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Shoryu Ramen, Soho Review

Japanese food is up there with my favourite cuisines but having never ventured to this particular establishment before I was intrigued to see what they would have to offer. The restaurant looks quite unassuming from the outside but inside it takes on the appearance of a cosy Japanese Ramen bar. It’s cosily lit, dark walls and wooden detailing. We were sat at the front of the restaurant in a reasonably narrow space but go out the back and it opens out into a sizeable area, even with a private dining room downstairs. We started by meeting Mimi, restaurant manager and […]

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The Athenaeum’s Paddington Bear Tea Review

In celebration of the new Paddington Bear film (I’m very excited) the super plush – and family friendly – Athenaeum hotel are launching a specially themed afternoon tea, featuring none other than Paddington Bear himself. You even get your very own Paddington Bear toy to take home with you, which for someone over the age of 12 I was probably a little too excited by. The Tea is served in their luxuriously cosy Garden Room, where the windows look out onto their ‘living’ wall (very cool) and everything is a wonderfully warming tone of cream or orange – quite apt […]

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The Athenaeum’s Paddington Bear Tea Review

In celebration of the new Paddington Bear film (I’m very excited) the super plush – and family friendly – Athenaeum hotel is launching a specially themed afternoon tea, featuring none other than Paddington Bear himself. You even get your very own Paddington Bear toy to take home with you, which for someone over the age of 12 I was probably a little too excited by. The Tea is served in their luxuriously cosy Garden Room, where the windows look out onto their ‘living’ wall (very cool) and everything is a wonderfully warming tone of cream or orange – quite apt […]

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Goode & Wright Review

At first glance, Goode & Wright is in a cracking location on the Portobello Road not from the Electric. The site is small but cosy and the restaurant is styled as a French bistro drawing in a mixed crowd from the Notting Hill area, giving it a fun and relaxed feel.  Already well known as a brunching haunt for hungover weekenders (I hear the chef’s special, Eggs Benedict, is a “must try”), the management team (who also own the site) have been ramping up the dinner menu and will soon be serving cocktails in the evening by the Talented Mr […]

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Athenaeum launches Cocktail Catwalk Collection

If you ever needed an excuse to visit the elegant 5 star Athenaeum Hotel on Park Lane, the launch of their Cocktail Catwalk Collection must surely be it. In a nod to September’s London Fashion Week SS15, the bar team has created 5 new cocktails with inspiration taken from the patterns, colours and combinations of style that they saw on the catwalk. All of the drinks are served in martini glasses except for my favourite; The Barbara Casasola, a refreshing mix of Cachaça, Martini Bianco, Lime Juice, Sugar, pineapple Juice and Rosemary. All of the drinks should be enjoyed in […]

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Valentina Fine Foods Review

Valentina Fine Foods is a series of Italian restaurants and delis that has recently launched a new branch in Chiswick, we headed down to check it out. From the street Valentina Fine Foods looks like a café and deli with all kinds of authentic produce lining the walls, it’s only after walking in that you realise a smart restaurant sits at the back. Even further back is the open plan kitchen which serves classic Italian dishes, check your table for the list of changing specials which aren’t on the menu. The specials when we went were Mussels to start, served […]

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Valentina Fine Foods Review

Valentina Fine Foods is a series of Italian restaurants and delis that has recently launched a new branch in Chiswick, we headed down to check it out. From the street Valentina Fine Foods looks like a café and deli with all kinds of authentic produce lining the walls, it’s only after walking in that you realise a smart restaurant sits at the back. Even further back is the open plan kitchen which serves classic Italian dishes, check your table for the list of changing specials which aren’t on the menu. The specials when we went were Mussels to start, served […]

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Spice Market, Sushi Bar Review

Almost equidistant from the tourist hot spots that are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus and located just seconds away from the bright lights of Chinatown, lies Spice Market. Having heard it described as an upmarket South Asian restaurant, walking into the establishment, it certainly seemed to fit the bill. Furnished in a dark wood with golden low lighting, the interior appears to glow and the multitude of glass and mirrored surfaces adds to the twinkling effect. It was busy, especially so for a Wednesday night, with a number of diners and a few drinking parties enjoying the music played by […]

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Spice Market, Sushi Bar Review

Almost equidistant from the tourist hot spots that are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus and located just seconds away from the bright lights of Chinatown, lies Spice Market. Having heard it described as an upmarket South Asian restaurant, walking into the establishment, it certainly seemed to fit the bill. Furnished in a dark wood with golden low lighting, the interior appears to glow and the multitude of glass and mirrored surfaces adds to the twinkling effect. It was busy, especially so for a Wednesday night, with a number of diners and a few drinking parties enjoying the music played by […]

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Adam Handling at Caxton: Review

Having been tipped as one of the 30 under 30 to watch, winning the British Chef of the year 2014 and being the runner up in the MasterChef last year, Adam Handling has certainly achieved a lot recently and that’s before we even mention that he has just opened his new restaurant Adam Handling at Caxton and all before he is 26 – just shows what you can achieve when you aren’t addicted to Netflix… ahem. Anyway let’s not get too down about what we haven’t done yet as hey we might not have opened a restaurant but at least […]

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Blind-Dining at Island Grill Review

I must admit that when I first signed up for blind-dining at Island Grill, I was a little trepidatious. It wasn’t the prospect of sitting in the dark that I was concerned about, more the fact that I am probably the most uncoordinated person in the history of the planet and felt it was more than certain that a great deal of food would miss my mouth and end up on the table. However, my fear was slightly reduced by the fact I had cunningly invited someone who was even less spatially aware than me with the mentality that every […]

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The Playboy Club’s Pink Tea

Along with Halloween and the start of the miserable weather, October is all about raising awareness and detoxing, so along with Stoptober (quitting smoking) and Sober for October (raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support) October is all about getting people to think and recognise the signs of breast cancer. Which is why The Playboy Club has transformed their iconic afternoon tea served in the Salvatore Bar to The Pink Afternoon Tea, with £1 from every tea being donated to Against Breast Cancer and as 'On Wednesdays, we wear  pink', or in this case eat, we headed over to check it […]

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