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Le Restaurant de PAUL review – what we thought

Throughout my life any day where I spied a PAUL’s Bakery and managed to pop in to grab a bite was a good day, so imagine my glee when I found out they had opened a restaurant in Covent Garden. A full blown restaurant serving not only delicious small bites, like quiches with melt in your mouth pastry and a selection of cakes that would make Parisians themselves proud, but full blown meals and more importantly – alcohol. Expanding their empire evermore, PAUL’s Bakery has recently launched Le Restaurant de Paul at ground level of Tower 42 and The Handbook […]

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Wazen review – what we thought

Hot on the heels of the newly opened Japanese restaurant, Wazen, we were keen to head down and check it out for ourselves after covering the opening. The restaurant has key location on a corner road with Kings Cross station nearby providing plenty of places to head out after lining your stomach. I am instantly struck by the clean décor which looks distinctly Japanese with the stark wooden chairs and bare hanging light bulbs, I love the edgy look but it doesn’t feel too welcoming at the same time. The venue was worryingly empty when we arrived but luckily Wazen boasts […]

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Lucky Pig Fulham Review – What We Thought

After Eamonn’s raving review back in September, I excitedly headed down to Fulham Broadway to try The Lucky Pig’s new autumn/winter menu. Easy to walk past as it’s in an old Parish Hall building, once inside, first impressions were great; velvet seating, copper bar and dark grey panelling were just to my taste. If I opened a restaurant this is how I’d design it. We sat on the top by the open kitchen on a comfy teal banquette. Crisp white tablecloths and a flickering tea light set the ambience. An empty table either side of us meant we could hear […]

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Lucky Pig Fulham Review – What We Thought

After Eamonn’s raving review back in September, I excitedly headed down to Fulham Broadway to try The Lucky Pig’s new autumn/winter menu. Easy to walk past as it’s in an old Parish Hall building, once inside, first impressions were great; velvet seating, copper bar and dark grey panelling were just to my taste. If I opened a restaurant this is how I’d design it. We sat on the top by the open kitchen on a comfy teal banquette. Crisp white tablecloths and a flickering tea light set the ambience. An empty table either side of us meant we could hear […]

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Bernardi’s Review – What We Thought

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Bernardi’s has been opened for a while, it’s got that relaxed, easy going feel of a restaurant that knows what it’s doing and knows how to do it well. It was also, for a Wednesday night, surprisingly busy even for London. Situated on the corner of Seymour Street and Seymour Place, the modern Italian restaurant is run by brothers Gabriel and Marcello Bernardi and their team – we tried to count how many waitresses and waiters there were, we didn’t manage it, but there were a lot. They’ve gone for an elegant but casual […]

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Halva Bakery Review – What We Thought

As much as we love our raw juices and porridge for breakfast, when the weather is cold, it’s Friday and you have a day off from the office, we yearn for something a little more indulgent. And finding myself in just this situation I dropped into the Halva Bakery on Fulham Road for breakfast. We told you about it back in May when it first opened, but here’s a recap, owned by the professionally trained baker Lila Sarhang Zadeh, Halva means ‘something sweet’ because alongside their fresh breads and croissants they serve up tarts, cakes, pastries and macarons.      […]

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Halva Bakery Review – What We Thought

As much as we love our raw juices and porridge for breakfast, when the weather is cold, it’s Friday and you have a day off from the office, we yearn for something a little more indulgent. And finding myself in just this situation I dropped into the Halva Bakery on Fulham Road for breakfast. We told you about it back in May when it first opened, but here’s a recap, owned by the professionally trained baker Lila Sarhang Zadeh, Halva means ‘something sweet’ because alongside their fresh breads and croissants they serve up tarts, cakes, pastries and macarons.      […]

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Sanook Spa Facial Review – What We Thought

If you’re anything like me you wince every time you’re slapped in the face by a blast of dirty underground air. Throw in the Autumn chill and dry indoor heating and the idea of a facial was most welcome. And what better time than National Chocolate Week when Sanook Spa were offering a special Chocolate Facial. The spa is in the basement of the 5 star Courthouse Hotel, just down from Liberty. Much smaller than I expected, it was very well equipped and I’d imagine that during the day it would be very peaceful. I arrived at 6pm, flustered and straight from […]

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Sanook Spa Facial Review – What We Thought

If you’re anything like me you wince every time you’re slapped in the face by a blast of dirty underground air. Throw in the Autumn chill and dry indoor heating and the idea of a facial was most welcome. And what better time than National Chocolate Week when Sanook Spa were offering a special Chocolate Facial. The spa is in the basement of the 5 star Courthouse Hotel, just down from Liberty. Much smaller than I expected, it was very well equipped and I’d imagine that during the day it would be very peaceful. I arrived at 6pm, flustered and straight from […]

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Boulestin review – what we thought

Located in the affluent area of St James’s, the recently opened Boulestin has already done itself a service by choosing such an enviable home to set up shop. The French restaurant has several other reasons to count itself smug including a hidden courtyard, large private dining space and high quality cuisine served morning till evening. Kicking things off with the starters we opted for the Seared Scallops served with Rainbow Cauliflowers, Truffles and, most interestingly, a White Chocolate & Vanilla Sauce. The sauce sounds more like it belongs in the dessert section but is actually well placed in the savoury […]

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