Category Archives: London

Falafel Party at Pilpel Aldgate | 10X10 with tikichris

This past Friday night was falafel night here in tikichris land with a friendly gathering of folks at the weeks old Pilpel Aldgate. The party was the latest of my 10X10 celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of my blog. Continue reading

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Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch

After extensive renovations Spanish restaurant group, Brindisa Kitchens, has relaunched its Shoreditch restaurant, Tramontana, as Tapas Brindisa. Continue reading

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Ahi Poke, Percy Street, Fitzrovia

Poke popularity in London continues to intrigue me. Don’t get me wrong though. I love the stuff and am glad to see I’ve got options on where to get it when I’m on the go. One such eatery is Ahi Poke in Fitzrovia. Continue reading

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Win One of Three Sets of Cocktail Gummies from SugarSin

I’ve teamed up with candy maker SugarSin to offer tikichris readers the chance to win one of three sets of cocktail gummies. So whether you’re shopping for Christmas stocking stuffers for your family and friends or craving a little something indulgent for yourself, this competition is a sweet treat that can’t be beat! Continue reading

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An Unmissable Christmas in London (Trainline)

Happy Christmas! Are you heading to London this festive season for a family outing or shopping expedition? Here’s a list of Yuletide sights and activities you’re sure to love. Continue reading

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easyCar’s Secrets of London

I (not to mention an impressive selection of other folks reckoned to be local experts) teamed up recently with easyCar for a collaborative look at some of London’s lesser known but still super fun things to do. Continue reading

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The Islington Townhouse

A fine meal in a fun setting was had recently at The Islington Townhouse. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner with A Little Lusciousness: Menu Revealed!

Top rated Grub Club’s top rated chef, Rosie Llewellyn, has revealed her menu for our A Little Lusciousness/tikichris Thanksgiving team up. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #60

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner with A Little Lusciousness | 10X10 with tikichris

I’m collaborating with Grub Club’s top rated chef, Rosie Llewellyn, to host a one-night-only Thanksgiving feast in Chiswick. So save the date – Thursday 24 November – for what promises to be this year’s best American Thanksgiving dinner in London. Continue reading

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Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge | Recipe Index

To help you browse all my Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge posts and recipes, here’s a list with links to all of them. Continue reading

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Ant Beer Cocktails at Sager + Wilde Paradise Row | Happy Halloween!

Sager + Wilde Paradise Row and Wychwood Brewery have teamed up for a creepy crawly Halloween special: beer-based cocktails featuring Wychwood’s flagship beer, Hobgoblin, and ants (yes, actual ants). – Excuse me waiter. There’s an ant in my drink! – … Continue reading

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Free Falafel Pitas Today at Pilpel Aldate

From noon to 2pm today (Monday 24 October 2016): free falafel pitas at the new Pilpel at Aldate! Continue reading

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Recipe: Walnut and Parmesan Pesto

Photography / John Holdship Last week I attended a delicious cooking session where the key ingredient was my favourite cheese: Parmigiano-Reggiano. During the event, a number of recipes were introduced. One was especially yummy – and super easy to make: … Continue reading

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Recipe: Bone Marrow Burgers with Buttermilk Béchamel

My third and final recipe for the Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge is an especially meaty dish: bone marrow burgers with buttermilk béchamel. Continue reading

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QP LDN

Fine Southern Italian cuisine – and exceptional wine – is on impeccable display in Mayfair’s luxurious QP LDN. Continue reading

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Absurd Bird Soho

The most absurd thing about dining at this new Soho eatery is the ginormous portion size. Seriously, it’s nothing to cluck at. Continue reading

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Live at Zedel: Miss Hope Springs at Crazy Coqs

A night on the town wound down with a maudlin performance replete with twinkling piano keys in a swank cocktail bar was the right mix for a Saturday outing in Soho. Continue reading

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Bloggers Recommend: London’s Best Winter Date Ideas (Curious London)

