Bordelaise Tooting - Restaurant Bar Review

Bordelaise Tooting - Restaurant Bar Review

I love Tooting, and the colourful and lively covered market in its centre is quickly becoming one of my favourite spots. The discovery of this unassuming and delightful steak restaurant in its midst has certainly done nothing but hasten my growing affection for the Tooting Broadway area and i'm hereto…

The Cat & Mutton Bethnal Green - Restaurant Bar Review

The Cat & Mutton Bethnal Green - Restaurant Bar Review

Broadway Market has got to be one of my favourite spots in East London, and The Cat and Mutton acts as a welcoming beacon in this busy and characterful area. We headed down on an unseasonably warm March evening, to check out the interesting cocktail list, craft beers and gastropub menu on offerThe…

Heist Bank Paddington - London Bar Review

Heist Bank Paddington - London Bar Review

A stone’s throw from Edgeware Road tube station, Heist Bank is a welcoming and busy hive of fun, food and booze. On a blustery and wet Friday evening, we passed through the backstreets of Paddington, crossing over the brightly lit footbridge, to reach Heist Bank. The Venue Heist Bank stands just…

El Patron Putney - London Bar Review

El Patron Putney - London Bar Review

Tequila, jalapeños and enough home-made guacamole to sink a ship - El Patron's formula for a good Mexican night out sounds pretty spot on. We headed down at the end of the week to dispel any looming winter gloom with an injection of fiery chillies and punchy margaritas, and to get the weekendoff…

Pizza Lovers, Rejoice! MOD Launches in Leicester Square.

Pizza Lovers, Rejoice! MOD Launches in Leicester Square.

You're gonna want a pizza this. Hot out of the oven and raring to go, MOD Pizza launches their flagship London venue on 8th December, with enough toppings, dough and barbecue sauce to satisfy even the most demanding pizza lovers.  The concept is simple: artisan-style dough, 30 different toppings…

The Queen's Head Kingston - London Restaurant Review

The Queen's Head Kingston - London Restaurant Review

Who doesn’t love a Sunday Roast? From the warmth and comfort of sitting down to that home-cooked, wholesome meal with all the trimmings, to memories of cosy weekends spent with family and friends, it is a British institution that has never gone out of fashion. A tough challenge for any restaurant…

Three Six Six Battersea - London Bar Review

Three Six Six Battersea - London Bar Review

Three Six Six has now closed. There are many things that London does well and one of them is the ability to produce some world-class cocktail bars. Battersea, which years ago was perhaps best known for it's iconic power station and, well, it's Cats & Dogs Home, is now a hotbed of fashionable bars…

Suvlaki Soho - London Restaurant Review

Suvlaki Soho - London Restaurant Review

Souvlaki - the Greek word used to describe grilled fast-food dishes, usually kebabs, and essentially meaning 'skewers'. We headed down to try out Soho's modern, Athenian venture on this theme - the street-food inspired creation of Yannis Theodorakakos and chef Elias Mamalakis, Suvlaki. Venue The bright…

Tootoomoo Islington - London Restaurant Review

Tootoomoo Islington - London Restaurant Review

As you walk past Tootoomoo you could easily mistake it for just another Thai takeaway standing inconspicuously on St Paul's Road. On closer inspection however, this is actually a great little spot for dining in as well, with interesting, colourful decor and a welcoming vibe, additionally offering a simple…