Category Archives: London

Beer and BBQ Pairing at Bodean’s Covent Garden

Once upon a time not too long ago, Londoners weren’t as spoiled for choice when hankering for low and slow cooked American style BBQ as they are today. Then Bodean’s came along seizing the BBQ zeitgeist and setting a standard that’s been increasingly upped ever since. Continue reading

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Cointreau Creative Crew Awards Ceremony

Tuesday 24 May saw premium triple sec maker Cointreau give Liberty department store a makeover for its Cointreau Creative Crew Awards Ceremony with a star studded guest list including the likes of Naomie Harris, Lily Cole and host Laetitia Casta (and even – oddly enough – the not-so-glamorous likes of yours truly). Continue reading

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Sailor Jerry Pop-Up Bar at The Well

Popular Clerkenwell pub, The Well, goes Hawaiian for the summer with a “Hotel Street” pop-up cocktail bar in collaboration with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. Continue reading

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Little India Walking Tour with SharedCity

SharedCity is a new London venture specialising in cultural walking tours in areas with immigrant communities. I tagged along on a recent saunter through Little Indian. Continue reading

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Pall Mall Fine Wine

As its name succinctly suggests, Pall Mall Fine Wine is indeed a fine place to enjoy wine at a rather well heeled address. Continue reading

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Creole Kitchen at The Beachcomber

A boozy island paradise awaits your discovery at The Beachcomber, a basement bar just a jaunt away from Bayswater Station. It’s a great destination for rummy cocktails, and with a new menu of “bites and small plates” by Vanessa Bolosier of Creole Kitchen, The Beachcomber is a tasty place for bar snacks that equal the yum of its tiki drinks. Continue reading

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Co-Hosting a Luau with That Hungry Chef | 10X10 with tikichris

A full flavoured Polynesian BBQ with a spicy South Asian kick – this festive fusion of cultures promises guests the chance to experience an array of exotic dishes made with tropical spirit and fine dining finesse. Continue reading

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Why IT Support is Crucial for Your Small Business

Whether there are just two of you in your office or you have a staff of twenty or thirty, your computer system is still going to be very important to you. The computers and network you use every day is … Continue reading

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Gourmet Gorditas at Sunday Upmarket

Gorditas are hand-made Mexican flatbreads made of wheat and stuffed with a yummy filling. Now you can get ‘em in London thanks to Pedro and Santiago, a couple of enterprising Mexicans who recently started traded under the name Gourmet Gorditas with a stall selling their gourmet versions of this Northern Mexican street food at Brick Lane’s Sunday Upmarket. Continue reading

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Farmstand, All Day Healthy Eating on Drury Lane

Here’s a healthy option for fast, no fuss dining near Covent Garden: Farmstand. Continue reading

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Chai Ki Monday Mash-Up with Beavertown Brewery

Canary Wharf modern Indian restaurant, Chai Ki, has launched a series of Monday Mash-Up special events pairing London brewed craft beers with dishes from its Chai Ki Toddy Shop bar menu. Kicking things off is a “Guerrilla Craft Beer” experiment highlighting a range of beers from Beavertown Brewery. Continue reading

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Things to Do Near Belgrave Road

Finding just the right place to stay when you visit London can always seem a bit overwhelming. There are so many different choices you can make all over the city that you could spend days just looking at the different … Continue reading

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Allihopa Residency at The King & Co

The King & Co does it again, reeling Clapham pub goers in with another kitchen takeover by one of London’s better street food purveyors. This time round it’s smoked fish artisans, Allihopa, claiming a residency and offering diners a variety of homey, Scandinavian inspired dishes. Continue reading

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Roux Farmhouse Brunch at Roux at The Landau

Luxury hotel weekend brunching in London just got a lot more luxuriously brunch-y with a new farm-to-table Sunday offering at The Langham London hotel’s Roux at The Landau fine dining restaurant. Continue reading

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How to Find Budget Hotels in Acton

Are you planning a trip to London sometime soon? You are probably very excited about the prospects of coming to London, particularly if this is your first trip to the city. In the process of making your arrangements you may … Continue reading

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Raw Wine Fair 2016

Held at the Old Truman Brewery 15 and 16 May and featuring wines from more than 200 growers, Raw Wine Fair will present for a fifth year in a row a delicious and intriguing collection of fine, natural, organic and biodynamic wine from across the globe. Continue reading

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Bestaurant: Share and Discover Everybody’s Favourite Restaurants

Bestaurant is a new free-to-download social foodie app that enables you to share your favourite restaurants with followers and friends – and to check out what their favourite places to eat and drink are too. I joined Bestaurant a couple of weeks ago and have found it to be a convenient way to keep track of and share my personal history of good eats, while highlighting my absolute faves and seeing what other folks recommend. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #57

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

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For a Relaxing Holiday Look for a Bed and Breakfast

If you are planning any type of trip with your family, loved ones or that special person in your life, you definitely want to consider going to London as part of your holiday. London has so much to offer to … Continue reading

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2016 UK Blog Awards: The Big Night is Soon!

