Browsing All posts tagged under »London«


March 26, 2013 by


‘I LOVE YOU!!!!!’ shouted my boyfriend, across the table on Friday night. ‘Aw, I love you too babes!!’ I shouted back, picking my nose, focused on my menu. Then I looked up, and realised … he wasn’t talking to me. He was talking to the bottom of our waitress, Nadia. Yeah, so on Friday night, […]

COOL: Assagetti (SW1Y)

July 2, 2012 by


words: claire gamble Claire won our poorly executed twitter competition recently, and in return we gave her a meal for two at Italian food bar Assaggetti. Here’s what she made of it all … Assaggetti is located off London’s theatre-land district, which me made me a little skeptical  at first.  But the airy Italian bar […]

UNCOOL: The X Factor 2012 auditions took the wind out my sails

May 30, 2012 by


words: sarah powell Someone described me as “very keen” on Sunday as I waited in a very long queue, in 28 degrees, by the smelly Thames, round the back of the O2 to be an audience member at  The X Factor auditions in London. Despite the long wait, nothing was going to ruin my spirit. […]

UNCOOL: Wild Food Kitchen (E8)

May 18, 2012 by


words: catrin jones Pop-up restaurants are, by and large, COOL. One of the many exciting fads of our generation. Particularly in East London. As I don’t venture to either as much as I’d like, I was pretty excited to be invited along on a last minute food mission to a warehouse in Hackney (naturally) where […]

COOL: Duke’s Brew & Que (RIB-SHACK!)

April 30, 2012 by


There we were about to take a break from smoked goods – cos’ they’re not exactly beneficial to your health – when we discovered London’s COOLEST new BBQ shack. Duke’s Brew and Que. Do you like ribs? Because you owe it to yourself to book a table here this second if you do. Last summer, […]

COOL: Trullo, N1

April 2, 2012 by


You may have past Trullo, on Highbury Corner, several times. As you fly off the roundabout, it catches the eye just a little too late. EIC grew sick of this happening, especially as head chef Tim Siadatan was an early graduate of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen. So finally, we stopped the car one sunny Sunday, got out and went […]

The Big Easy, SW3: So UNCOOL it’s COOL?

March 20, 2012 by


words: Ben Ryder Despite its position at the forefront of urban cool, EIC has found itself on the King’s Road twice in recent months. This is unsettling.  Even more unsettling was the reason for our visit; a four year anniversary celebration, with dutiful partner in tow. Error; because The Big Easy is perhaps the least date-friendly […]

COOL: Quadron (don’t miss this)

October 20, 2011 by


If you missed them earlier in the year, Santa’s just made your Christmas. And if you don’t know who they are? Ooof.  Have a ickle listen to one of their tunes, Pressure, and decide how much longer you wanna be in the dark.  

COOL: Field Day

August 2, 2011 by


It’s August. Summer is already passing us by in a rain drenched, when-does-it-start haze..but praise be for small mercies. Field Day London’s COOLEST festival, pitches up in Victoria Park this weekend and the weather gods are promising SUN. Here at EIC towers we can see Victoria Park from our windows. Excited. Little. Kidadults. Gone are […]

COOL: The man who makes his own smoked salmon

June 13, 2011 by


You may or may not have noticed but EIC has a massive thing for smoked salmon. So when we bumped into Ole of Hansen & Lydersen Smoked Salmon – we were like ‘mate, do you smell of fish all the time?’ to which he replied, ‘yes mate, all the time.’ Thankfully Ole – who is […]