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The Four Thieves Review – What We Thought

As someone who is much more at home in a nice pub than a bar I was very excited when I was introduced to Clapham’s The Four Thieves, a fairly traditional pub downstairs with a wicked twist upstairs for any adult-child to unleash their inner youngster in.  As I entered Four Thieves, in Clapham I was rather confused to tell the truth, I had heard it was hybrid of a pub and a games room, but when I entered I was met by a large spacious room filled with a Frankenstein-style, eclectic jumble of random tables and chairs. Large pieces […]

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Urban Meadow Review – What We Thought

I thought Urban Meadow, the cafe and bar in Bayswater, looked like the perfect Saturday pit stop, so when I was invited down to try it out what better time than lunchtime on a day of *intense* Christmas shopping. When we visited it was looking very festive, even though I had expected, (name to blame), for it to be more of a summery venue. It had actually been transformed into a ‘winter meadow’ with fairy lights and white twigs aplenty. The ceiling is adorned with big copper leaves and a big terrace along the front of the restaurant was made […]

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Urban Meadow Review – What We Thought

I thought Urban Meadow, the cafe and bar in Bayswater, looked like the perfect Saturday pit stop, so when I was invited down to try it out what better time than lunchtime on a day of *intense* Christmas shopping. When we visited it was looking very festive, even though I had expected, (name to blame), for it to be more of a summery venue. It had actually been transformed into a ‘winter meadow’ with fairy lights and white twigs aplenty. The ceiling is adorned with big copper leaves and a big terrace along the front of the restaurant was made […]

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The Orange Elephant Review – What We Thought

Having too much choice isn’t a blessing it’s a curse. So a restaurant with no menu is the answer to this dilemma surely – no choice means everyone is happy or in it together, depending on how it goes. You also think the chef must be very confident in their dish if that is all they’re going to serve. Well that is exactly what is happening over at recently opened Orange Elephant;  claiming on their website to be ‘Master of Steak’ that’s what they’re serving up – just steak. The Fulham Road restaurant is sleek with long mirrors at precarious […]

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Viet Eat Review – What We Thought

2015 has been the year of healthy eating: we all know someone who has now become a ‘certified’ nutritionists (reality – they read a few blogs), you ordered a NutriBullet, made chia seed porridge and wore your gym kit most of the weekend, even if you were just going for coffee. 2015 has also been the year for Vietnamese food in London, which coincidentally is a lighter, healthier alternative to other Asian cuisines and has seen openings such FOLD, Pho & Bun and House of Ho. So when we found ourselves in Holborn we decided to ignore the 263 Prets* […]

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Viet Eat Review – What We Thought

2015 has been the year of healthy eating: we all know someone who has now become a ‘certified’ nutritionists (reality – they read a few blogs), you ordered a NutriBullet, made chia seed porridge and wore your gym kit most of the weekend, even if you were just going for coffee. 2015 has also been the year for Vietnamese food in London, which coincidentally is a lighter, healthier alternative to other Asian cuisines and has seen openings such FOLD, Pho & Bun and House of Ho. So when we found ourselves in Holborn we decided to ignore the 263 Prets* […]

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Marco Pierre White’s Wheeler’s Oyster Bar & Grill Room Review – What We Thought

Next to Threadneedles Hotel in Bank sits Marco Pierre White’s Wheeler’s Oyster Bar & Grill Room. Seeing as ‘oyster’ is in the name, we were fully prepped and ready to swallow an oyster or two but surprisingly there was not a single one on the festive menu. The absence of oysters forgiven (I don’t love them anyway!), we settled in to the burgundy banquettes and began our feast. Much more restrained than I’d imagined from Marco Pierre White, this is the serious side of his personality and you are reminded of this throughout the meal with huge black and white portraits […]

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Marco Pierre White’s Wheeler’s Oyster Bar & Grill Room Review – What We Thought

Next to Threadneedles Hotel in Bank sits Marco Pierre White’s Wheeler’s Oyster Bar & Grill Room. Seeing as ‘oyster’ is in the name, we were fully prepped and ready to swallow an oyster or two but surprisingly there was not a single one on the festive menu. The absence of oysters forgiven (I don’t love them anyway!), we settled in to the burgundy banquettes and began our feast. Much more restrained than I’d imagined from Marco Pierre White, this is the serious side of his personality and you are reminded of this throughout the meal with huge black and white portraits […]

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The Ivy Café Review – What We Thought

When you think of the word café you probably most likely think of something cheap and cheerful, where you can get enough food to feed a small army for less than a fiver (you might need to leave London for that to be a reality, but you get my drift).  If not those you might think of the grand cafés of Europe with their high ceilings, antique lighting and smart service, it is, naturally that The Ivy Café falls into this latter category. Having opened at the start of last month in Marylebone, the café offers all -day dining and […]

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The Ivy Café Review – What We Thought

When you think of the word café you probably most likely think of something cheap and cheerful, where you can get enough food to feed a small army for less than a fiver (you might need to leave London for that to be a reality, but you get my drift).  If not those you might think of the grand cafés of Europe with their high ceilings, antique lighting and smart service, it is, naturally that The Ivy Café falls into this latter category. Having opened at the start of last month in Marylebone, the café offers all -day dining and […]

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