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Aster Review: What We Thought

What? Aster is the latest venture from restaurant giant D & D London. Part of the Nova development in Victoria, it is made up of a downstairs café and bar and an upstairs restaurant and bar. This time they’ve gone for Nordic cuisine with chef Helena Puolakka heading up the kitchen. New? Yes...

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Tank and Paddle Review: What We Thought

What? Craft beer and pizza. And a few games thrown in – think giant Jenga, draughts and sliders played by a youngish suit-wearing crowd, fresh from the office… well, maybe a few hours of beer drinking in. New? Tank and Paddle opened back in November, just in time for swarms of Christmas...

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Room 2 Review: What We Thought

What? Calling itself an aparthotel – Room 2 is a part of an increasingly popular hybrid of hostels and hotels giving people more independence. As their website says ‘We like to create neighbourhoods where nomadic freelancers meet non-stop backpackers. Where connections are made and where the...

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Shane’s on Canalside Review: What We Thought

What: Shane’s on Canalside is all about wild meats, line caught fish and wild foraged seasonal produce; they even host their own butchery classes. New? Shane’s on Canalside opened in June 2016 as part of the Here East complex joined by other restaurants like neighbourhood trattoria, Gotto...

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Thai Silk Review: What We Thought

What: Minutes from Southwark underground, Thai Silk is classic Thai cuisine. New: The restaurant itself isn’t new, but it has recently joined the Royal China Group, whose restaurants are more known for their dim sum. This is their first venture into other Asian cuisine. Where: Thai Silk...

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Amici Miei Review: What We Thought

What? The work of Cristian Nocco, Amici Miei (which means ‘my friends’) is a cosy, neighbourhood Italian restaurant on Kingsland Road, where sourdough wood-fired pizzas are the order of the day. New? No, Cristian Nocco opened it back in 2011, following ten years of running a pizza restaurant...

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Les Deux Salons Review: What We Thought

New? Les Deux Salons has proudly stood off Trafalgar Square since 2011 but a recent facelift and 2014 takeover from Terence and Vicky Conran and Peter Prescott has given it a new lease of life. A new ‘en famille’ menu, designed for sharing is the latest new addition. Where? 40-42 King William...

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HeART Afternoon Tea Review: What We Thought

What: The hotel has reinvented its much-loved HeART Afternoon Tea which we reviewed here to offer an exclusive Valentine’s edition. New? The HeART Afternoon Tea has been created just in time for the most loved up day of the year and will be available from 8-14th February...

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No1 Duke Street Review: What We Thought

New? The latest addition to the Darwin & Wallace collection, No.1 Duke Street opened in November 2015. Where? 1A Duke Street, Richmond, TW9 1HP, www.no1dukestreet.com On the Menu: The menu is split into small and sharing plates, ideal for nibbling on if you just want a bite whilst drinking...

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UNI Review: What We Thought

What? Japanese/Peruvian fusion dining (Nikkei) in Belgravia. UNI takes its name from the Japanese word for sea urchin – a Japanese delicacy. New? UNI opened back in 2014 and has recently opened for service on Sundays. Where? 18a Ebury Street, Belgravia, SW1W 0LS, www.restaurantuni.com  On...

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