a very satisfied London Baby here 🙂 Yesterday I heard that Deliciously Ella is opening her second Deli and that the soft opening is this weekend, so reviving the very fond memories of last year (when the original MAE Deli openened), I popped by for a breakfast this morning.
MAE is located in the old United Dairy Building in Weighhouse Street, just behind Bond Street Station. Despite its central location, not much of the craziness of Oxford Street can be felt here, and its a beautiful calm space.
Last year, at the start of my #365DaysofLondonBaby series, I received a tip from London Guide Miss B on a wonderful event she is running together with 18th century socialite Miss Kitty Pridden – The Georgian Dining Academy (you can see my old post here). At that time, i unfortunately could not make it, so I was very honoured and happy to be invited for a “special edition” of the Georgian Dining Academy, in conjunction with Dr Johnson’s House, celebrating Samuel Johnson’s Birthday at his very own house. You will have to excuse my probably “creative” use of “old English” in this post- i must admit i learnt so many new words this evening and thoroughly enjoyed this “in character” speaking of those who knew it well, that I try to use what i learn and to transport some of the atmosphere onto those virtual pages of the blog!
Welcome back to London Baby! I apologise for the long break – it wasn’t really planned, but summer was busy! Lot’s and lot’s of great places waiting to be introduced via a blog post. Today’s has been on the list for long- and it continues where i ended in the last post – cocktails! This time not outside (having said that, Midnight Apothecary has moved inside for the winter now!) but in a great little cocktail bar.
The Gibson has been probably one of the best secret tips of Old Street. Opened only last November, it is at 44 Old Street (located West of the Roundabout so out of the main Shoreditch Party Zone) between Goswell Road and Golden Lane (opposite Look Mum No Hands). Owner Marian Beke is no stranger in the London Bar world and is considered one of the best bartenders in the world- having previously been Chef de Bar at the Night Jar near Old Street (which has ranked in the Top 3 Cocktail bars of the world 2011-2015). With The Gibson, he has opened his own place aiming to be a small neighbourhood place where people have a good time, leave happy, and come back.
Its finally summer and while the big heat wave has gone, the evenings are just right to sit outside and enjoy the night with some friends and a drink or two. If you are looking for a place to do just that, look no further and head to the Brunel Museum on Fridays or Saturdays. Not the place for a drink? – it sure is. Since the opening of the roof garden on top of the Southern Shaft of the Brunel tunnel, they have been organising Midnight Apothecary.
Its almost weekend! In case you find yourself in Shoreditch or simply need an injection of creativity or hipsterism, check out the Sonos Studio in Club Row.
During a recent stroll through Shoreditch, I had the urge for a good cup of coffee. I was in Redchurch street at that time, so the first place that came into my mind was Allpress (58 Redchurch Street). But the lines were long as usual, so I spotted a small sign just a corner further, pointing to a place that I had not noticed before – 21 Club Row, just off Redchurch street.
Good morning! Spring is coming closer, an not only our (tiny London) flats need a spring clean, but our body will be thankful for one too! Luckily, Londoners have been jumping on the healthy eating bandwagon and you’ll hear talks about the latest superfoods, smoothies, and the likes all around you. There are great places to get your fix on healthy eating (e.g. the lovely MAE Deli in Marylebone) and drinking (Press London is one of the pioneers in cold-press juices). In short- it’s very much part of London’s “Zeitgeist” nowadays.
Good Sunday evening! Its been a long time since a regular post (apart from our #365DaysofLondonBaby) but I promise it will be worth it 🙂
The Mae Deli by Deliciously Ella has secretly opened their doors in Marleybone and London Baby was lucky to visit today, try the delicious food and take a few pictures of the place. I have to warn you, you’ll find this post slightly biased, but I have been a fan of Deliciously Ella for long. The blog has animated me to get in the kitchen a few times more than I used to and the food is so delicious. So when I heard about the Mae Deli opening in November, I was curious and excited and after a delivery order during their pilot in November, I was sold. So, you have been warned – happy reading! Continue reading