Dirty Burger

Wednesday, 22 April 2015


What time is it?

It’s Burger Time!

With the little man in town for one of our brother and sister days, we planned an action packed day of fun. After an exhausting morning of playing sharks and generally being drowned by Alex at the local pool, we met up with Sammy, Roxy and Robert for lunch. 

From the creators of Soho House, I give you Dirty Burger. 


Dirty Burger

Basically it’s a grimy looking shack, in a car park in Kentish Town, under a rusty tin roof. Its sounds gross, it looks a bit gross but really it’s grimy in the trendiest sense of the word.

Dirty Burger

Head inside and you’ll find a tiny little room with enough seats for only around 20 people. They mustn’t get much passing traffic here but surprisingly it was packed! 

Dirty Burger is definitely not buggy / small child friendly....high bar stools for falling off…..seats stuck to the ground and impossible for manoeuvring pushchairs around. Not usually an issue for me, but today it was a real first world problem.  

The menu is sparse with just 3 burger choices and the special. This is a self service affair so head up to the bar to give your order, grab yourself an overpriced organic drink from the fridge on the way back and wait for your number to be called.

Dirty Burger


Dirty Burger

 I spent the wait anxiously praying that my little bro wouldn’t slip off the stool, dropping the overpriced organic lemonade, smashing his head on the counter and go home with even more bumps!

Dirty Burger

Dirty Burger

Dirty Burger


Dirty Burger

Once unwrapped you can see where the name Dirty Burger comes from. It really does look dirty and you feel naughty for even thinking about eating it. But you’ve come this far so you’ll have to!

Dirty Burger
This little one got stuck in straight away and gobbled the lot. Better than Mc Donald’s I’m told but no toy which is upsetting. 

Dirty Burger

Luckily with Robert around there is always some sort of sweet treat on offer and these two got their Easter presents. Lucky things!

Dirty Burger

Dirty Burger



Dirty Burger


The burger verdict is in....juicy pattys, absolutely packed with flavour, topped with fresh salad. Simple but perfectly formed. Dirty Burger gets 10/10 from Sammy and Roxy. Alex reckons around 8/10. For me, it’s no comparison to Patty and Bun.

We all agreed the crinkle cut fries were the only let down of Dirty Burger. Bit bland and soggy. Roxy gave them a good try but even she wasn't impressed. 

Dirty Burger

So next time you fancy a big great dirty burger then you know where to go. You’ll devour the tasty thing in minutes then wonder whether you're allowed to order another one.

Next stop for us was a trip to the park to run off the naughtiness. 

Dirty Burger

Little Buddies! 

Dirty Burger

Little London Girl x

The Works

Tuesday, 14 April 2015


As a big food lover and occasional blogger, I’m not usually caught off guard when it comes to snapping delicious treats or cool venues as I always have my trusty camera in tow. However on a recent lunch date back in the Shire with the Queen of the Aylesbury theatre world, Miss Trimming – take a bow, I was left completely unprepared and pleasantly surprised.

After stuffing ourselves with lunch and chatter, Miss Trimming convinced me that the new ice cream parlour in Aylesbury was THE place to be and that we’d HAVE to go for dessert.

“It’s definitely bloggable” she promised.

“Somewhere in Aylesbury.....bloggable!?” I scoffed.


Well say hello to The Works because the Theatre Queen was right, this place certainly wouldn’t look out of place in Soho.

Eat at The Works

Eat at The Works

Eat at The Works

The Works have perfected the popular industrial vibe with wooden furniture, exposed brick walls and my favourite of all - blue and white enamel bowls. The young staff team are friendly, and certainly aren’t bad on the eye, if you know what I mean (wink wink!).

Eat at The Works

Eat at The Works

With Prosecco on tap, I felt right at home.

Eat at The Works

Eat at The Works

The Works focuses on a menu of crepes and waffles which can be served savoury or sweet, there’s also options of homemade ice creams, eye-popping sundaes and mouth-watering hot desserts. This place is a gold mine for sweet toothed Shire folk, looking for spot to rest their feet after shopping, a lunch time snack, or pre theatre sugar rush.

We ordered Prosecco immediately then spent a good 20 minutes looking at the menu then admiring photos on Instagram to make sure we made the right choice.
Eat at The Works

Eat at The Works

Miss Trimming went off piste and chose an Instagram original.

