Need a little inspiration?
My preferred style of dining is relaxed. Whether we're Michelin-hopping or nabbing fast food on the way to a show: Let's not take ourselves too seriously. It's about good food and good people.
Equally intimate, and equally dimly-lit: Andrew Edmunds, Soho, and (for wine nerds) Noble Rot, Soho. Round the corner you'll find Seabird (pictured right), offering a rooftop worth sprawling on, and a nice selection of natural wine. For a lunch affaire I'd reccomend Daphne's in South Ken or Brat in Shoreditch. Lisboa in Notting Hill stands firm as a top contender for a pastries run, with Ottolenghi close behind. The other side of the river offers up Casse-Croûte for a slice of Paris, and my favourite Italian hole-in-the-wall: Fine Foods, Locanda del Melo, Southwark.
My wishlist, in no particular order, kicks off with SoLa Soho - Californian style. The Clove Club, at home in the historic Shoreditch Town Hall. St John has been highly recommended to me and comes with the Anthony Bourdain seal of approval.
There is no shortage of fun activities in London. We could hit up one of many escape rooms and play spies or detectives. Live music is always a great way to get the blood pumping. If mosh pits aren't your thing: we could hit up Ronnie's, The Jazz Cafe, or Cafe Oto, or I can put out my feelers for something truly unique. If you'd rather dance to music than listen, Bar Salsa offers social dancing (and even classes for the rusty).
Learning new things makes a short life feel long. If you're joining a class or new hobby and want a buddy - I'm there!