Spice Trader @ Porterhouse hotel

We have visited the Porterhouse Hotel before for dinner at Dixon and Sons, and returned this time for the Spice Trader Bar in the same complex. The heritage building has room for 80 patrons and has been fitted out beautifully, with dark timber and brass fittings, marble bar and green banquette and stool seating. The … Continue reading Spice Trader @ Porterhouse hotel


Signage for this Italian dining space is visible from Bridge street, yet you enter from the rear lane, down a staircase, where you find yourself in a dimly lit old worldly bar. The loveliest of waiters greets you to discuss your booking. We didn’t have one, but went on a whim, hoping to squeeze into … Continue reading Bistecca