Mariam S

Foodie, writer and freelance Care Bear.

Soho Zebrano - London Party Bar Review

Soho Zebrano - London Party Bar Review

Ten years ago, if you needed a place to just ‘end up’ and found yourself wound up at Zebrano, you may have been that old guy with a tie wrapped around your head bopping to Britney on the dance floor at 3am while the cool kids are somewhere far East. Well not anymore, tie-wearer – you…

The O Bar Soho - London Bar Review

The O Bar Soho - London Bar Review

I find myself asking for mercy from the party gods when passing O Bar; mercy for never having stepped inside this clear institution of Central London fun. For years I hadn’t ventured into The O Bar which is sat bang in the middle of Soho between Wardour and Brewer St - an envious location for all…

The Escapologist Covent Garden - London Bar Review

The Escapologist Covent Garden - London Bar Review

Shrouded in myth and mystery, the latest experience on Adventure Bars' list of pearl jams comes the secret London party den, The Escapologist. Styled around the scandalous and fiendish figure, Baron Von Took, who famously escaped from imprisonment in Covent Garden, it unravels itself like a masonic den…

Mimi's Fitzrovia - London Private Member's Bar Review

Mimi's Fitzrovia - London Private Member's Bar Review

Sunken in the depths of fancy Fitzrovia, where new liquor licenses are hard to get and local residents no longer want the hustle bustle of noisy new clubs, I heard about a new kid in town – members-only Mimi’s – celebrating their opening night, complete with brand spanking newbells…

VQ Bloomsbury - London Diner Review

VQ Bloomsbury - London Diner Review

How would you feel waking up hungover knowing that at the very least, at 3am you didn’t succumb to the greasy kebab? Instead you recall scoffing salmon fishcakes and truffle chips with a detox smoothie? You’d feel pretty chuffed, wouldn’t you? Or do you prefer cocktails at 10am andbrownies…

Meat People Angel - London Restaurant Bar Review

Meat People Angel - London Restaurant Bar Review

You know what everybody wants? Everyone wants a local, the perfect little local; an expression of you down the road that makes you feel warm, welcomed. The place you go to feel at home in your hood, where you may recognize a neighbour or that fittie that works at the pub. You want a local that serves…

The Ladybird Bar Islington - London Cocktail Bar Review

The Ladybird Bar Islington - London Cocktail Bar Review

"I don’t know where I am, but I’m not in England" is the first thing my mate said after entering the Ladybird Bar. Hidden in plain sight on the grand trunk of Angel Islington sits a slick little story of a Parisian party times and I couldn’t wait to add it to my arsenal of nights…

The Coat and Badge Putney - London Pub Review

The Coat and Badge Putney - London Pub Review

Love BBQ? Love Sunday vibes? Love booze? The Coat and Badge is Putney’s long-established go-to Gastropub, and my second home;so traipsing here alone expecting to be surprised would have been unfair. Instead, I took along a fellow foodie to make sure I’m not tempted to tell any hyperbolic…

Maison Touareg Soho - London Restaurant Review

Maison Touareg Soho - London Restaurant Review

The Venue: Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to Maison Touareg - cave of wonders called home to some of London’s finest Middle Eastern cuisine and caterers to Harrods Food Court, and prepare yourselves for a treasure trove of unexpected sensory surprises in the bursting little heart ofSoho…

Simmons Tower Bridge - London Cocktail Bar Review

Simmons Tower Bridge - London Cocktail Bar Review

The Venue Simmons bars are the king of perfectly 'undone' cocktail joints, and this particularly eclectic escape haven, a minute from Tower Hill station, is no different. Located under a bridge, in unassuming surroundings opposite a car rental depot, this promises to deliver a very…