Oliver Pickup

Award-winning freelance scribbler, partial to the finer things in life. An admirer of Epicurus, he writes for various national papers and magazines about food, drink, travel, sport and music. @OliverPickup

Simmons London - Cocktail Bar Review

Simmons London - Cocktail Bar Review Simmons, found a couple of minutes’ walk from King’s Cross, used to be a quaint tea room but has established a change in attitude in recent months and it was the new dessert-influenced cocktail menu which drew me to its door. The Venue I entered the bar and was immediately set at ease... Read more >

Grand Union Brixton - DJ Bar Review

Grand Union Brixton - DJ Bar Review A five-minute stroll from Brixton tube, Grand Union Brixton is a cheery bar. I’d heard rumours that this gem came alive at the weekends and is a certified honeypot for the young professionals of the area, so I decided to head over to see whether Grand Union could wow me. The Venue When the... Read more >

Mile High: Destination Beirut

Mile High: Destination Beirut Though Dine Mile High has departed for now, for much of the same creative pop-up fun take a look at their current London offering, Rumble: Part Deux! As London pop-up concepts go the folks behind Mile High, which launched in March, have captured the imagination with their destinations series... Read more >

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