• Food

    Sophie’s Steakhouse & Bar

    I hadn’t been to this Fulham Road stalwart for a couple of years, but I was reassured, on walking into the bustling bar, that nothing appeared to have changed: this was and still is a buzzy, unpretentious hang-out on “the beach”.   Eleven years on from its opening in 2002, Sophie’s is a West London establishment, albeit one with a North American bent. Sitting by the bare brick walls of the bar, sipping a 10oz chili passion fruit martini, brought back vivid memories of drinking and dining in New York, and, I discover, this should be no surprise: Sophie gained…

  • Food

    The Paradise: Review

    The Paradise By Way of Kensal Green When we arrived outside The Paradise on Kilburn Lane, we wondered whether the tired looking facade on this unassuming road could be the place which had been so highly recommended. However, on entering the TARDIS which is The Paradise, we saw that the eccentric and eclectically decorated pub was belied by its exterior. We were led through the busy bar to the huge dining room at the back of the building which was reminiscent of a Victorian Gothic country house, recently spruced up courtesy of Farrow and Ball. This deceptively large building also…

  • Entertainment

    Wilfred Bagshaw Time Emporium

    So it totally turns out if you go to Shoreditch on an evening when the stars are shining and the moon is full, you can be transported back in time to say 1381? So after convincing 4 unsuspecting chums this would be a good idea, we saw this as a chance to don our best medieval outfits (any excuse to dust off my horse riding clothes) and go for what seemed to be a mix of immersive theatre and erm clubbing. So on the 24th March 2013 after a alcohol sponging dinner of Iceland pizza, five of us headed to The Village Underground[1] to…

  • Blog

    Win a ticket to the next Casa Loca day Party on August 18th 2013

    If you are viewing this page it means that you have already subscribed to our website. So you are half way there to being entered into our prize draw. INSTRUCTIONS: All you have to do now is Answer this question: What complimentary gift was everyone given at the last Casa Loca party? Hint: The answer is in our review on our website. *Enter your answer at the bottom of this post* THE PRIZE: We will select a random 2 winners (2tickets per winner) to attend the day party for FREE on the 18th August 2013 Entries end on July 31st.…