Usually I avoid ‘chain’ bars like All-Bar-One but in Richmond it’s convenient for shopping. The drinks are good but the food is questionable. However, they have a disabled toilet and a platform lift to get in. I actually tipped out of it drunk one night as the lip to the lift is a bit steep…

The Albany is a gastro pub by the river hidden away, just down from Hampton Court. I’ve included it as it is good for where it is. Great terrace by the river, ramp access (bit steep) and a decent disabled toilet. Food is OK but it’s the river you go for. The Albany gets 2 BBS Ticks

On my travels in Shoreditch I asked my friends at the menswear shop Present where to have lunch. They suggested Rochelle Canteen at Arnold Circus, just of Shoreditch High Street. This restaurant is extremely hard to find even using Google maps, it’s in an old school building behind a wall which has one steel door – this…

Back on  4th April I wrote about the fact that many Restaurants quote Listed Building status as a reason not to have disabled access or facilities. Subsequently City of Westminster and English Heritage confirmed this should not be the case as ‘Heritage’ is for everyone and ‘creative solutions’ can be found for everything. So I decided…

When I and Lieutenant No.2 went to the Design Museum we had lunch ‘on site’ at the Blue Print Cafe. Its not the most inspiring decor but the view of the Thames is brilliant. In fact there was a double rainbow over the banks! Access and facilities are good and the food was ok but…

We went to Cinnamon Soho when it first opened April. It’s in Kingly Street just down from Liberty’s and it was an evening visit so I was prepared for a difficult/crowded journey through Soho. The taxi dropped us at the top of Kingly Street and of course it was at the other end but it is pedestrianised at…

I and Lieutenant No.1 went on a wheelchair adventure in Shoreditch and at the end we needed somewhere that I had  been told was ‘chair’ friendly – the Zetter Hotel. I had asked previously if I could see the disabled rooms so they were ready for me. I didn’t expect much as I have been…

I and Lieutenant No.4 (see the Gallery), went to Murano in Mayfair on Easter Saturday. It was a typical Bank Holiday and I was looking forward to Angela Hartnett’s cooking as a panacea to the depressing weather. Unfortunately she wasn’t there (apparently a rare occurrence), but the food was still truly delicious. I started with the…

I and Lieutenant No.4 (I don’t care carer), went to the OXO Tower Brasserie the other Sunday for lunch. We were invited  by his sister who was down on a Whiskey Convention – don’t ask!? It was sunny but not warm enough to sit on the terrace even though they are both Glaswegian and used…