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New Cocktail Menu at Grand Union Bars

A couple of weeks back I was invited along to sample the new cocktail menu at Grand Union. I Unfamiliar with the London based group of eight bars (and possibly growing) but intrigued when I took a quick look at the drinks I would be offered to try. I’m happy to report I was not disappointed and found GU’s Farringdon bar to be a smart and cosy spot to keep in mind the next time I’m out and about and hankering a drink. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Clerkenwell Road

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Restaurant Review: Granger & Co Clerkenwell

I had a lot of fun during my recent visit to Granger & Co Clerkenwell. Aussie restauranteur Bill Granger’s latest restaurant in a selective global portfolio – which includes a well established eatery in Notting Hill along with outlets in Sydney, Tokyo, and Hawaii – features a playfully palate pleasing menu served in a comfortable and lavishly spacious dining room. Here are a few highlights from my dinner. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Snow Hill Court

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London Daily Photo: West Smithfield

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London Daily Photo: Whitecross Street Cowboy

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London Daily Photo: And what shoulder, & what art. Could twist the sinews of thy heart?

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Golden Lane Estate and Me: Documentary Screening at Exhibit Gallery, EC1

As I told filmmaker Esther Johnson, the year I lived at Golden Lane Estate was “very potent”. That she happened to come round the estate looking for residents to interview for her film, The View From My Window Tells Me I’m Home, just seemed like a fantastic coincidence to have someone there to document it for me. Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: The Potato Merchant, Exmouth Market

The Potato Merchant, London’s first restaurant and grocer specialising in potatoes, has recently opened at Exmouth Market. I had a nice dinner there recently and thought the restaurant would be worth keeping in mind for locals looking for a thoughtful take on the UK’s favourite starchy staple. Continue reading

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A Beefy Visit to Smithfield Market with Tom Hixson & Co (Great British Chefs)

There’s a good chance that if you’ve recently enjoyed a cut of USDA Prime beef at a London steakhouse or cut into a sumptuous mound of bife de lomo at one of this town’s many Argentine restaurants, your steak found its way to your plate via Tom Hixson & Co of Smithfield Market. 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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A Meaty Review of Smithfield’s Grill on the Market

y rib eye was cooked perfectly as I’d requested (medium rare) and was actually one of the better chunks of meat I’ve had in quite a long while. I was completely satisfied with every last bite of it. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Rosebery Avenue

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How Does Malmaison’s New Mega Burger Stack Up? (Blue Tomato)

I’m not sure if I’m bragging about or admitting to such a feat, but I did manage to eat the whole thing, minus a few fries. Read my complete post at Blue Tomato.

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Where’s the Beef? The Stack Burger at Malmaison Hotels (CheapOair)

Taking Britain’s current craze for burgers to dizzying new heights, hotel group, Malmaison, has announced a new tall order to their brasseries’ grill menu: The Stack. Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.

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The Stack: Malmaison’s Massive New Burger

I swung by the Malmaison London hotel for lunch today to sample the new mega-burger created by Mal’s Executive Chef John Woodward. Called The Stack, the burger is a massive tower of juicy, beefy meatiness consisting of … One classic … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Yesterday and Today

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London Daily Photo: Lines

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What’s for Lunch? Morgan M Barbican (Londonist)

What’s for Lunch? Morgan M Barbican Londonist, March 6, 2012 at 11:30 am Do people still power lunch? If so, they’d be wise to do it at Morgan M. Located across from Smithfield Market and skirting the rim of the … Continue reading

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Morgan M? Mmm! – Meunier’s New Bistro Reviewed (Great British Chefs)

Morgan M? Mmm! – Meunier’s New Bistro Reviewed Great British Chefs, February 11, 2012 If you want to splash out for Valentine’s Day but your budget doesn’t stretch to full Michelin star dining, why not try the next best thing … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: March of the Wooden Soldiers

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London Daily Photo: £30 Trees, £40 Trees

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Some London Pubs with Fireplaces (CheapOair)

Some London Pubs with Fireplaces CheapOair, December 1, 2011 Brrr … Its cold outside. Gather some friends, grab a pint and cozy up with this warming list of London pubs with crackling wood-burning fireplaces. The pubs listed here are all … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Well Beaten

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Perfectly Grilled Meat and More at Argentine Steakhouse A La Cruz (CheapOair)

Perfectly Grilled Meat and More at Argentine Steakhouse A La Cruz CheapOair, October 20, 2011 Being situated in the villagey neighbourhood of Clerkenwell – home to some of London’s oldest and most celebrated pubs, a few nearby Michelin starred and … Continue reading

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Street Market Focus: Whitecross Street (CheapOair)

Street Market Focus: Whitecross Street CheapOair, September 23, 2011 Formerly a Sunday market, Whitecross Street Market dates back to the 17th century making it one of London’s oldest street markets. Know as Squalors’ Market at the end of the 19th … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Scape

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Chefspective: Keith Shearer, Group Executive Chef of Bistro du Vin (Londonist)

Interview with Hotel du Vin’s Group Executive Chef, Keith Shearer Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: In the Streets

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London Daily Photo: The Wedding Guest

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London Daily Photo: Celebrate

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London Daily Photo: Bride and Groom

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What’s for Lunch? Out of Town, Clerkenwell (Londonist)

Even a short spell at this mixed-use Clerkenwell spot should provide you with a proper escape from the day-in-day-out London hustle. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Up

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London Daily Photo: … London

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