I have used 1901 restaurant ever since the renovation of The Great Eastern Hotel by Conran – it was then called Aurora. The building is beautiful with a wonderful glass dome in the ceiling. It was taken over from Conran by The Andaz Group and has lost none of its appeal. The food is consistently…

I went to Pollen Street Social for lunch as opposed to my previous visit for dinner. The food was again superb and I must recommend the ‘Spanish Egg’ as it was an interpretation of an English Breakfast. I had a hangover so it was just what I needed but a lot more refined and tasty than a normal ‘full…

Last Wednesday I went to meet a friend in The City. It had been re-arranged many times so I was not going to be put off by a student protest or a black cab blockade of Trafalgar Square. What a mistake! We got to the City no problem but getting through the Police ‘Ring of…

I and the American Lieutenant No.5, with his girlfriend, went to the York & Albany near Regents Park. I looked forward to it as it was a Gordon Ramsay establishment. On their website it said ‘disabled accessible’ and I rang to check on the toilet situation, all OK. I arrived and straight away went to…

I went to Zuma for the first time since being wheelchair enabled. Previously I had been on my crutches. It’s quite expensive Japanese food but excellent, especially the beef from the ‘tasting menu’. The place is buzzing as a trendy place to be seen in, in Knightsbridge. No one bothers too much that you’re in…

The French Lieutenant took me to a bar he said would be right for me, cool, trendy, full of antiques and with a hippo on the wall! Initially insulted I was also intrigued. So we found Loungelover in a back street near Shoreditch High St. This is a bar which is part of  Les Trois…

The Riding House Cafe in Gt. Titchfield St., was the venue last night. I went with Lieutenants 2 & 3. Lieutenant 3 is the film director for my videos – coming soon to You Tube. As always I asked  about accessibility on booking, there were no surprises. I was warned of the step to get…

The Hereford in Notting Hill was suggested by Lieutenant No 1, as somewhere I should review. Rang first re disabled toilet and level access – the only problem I was told would be a step to negotiate at the entrance. We arrived and the entrance was duly dealt with – not too difficult. We were…

 Went to Rock  & Rose in Richmond last month and as soon as they saw me coming they got the ramp out and a glass of champagne! Great place for a casual lunch or a more formal occasion. Particularly like the Cecil Beaton Rose wallpaper. Very helpful staff but quite a full restaurant so try…