Poppy Laking

  • email: poppy@foodepedia.co.uk
  • Thanksgiving in London 2018

    Friday November 9th, 2018

    Thankful for Foodepedia? You will be after reading our Thanksgiving special, rounding up the best places to get your gobble gobble on this turkey day.

  • ASK Italian Launches Black & White Movie Nights

    Monday October 29th, 2018

    Cold snap got you wishing for a Roman Holiday? All you need to do is ASK Italian this November.

  • Halloween at The Playboy Club

    Tuesday October 23rd, 2018

    Tricks and treats at The Playboy Club this Halloween – Hef costume not required.  

  • Ode to Whisky: Where to drink on Burns Night

    Wednesday January 20th, 2016

    Don’t have the heart for Haggis? Fear not, there’s plenty of whisky-related mischief to keep you busy on Burns Night.

  • What’s On: Burns Night

    Wednesday January 20th, 2016

    Address your haggis and don your finest kilt, Burns Night is here once more and we’re rounding up London’s most super supper offerings.

  • Salvatore's at The Playboy Club

    Wednesday January 6th, 2016

    Poppy Laking frolics amongst the bunnies at Salvatore's, the Playboy Club's bar and restaurant. 

  • Christmas crackers from Dan Doherty

    Sunday December 13th, 2015

    Want to make a serious splash this holiday season? Of course you do, and who better to give you the tips n’ tricks of the trade than Dan Doherty, executive chef at Duck & Waffle.

  • Celebrate Fishmas with the fishmongers from Loch Fyne

    Thursday November 26th, 2015

    In need of some ethically sourced and super tasty seafood this festive season? Look no further than Loch Fyne and their in-house fishmongers.

  • Just opened: Gunpowder

    Monday November 16th, 2015

    Harneet Baweka and Nirmal Save ignite Spitalfields with new family-style Indian, Gunpowder.

  • Kurobuta Marble Arch

    Thursday June 12th, 2014

    Poppy says "konichiwa!" to Kurobuta, Japanese fusion in the heart of the West End.

  • Trader Vic's

    Wednesday June 4th, 2014

    Poppy parties Pan-Pacific style at London’s most famous Tiki bar, lei sadly not included.

  • What's On: May

    Monday May 19th, 2014

    Well it’s almost here! The time for beer gardens, beach trips and boating in Regent’s Park is almost upon us. Now that May is on its way out, it’s time we rounded up all the tasty tidbits you may have missed this month and look ahead to a blissful BST.

  • The Bloody Oyster pops up at the Prince Arthur

    Wednesday May 14th, 2014

    This weekend is shaping up muy scorchio if weather reports are to be believed. Landlocked and no hope of a cheeky seaside getaway? No problem! Shuck, rattle and roll down to The Bloody Oyster, who for on Saturday 17th May are playing pop-up at the Prince Arthur pub.

  • The martini; cool, classic, elegant and strong.

    Thursday April 17th, 2014

    Whether you like your martini mixed with the botanical richness of gin or the stark flavour of vodka, one thing is for certain: a martini can never be too dry, too wet or too perfect.

  • What's On: Easter

    Monday April 14th, 2014

    The kids are off, Lent is almost over and the chicks are twittering; spring has sprung in yellow and lo, chocolate eggs are almost here. Whether it’s egg painting or chocolate tasting, Foodepedia has the skinny (though you might not be when it’s all over) on what is fresh this Easter. Put all your eggs in our basket and join us for this rolling and regularly updated food-fest.

  • What’s New: Spring

    Wednesday April 9th, 2014

    April showers and blooming flowers are all part and parcel of the year’s most splendid season, but if the changeable weather has left you a little under it, here’s is a teeny weeny slice of cheer to spotlight the finery and get you ready for spring, spring, spring.

  • The Pilot Greenwich

    Thursday March 20th, 2014

    In the shadow of the massive garden marquee we know as the O2 Arena is a newly renovated pub known as The Pilot. Offering punters pre-show dinners and a stopover post-show, Poppy Laking, Warden of the South, samples the in-flight menu.

  • What’s On: Valentine’s Day

    Thursday February 13th, 2014

    Sprinkle the petals, fill the toilet bowl with rose water and turn up the Barry White: that sweeter than honey lovey-dovey day is almost upon us. That’s right lovers, Foodepedia was never sure how to say this before but, uh ...we really like you, and we’d love to take you out for dinner sometime, so here are our most romantic Valentine’s Day date ideas for all you paired up penguins that don’t pay too much attention to clocks and calendars.

  • Benugo Bar & Kitchen

    Tuesday February 4th, 2014

    Down by the river and and central as South-central gets, Poppy Laking goes to the movies but eats dinner instead. 

  • What's On: January

    Friday January 17th, 2014

    January, you old dog. While most of the country is too busy doing the crash and burn diet, we at Foodepedia have kept our eyes on the prize with a round-up of this month’s  most exciting news in the world of nosh.