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Best London Bars and Pubs of 2016

London! You know how to quench a thirst. My Best of 2016 series continues with a taste of my favourite bars and pubs in London. 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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Woodford Reserve Lounge at Sager + Wilde Paradise Row

The Woodford Reserve Lounge at Sager + Wilde (at Paradise Row restaurant/bar/terrace not the Hackney Road wine bar) offers a subdued earth tone retreat from the world with a lofty perch above the Bethnal Green bustle. Continue reading

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Best London Bars and Pubs of 2015

London has been a great place to drink for many a year. This year, for me, it seemed even better than before. My favourite watering holes continued to please while a handful of new or bars and pubs otherwise previously unknown to me caught my attention with great service, comfy digs and – most importantly – quality quaffs. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Wellington Row

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Preview: The Greatest Spectacle of Lucha Libre at York Hall, Bethnal Green

I’m heading to this “greatest spectacle” on Saturday night and cannot wait. I’m not sure if it will live up to the experience I had catching a night of lucha libre at Arena Mexico a few years back in Mexico City, but I have no doubt the evening with be an action packed blast. If you’ve never had the pleasure of witnessing the awesome force that is Mexican professional wrestling, do yourself a massive favour and make this off kilter event your weekend priority. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #43

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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Meaty New “Bunsmiths” BBQ Menu at Sebright Arms: Oh Hell Yes!

Pub grub never looked so mouthwateringly mountainous! A new (not pop-up) menu at Sebright Arms pub off Hackney Road brings some of the finest “low and slow BBQ cooked meat served fresh and fast in delicious buns” to the table to be washed down with something sudsy from one of London’s more carefully considered lists of craft and quality beers. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Bethnal Green Road

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London Daily Photo: High Viz Breakfast

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London Daily Photo: Pellicci

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Best Restaurants in London – 2014

Most of these ‘best of lists’ I’m doing have been compiled with some degree of difficulty often leaving me feeling guilty for excluding somewhere excellent that for whatever reason was nudged out by another place. However, making a concise and definite list of my favourite few London restaurants visited over this past year was an absolute breeze as five fantastic eateries clearly did stand out from the rest with respect to quality of food and overall dining experience. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Bethnal Green

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New Restaurant Review: INK, Bethnal Green

Definitely one of the most inventive and satisfying meals of the year, my dinner at newly opened INK was a sheer delight. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Bethnal Green

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Nicos & Philthy’s Three Nights of Reef ‘n’ Beef, 27-29 March at Cambridge Heath Railway Arches

I am so bummed that this grubalicious pop-up conflicts with dates I’ll be out of town. But just because I’ve gotta miss Nicos & Philthy’s Three Nights of Reef ‘n’ Beef in Bethnal Green doesn’t mean you have to! Check … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Untitled

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London Daily Photo: Mare Street Muse

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London Daily Photo: Olympic Sports Club and Sandwich Cafe

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Red, White or RAW? (Great British Chefs)

Whether you’re looking to quaff some environmentally friendly vino, keen to sample something dramatically different than that same old pinot grigio or you’re simply curious about what might just be the next big thing in viticulture and in the cellars of the world’s top chefs, this year’s RAW takes place at London’s Old Truman Brewery in London on the 19th and 20th of May. Continue reading

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Good Stuff + Beyoncé Dancing Around in a Swimsuit

Here’s a quick little list of good stuff I’ve recently come across and thought was worth sharing with you … including H&M Swimwear video featuring Beyoncé! Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Bring Spring

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Review: Fingers and Thumbs’ Seafood Shack

Last night I paid a repeat visit to a repeat opening of Fingers and Thumbs’ Seafood Shack. Yum. Following ye olde ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix’ methodology, I kept with what I knew I’d love: a big ole pot of lobster cooked with juicy prawns, mussels, clams, veggies and more. Complimented by n ample stack of rustic bread with home made cocktail sauce (which could have been a little better honestly), washed down with a few Kronenbourgs, and rounded off by a scoop of especially tasty vanilla fudge ice cream – it was a fun and filling meal. The damage? Around £55 total for two. Continue reading

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Fingers and Thumbs Seafood Shack Returns to Bethnal Green

I loved getting messy with a big ole bucket of lobster (and so much more) last time Fingers and Thumbs popped-up in Bethnal Green. So pleased to report they’re back this Thursday for three days of shellfish feasting. See you there? Continue reading

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10 Best London Restaurants of 2012

2012, what a delicious year for London! This city – this big old convoluted mess of a city – kept improving its flavour profile and coming up with new and better ways to offer locals and visitors alike more choice … Continue reading

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Fingers and Thumbs Pop-Up Shellfish Restaurant, Cambridge Heath Road

Just back from a fun dining experience at the Fingers and Thumbs Pop-Up Shellfish Restaurant near Cambridge Heath Station. £40 got a bucket for two filled with Canadian lobster as well as a lot of mussels, clams, razor clams, prawns, … Continue reading

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Fingers and Thumbs Pop-Up Shellfish Restaurant, Cambridge Heath Road

I know what I’m doing for din-din tomorrow night: the Finger and Thumbs pop up shellfish restaurant at Arch 289, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9HA. Sounds yummy, right? Offering “BIG buckets” full of mussels, clams, razor clams, king prawns, crayfish, … Continue reading

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This Bright Field (Blue Tomato)

This Bright Field is a welcome addition to the East London dining scene. Sourcing British regional produce to create straightforward and prettily presented seasonal dishes, head chef Matt Casey (formerly of Koffman’s and The Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room) and his … Continue reading

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Five Great New Local Joints in East London (OneTravel)

All eyes seem to be on the London 2012 Games at the moment. But beyond the Olympic Stadium and the admittedly very exciting Olympic hoopla, some more locally based achievements of the foodie variety are taking place which hopefully after this historic … Continue reading

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Best Meal in Ages! @ThisBrightField, Bethnal Green

Saturday night, Kemey and I went to see one of the best movies I’d seen in ages, Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry. The engaging documentary about Chinese artist and activist, Ai Wei Wei, was inspiring to say the least. Not … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Greco-Olympic Breakfast

Taken with the Nokia 808 Pureview, the next breakthrough in photography featuring a 41 megapixel sensor camera with Carl Zeiss lens. More specs here.

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London Daily Photo: Broadway Market

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London Daily Photo: Abiding

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London Daily Photo: Mare Street

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Street Market Focus: Netil Market (CheapOair)

… this newcomer to London’s burgeoning street market scene offers a bit of East London edge without having to deal with the hassle, crowds or attitude at other markets. Street Market Focus: Netil Market CheapOair, 10 April 2012

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