Posts tagged ‘restaurant’

September 15, 2014

Veggie Heaven in Primrose Hill

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Ok, so I am a veggie but I don’t like vegetarian restaurants, certainly not vegan ones. Lettuce munchers, allergic to good taste. It’s just something about the atmosphere in them that turns me off. A room full of veggies, a crazy night does not make.

Ah, Manna. Primrose Hill. Beautiful people. Warm evening. Ice cold prosecco.

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August 27, 2014

Cafe Below

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God, I love living in London.

Where else can you eat lunch in a crypt made by Sir Christopher Wren? Cafe Below is an exquisite cafe under St Mary-Le-Bow Church on Cheapside. A hop and a skip away from Bank tube station.

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May 31, 2014

ilili

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While mooching around the fine island-thing that is Manhattan, one must sample the seafood or one really is a loser.

Enter ilili, 236 Fifth Ave.

Love! A fabulously exclusive Lebanese restaurant (what, you didn’t book weeks ago? You mustn’t have any friends this side of the pond darling). A little darker than I like for a restaurant but phew, the tables are lit well

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November 13, 2013

Hakkasan

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Are we cool? We go to Hakkasan, Mayfair for dinner and cocktails. Or are we stuck in the noughties? We used to go there when we were young and crazy, we would drink cosmos, giggle with strangers and go on to a club.
We went on Saturday – do people still go to Hakkasan? Apparently, yes.

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July 9, 2013

Waterloo Bar & Kitchen

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It’s sunny in London and that means the evenings really do begin at 5!

If you are catching a play south of the river, heading to the BFI or find yourself generally milling around Waterloo then please may I recommend this slightly pricey but fabulous restaurant: the Waterloo Bar & Kitchen, it’s next to the Old Vic and is divine.

The menu

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March 13, 2013

Cecconi’s

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I remember when I first moved to South West London and my cousin took me to a bar in Chelsea. “Oh my god” she heard me mutter as we walked in. “Great isn’t it” she nodded at me. No. It wasn’t great, it was awful, full of tossers, one of whom said “it was great to see Asians drinking in Chelsea”.

This experience happened time and time again. I would be taken to a “fabulous place darling”

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February 7, 2013

Seventeen

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Having heard great things about Seventeen in Notting Hill, I broke with tradition and decided to Go West and try it out.

First impressions were incredible, this certainly is a very cool Chinese restaurant, very modern but in keeping with a Chinese aesthetic.  I’m not entirely convinced it belongs in Notting Hill which is more understated cool, but anyway, I was looking forward to a fab meal having been very impressed immediately with the restaurant interior.

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December 11, 2012

Nobu London

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Nobu is one of those marmite restaurants that people either love or hate.  A friend went a while ago and was hit with a £500 bill between four and frankly speaking, that did put me off a little.  I love sushi but always feel hungry after a couple of hours and would not appreciate a rumbling tummy after a hefty bill.

Having said that, every time I have had sushi at a restaurant with a Nobu guest chef

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November 6, 2012

Gilbert Scott At St Pancras

Set in the exquisitely renovated St Pancras Hotel, Kings Cross, dinner at Gilbert Scott was definitely a date I was waiting for……

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July 5, 2012

Oysters

There is probably a good reason why I have stayed away from oysters. The slimy texture really isn’t my thing, so I cannot understand the appeal. I was literally frightened away from them even more when I watched a tiny wiggling creature pop its head out the oyster as my friend was about slurp one down……

 

Yuck!!!!

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June 20, 2012

Meh to Mandaloun Lebanese Restaurant

If you’ve seen this restaurant, which is just outside Westfield near Waitrose, you will know that it looks amazing. Great interior design, solid furniture, huge mirror and welcoming atmosphere…. Or so I thought!

It has been ages since I went somewhere utterly rubbish for dinner and I feel I must share bad reviews with you to prevent you from wasting your hard-earned cash.  My sister and I were shopping in Westfield

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May 10, 2012

Red Lipstick

Research conducted by the Universite de Bretagne-Sud, France, revealed that male customers are 50% more likely to tip waitresses wearing red lipstick over any other colour.

 

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April 10, 2012

Roti Chai

Roti Chai in Portman Mews, next to Selfridges, brings street food of India to London.

 

The canteen style restaurant with a fine dining area downstairs, has carefully selected dishes from around India such as papdi chat, dhokla and bun kebabs.

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July 25, 2011

S&M Cafe

It not what you think I assure you!!!

This little gem is great find on Brushfield Street just outside Spitalfields Market. Serving quality food with great prices to match proves that cheap and cheerful really does exist.

 

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June 3, 2011

Atul Kochhar at Meza

Atul Kochhar, the first ever Indian chef to receive a Michelin Star, extends his stay at the infamous Meza Bar & Grill in Wardour Street in Soho for another month.

Playing home to pop up restaurants by a number of chefs including Anna Hansen from The Modern Pantry, Atul Kochhar has been so popular that they cannot get rid of him.

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April 2, 2011

Victorian Glam

That is how good it looks and this is what it is: the cafe at the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington. 

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March 26, 2011

Momo: Moroccon Gem Still Rocks

Looking for somewhere to go on a Saturday night in London. I revisited Heddon Street, W1, the other day to discover a number of new eateries and bars that are hidden in this little treasure trove of a cul de sac. But for me the restaurant that I once loved and frequented is still there, Momos.

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March 16, 2011

Pepper On Everything!

As I post this entry it’s coming up for lunch time so I thought I would torture some of you!

The veggies amongst us can salivate over the paneer…mmm

I wanted to let you know of a fab Indian restaurant in London

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