Leighanne Bent

Irish version of Bridget Jones who has a deep love for all things prosecco.

MAM - London Restaurant Review

MAM - London Restaurant Review

The closest I’ve gotten to visiting Vietnam involved a 13 day trip to Thailand where one girl fell through a burning ring of fire, another missed her flight because she was busy buying an adapter in Boots and I ended up stranded in the Middle East for 24 hours. Although I’d love to impulsively buy…

No 29 Power Station West - London Restaurant Review

No 29 Power Station West - London Restaurant Review

Two summers ago I found myself face-to-face with one of my favourite brunch spots in the city. The minty cocktails, the carefree atmosphere, the perfectly stacked, fluffy pancakes...I’d probably be back every weekend if my journey there didn’t involve taking 50 different modes of transport. WhenI…

Pilgrim - London Pop-Up Review

Pilgrim - London Pop-Up Review

Picture the scene: you, your three best mates, one long ass stretch of road...and a Fiat. I know what you’re thinking, but the answer is no. This is not the inside scoop to the opening scene of the third Inbetweeners movie, this is how Pilgrim, one of London’s newest pop-ups, started offWith…

We Tried The Veggie Burger At Flock Tower Hill

We Tried The Veggie Burger At Flock Tower Hill

Flock Tower Hill is a cosy hub for coffee connoisseurs near Minories. Habits. We all have them. Whether it’s biting your nails, failing to put the toilet seat down after a trip to the loo or ordering the same goddamned thing every time you dine out. I had a table booked for Flock near TowerBridge…

Ginza Onodera Mayfair - London Restaurant Review

Ginza Onodera Mayfair - London Restaurant Review

Back in the day Monopoly was considered an extreme sport in the Bent household; I’m not even being dramatic when I say ‘only the strong survived’. I constantly bickered with one cousin in particular over who got to buy (and build) on Mayfair - it was a messy affair and truth be told…

MEATLiquor King's Cross - London Restaurant Review

MEATLiquor King's Cross - London Restaurant Review

The words ‘monkey fingers’ mightn’t mean much to you, but they mean the world to me. Okay - maybe not the world (that’s a bit dramatic), but they mean a lot. Before you jump to conclusions and think I have a peculiar penchant for the fingers of actual moneys - I’m on about…

Lucky & Joy - London Pop-Up Review

Lucky & Joy - London Pop-Up Review

Ellen Parr, who was responsible for last year’s futuristic dining event Operation Red Rocket, has landed back to earth with a mighty thump this year as she brings another pop-up, Lucky & Joy, to London’s cosmopolitan dining table. Teaming up with bartender Pete Kelly, both have takeninspiration…

Hush Mayfair - London Restaurant Review

Hush Mayfair - London Restaurant Review

Hush Mayfair has been in the business of making cocktails for 18 years, and all their hard work paid of this year as they walked away with the title of Best Bar in London at the London Club and Bar Awards. With a strong penchant for the finer things in life (and award-winning bars), I visited their upstairs…

Chimayo Chelsea - London Restaurant Review

Chimayo Chelsea - London Restaurant Review

There’s one question that I constantly change my answer to - ‘what’s your favourite food’?. One day it’s Mexican; the next, it’s Italian. Chimayo in Fulham, however, happens to specialize in both. Great news for my indecisiveness...awful news for my waistline. The Venue and Atmosphere Chimayo…

El Pirata - London Restaurant Review

El Pirata - London Restaurant Review

If you’re familiar with First Dates, you’ll know that Fred Sirieix is one of the country’s most lovable TV personalities. This year, he named El Pirata as one of his favourite romantic restaurants in London; and although I haven't been on his show to find the love of my life yet (stay…

Madame D's Shoreditch - London Restaurant Review

Madame D's Shoreditch - London Restaurant Review

My worst ever press night was held at number 76 Commercial St. Needless to say, my face was a picture of pure joy as the penny dropped, and I realised that this was where Gunpowder’s younger sibling, Madame D, resided. With memories of pent up rage simmering away from my last visit, I put my best…