Weekly Love: Week 203 + 20% Off Tiki Cocktails at Barsmith

So, Student Eats is out next week! I know I’ve already said this loads but I’m so excited for you all to get your hands on a copy! The team at Ebury have put together some really great stuff for me to do to promote the book so be sure to keep an eye on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages because while I’ll post whatever catch-up I can here in my roundups every fortnight they’ll be the first places I’ll post links to articles I’ve written, interviews I’ve done and radio appearences I’ll be making. Don’t forget to get your hands on a copy

Weekly Love 30.07

1. Yesterday I had a fantastic weekend at Cocktails in the City before the rain started – these were my favourites from Aviator at Hush Mayfair. I’ll throw up more of my photos and about the bars that were there on the blog in the next week or two so you can have some more London dining inspo! | 2. After work Gin Mare, mango and black pepper tonics on the roof of The Institution of Engineering with a lovely view back over to Westminster – again, more snaps to follow! | 3. Delicious Kent cherries on sale at Borough Market. | 4. Ruby Violet‘s special herbal Gin Mare and tonic sorbets. | 5. Eating curries and rice with our hands from a banana leaf at Ping Coombes‘ brunch club – you know the drill, more to follow! | 6. Testing out a few future recipes: Cajun salmon, tomato and black bean salsa, coriander and brown rice.

Tiki at Barsmith

The last fortnight for me has been all about tiki cocktails, and I want to share a really fun tiki pop up I was invited to review the other week with you – it is where you want to head after work if you’re in the Clerkenwell/ Barbican area and you’re after some classic tiki action! Barsmith have made over for the summer with hula skirts and bamboo (though they still are serving up their usual menu), and it is also the perfect after work spot as they also do some great tiki style pizzas – I’d recommend the Kauai, covered with chicken, tomato, mozzarella, pineapple, pancetta and fresh coriander – and other bar snacks. Our favourite cocktails where the Zombie (rum, rum and more rum with tropical juices, which was punchy, but still light and refreshing, on the far left), and the frozen cocktails, the classic Strawberry Daquri and Pina Coladas. You can view the full tiki menu we were invited to try here, and if you want to book a table for 6 or more people just email this address, say I sent you and you’ll get 20% off your bill!

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the rest of the weekend? I’ve got some blog stuff to do this morning (from bed, obviously) before I head out on an adventure to Fortnums, and then probably just around the city as long as the weather holds! For more like this, don’t forget to sign up to my monthly newsletter, which hits your inboxes on the first Sunday of each month packed full of seasonal eats, mini cookbook reviews, and other updates.