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Voga at Coq D’Argent review – what we thought

Earlier this year we covered the launch of Voga at Coq D’Argent when they began their summer series of classes, well now winter is here and with it comes the festive version of voga. For those of you that don’t know, voga is mash up of traditional yoga and voguing – 80s dance moves with a Madonna feel. The classes take place in the restaurant’s heated terrace which is surprisingly warm given its location. Music is played to give you a beat to work to as dance moves are incorporated to your normal routines, if you’re a hardened yogi you might […]

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Blueprint Café Review – What We Thought

Due to Blueprint Café’s position in the Design Museum we hoped to have a quick culture hit before dinner but the museum was closed by the time we got there. The riverside location is enviable but I think the association with the museum conflicts slightly with what the restaurant is. Located where it is, you may expect a lifeless museum café (as the name also suggests) but that couldn’t be further from the truth – except for maybe the bistro chairs. Floor to ceiling windows, civilised groups of businessmen and extremely professional yet friendly service means Blueprint Café holds its […]

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Blueprint Café Review – What We Thought

Due to Blueprint Café’s position in the Design Museum we hoped to have a quick culture hit before dinner but the museum was closed by the time we got there. The riverside location is enviable but I think the association with the museum conflicts slightly with what the restaurant is. Located where it is, you may expect a lifeless museum café (as the name also suggests) but that couldn’t be further from the truth – except for maybe the bistro chairs. Floor to ceiling windows, civilised groups of businessmen and extremely professional yet friendly service means Blueprint Café holds its […]

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Christmas Unwrapped Afternoon Tea Review – What We Thought

I might be one of the only people to say this, but I’m not such a fan of Winter Wonderland. Too many people, the older I get the worse I seem to get at ice-skating and I’m not a fan of enforced fun, in short, it brings out the Grinch in me, I go from Tiny Tim to Ebenezer Scrooge before he sees all the Christmas ghosts. However, what I do like, are Christmas afternoon teas, even when they are right next to Winter Wonderland. So as I joined the crowds piling out of Hyde Park Corner tube, they trooped […]

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Ma Petite Jamaica Review – What We Thought

They say they are London’s first Caribbean diner and weirdly, after trying to think how I would sum it up, they are exactly the words I was trying to find – no frills, just Jamaican food in colourful, relaxed surroundings. The portions are huge but even so I’d say this is more of a lunch place than dinner – I can imagine it’s popular with nearby workers and market shoppers to get their jerk fix and perk up their afternoons with wraps and roti. Brightly coloured chairs and a palm leaf umbrella in the main dining area let you know […]

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Tom’s Kitchen St Katharine Docks Review – What We Thought

One extremely wet Saturday we arrived at Tom’s Kitchen drenched and in need of a good feed. Adding to the wetness, I could tell I was going down with something so dived straight in for an apple, carrot and ginger juice as soon as the friendly front of house showed us to our window table. To me, St Katharine Docks is full of offices, and yachts in the warmer months, so visiting on a wet autumn weekend I was unsure who else would be around. Pleasantly surprised; a few groups of 20-somethings were enjoying brunch and a couple of birthdays […]

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Tom’s Kitchen St Katharine Docks Review – What We Thought

One extremely wet Saturday we arrived at Tom’s Kitchen drenched and in need of a good feed. Adding to the wetness, I could tell I was going down with something so dived straight in for an apple, carrot and ginger juice as soon as the friendly front of house showed us to our window table. To me, St Katharine Docks is full of offices, and yachts in the warmer months, so visiting on a wet autumn weekend I was unsure who else would be around. Pleasantly surprised; a few groups of 20-somethings were enjoying brunch and a couple of birthdays […]

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Terroirs Review – What We Thought

Going out to eat around the Strand can be a bit of a minefield; it’s a task to find somewhere genuinely good and all too easy to find somewhere that preys on people who aren’t sure where to look, so they whack up the prices and cut out the quality. Then the inevitable happens and you play it safe in somewhere like Prezzo feeling rather miffed. So don’t eat on the Strand, go back a street to Terroirs, a French bar and wine shop sitting unassumingly on William IV Street. Having opened in 2008 Terroir’s takes its inspiration from the […]

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Terroirs Review – What We Thought

Going out to eat around the Strand can be a bit of a minefield; it’s a task to find somewhere genuinely good and all too easy to find somewhere that preys on people who aren’t sure where to look, so they whack up the prices and cut out the quality. Then the inevitable happens and you play it safe in somewhere like Prezzo feeling rather miffed. So don’t eat on the Strand, go back a street to Terroirs, a French bar and wine shop sitting unassumingly on William IV Street. Having opened in 2008 Terroir’s takes its inspiration from the […]

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Frontier Room Review – What We Thought

Behind a curtain, nestled at the back of BBQ joint Q Grill is Frontier Room. While the two may be attached, the latter is a stark contrast to the light and buzzing atmosphere of the Camden restaurant. When the curtain is pulled back the restaurant is transformed into a dimly lit space which could easily be mistaken for a speakeasy. Light fixtures on the walls and candles on the table are the only substantial illumination in the room giving a very warm, comfortable atmosphere while providing enough light to easily read menus, converse and avoid banging into tables. Hidden behind […]

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Cinnamon Soho review – what we thought

The third venue from Vivek Singh (after The Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen) has a lot to live up to with rave reviews from its sister sites. Located off Oxford Street, it is situated on the bustling Kingly Street so has location on its side. The food is Indian with a fantastically unique British twist so you can expect dishes like Roganjosh Shepherd’s Pie and Garam Masala Sticky Toffee Pudding although I tended to stick with the more classic dishes. I shied away from the traditional starters in lieu of the Masala Corn Fritter with coriander chutney listed under the […]

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Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea review – what we thought

Alice in Wonderland is one of the most well-known tales and while other venues have tried their hand at creating a themed afternoon tea, nowhere else quite has the quirk factor that the Sanderson London does. As soon as I walk through the door I am greeted by a hot red lips sofa and I wonder how my flatmate would feel if I inconspicuously added it to our living room. The foyer smells like a Jo Malone candle and although none of the décor has any kind of consistency, it still has an air of glamour of being high-end. We […]

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