Chocolate crepe with raspberries, cream and vanilla ice cream.

Eat at The Works

I chose a Banoffee crepe: Sliced banana, toffee sauce (swapped for chocolate) and biscuit crumb with a side of vanilla ice cream.

Eat at The Works

Eat at The Works

There are definitely no disappointed customers at The Works (other than feeling like you might explode!!)
The enthusiastic and friendly staff checked in with us regularly and shared a real passion for the food they were serving. The team are a real asset to management and you can tell that everyone feels that this place has something a little special about it. 

Eat at The Works

Sadly I was defeated!! 

Eat at The Works

If you live close by and haven’t been yet then get yourselves down there. It’s a great one for the whole family, I’ll definitely be bringing the little brother down for a sundae on my next visit back to the Shire.

Eat at The Works

Warning: all diets were destroyed in the making of this blog post. 

Little London Girl x

Plum and Spilt Milk

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Sammy is becoming quite the food connoisseur and is always full of ideas for the next lunch date. This time she chose Plum and Spilt Milk. This place has been high on my wish list for some time and it was certainly the perfect venue to enjoy a sunny spring day in London. 

First though you have to face the challenge of actually finding the place; just a stones throw from Kings Cross station, head to the Great Northern Hotel and follow the tiny signs and smattering of milk bottle-tops up the stairs. 

Plum and Spilt Milk

Plum and Spilt Milk

Plum and Spilt Milk

Plum and Spilt Milk is bright with a trendy contemporary feel, the welcoming staff helping to give it a casual, friendly vibe rather than pompous. You can imagine Plum and Spilt Milk filled with glamorous solo travellers popping in for a cold glass of Chardonnay before hopping on the Eurostar to Paris.  

We had reserved a booth by the window and enjoyed the glorious sunshine warming our pale wintery faces whilst having a good natter. 

Plum and Spilt Milk

With Mark Sargeant in charge of the kitchen, the menu is a selection of expensive British fare with fresh seasonal ingredients. We stuck to the "Plum and Spilt Milk Classics" section of the menu which had the purse friendly choices. 

Plum and Spilt Milk

Plum and Spilt Milk

Wine Time.
Plum and Spilt Milk

Plum and Spilt Milk

On to the food.....which as you can see was beautifully presented. 

I chose the steak and kidney pudding on Robert's recommendation.....feeling slightly apprehensive about the kidneys. 

Plum and Spilt Milk

Sammy chose the safe option of fish and chips. 

Plum and Spilt Milk

Just look at those chips! We certainly weren't disappointed with our choices. 

Plum and Spilt Milk

Plum and Spilt Milk

Creamy mustard mash potato and prosecco. What more could a girl ask for on a Sunday lunch date?

Plum and Spilt Milk

Plum and Spilt Milk

Plum and Spilt Milk

Plum and Spilt Milk is a great choice for a lunch date with the girls, and it's definitely a must before a trip on the Eurostar. If you want to make an occasion of it then head straight to the champagne bar in Kings Cross afterwards. 

Plum and Spilt Milk is more expensive than my usual blog spots but the classics menu has more reasonable choices, all under £20 which includes sides. Pop in and see what you think, even if its just to take a photo in this big fancy chair! 

Plum and Spilt Milk

Little London Girl x


New York

Saturday, 28 March 2015

I'm in love, I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!! 

Now I'm on a serious downer from my crazy love affair with.......New York. Sorry London. 

From the name of my blog you can tell where my loyalties lie but after a recent trip to NYC, my heart is slightly torn. Can I pack it all in and move myself the 4,000 miles over to this amazing city!? 

Here's a quick recap of my trip: 

beautiful sunsets....


amazing brunches......
Jack's Wife Freda

cocktails with a side of serious views......
The standard

strolls along the highline.....

Highline

hot dogs, Bud Light and "Lets go Rangers"....
Rangers

more brunch......
Pancakes

and a bit of lunch.....
Sushi

nights of dancing, followed by pick me ups.....

Bloody mary

mooching around soho......
Soho, NYC

with lots of snack stops.... 
Sushi

and a little premiere thrown in the mix. 
Insurgent

Insurgent

Insurgent

Insurgent

It was fun whilst it lasted but time to move on. London, please take me back. 

Little New York Girl x


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