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Foxcroft & Ginger, East Review

Easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for, Foxcroft & Ginger’s latest opening in East London is nestled within a row of shops on Mile End Road and while from the outside it looks somewhat non-descript, within it’s a cavernous coffee shop that serves up unusual combinations of decadent brunch and lunchtime options. It has a cool, laid-back atmosphere and given that it was busy even when we were there at 11am on a Tuesday, it’s already proved its popularity. Upon setting foot inside you quickly realise that it caters perfectly to the edgy East End types, […]

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Champagne Brunch at Villandry

A friend of mine once said ‘Brunch without champagne is really just a sad, late breakfast’ and how right they were. There is just something about our favourite meal of the day that lacks a little bit of lustre without a few bubbles involved, and with Champagne Day just around the corner, we were delighted to hear about the Champagne Brunch that has just launched at Villandry, St James. The brunch, which will be available all weekend, will feature a selection of offerings from freshly baked pastries to eggs as well as very exciting cake platter! Whilst the an unlimited […]

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The Playboy Club’s Pink Tea

Along with Halloween and the start of the miserable weather, October is all about raising awareness and detoxing, so along with Stoptober (quitting smoking) and Sober for October (raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support) October is all about getting people to think and recognise the signs of breast cancer. Which is why The Playboy Club has transformed their iconic afternoon tea served in the Salvatore Bar to The Pink Afternoon Tea, with £1 from every tea being donated to Against Breast Cancer and as 'On Wednesdays, we wear  pink', or in this case eat, we headed over to check it […]

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The Playboy Club’s Pink Tea

Along with Halloween and the start of the miserable weather, October is all about raising awareness and detoxing, so along with Stoptober (quitting smoking) and Sober for October (raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support) October is all about getting people to think and recognise the signs of breast cancer. Which is why The Playboy Club has transformed their iconic afternoon tea served in the Salvatore Bar to The Pink Afternoon Tea, with £1 from every tea being donated to Against Breast Cancer and as 'On Wednesdays, we wear  pink', or in this case eat, we headed over to check it […]

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Royal China Review

The award-winning Royal China group currently has six restaurants across London as well as four more internationally in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Dubai. And although not lucky enough to travel overseas, we did get to go check out one of their London locations. Situated in the heart of Canary Wharf, beside the ferry pier, sits their Canary Riverside restaurant. It’s certainly a picturesque setting for a dinner date; looking out across the river at the capital’s iconic skyline and the terraced seating would be perfect for a warm summer’s evening. However the current, somewhat temperamental, weather meant we were […]

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Royal China Review

The award-winning Royal China group currently has six restaurants across London as well as four more internationally in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Dubai. And although not lucky enough to travel overseas, we did get to go check out one of their London locations. Situated in the heart of Canary Wharf, beside the ferry pier, sits their Canary Riverside restaurant. It’s certainly a picturesque setting for a dinner date; looking out across the river at the capital’s iconic skyline and the terraced seating would be perfect for a warm summer’s evening. However the current, somewhat temperamental, weather meant we were […]

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Breakfast with Charles Pop-Up

The brunch collective, Breakfast with Charles are on a mission to reinvent brunch. Rather than a post gym refuel of smoothies and eggs or a hazy hungover bacon roll they want to make the brunch the main affair, a long, lazy all-day event (briner anyone?), where you roll out of bed and spend the day eating, drinking and setting the world to rights with your friends.   This weekend they are heading to The Pillbox Kitchen in Bethnal Green for a two day pop-up showcasing the best of their brunch dishes from the past year.  So to start expect to […]

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Eat Jimmy Choo at The Berkeley

Marilyn Monroe once said: “Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world.”  It may have been a bold claim to make but not one that anybody should take lightly, with a pair of shoes having the ability to make or break morale very quickly. Indeed, Jimmy Choo, who we like to think knows a little bit about shoes once compared shoes to the foundations of a building, noting “if the foundations aren’t right, the building won’t stand upright, and if a woman’s balance isn’t right, nothing else is.” Yes, the right pair of shoes […]

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Eric Lanlard comes to Paradise

‘For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen, Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.’ These last two lines of G.K Chesterton’s poem, ‘The rolling English road’ which aptly is about Chesterton’s fear of prohibition being introduced in England, are also the inspiration for the gastro pub Paradise by way of Kensal Green see you learn something new every day. Anyway moving on from our poetry lesson, there are now  even finer things to be seen at Paradise by way of Kensal Green as they start their next collaboration. Following on […]

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Eric Lanlard comes to Paradise

‘For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen, Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.’ These last two lines of G.K Chesterton’s poem, ‘The rolling English road’ which aptly is about Chesterton’s fear of prohibition being introduced in England, are also the inspiration for the gastro pub Paradise by way of Kensal Green see you learn something new every day. Anyway moving on from our poetry lesson, there are now  even finer things to be seen at Paradise by way of Kensal Green as they start their next collaboration. Following on […]

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Almeida: Review

When it comes to restaurants you think most things have already been covered, we’ve had dining in the dark, mystery menus, eating whilst precariously perched in the sky and way underground, but the Almeida over in Islington have created something brand spanking new; they have done away with the wine list, making them the first restaurant in London to do so. Instead they have a wine wall, where diners can go up and choose their wine based on the tasting notes or they can leave it up to the sommelier to make the choices based on what they are eating […]

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Rule Britannia: The Britannia Re-Opens

For someone that spent the majority of their childhood years in Malaysia eating rice and noodles, I do enjoy a good British pub. There is nothing that sums up English life to me more than rounding off a busy week with a Sunday lunch, kicking back with friends and family watching the rest of the world go by. With that in mind, there is no pub more British in spirit than the aptly named Britannia, which has recently re-opened in Kensington. Built on the site of an old brewery, the Britannia is steeped in history and has been serving the […]

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