Amy Franklin

  • An all-female drinks list hits Brixton’s The Courtesan

    Monday November 20th, 2017

    We popped along to sample their new wine and spirit list, which is exclusively populated by drinks produced or owned by women, in honour of the legendary courtesans of ancient China, and the history and tradition of the stories that they told.

  • Bombay Sapphire’s Grand Journey

    Wednesday November 2nd, 2016

    When brands like Bombay Sapphire put on an event, you know it’s going to be good, particularly when they’ve teamed up with events company The Robin Collective and award-winning mixologist Geoff Robinson.

  • Butchery masterclass at Barbecoa

    Friday April 8th, 2016

    An evening at a meat and BBQ joint in the city is not to be sniffed at, and sounded right up Amy's street.

  • Lima Floral and the Crees Foundation – a tasty partnership

    Tuesday December 1st, 2015

    Lima Floral’s Head Chef Robert Ortiz has created a new dish in honour of the Restaurant’s partnership with the Crees Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which is dedicated to supporting a sustainable Peruvian Amazon. 

  • Swan at The Globe

    Sunday November 15th, 2015

    I haven’t been to The Globe Theatre since a school trip circa 1996, and from what I remember it mostly involved walking around in the rain for a good 7 hours, and then standing knackered and soaked in the theatre for what seemed like another couple of days.

  • Celebrating culinary innovation at the YBFs

    Wednesday September 16th, 2015

    Foodies from across the land gathered at the Tate Britain on Tuesday evening for the 2015 YBFs– the Young British Foodie awards. The buzzing, lively event highlighted the best of British talent, creativity and innovation in food and beverage. 

  • Giovanni’s Gin Garden at Quaglino’s

    Thursday August 20th, 2015

    Quaglino’s has partnered with Tanqueray and come up with a range of cocktails to see the thirsty of Mayfair through summer in style. We were invited to check out the installation and soak up the atmosphere.

  • Sipsmith and summer, the perfect combination

    Monday May 18th, 2015

    Sipsmith has the proud honour of being the first copper distillery for nearly two centuries to launch in London, and has single-handedly revived small-batch, artisan gin production.  This week they partner with family ice cream crafters Jude’s to create a frozen delight just in time for summer.. if it actually comes that is.

  • Holi celebration at Cinnamon Kitchen. It gets messy

    Friday March 6th, 2015

    Swirls of vivid colour, squeals of laughter, delectable Indian treats and heavenly cocktails can only mean one thing; the House of Holi is back! For the uninitiated, Holi is the Indian festival of colour, when families celebrate the arrival of spring by covering each other in brightly coloured handfuls of powdered paint – and very welcome it is too in a chilly, not-quite-spring London. 

  • Pisco Sour Week - nothing to be bitter about

    Thursday February 5th, 2015

    You may or may not be aware that it’s currently London’s first ever Pisco Sour Week, a city-wide celebration of (arguably) Peru’s most delectable export. The week-long festival follows in the footsteps of the National Pisco Sour day, which is celebrated throughout Peru on the first Saturday of February.

  • Old Tom & English

    Friday January 30th, 2015

    The top-notch food, excellent service and luxurious furnishings makes the place feel expensive, and it’s a lovely spot to know about if you’re looking to impress, don’t want to queue or just fancy a very good dinner.

  • Finch’s - Youngs Pub

    Wednesday November 19th, 2014

    Amy finds pub grub has grown up when she visits the new version near Moorgate

  • Bird, Shoreditch

    Sunday October 19th, 2014

    Amy finds her irrational fear of pickles cured when she eats at this new chicken shack serving an old favourite with freshness.

  • Jim Beam single barrel bourbon rolls in

    Tuesday October 7th, 2014

    Last month saw bourbon kings Jim Beam make history as they exported their first ever hand-picked single barrel bourbon to JW Steakhouse, part of Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel – a big day indeed for bourbon and steak-lovers.

  • Global Gastronomy at Cinnamon Kitchen

    Monday November 4th, 2013

    Sunday 3rd November saw Action Against Hunger's Global Gastronomy event take place at Vivek Singh's Cinnamon Kitchen in Devonshire Square. It was a night of delicious fare from around the world, courtesy of some of the finest chefs in town, each providing a different course in order to raise funds for people struggling with hunger and malnutrition all over the world.

  • Unearthed's Autumn range

    Monday September 30th, 2013

    Nibble your way through Autumn with Unearthed's new range.