Georgie Pursey Georgie Pursey

Food, drink & lifestyle writer with a weakness for puns, matcha lattes and almond croissants. @georgiepursey

Osteria - London Restaurant Review

Osteria - London Restaurant Review

As I find myself catapulting at a speed I’m not all that comfortable with towards the ripe age of 30, I have noticed my appreciation of architecture has become all the more prevalent. I look up a lot more, and not just because I now get a crick in my neck from constantly looking at my phone, but because…

Devonshire Terrace - London Restaurant Bar Review

Devonshire Terrace - London Restaurant Bar Review

The one thing you can rely on when it comes to the British weather is that it's unreliable. Last week I was in summer dresses; this week the winter coat I stuffed away at the back of the wardrobe is back out again. Luckily, for every meteorological eventuality, the newly re-opened Devonshire Terracehas…

The Saint - London Restaurant Review

The Saint - London Restaurant Review

If you watch First Dates - and even if you don't, you’ll be familiar with the square within which the subject of this review can be found; Paternoster Square. From shots of those nervous daters to London postcards, Christopher Wren’s most iconic of landmarks, St Paul’s Cathedral, is instantly recognisable…

First Aid Box - London Cocktail Bar Review

First Aid Box - London Cocktail Bar Review

The older I get, the more I begin to understand that genuine need for a glass of something at the end of the day. Just to take the edge off, help you unwind, relax and wash away the tensions caused by those passive aggressive office emails about someone’s missing lunch. A tipple of something strong…

Shrub and Shutter Brixton - London Bar Review

Shrub and Shutter Brixton - London Bar Review

Over the past 5 years, Brixton has become one of the best destinations in London for food and drink. With the Night Market, Pop Brixton and the variety of delights on Coldharbour Lane, all epicureans are catered for. One such delight was the location for my most recent lady date with my best pal; The…

The Lord Palmerston - London Pub Review

The Lord Palmerston - London Pub Review

Everyone in London knows that there is an area of this fine city that really feels like home to them. I have friends who believe they belong in the south, and some who would never dream or leaving east. A small handful don’t mind suffering the District line just because they love West London so much…

Jazz and espresso martinis: we spent a night at The Basement

Jazz and espresso martinis: we spent a night at The Basement

When my current squeeze and I first started dating, we had a movie night which included a watch of La La Land. As I sat there unashamedly perving on Ryan Gosling, we made a bet – that my chap wouldn’t be able to teach himself piano and learn the theme to La La Land to the level that Gosling did,in…

Hope & Anchor Brixton - London Bar Review

Hope & Anchor Brixton - London Bar Review

It is a universally acknowledged truth that Londoners bloody love a beer garden. Come the summer, every square foot of outdoor space attached to a bar is taken up, while in the winter; even the chilliest of nights doesn’t put off a group that are happy to swaddle themselves in blankets and huddle beneath…

Smollensky's on The Strand - London Restaurant Review

Smollensky's on The Strand - London Restaurant Review

VENUE IS NOW CLOSED. Bottomless bubbles are usually something only enjoyed on a weekend with brunch, but Smollensky’s on The Strand is throwing the rule book out of the window. Revolutionising the afterwork drinking game, the spot is offering unlimited prosecco from 12-7pm Monday to Friday, we went…