With its menu of Italian small plates, excellent flavour combinations and candle-lit, relaxed ambience, Polpo is one of my favourite options for a casual dinner in London.
I’ll admit I’ve been to Polpo a few times before, but never this branch. The Soho restaurant is in my top five when it comes to tasty food that won’t break the bank. So when I had the opportunity to review the Notting Hill branch, I couldn’t wait!
Bar at Polpo, Notting Hill
Cosy atmosphere at Polpo, Notting Hill
Prosecco bar sign at Polpo, Notting Hill
Table for 2 at Polpo, Notting Hill
Polpo’s famous octopus logo
Board outside Polpo, Notting Hill
With six branches in London plus Brighton, Bristol and a new opening in Exeter soon, something is clearly working. Polpo’s creator Russell Norman’s formula is all about stripped-down interiors, flickering candles, exposed brickwork, and weathered furnishings. It’s not stiff or polished, quite the opposite in fact, and that’s what makes the experience so comfortable. Continue reading REVIEW: Polpo, Notting Hill, London→
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Spring is finally starting to show its beautiful face, and with that comes the motivation to get fit, spend more time outdoors and go on a few adventures.
But what adventurous plans have you got? Last year I hiked a volcano in Bali, zip-lined through the Caribbean rainforest and hiked around the valley of the moon in Chile! Are you heading abroad for some chill time, but might spend a day trekking to a beautiful viewpoint? Perhaps you want to hike to a waterfall? Or perhaps you’re keen to explore some of the beautiful British countryside in the Lake District?
Looking out from the top of the salt caves, Chile (Photo: @BackpackerMacca)
Taking in the incredible view of sunrise from Mount Batur, Bali
Hello itchy feet. Is it time for another adventure…?
It’s a while since I wrote something personal. I never know if anyone’s interested in the real stuff! You probably just want to click on a blog about Hawaii, find out why it’s awesome, and then go make a cuppa… No?
Just occasionally though, I feel like it’s therapeutic to share, plus it gives a bit of context to the adventures I write about! I’ve written a few really personal posts before. In Girl Quits Life To Travel And Lives Happily Ever After I revealed a little about the dark side of travelling for a living. The lonely times, the misunderstandings, the fears.
So first things first… what’s been going on? Well I kicked off the year with an incredible video project in Hawaii. Video production company Travelspective invited me to be in front of the camera for a feature they’re making for tour company GoBe. It’ll be a while before the video is ready but trust me, this one is worth the wait!
Top restaurants, charming cafes, historic architecture, pampering, shopping and did I mention it’s even on the tube? It’s not difficult to see why Amersham makes a perfect 24-hour break from London!
Just over half an hour by train from London is the beautiful, historic market town of Amersham. Divided into a new town and an old town, it lies in The Chilterns – one of 38 areas of outstanding natural beauty in the UK.
Amersham old town will always be special to me as it’s where I went to primary school. It’s historic and has that quintessential English feel with 13th Century church St Mary’s at the heart of it. I spent many happy afternoons playing in the field, and teenage nights trying to get served in the pubs! So heading back was a real trip down memory lane. Continue reading Amersham, Buckinghamshire: The Perfect 24-Hour Break From London→