Jess Halladay

Collins Customer Success Executive. Love prosecco, trawling food markets at the weekend and exploring London looking for the best coffee and cocktails in town.

Polpo Covent Garden - London Restaurant Review

Polpo Covent Garden - London Restaurant Review

Tucked away off the back streets of Covent Garden's crowded marketplace lies a rustic Venetian hideaway, Polpo. Dreaming of a scorching Italian holiday while in the grips of the soggiest August ever, I made my way through the bustle of Central London to see if this humble restaurant lives up tothe…

Crowne Plaza Battersea - Afternoon Tea Review

Crowne Plaza Battersea - Afternoon Tea Review

What with it being the weekend and the day dishing out some beautiful summer weather, the only right thing to do was to find a nice place to eat, drink and lap up the rays. Seeing as we’re in London, why not treat ourselves to a spot of afternoon tea at the Crowne Plaza Battersea. The Venue and…

Zona N16 Stoke Newington - London Brunch Review

Zona N16 Stoke Newington - London Brunch Review

Those who know me well will say that brunch is my first true love - and it's true, brunch and I have been in an intimate relationship for a while now. Every weekend the big question on my mind is ‘where the brunch at?’. Deciding to make the trek from the depths of South London to Zona N16…

Patch East - London Bar Review

Patch East - London Bar Review

Generally sticking to the likes of Shoreditch and Peckham, I will admit that the City bar scene and I are not very well acquainted. A mix of coffee and meetings has been the extent of our relationship, until my curiosity took me to Patch East to check out a Thursday night in London's financial district…

Hopscotch Brick Lane - London Restaurant Review

Hopscotch Brick Lane - London Restaurant Review

Brick Lane; rich with creativity, culture and art, there’s always something exciting, unusual or interesting popping up in this East London hotspot. But what about dinner? There’s one such restaurant bar that I’ve happily come to know in the area recently, and that’s Hopscotch…

The Ladywell Tavern - London Pub Review

The Ladywell Tavern - London Pub Review

I'm under the firm belief that Sunday afternoons are pretty much what roast dinners and pubs were made for - I dare anyone to disagree. But finding the right pub can sometimes feel like a treasure hunt. A gem found just south of the river, The Ladywell Tavern is a good ol' neighbourhood pub, where Ifound…

Tootoomoo Crouch End - London Brunch Review

Tootoomoo Crouch End - London Brunch Review

While a religious weekend brunch-er, it’s always nice to try something other than the eggs, bacon and smashed avocado dishes regularly on offer across the city. Feeling the need to be adventurous, we headed over to Crouch End to check out Tootoomoo and their Asian tapas. The Venue and Atmosphere…

Ray's Bar Dalston - London Bar Review

Ray's Bar Dalston - London Bar Review

What with living South of the river it’s not often I pop East, but with talks of a new cocktail den adding to Dalston’s growing and diverse cocktail scene I felt the trip would do me good. Venturing below ground to Ray’s Bar, apart from the dim lighting, I was nicely surprised thatthis…

Sticky Fingers Kensington - London Restaurant Review

Sticky Fingers Kensington - London Restaurant Review

In the week leading up to the Presidential Election, when the world centered in on America I thought I’d head down to an authentic American diner over in Kensington. Sticky Fingers, as put by owner Bill Wyman is a “haven of good food and good times” - of which both claims I aimed to…

Buddha Bar - London Restaurant Review

Buddha Bar - London Restaurant Review

Being a good ole ‘South’ Londoner, I felt it was about time I swap my jeans, denim shirt and converse for a dress and pair of heels (after a good dust off that is!) and venture into Knightsbridge to check out high end sushi restaurant, Buddha Bar. The Venue Arriving at 7:30pm firstly for…

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off To Brunch We Go - London Event Review

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off To Brunch We Go - London Event Review

Being the self-proclaimed Disney fanatic I am, the very thought of 'dig dig digging' my way through brunch made my inner child squeal with joy! Of course, I had to check this awesome brunch event out for myself and so after taking some time to brush up on my Disney knowledge - and lyrical finesse - I…

Farley Macallan Hackney - London Restaurant Bar Review

Farley Macallan Hackney - London Restaurant Bar Review

It’s not often in London that you find a venue that really takes you out of the city for a peaceful hour or so, but I have quite fortunately ran into two such places recently; Farley Macallan, here to ‘reinvent the local’ being one of them. The Venue Situated in the fashion district…