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Foxcroft & Ginger, East Review

Easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for, Foxcroft & Ginger’s latest opening in East London is nestled within a row of shops on Mile End Road and while from the outside it looks somewhat non-descript, within it’s a cavernous coffee shop that serves up unusual combinations of decadent brunch and lunchtime options. It has a cool, laid-back atmosphere and given that it was busy even when we were there at 11am on a Tuesday, it’s already proved its popularity. Upon setting foot inside you quickly realise that it caters perfectly to the edgy East End types, […]

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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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The ibis Hotel Range Launches in Edinburgh

London is home to some of the best bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, fashion; well I could go on, so it can be hard to imagine why one would want to leave (the Bahamas, New York and obvious choices not applicable). As it turns out not only do we have a whole country out there to explore, we also have the pleasure of sharing land with Wales and our neighbours to the North, Scotland. If you ever find yourself out of the capital and in "Auld Reekie" (Edinburgh) then you are in for a pleasant surprise. Edinburgh is steeped with history, […]

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Edinburgh Gets A New Hotel

London is home to some of the best bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, fashion; well I could go on, so it can be hard to imagine why one would want to leave (the Bahamas, New York and obvious choices not applicable). As it turns out not only do we have a whole country out there to explore, we also have the pleasure of sharing land with Wales and our neighbours to the North, Scotland. If you ever find yourself out of the capital and in “Auld Reekie” (Edinburgh) then you are in for a pleasant surprise. Edinburgh is steeped with history, […]

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Royal China Review

The award-winning Royal China group currently has six restaurants across London as well as four more internationally in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Dubai. And although not lucky enough to travel overseas, we did get to go check out one of their London locations. Situated in the heart of Canary Wharf, beside the ferry pier, sits their Canary Riverside restaurant. It’s certainly a picturesque setting for a dinner date; looking out across the river at the capital’s iconic skyline and the terraced seating would be perfect for a warm summer’s evening. However the current, somewhat temperamental, weather meant we were […]

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Eric Lanlard comes to Paradise

‘For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen, Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.’ These last two lines of G.K Chesterton’s poem, ‘The rolling English road’ which aptly is about Chesterton’s fear of prohibition being introduced in England, are also the inspiration for the gastro pub Paradise by way of Kensal Green see you learn something new every day. Anyway moving on from our poetry lesson, there are now  even finer things to be seen at Paradise by way of Kensal Green as they start their next collaboration. Following on […]

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Eric Lanlard comes to Paradise

‘For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen, Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.’ These last two lines of G.K Chesterton’s poem, ‘The rolling English road’ which aptly is about Chesterton’s fear of prohibition being introduced in England, are also the inspiration for the gastro pub Paradise by way of Kensal Green see you learn something new every day. Anyway moving on from our poetry lesson, there are now  even finer things to be seen at Paradise by way of Kensal Green as they start their next collaboration. Following on […]

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House of Ho Rock’n’Roll Brunch

Situated in the heart of Soho is House of Ho, a modern Vietnamese restaurant, that has recently launched 'Bobby's Rock 'n' Roll Brunch' thusly named after head-chef Bobby Chinn. The brunch kicks off in rock’n’roll style with a Lychee Bellini and edamame beans and crackers for the table. Guests are invited to choose from the £29 or £36 (per person) option, the latter offers extra dishes like the Shaking Beef, which was comparable to grilled peppery chunks of steak and was delicious. The £36 menu also includes dessert and cocktails like the Yum Rum Dragon, a tropically decorated concoction of […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

House of Ho Rock’n’Roll Brunch

Situated in the heart of Soho is House of Ho, a modern Vietnamese restaurant, that has recently launched 'Bobby's Rock 'n' Roll Brunch' thusly named after head-chef Bobby Chinn. The brunch kicks off in rock’n’roll style with a Lychee Bellini and edamame beans and crackers for the table. Guests are invited to choose from the £29 or £36 (per person) option, the latter offers extra dishes like the Shaking Beef, which was comparable to grilled peppery chunks of steak and was delicious. The £36 menu also includes dessert and cocktails like the Yum Rum Dragon, a tropically decorated concoction of […]

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The Meat Co Review

As you may have guessed from the name, The Meat Co is a restaurant whose expertise lies in all things carnivore friendly with an impressive menu of steaks, ribs and burgers. Before any vegetarians reading recoil in horror, it’s not all doom and gloom though as the talent in the kitchen have waved their creative magic to all aspects of the menu. Situated in the popular shopping district by Shepherd’s bush station, the South African restaurant covers two floors and an outside terrace but the best place to dine for ambience is upstairs with the glassed off open plan kitchen. […]

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