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The Whitstable Oyster Festival (CheapOair)

Keen for a taste of some of Britain’s best seafood? This is the place! And a great time to visit is during the town’s annual celebration of everybody’s favorite bivalve mollusk – the oyster! Continue reading

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Lobsterfest Returns to London’s Belgo Restaurants (CheapOair)

Lobsterfest runs from Thursday the 4th of July until the 31st of August at all five Belgo locations in London … Continue reading

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Dublin: Beer, Wine and Joyce (OneTravel)

Here are some highlights from a far too short but nonetheless fantastic weekend bumbling around Dublin. It’s an ideal city for just such urban meanders. My only regret was having to catch a flight back to London for work Monday morning. I could definitely spend lots more time strolling along the River Liffey and well beyond in search of the perfect Guinness … Continue reading

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London Food Tour Tips (CheapOair)

Here are few tips for deciding which food tour operator might be best for you or to help you design your own foodie adventures around town … Continue reading

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Win a £50 #Lobzilla Gift Voucher from Belgo and Celebrate Lobsterfest 2013

Love lobster? Check it out. London-based Belgian restaurant group, Belgo, is bringing back Lobsterfest for another year with three awesome dishes: a lobster cocktail (£9.95), a whole lobster salad (£19.95) and Lobzilla! – a whole grilled lobster served with frites, aioli dip and salad ((£19.95). And if that’s not enough to get excited about, I’ve got a £50 Belgo gift voucher to share with one lucky lobster loving reader. Continue reading

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Bar Snacks at the Old Queen’s Head, Essex Road

You’re kinda spoilt for choice if you’re looking for a place to drink on Essex Road. A handful of quality boozers (some great places to eat too!) are clustered close to where Essex Road meets Upper Street with a few more commendable establishments presenting themselves up the road nearer De Beauvoir Town. Among the best of Essex Road’s pubs is the Old Queen’s Head. Continue reading

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A Few Top Tips for Tahiti (OneTravel)

Io rana! I’m just back from spending a week and a half in French Polynesia. Tahiti and her islands are gorgeous – and definitely live up to all the hype! That said – and no matter where you’re coming from – this South Pacific archipelago isn’t somewhere you simply hop over to for the weekend. To make the most out of your time in paradise, here are a few top tips so you won’t have to hit the ground running but instead can assuredly stroll along in leisurely style to the beach. Continue reading

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Foodie Fun at England’s Seaside in Sussex (CheapOair)

Located along the coast in Southeastern England, Sussex offers the best of British surf and turf for gourmet travelers visiting the UK and all within easy reach of London and its two main airports – Heathrow and Gatwick. Indeed Gatwick is located halfway between London and Sussex seaside communities of Brighton and Hove. Here’s a selection of upcoming food and drink events around in Brighton and Hove and surrounding Sussex countryside. Happy eating! Continue reading

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Slider Decider at The Gun Pub in East London (OneTravel)

On Thursday May 16, chefs rom across the UK will gather at celebrated East London pub, The Gun, to pit their slider skills against The Gun’s own head chef, Quinton Bennett, to determine who deserves the title of Slider Decider Champion 2013. Continue reading

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Heineken’s Road to the Final

Which Road to the Final would you take? As some of the best football teams in the world battle it out in the Quarter Finals of the UEFA Champions League, Heineken has unveiled the latest element of its Road to the … Continue reading

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The Best Food Shopping in Bologna (OneTravel)

Here’s a list of some of the best places in Bologna to shop for food – all centrally located within easy walking distance of each other, near the Piazza Maggiore and around the evocative and quaint Via Drapperie. But the wisest advice for any Italian food lover visiting Bologna would be simply to hit the cobbled streets and explore every last portico of this delicious city. Continue reading

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Clockjack Oven (Blue Tomato)

All in all, my lunch at Clockjack Oven was way better than I’d expected or even hoped – so satisfying, in fact, that I could definitely see myself craving for a repeat visit soon. Continue reading

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London’s Renaissance Pubs Celebrate 10th Birthday (CheapOair)

Renaissance Pubs, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this May with a host of festivities and special offers to show all patrons – both regular and newbie – appreciation for a decade’s worth of good times. Kicking things off on the 1st of May with events, activities and giveaways across all six of its pubs, Renaissance will launch its own brand of beer, gin and house wines at the start of the month as well as reveal details about a chance for one lucky pub goer to win free food for the next 10 years. Continue reading

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Fantastic Free Range Rotisserie Chicken and More at Clockjack Oven, Soho

Clockjack Oven brings a supremely simple and savoury dining option to Soho with its free range rotisserie chicken and yummy back-to-basics menu. Continue reading

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Tasty Kids’ Stuff for Grown Ups @ Lazybones, Farringdon

A Ms Pacman table or a Donkey Kong console in the corner would complete the fun times effect, but Lazybones gets bonus points (with some caveats) for its easygoing and tasty menu. Continue reading

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Run to the Hills! Iron Maiden Announces Trooper Ale.