Curious London, the “no-bullshit guide to eating, drinking and doing” in London, has published a roundup of winter date recommendations from a handful of London bloggers, including yours truly. It’s a fun read full of great ideas for couples looking for fun in the months to come. So I thought I’d share an excerpt from my contribution and link to the entire post. Continue reading

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Chocolate Week Afternoon Tea at The Langham London

The Langham London’s Executive Pastry Chef, Cherish Finden, has done it again, this time round with a special – and especially chocolaty – afternoon tea for Chocolate Week. Continue reading

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Recipe: Grilled Sausage Dogs with Alabama White Sauce and Jalapeños

Here’s the second recipe for the Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge: grilled sausage dogs with Alabama white sauce and jalapeños. Continue reading

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easyJet #WhyNot Pop-Up

As part of its #WhyNot campaign, easyJet is hosting a free immersive theatre experience in Shoreditch that celebrates the joys of European travel with a quick pop-up passage to Holland and the chance to win free flights. Continue reading

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Juma Kitchen at The King & Co

Juma Kitchen brings its Iraqi-inspired menu to The King & Co pub in Clapham for a month long residency this October. Continue reading

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Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun at The British Library

Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun journey’s back in time to examine how folks spent their free time and got their kicks during the late 19th century. Continue reading

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A Little Lusciousness Blackberry Themed Menu

There’s a good reason why Rosie Llewellyn is Grub Club’s top rated chef. Her food is fucking awesome and her A Little Lusciousness supper club – or at least the one Kemey and I attended this past Saturday – offers … Continue reading

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Cocktail Recipe: Isla de Encanta

Here’s the recipe for Isla de Encanta, my drink served during London Cocktail Week at The Beachcomber Bar in celebration of the 10th anniversary of my blog. Continue reading

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Loving My Lumix GX80

When the folks working on the launch of Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-GX80 got in touch to see if I wanted to get a chance to play around with (and keep) one I was all for it. I just didn’t realise I’d be even more avid a couple months later when I started using it almost exclusively by default. It’s a great camera. Continue reading

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Recipe: Picanha with Hemp Seed Chimichurri

First up from my recipes for the Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge is pichanha with hemp seed chimichurri. Continue reading

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Have an Affordable Stay in Central London

You may not get the chance to travel to a place like London very often. In fact, for some people, it may be a once in a lifetime opportunity so you want to try to make the most of it while you can. Unfortunately, the price of traveling to any big city in the world today keeps going up and up, making it seem like you will never get the chance of making your dream come true to see places like Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace or the Houses of Parliament. Continue reading

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Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge

Before putting my blog on hiatus and hitting the road for an extended stay in the States, I had the chance to participate in an epically meaty endeavour: the Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge. Now back in town and posting again, I’m craving the opportunity to share my creations with you. Continue reading

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Brünch with Jägermeister

Brünch with Jägermeister was inventive and convivial – and a tasty opportunity for me to get officially over my aversion for this herby German digestif. Continue reading

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Ti Punch Tiki at The Beachcomber Bar | 10X10 with tikichris

As part of my 10X10 celebration of ten years blogging, I teamed up with one of my favourite London bars for a cocktail collaboration. We played around with the recipe for a classic ti punch, adding a touch of tikichris madness to make it truly something special. Head over to The Beachcomber Bar this weekend for a taste. Continue reading

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Where You Need to Stay on Your Trip to London

There is nothing worse than spending a night or several nights in the city where you are at a cramped, uncomfortable and unfriendly hotel. It makes your trip much less unenjoyable than you want it to be and it makes you feel like you are wasting your time and money. That is why it is important that when you are choosing a place to stay in London, whether it is for one night or for a week, that you take a look at the London luxury hotels that are available so you can be sure you have a good stay. Continue reading

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Catching Up: What Does Brexit Mean for Your Future Travel Plans? (Going Places)

Whatever comes of this and however you might feel about the decision, one thing’s still for sure: Brexit might be bad for international relations … but it’s been undeniably generous to American travelers looking to get more bang for their buck. Continue reading

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Graffigna Gran Asado

Argentine winemaker, Graffigna, threw the meatiest of parties recently at Dinerama in Shoreditch. Continue reading

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