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Paradise by Way of Kensal Green Review – What We Thought

When it comes to January, I’m firmly in the middle between those who are on a New Year New Me campaign and those who think  ‘I don’t really care, I need comfort in this bleak time.’ Mornings start with raw green juices, lunches are full of nourishing soups and protein filled salads, come the evening though when it’s dark and inevitably raining then all I want is comfort food. I want carbs, I want pudding and heck I’m going to eat it. And when the need for hearty, comforting dishes comes calling then Paradise by Way of Kensal Green’s dining […]

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Pho & Bun Review – What We Thought

You shouldn’t judge a book by a cover, nor should you judge a restaurant and if that should apply to any restaurant then the recently opened Vietnamese Pho & Bun is a good start. The second restaurant to be opened by Andy Le (he originally opened Holborn’s VietEat back in 2013) Pho & Bun sits unassumedly, unpretentiously on Shaftesbury Avenue, amongst the other Asian restaurants of Chinatown and Soho. Blink and you could easily miss it amidst the bright lights and bustling crowds. Yet there it sits, a small restaurant with tables of two at the front and a larger […]

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Pho & Bun Review – What We Thought

You shouldn’t judge a book by a cover, nor should you judge a restaurant and if that should apply to any restaurant then the recently opened Vietnamese Pho & Bun is a good start. The second restaurant to be opened by Andy Le (he originally opened Holborn’s VietEat back in 2013) Pho & Bun sits unassumedly, unpretentiously on Shaftesbury Avenue, amongst the other Asian restaurants of Chinatown and Soho. Blink and you could easily miss it amidst the bright lights and bustling crowds. Yet there it sits, a small restaurant with tables of two at the front and a larger […]

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German Gymnasium Review – what we thought

When German Gymnasium opened in November we were beside ourselves with gleeful puns to make about how, when you told your friends you were going to the gym you really were – except unbeknown to them, this gym was stocked with pudding and cocktails, not weights and running machines. Well it turns out that German Gymnasium decided to stick true to their origins (which include hosting the first ever-indoor events for the 1866 Olympic Games) and have launched a series of heart pumping outdoor fitness classes with MW5 Fitness. The classes will take place on alternate Sundays and will feature a […]

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Kanada-Ya Review – What We Thought

I’m no ramen expert but I do love Asian food so a trip to the new(ish) Kanada-Ya ramen bar in Piccadilly was an exciting one. The second site to open, after the success of nearby Giles Street, Kanada-Ya have only upped the hype surrounding their much-loved signature dish. The evening we went was particularly wet and cold but even this wasn’t enough to put off a queue waiting on the street for a table. This is an in’n’out kind of place so the turnover rate for tables is fairly quick, making it an ideal pre-theatre destination. I had moyashi ramen, moyashi […]

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Kanada-Ya Review – What We Thought

I’m no ramen expert but I do love Asian food so a trip to the new(ish) Kanada-Ya ramen bar in Piccadilly was an exciting one. The second site to open, after the success of nearby Giles Street, Kanada-Ya have only upped the hype surrounding their much-loved signature dish. The evening we went was particularly wet and cold but even this wasn’t enough to put off a queue waiting on the street for a table. This is an in’n’out kind of place so the turnover rate for tables is fairly quick, making it an ideal pre-theatre destination. I had moyashi ramen, moyashi […]

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Bo Drake Review – What We Thought

When it comes to fusion cooking, Scottish-Chinese chef Jan Lee at Bo Drake is certainly standing out from the crowd and making a big impression with his Korexican cuisine. His unique idea of fusing together East Asian cuisine with smoky BBQ cooking methods from Europe and America has got people talking, and more importantly eating. Think tapas, but with an Asian twist, then a Mexican twist, then back to an Asian. And it kind of seems to go around in that flavour cycle… Situated on Greek Street, every table has a flickering candle, with a choice of intimate dining at […]

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Bo Drake Review – What We Thought

When it comes to fusion cooking, Scottish-Chinese chef Jan Lee at Bo Drake is certainly standing out from the crowd and making a big impression with his Korexican cuisine. His unique idea of fusing together East Asian cuisine with smoky BBQ cooking methods from Europe and America has got people talking, and more importantly eating. Think tapas, but with an Asian twist, then a Mexican twist, then back to an Asian. And it kind of seems to go around in that flavour cycle… Situated on Greek Street, every table has a flickering candle, with a choice of intimate dining at […]

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Matthew Williamson Afternoon Tea review – what we thought

Renowned British fashion designer Matthew Williamson has once again created an afternoon tea for Balthazar, inspired by his Autumn Winter 2015 collection. His designs take inspiration from the twelve signs of the zodiac, with birthstones such as amethyst and sapphire influencing the rich jewel colour palette which is brought over to the tea created by Balthazar’s Head Pastry Chef, Régis Beauregard. On arrival at Balthazar we were welcomed by a friendly host who saw us to our table, meandering our way there I observed that it was busy but not too hectic. Jazz music played softly in the background as we […]

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Matthew Williamson Afternoon Tea review – what we thought

Renowned British fashion designer Matthew Williamson has once again created an afternoon tea for Balthazar, inspired by his Autumn Winter 2015 collection. His designs take inspiration from the twelve signs of the zodiac, with birthstones such as amethyst and sapphire influencing the rich jewel colour palette which is brought over to the tea created by Balthazar’s Head Pastry Chef, Régis Beauregard. On arrival at Balthazar we were welcomed by a friendly host who saw us to our table, meandering our way there I observed that it was busy but not too hectic. Jazz music played softly in the background as we […]

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Red Dog Saloon Review – What We Thought

Red Dog Saloon the American BBQ restaurant has recently moved into Berwick Street, their third London site and having heard various reports of great burgers and good milkshakes we decided to see for ourselves.   Stepping inside you’ll find dark wooden panelled walls covered in black and white photos of American outlaws and cowboys and skulls of cattle. It’s relaxed and informal and for the size of the restaurant they were able to fit a lot of tables in – good for getting lots of covers in and not having to queue, bad for the size of the tables which […]

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Red Dog Saloon Review – What We Thought

Red Dog Saloon the American BBQ restaurant has recently moved into Berwick Street, their third London site and having heard various reports of great burgers and good milkshakes we decided to see for ourselves.   Stepping inside you’ll find dark wooden panelled walls covered in black and white photos of American outlaws and cowboys and skulls of cattle. It’s relaxed and informal and for the size of the restaurant they were able to fit a lot of tables in – good for getting lots of covers in and not having to queue, bad for the size of the tables which […]

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