This morning I had the pleasure of experiencing brunch at Soane's Kitchen, the new-ish restaurant, cafe, cocktail spot located in our beloved Walpole Park. Despite quite a few dinners there, this was my first brunch and it was rather excellent!
As someone in their 8th month of pregnancy, I naturally avoided the bottomless Prosecco option (additional £20 for 2 hours) but compensated by having extra bacon (it's allowed!). 
The shakshuka was really good, very fresh with lots of seasoning and perfect poached eggs - I also had a flat white, pineapple juice (much to the terror of my companion who was convinced I'd go into labour immediately) and sourdough toast.
Additionally, we picked up a few cakes - initially intended for later on this afternoon, that actually got eaten with tea as soon as we returned from our walk around the park. 
So good to have another strong brunch option in Ealing and I cannot wait for Pitzhanger Manor to reopen next door with the utterly brilliant Anish Ka…

Ealing Pizza Party with Firezza

Happy Thursday everyone!
If, like me, you get to Thursday and think it's pretty much the weekend and time to let go of the ryvita, then have I got a treat for you.
As a special summer gift for the people of Ealing, Firezza have introduced the Naples6 Summer Menu - it's exclusive to Ealing (lucky us!) & the East Village branches (East? *shudders*) and means you can have yummy pizzas like this one from £6.
As a massive pizza head and an existing Firezza customer, I was very happy to test this new offer out and - while they're not classed the same as the Santa Marias of this world - Firezza can certainly hold it's own with quality toppings and beautiful crispy bases.
Mr Rev and I often get a delivery when we have friends over, as a few of the 1/2m boxes are a perfect way to keep guests happy without doing any catering #winning
So, with the sun still shining on our beautiful bit of London, what better way to celebrate than with your own pizza party in the garden? 

Even the c…

ABBOTSHILL - Ealing's newest wine bar

Last night I had the pleasure of being one of the first people to enjoy the newest drinking (and nibbling) establishment in Ealing, Abbotshill Wine Bar & Deli.

The bar (which is opening today!!) is a gorgeously friendly and stylish bar / deli at 20 St Mary's Rd run by Suzy & Tom. 

This lovely couple have quite different backgrounds (being a food photographer & plumber respectively), but are obviously united in their passion for exclusive, but familiar, wines; cheese that is to die for, exceptional deli meats and handmade truffles.

So, we're pretty lucky that they met and decided to open up this new spot for us all to enjoy.

Even though today is their first, I believe they already have bookings (you can make reservations by contacting Suzy - here is THEIR WEBSITE & here is THEIR TWITTER) and I really hope that as a community we get behind them.

I know that Mr Rev and I will be paying them a visit over the weekend & I hope you all do the same.

Charlotte x

Limeyard Ealing, new menu & competition!

Today you're in for a treat, Limeyard Ealing have a new menu - launching today - for me to tell you about AND I have my first ever blog competition for you to go and try it for yourself!

First and foremost though, I must tell you about the night I had at Limeyard last week.

Along with some of the great and good of Ealing (note to reader - I do not consider myself to be either of those things!) I was invited along to try the new menu that Limeyard are launching today.

Having been to Limeyard a few times (more about that here) I was pretty excited as I love the people there (special shout out to geordie waitress Sam who is pretty awesome!) and the food is always good, plus I was told we'd be trying the majority of the new menu...........including new cocktails. Unsurprisingly this sealed the deal and it was a date.

We turned up to be greeted by a lot of cocktails to taste including the Smokey Joe (mezcal, triple sec, lime, grapefruit bitters & ginger beer served in a funky metal…