Archive for the ‘United Kingdom’ Category

Loch Fyne – Sheffield

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Good news for Sheffield locals, one of the most successful fish chain restaurants has arrived in Sheffield recently and has already been a hit.

Loch Fyne is famous for its oysters but there is so much more on the menu starting with lobster and crab to smaller dishes such as fish and chips or mussels. Whatever you’re interested in Loch Fyne will most probably cater for your need. The restaurant is relaxing providing a cool atmosphere and if you don’t wish to eat in you can buy seafood there to take home and cook yourself.

Loch Fyne is located on Glossop Road in Sheffield around the Hallamshire Hospital area or visit the website for information on other locations and offers.

Alma De Cuba – Liverpool

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

Heading to Liverpool for a night out? Good idea, the culture capital of Europe is party central in the evenings with many different areas around the city for you to enjoy yourself in.

Concert Square is quite well known for its party atmosphere and Alma De Cuba is one of the best venues located just around the corner from the square. The venue is a church converted into a lively and classy bar and restaurant. Spacious, cool and cultured Alma De Cuba provides a wonderful setting for a party.

Visit the Alma De Cuba website for more information or visit the bar and restaurant at St Peter’s Church on Seel St, Liverpool.

Essence – Kingston Upon Thames

Monday, April 7th, 2008

On a recent adventure to Kingston Upon Thames my friends and I decided to try out Essence. The fairly recently opened nightclub has been widely acclaimed so we went to see what the fuss was about.

Rumours did not lie, the décor was pleasant and colourful, the music was great, drinks were reasonably priced and the evening was a success. I’m told Wednesday and Thursday evenings are certainly the best nights there with a cool clientele and a lively atmosphere. There are also monthly Hed Kandi events for those hard core house music fans.

Essence can be found on the River Thames at Bucklands Wharf in Kingston. Visit the Essence Style Bar online for more information.

Ruby Blue – London

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

There are so many cool bar and restaurant venues in London and this is certainly one of the good ones.

Ruby Blue is situated in Leiscester Square, a high light because with the stylish, luxuroius and modern interiors of the venue it also has access to a terrace overlooking the popular tourist attraction. At night the terrace is lit up with blue lights making it a sight to remember amongst the backdrop of all the cinemas and theatres. Perfect for after work drinks, dinners and nights out, Ruby Blue can be found at Leicester Place.

Visit the Ruby Blue website for more information on the venue and for the drink and food menu’s.

Leadmill Nightclub – Sheffield

Monday, February 18th, 2008

If you’re into the indie/rock music scene and are in Sheffield, head to Leadmill. The live music and club venue is well known on the indie scene particularly for its association with the Arctic Monkeys, a Sheffield based band.

Being one of Sheffield’s main night spots many students are attracted by its cool and famous club vibe as well as its cheap drinks but it also has a large clientele of artists and the unemployed too, according to the website. With plenty of live gigs introducing up and coming stars this is one venue not to miss.

There’s a selection of club nights to choose from including Shag on Monday’s and Teenage Kicks on Tuesdays. Visit the website for information on more club nights and upcoming live gigs.

CC Club – London

Monday, February 11th, 2008

You may have heard of the CC Club in Piccadilly, London probably because of its endless celebrity attendees. The likes of Girls Aloud, Sugababes, Eastenders stars and Chelsea footballers to name a few have walked up the CC Club red carpet but you also may have heard of it, because of its R&B, hip hop, soulful house and funk party vibe. The popular and star studded venue holds club nights on Friday and Saturday nights which are fresh and glamorous. The purple venue is airy, cool and reasonably spacious with a Dom Perignon room available for private parties of 30 maximum.

Visit the CC Club website for more information about the venue, club nights and guest list.

Umbaba Night Club

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

My email account is constantly being bombarded with emails about ‘hot London clubs’ so for a friends Birthday we decided to check out Umbaba, an African inspired venue that has often been written about.

Pleasantly surprising, the venue is more spacious than some of the other ‘elite’ nightclubs I’ve experienced in London. The décor throughout the venue in keeps with the African theme and creates a light airy and relaxed vibe in the club. Music ranges from funky house to RnB Located off Carnaby Street in London the club is in the heart of the west end. There is an extensive cocktail menu but as you would expect the drinks are pricey. Single spirits and mixers cost around £9 but for a luxurious night out are worth it.

Visit Umbaba at 15-21 Ganton Street, London, W1 or go to the website to see the venue for yourself.

Shipp’s Tearooms

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Fancy a lunch date in style? Try the Shipp’s Tearooms in South East London. Sure its far to travel for a cup of tea and a cake for those not local but the décor makes it one special place.

With an extensive list of the finest teas including Earl Grey, East Teas and teas from the Organic Herb Trading Company accompanied by delectable cakes the Shipp’s Tearoom makes for a friendly meet up spot. Amongst the available food and drink you can also purchase china, teapots and tablecloths.

Visit the Shipp’s Tearooms at 4 Park Street, London, SE1 9AB, telephone: 020 7407 2692. The Tearoom is closed on Monday and Tuesdays but open Wednesday to Friday 9.30 am-5.30pm, Saturday’s 10am- 6pm and Sunday mid-day – 5.30pm. Visit The Shipp’s Tearooms website for more information.

Liberty’s Champagne & Oyster Bar

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Not content with the fantastic shopping Liberty has to offer? Why not take a break in the Champagne and Oyster bar on the lower ground floor.

With sleek and modern décor the champagne and oyster bar provides a chic and enjoyable spot to relax inbetween or after a hard days shopping or even a lunch break or an after work eaterie. Enjoy delectable seafood, salad or soup complimented with fine champagne. From king prawns to English or Irish oysters there is a wide selection of divine seas foods to choose from.

Visit the Champagne and Oyster bar at the Liberty department store, London and visit the website to view the menu and prices.

Bath Christmas Markets

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Bath is a stunning city at any time of the year but now is the time to visit if you want to experience Jane Austen’s town in its full splendor. The beautiful walk between the roman baths and the abbey has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland with 123 traditional wooden chalets selling all sorts of unusual Christmas gifts decorations and food items.

Many of the products are sourced locally from small suppliers and local artists in the South West. Whilst in the city you can catch the choirs singing carols at bath abbey and street entertainers will be performing tricks and playing music. Visit the Bath Tourisum website.