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Spring Grove review

What: Pub with a homely not dated feel and great summer garden Where: Kingston (zone 6 – The Handbook gets around) Why you should go there: If you ever find yourself in these neck of the woods and are unsure where to eat Favourite thing we had: Beetroot, chick pea and fennel burger – more exciting than it sounds I am a notorious pub hater, they remind me of the days you could smoke inside and the roaring sounds of football games but every so often you come across a pub that has done its best to shed the old man feel and […]

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The Terrace At Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel Review

What: The Terrace at Jumeirah Lowndes HotelWhere: BelgraviaWhy you should go there: For a relaxing afternoonFavourite thing we ate: The sirloin steak We all like BBQ’s but the worst thing is that is that you actually have to cook it yourself. There’s always the possibility of letting someone else do it but that never works out either. Mainly because our grilled chicken wings don’t look like the promise of Instagram and if you hand it over to the males they don’t look like the promise of Zac Efron and his juicy steak in Neighbours. Reality hurts. That’s why it’s better to leave it […]

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The Terrace At Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel Review

What: The Terrace at Jumeirah Lowndes HotelWhere: BelgraviaWhy you should go there: For a relaxing afternoonFavourite thing we ate: The sirloin steak We all like BBQ’s but the worst thing is that is that you actually have to cook it yourself. There’s always the possibility of letting someone else do it but that never works out either. Mainly because our grilled chicken wings don’t look like the promise of Instagram and if you hand it over to the males they don’t look like the promise of Zac Efron and his juicy steak in Neighbours. Reality hurts. That’s why it’s better to leave it […]

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Shoryu Ramen Review

What: Ramen NoodlesWhere: CarnabyWhy you should go there: For an authentic Japanese experience/if you can’t afford to go to Japan.Favourite thing we had: Matcha Cheesecake   It took us a long time to arrange to eat here. It was always busy! So when we did there were big expectations. What was so good about this Japanese noodle joint – Shoryu Ramen? I mean Japan was pretty up there for being good at things that other countries wern’t, but could they really bring Japan to London and still be good at what they do? In short – yes. I wish I was […]

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Rivea Restaurant Review

What: Pétale de Rose Menu Where: The Bulgari’s Rivea restaurant Why you should go there: If you want plenty of chilled rosé Favourite thing we had: Fresh burrata with tomato and basil pesto Nothing says summer quite like a chilled glass rosé of in the sun and to celebrate the return of the warmer weather, the Rivea restaurant at the Bulgari hotel have just launched Pétale de Rose menu which as you can imagine features plenty of2013 Cótes de Provence Pétale de Rose Château Barbeyrolles  and light, fresh dishes. The restaurant itself doesn’t really say summer, given there are no windows (it’s downstairs) and […]

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113 Restaurant & Bar: Dawat Evening

What: The Law Society’s restaurant and barWhere: Chancery LaneWhy you should go there: For a taste of IndiaFavourite thing we had: Paneer Tikka rolled in Paratha I love Indian food; it’s my number one go to cuisine of choice with flavours coming out the hazoo, so when bar and restaurant, 113 Chancery Lane, invited us down on a special Dawat evening for their Taste of India menu we greedily accepted. After some faffing and cursing at Google Maps we found the venue, looking more like a museum building than a restaurant, but once we had entered the restaurant turned out to be […]

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113 Restaurant & Bar: Dawat Evening

What: The Law Society’s restaurant and barWhere: Chancery LaneWhy you should go there: For a taste of IndiaFavourite thing we had: Paneer Tikka rolled in Paratha I love Indian food; it’s my number one go to cuisine of choice with flavours coming out the hazoo, so when bar and restaurant, 113 Chancery Lane, invited us down on a special Dawat evening for their Taste of India menu we greedily accepted. After some faffing and cursing at Google Maps we found the venue, looking more like a museum building than a restaurant, but once we had entered the restaurant turned out to be […]

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BunBunBun Review

What: Vietnamese FoodWhere: HoxtonWhy you should go there: For an authentic Vietnamese experienceFavourite thing we had: The salt and chilli soft shell crab When you repeat Bunbunbun in your head after so many times it starts to sound like a very catchy theme tune. BunBunBunBunBunBunBunBunBunBunBun. Yes? No…? Anyway, when I walked in the door the restaurant  was bright and cheery. The waiting staff all had smiles on their faces which was instantly infectious. They were the happiest people I had ever met on a Tuesday afternoon! The salt and chilli soft crab shell crab was perfectly seasoned. It was delicious and probably the best […]

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BunBunBun Review

What: Vietnamese FoodWhere: HoxtonWhy you should go there: For an authentic Vietnamese experienceFavourite thing we had: The salt and chilli soft shell crab When you repeat Bunbunbun in your head after so many times it starts to sound like a very catchy theme tune. BunBunBunBunBunBunBunBunBunBunBun. Yes? No…? Anyway, when I walked in the door the restaurant  was bright and cheery. The waiting staff all had smiles on their faces which was instantly infectious. They were the happiest people I had ever met on a Tuesday afternoon! The salt and chilli soft crab shell crab was perfectly seasoned. It was delicious and probably the best […]

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Total Diet Food Review

What: Healthy meals delivered to your door Where: UKWhy you should do it: To help you lose weight without having to put any effort/thought into what you’re eatingFavourite thing we ate: The houmous and the granola So you’ve decided to join the health revolution that is sweeping the country (and London in particular) but need a bit of a kick start? We have just the ticket with Total Diet Food, which couldn’t be easier; they deliver healthy meals (x 3 plus 2 snacks) to your daily so when you wake up your day’s  food ready for you. My kind of package. Although the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Source, Battersea

What: Wholesome locally sourced foodWhere: BatterseaWhy You Should Go There: For casual, fresh food. Favourite Thing We Ate: Sweet potato gnocchi Battersea is widely known for its landmark power station and ever-popular dog’s home, so top restaurants aren’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of this South London district. However, the restaurant Source, with its emphasis on showcasing wholesome locally sourced food, is a great addition to the Battersea scene. In line with the restaurant’s premise of keeping things local and healthy, the menu is adapted every season to highlight the best of fresh British produce and prides itself […]

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House Of Ho

What: Food trying to be goodWhere:57-59 Old Compton Street, SohoWhy You Should Go There: If you have no where else to goFavourite Thing We Ate: The crème brûlée House of Ho. Where do I begin? How about by stating that the food here had more issues than Playboy. I think it’s appropriate to judge a restaurant by every stage of the game. That is why when I got the House of Ho invitation through email I thought this place was going to be fun. After all I’d never been to a Ho House before. It was bold, it was red and I was […]

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