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Dawaat review – what we thought

They say you can’t see tears in the rain which is all the more fitting as I sob away my lost summer that has been stolen from me in the form of bad weather. Glorious picnics in the sun and rooftop yoga dreams have been dashed but all is not lost as there are still plenty of fun things to do indoors. Comfort eating namely, and what else better to banish the blues than with a good curry? The Strand Palace, amongst its multiple restaurant and bars, is the proud home to Dawaat, a delightful Indian restaurant. Whilst Martin Lynch […]

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Noir Cocktail Bar- What We Thought

Who doesn’t love cocktails? Choosing a delicious combination of flavours, watching and waiting for them to be blended into a masterpiece for you and your friends to sample. Team that up with long summer evenings, and you’re on to a winner. As we stepped inside the black doors of Noir, passed the ‘friendly but don’t mess with me’ guy on the door I noticed the sharp black leather and gold interior. The bar felt dark and intriguing, just like the 40’s film genre it shared its name with. The staff immediately looked after us and I could tell we were […]

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Noir Cocktail Bar- What We Thought

Who doesn’t love cocktails? Choosing a delicious combination of flavours, watching and waiting for them to be blended into a masterpiece for you and your friends to sample. Team that up with long summer evenings, and you’re on to a winner. As we stepped inside the black doors of Noir, passed the ‘friendly but don’t mess with me’ guy on the door I noticed the sharp black leather and gold interior. The bar felt dark and intriguing, just like the 40’s film genre it shared its name with. The staff immediately looked after us and I could tell we were […]

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La Suite West Hotel Review – what we thought

The uber modern La Suite West Hotel is the proud owner of a raw vegan restaurant which also boasts a summer terrace too. Now before you recoil in horror at the idea of a meatless, dairyless world, just hold your horses. Since before Christmas bonafide vegan, Head Chef Nik Heartland, has been racking his brain to come up with creative and flavourful dishes to help to introduce new options into the London vegan scene. He has spent the past few months carefully creating a brand new vegan a la carte menu, vegan salad bar menu and London’s first vegan fine […]

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Jean – Jacques Review – What We Thought

Jean Jacques is a new French brasserie and wine bar, set over three floors of a Soho townhouse, whilst it might be a celebration of Jean Jacques Rousseau., it actually comes from a Russian restaurant group. There’s a cosy cocktail bar in the basement, handy for any Ronnie Scott’s overspill, and a lovely little roof terrace on the first floor, for alfresco dining and drinking. The menu features all the French classics that you’d expect from a Russian restaurant – steak tartare, onion soup, poussin and so on. We started with the snails, which were fine, a little under-salted, and […]

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Jean – Jacques Review – What We Thought

Jean Jacques is a new French brasserie and wine bar, set over three floors of a Soho townhouse, whilst it might be a celebration of Jean Jacques Rousseau., it actually comes from a Russian restaurant group. There’s a cosy cocktail bar in the basement, handy for any Ronnie Scott’s overspill, and a lovely little roof terrace on the first floor, for alfresco dining and drinking. The menu features all the French classics that you’d expect from a Russian restaurant – steak tartare, onion soup, poussin and so on. We started with the snails, which were fine, a little under-salted, and […]

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SUDA review – what we thought

Thai restaurant, SUDA has a new sharing menu filled with lots of small plates, ideal for sharing or for those who have trouble deciding what to order…or in the rare case you aren’t familiar with Thai food this is an easy way to introduce yourself to it. It was a rare warm day in London over the weekend so we sat by the open doors and got cracking on the delicious cocktail menu with favourites like Lady Suda, a mix of strawberry, watermelon, black pepper, lemon juice with Bombay gin & St.Germain elderflower liquer.Just as the heat and alcohol was […]

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SUDA review – what we thought

Thai restaurant, SUDA has a new sharing menu filled with lots of small plates, ideal for sharing or for those who have trouble deciding what to order…or in the rare case you aren’t familiar with Thai food this is an easy way to introduce yourself to it. It was a rare warm day in London over the weekend so we sat by the open doors and got cracking on the delicious cocktail menu with favourites like Lady Suda, a mix of strawberry, watermelon, black pepper, lemon juice with Bombay gin & St.Germain elderflower liquer.Just as the heat and alcohol was […]

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Hotel Chantelle Review – What We Thought

Having amassed a crowd of followers in New York already, Hotel Chantelle jumped over the pond to open its first restaurant earlier this year and no, despite its name, it is not a hotel. That said given it’s black exterior and neon sign, had it been another part of town you might be forgiven for thinking it was some sort of hotel. The first thing about Hotel Chantelle is that it’s very unapologetically New York. Music was blaring, cocktails were being shaken and it was full of the most beautiful people all dressed in black. Not the customers, no they […]

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Hotel Chantelle Review – What We Thought

Having amassed a crowd of followers in New York already, Hotel Chantelle jumped over the pond to open its first restaurant earlier this year and no, despite its name, it is not a hotel. That said given it’s black exterior and neon sign, had it been another part of town you might be forgiven for thinking it was some sort of hotel. The first thing about Hotel Chantelle is that it’s very unapologetically New York. Music was blaring, cocktails were being shaken and it was full of the most beautiful people all dressed in black. Not the customers, no they […]

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