Apr 25 2014


Marianne is a restaurant in Notting Hill named after the main chef and co-owner Marianne Lumb. She comes from a butcher’s family in Leicestershire, has worked in many great restaurants in London, including the The River Café and Le Gavroche, as well as a private chef for many famous people and in 2009 she made it to the final three of MasterChef: The Professionals. She has also published a book 'Kitchen Knife Skills' and in September 2013 launched her first restaurant ‘Marianne’. I actually got to meet Marianne after our dinner as she came to say hi and she seemed lovely, super sweet. The interesting thing about Marianne (restaurant, not the woman) is that the restaurant only has 4 tables which means Marianne cooks for all of her guests and can spend a lot of attention on your food. The... Continue reading
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Apr 24 2014

Locanda Ottoemezzo

My boyfriend gets these offers sent to him from time to time and one of the offers was to eat at Locanda Ottomezzo and have 25% off your bill. Locanda Ottoemezzo to me sounded very nice, like Locanda Locatelli, and I thought this was an amazing restaurant inviting me and offering money off the bill. I was ecstatic and booked it for dinner on a Tuesday evening (the offer only worked on certain week days if I remember correctly). I wanted to book a table for 6.30 but the restaurant only opens at 7pm so we made our way there for 7pm. The restaurant was absolutely empty when we arrived and 2 more tables arrived as we were leaving but throughout our meal we were the only people in the restaurant which created a bit of a spooky feeling and meant that our food was brought to us super quickly and... Continue reading
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