Perched on the outskirts of the London Borough of Newham, Dane’s Yard Kitchen is a hidden gem of an eatery and an absolute asset to anyone living or working in the area.
Upon arrival I got an immediate sense of east-end industrialism. Although the restaurant’s glass-fronted bar was visible from the main road through, the rest of the venue was concealed behind a dark red wall displaying the ceramic tiles of a cartoon Great Dane – the logo of the building’s previous printing company tenants. Also behind the wall next to the Thames stood the 40-metre timbered landmark of the Strand East Tower, a looming beacon representing the areas’ regeneration.
We Brits do love a good cuppa don’t we! Although we’re better known across the globe for our love affair with tea, over the past 20 years or so we’ve welcomed in and embraced “coffee culture”; with our high-streets now jam-packed with cafés serving everything from freshly brewed and blended teas and coffees, to more the extravagant options of spiced and flavoured lattes through to the innovative blended Frappuccino.
Perched in the elegant heart of swanky Knightsbridge, Privee twinkled with the glamour of a West End club while retaining the hospitality of your familiar local bar. This combination came as a pleasant surprise, and being introduced by name to your waiters for the evening added to a personalised sense of service.
Charlotte in our Social Media team loves to bake, and yesterday brought in some amazing Ferrero Rocher cupcakes for the team to enjoy. We’d love say we would have shared them with you had you been here…. But in truth, you would have had to fight us for one – they really are that good! Instead, we thought we’d bring you the next best thing – the recipe!
WARNING: Viewing this blog may lead to extreme cravings!
Sugary treats of all sizes, shapes and scrummy scents arrived at the office and we gave our fans the chance to vote for their favourite by liking the picture. The winner of this ‘Fans Award’ was Editorial team member Biff Burrows, with his extremely delicious Vanilla Fudge Crunch cake. Biff has kindly shared the recipe for our fans to enjoy below!