Trooper is a premium British beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons Brewery. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon. Continue reading

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London’s Chinatown Around the Edges (OneTravel)

London’s annual Chinese New Year parade will slither its way through Chinatown on Sunday the 10th of February. Obviously, going out for Chinese cuisine on that day would make a lot of sense … if you’re patient or have the luxury of planning ahead and making a reservation. However, if you find yourself burnt out on Chinese food or still wishing to enjoy the Chinatown festivities without having to endure the crowds, it’s worth noting there’s a lot more on offer in this area than dumplings and Peking duck. Continue reading

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Craft Beer Festival at the Old Truman Brewery, London (CheapOair)

Craft Beer Rising is a new festival featuring an impressive lineup of great beer, street food and music that’s coming to East London the last weekend of February. Read my complete preview at the CheapOair blog.

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DRINK UP: 2012 Cambridge Beer Festival (CheapOair)

One of the more vibrant parts of the UK for CAMRA activity is the Cambridge area, home of the Cambridge Beer Festival. The next Cambridge fest will be CAMRA’s 17th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival later this month. Read my complete … Continue reading

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The Fat of the Land: Marylebone Gastropub Exudes Catalan Cool

The Fat of the Land is a gastropub featuring Catalan cuisine and a list of wines exclusively from Catalunya and south-western France. Continue reading

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Win a Free Pair of Tickets to the Craft Beer Rising Festival at the Old Truman Brewery

Craft Beer Rising is a new festival featuring an impressive line up of great beer, street food and music that’s coming to the Old Truman Brewery on the 22nd and 23rd of February. The festival will offer tastings from more … Continue reading

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Sodo Sourdough Pizza Cafe – Upper Clapton Road, E5

Simple, quality pizza at a reasonable price in Clapton? Score. Continue reading

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Guinness Cupcakes

It’s really cold. And I’m such a cheapskate I don’t want to turn on the heat. But if I can find a simple baking recipe then I can have something to eat and warm the flat by having the oven … Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: Guinness “Cloud” – Made Of More

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Sponsored Video: Fly Guinness Class

Why settle for an ordinary night at your local when you can experience all that Dublin has to offer, via your own Guinness Class Private Jet? More info: facebook.com/GuinnessGB

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Win a Free Case of Carling Beer + a Three Foot Limited Edition Graffiti Kings Print

Want a case of beer and a limited edition print made by the Graffiti Kings? Well, Carling wants to send one of my readers some free beer along with a specially commissioned three foot screen print on high quality canvas. … Continue reading

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Watch The Games at House of Nations + Dragon Ping Pong! #DragonPingPong #HON

I spent the afternoon kicked back in a very cushy (and ultra white) Chesterfield, having a few crisp beers and watching the Olympics on some massive TV screens as the guest of Tsingtao beer at House of Nations. House of … Continue reading

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Craft Beer and Killer Pub Grub at The North Pole, New North Road, N1

I was invited along the other night to review recently spruced up pub, The North Pole. A couple of days later, I’m still feeling rather smug for excepting the invite. Now under new management, this New North Road establishment is … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: Harvey Nichols and Carluccio’s

It’s always Christmastime here in tikichrisland. Even in July. No, not really, but as dinosaur magazine publishers who plan their content seasons ahead of time still seem to lead the way when it comes to press events, summer is the … Continue reading

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Free Pizza Masterclass and Beer with Birra Moretti and Giancarlo Caldessi

I’m just back from an al fresco lunch at Islington Green where I made my own pizza and had a free small beer. The freebie treat came compliments of Birra Moretti. Helping me out with the small group who’d assembled … Continue reading

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Win Free Beer + a Carling Jubilee Hamper Worth £300

Would you like some free beer delivered to your home? I’ve got a Carling Jubilee Hamper valued around £300 that I can have delivered to one lucky reader before the extra long weekend commences. The hamper includes “a (very large) … Continue reading

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London Food & Drink News: 26 April 2012 (Londonist)

Hops, cobnuts, festivals, port, the world’s best restaurant and more – a delicious round up of London’s food and drink news … London Food & Drink News: 26 April 2012 Londonist, 26 April 2012 Photo/tezzer57

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Free Pint of Beer And A Record Breaking Toast @ The Lamb Tavern, Leadenhall Market (Londonist)

In addition to the freebie drink and the mega-toast, there’ll be Morris dancing from noon, an all-day pop-up bar outside the pub and red and white decorations in and around the market as well. Free Pint of Beer And A … Continue reading

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New Pub Review: The Hunter S., De Beauvoir Town (Londonist)

New Pub Review: The Hunter S., De Beauvoir Town Londonist, March 12, 2012 … contemporary, and especially pervy, accoutrements and lippy urinals in the men’s room are possibly worth a visit on their own … READ MY COMPLETE REVIEW: New … Continue reading

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Best Places to Drink on St. Patrick’s Day in London (CheapOair)

Best Places to Drink on St. Patrick’s Day in London CheapOair, March 13, 2012 As if anyone needed yet another excuse to go out for a drink in London, here comes St Patrick’s Day. Hoping for a great night out in … Continue reading

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