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Le Garrick Review – What We Thought

Let me tell you about my very real French love affair. It all started in Covent Garden; I was wined, I was dined and I left feeling like I had experienced a true slice of France. I wasn’t in love with a Monsieur Darcy, no, much better, the thing that had left me all a flutter? Le Garrick. The family run bistro and brasserie sits unassumingly and humbly between Garrick Street and Floral Street. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but that’s what’s great about it; red gingham tables line the pavements and inside the small ground floor […]

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Zebrano City Review – what we thought

Sometimes you make life easier for yourself, and sometimes it’s been a long week at work and you end up functioning on minimal brain power by Friday evening. The latter would be me as I tried to find my way from the train station to the entrance of Zebrano City. Standing lost in front of where the address had led us we looked overhead to see the name of the restaurant emblazoned in lights on the side of a building and an open door leading downwards, so we investigated. Our little journey took us through the exit route from the […]

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The Landmark Review – What We Thought

For me, a trip to Marylebone on a Friday night usually entails navigating crowds of commuters and grabbing an overpriced sandwich before cramming myself onto an oversubscribed train. Not last Friday though, instead I swapped London’s busiest railway stations for one of its most luxurious hotels.  The Landmark London is situated mere metres away from the station and slap bang on the Marylebone road (one of the most polluted in the UK apparently), but all this seems a million miles away once you step into the polished foyer of the Landmark. What strikes you first is the sheer size of […]

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The Landmark Review – What We Thought

For me, a trip to Marylebone on a Friday night usually entails navigating crowds of commuters and grabbing an overpriced sandwich before cramming myself onto an oversubscribed train. Not last Friday though, instead I swapped London’s busiest railway stations for one of its most luxurious hotels.  The Landmark London is situated mere metres away from the station and slap bang on the Marylebone road (one of the most polluted in the UK apparently), but all this seems a million miles away once you step into the polished foyer of the Landmark. What strikes you first is the sheer size of […]

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Tavern At 15 Review – What We Thought

Located underneath “London Capital Club”, Tavern at 15 offers guests the chance to experience life as a member of a private club without having to make the financial commitment. Unfortunately, presumably due to lack of public awareness, Tavern at 15 didn’t offer much in the way of atmosphere. The near-empty dining area was far from representative of the number of people out and about in the London Bridge area, and was a stark contrast from the over-flowing bars just 2 doors away. Lack of promotion certainly seems to be hindering the progress of a restaurant with great potential as both […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tavern At 15 Review – What We Thought

Located underneath “London Capital Club”, Tavern at 15 offers guests the chance to experience life as a member of a private club without having to make the financial commitment. Unfortunately, presumably due to lack of public awareness, Tavern at 15 didn’t offer much in the way of atmosphere. The near-empty dining area was far from representative of the number of people out and about in the London Bridge area, and was a stark contrast from the over-flowing bars just 2 doors away. Lack of promotion certainly seems to be hindering the progress of a restaurant with great potential as both […]

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Hakkasan’s Chinese New Year Review – What We Thought

Monday was Chinese New Year, the Year of the Monkey, a chance to celebrate, wealth, health and happiness. So we headed off in search of the best Chinese fare to mark this occasion and as you might remember we told you about Hakkasan’s Chinese New Year menu and so after drinks we headed off to Bruton Street to try it out. Walking down the stairs in Hakkasan is like heading into an underground lair that you might find in James Bond. It’s seductive, sophisticated, it’s the sort of place you walk into and instantly feel that you’re more attractive (thank […]

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Hakkasan’s Chinese New Year Review – What We Thought

Monday was Chinese New Year, the Year of the Monkey, a chance to celebrate, wealth, health and happiness. So we headed off in search of the best Chinese fare to mark this occasion and as you might remember we told you about Hakkasan’s Chinese New Year menu and so after drinks we headed off to Bruton Street to try it out. Walking down the stairs in Hakkasan is like heading into an underground lair that you might find in James Bond. It’s seductive, sophisticated, it’s the sort of place you walk into and instantly feel that you’re more attractive (thank […]

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Edge Cycle Review – what we thought

The classics are good but sometimes they need a little revamp, to move with the times and keep us interested. Edge Cycle is a spinning studio near Chancery Lane that has taken the classic cycling class and incorporated it with various extra activities for a more varied spinning experience. For their latest combination the spinning whizzes have integrated the popular fitness movements of yoga with spinning so we headed down to check it out. The class lasts a total of 1 hour and is split between half an hour of spinning, followed by half an hour of yoga where you […]

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Edge Cycle Review – what we thought

The classics are good but sometimes they need a little revamp, to move with the times and keep us interested. Edge Cycle is a spinning studio near Chancery Lane that has taken the classic cycling class and incorporated it with various extra activities for a more varied spinning experience. For their latest combination the spinning whizzes have integrated the popular fitness movements of yoga with spinning so we headed down to check it out. The class lasts a total of 1 hour and is split between half an hour of spinning, followed by half an hour of yoga where you […]

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St James’ Board Game Afternoon Tea Review – what we thought

Toy store giant, Hamleys, has partnered with luxury 5 star hotel, St James Hotel and Club, to create an afternoon tea ideal for adults and children alike. The tea has all your favourite elements of sandwiches and scones but the cakes are where things get interesting with a selection of board game themed pieces like cake dice, edible scrabble letters, chocolate chess pieces, shortbread dominoes and chocolate Monopoly hats. The hotel itself is lovely and has a sparkle of old English glamour about it but the service in the actual dining room was a little lacking. Twice our waiter came […]

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St James’ Board Game Afternoon Tea Review – what we thought

Toy store giant, Hamleys, has partnered with luxury 5 star hotel, St James Hotel and Club, to create an afternoon tea ideal for adults and children alike. The tea has all your favourite elements of sandwiches and scones but the cakes are where things get interesting with a selection of board game themed pieces like cake dice, edible scrabble letters, chocolate chess pieces, shortbread dominoes and chocolate Monopoly hats. The hotel itself is lovely and has a sparkle of old English glamour about it but the service in the actual dining room was a little lacking. Twice our waiter came […]

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