This Friday night the winners of the 2016 UK Blog Awards will be announced at an awards ceremony that promises to be an especially swish affair. Continue reading

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New Menu at The Drift and All Drake & Morgan Restaurants

London bar and restaurant group, Drake & Morgan, has launched a new spring/summer menu focused on “Mediterranean flavours and sun-kissed ingredients.” An invitation to have a taste of the new menu led to a lovely Sunday lunch for Kemey and me at D&M’s airy, expansive and pleasant The Drift at the base of Heron Tower. Continue reading

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Plenty, Berners Street

Folks foraging for food in Fitzrovia listen up! Mediterranean and Middle Eastern eatery, Plenty on Berners Street, offers a tasty range of healthy options for breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices. Continue reading

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Spice Deli Supper Club

A love of spices and how they boost immunity and flavour are the inspirations behind North London supper club, Spice Deli. Continue reading

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Theo’s Simple Italian, Earl’s Court

Newly opened Theo’s Simple Italian is Chef Theo Randall’s second restaurant, this one near Earl’s Court and tied to The Hotel Indigo. Like his eponymous restaurant at The Intercontinental, this venture features expertly prepared dishes of top quality and seasonal Italian ingredients but with a smaller menu (fairly ‘smaller’ prices too) that changes on a more frequent basis and is presented in a more casual setting. Continue reading

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You’re a Mess Too? This Hassle.com Promo Code Can Help.

Thumbs up to Hassle for a phenomenal service keeping my house the cleanest it’s been since I moved in. I’m happy to recommend this online and app-based cleaning service and to do so with a bit of promo code incentive … Continue reading

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#Shaveril: Shave Your Beard This April in Support of Mental Health

To donate, simply text SHAV68 and £5 or £10 to 70070 or go to justgiving.com/shaveril. Continue reading

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Shepherd Market Wine House

Bravo to Ben Van de Meutter – manager, buyer, and Head Sommelier at Shepherd Market Wine House – for knowing his stuff and backing it up with enthusiasm and presenting his wares in an approachable manner and in an easy-going and comfortable setting. Continue reading

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Win £50 Worth of Free Healthy Eating from Pod

I’ve teamed up with London-based healthy eating restaurant group, Pod, to offer one lucky reader five £10 vouchers. But this competition’s not just a chance to win a free lunch (and then some) but to explore a menu of nutritious and free-free food and drink options at a number of convenient locations throughout London and to start improving eating habits and be more pod-uctive! Continue reading

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Greek Cheese and Wine Tasting at Isle of Olive

Isle of Olive – Hackney’s home of Hellenic hospitality and great Greek food and drink – continues with its delicious charm offensive by offering wine tastings and related events. Continue reading

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Roba Bar & Restaurant

Welcome to the brand new Roba Bar & Restaurant in Paddington where a young executive chef – Andrea Secchi (ex-Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley) – a focus on in-house aging of beef and smoking of salmon, and a menu designed largely around a robata grill add up to a hearty dining experience. Continue reading

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St George Cheeseburger at BRGR.CO

Slay the dragon of deep carnal cravings and celebrate St George’s Day throughout April with BRGR.CO’s limited offer St George cheeseburger – a blade steak patty topped with a Cheddar and a Red Leicester cross and served with a side of sweet, sticky caramelised onions and a portion of fries for only £10 (or upgrade to hanger steak for an extra £2). Continue reading

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I’m Still a Mess. But at Least My House is Clean.

Welcome back to my messy series of posts about Hassle.com – the online and app-based cleaning service offering vetted cleaners, online payments, and 100% money-back guarantees. I’ve been booking cleanings via Hassle for just over a month now and thought it was time to share my thought about the service with you. Continue reading

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London Coffee Festival

The London Coffee Festival returns to the Old Truman Brewery for a long weekend of everybody’s (or at least) my favourite warm beverage. I’m heading over tomorrow for my morning cup o’ Joe. See you there? Continue reading

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Good Stuff #55 | Southbank Centre Food Market

This latest list of good stuff is filled with street eats enjoyed during a forage through Southbank Centre Food Market, which celebrated its one year anniversary last Friday. Continue reading

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Whaam Banh Mi Celebrates its First Anniversary

Congratulations to Whaam Banh Mi for reaching a first full year of trading – and cheers for celebrating your big bday by offering folks the chance to have a taste of your ace sandwiches for free. Continue reading

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