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Best London Restaurants of 2016

The London Dining scene of 2016 seemed markedly better that that of the past couple of years before it. But maybe that’s more reflective of me and my reasons and opportunities to eat out. Continue reading

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The Admiral Codrington

Chelsea mainstay, The Admiral Codrington, is a smart pub to keep in mind for a low-key rendezvous in an upscale atmosphere. Continue reading

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A Taste of Jersey in London (Great British Chefs)

The weekend of 29 January saw head chef Pascal Proyart of One-O-One Restaurant at The Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge making space in his kitchen for chef Mark Jordan of the Michelin-starred Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey. Continue reading

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Chefs Mark Jordan and Pascal Proyart Team Up for a Taste of Jersey in London

Head Chef Pascal Proyart of One-O-One Restaurant at The Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge will host Chef Mark Jordan of Michelin starred Ocean Restaurant at The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey at the end of this month for two nights offering guests an opportunity to try collaborative seafood tasting menus. Continue reading

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Five Years of Bar Boulud London

Now considered a mainstay of the Knightsbridge dining scene, Bar Boulud London at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park celebrated five years at the hotel last week by closing the restaurant to the public and putting on an anniversary dinner hosted by Chef Daniel Boulud for “special customers and guests, and a few select media.” What a pleasure it was to be included among the select few invited to attend. Continue reading

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Upscale Japanese Served with Knightsbridge Panache at Nozomi

From my wisely suggested and promptly served Japanese Old Fashioned to my palate cleansing spread of homemade sorbets (ooh the pineapple!) – and all the tasty moments in between – there were so many highlights worth reporting from my luxuriant Saturday night out at Nozomi in Knightsbridge. Continue reading

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Win Dinner for Two at Pont Street Restaurant – Courtesy of Zomato

So, a couple of weeks back I had a very agreeable Friday night dinner for two at Belgraves hotel’s Pont Street restaurant. And now – thanks to a team up with online restaurant discovery guide, Zomato – I’m offering the chance to enjoy the same delicious experience to one lucky reader. Check it out! Continue reading

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Review: Pont Street Restaurant at Belgraves Hotel

Before making my rez for Friday night din-din at the Belgraves hotel’s Pont Street restaurant, I skimmed the web for a few reviews. Ouch! I’m not sure whether what I read was egregiously unfair or if Pont St subsequently got its act together, but my experience was way better than those perused online. Continue reading

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Good Stuff and a New Place to Puff

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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Win a Free Afternoon Tea for Two at Harrods

Hey everybody, I’ve teamed up with the folks at Buyagift to offer one lucky reader the chance to actually win a gift! The prize in this case is an opportunity to indulge in a delicious afternoon tea for two at the world famous department store, Harrods. Keep reading to find out how to win this fantastic day out in London. Continue reading

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Top Tips for London’s Big Winter Sales (CheapOair)

London’s best shops and department stores may be taking down the Christmas lights and tossing their trees to the curb, but for bargain hunters visiting in search of a heavy dose of retail therapy the festivities have only just begun … Continue reading

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Best Cheap Eats in London – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve ever eaten. Here’s a list of some excellent London eateries where I’ve found it possible to enjoy a satisfying meal for £5 or less. Keep an eye out for more posts over the coming days listings my favourite London restaurants and pizza places as well as the ten best restaurants I visited outside of London this year. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve ever eaten. Here’s a list of the ten London restaurants I enjoyed visiting the most over the past 12 months along with a few extra honourable mentions. Keep an eye out for more posts over the coming days listings my favourite London cheap eats and pizza places, as well as the ten best restaurants I visited outside of London this year. Continue reading

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Theatre Review: A Door Must Be Kept Open – or Shut at The Osborne Studio Gallery

A first time collaboration sees The Osborne Studio Gallery on tony Motcomb Street in Knightsbridge host a new and intimate production of Alfred de Musset’s 168 year old play, A Door Must Be Kept Open – or Shut. Musset’s sharp witted lines delivered bluntly in this aristocratic battle of the sexes are a delight to take in and seem to ring as true today as when this punchy one act play was penned nearly two centuries ago. Continue reading

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New Bento Express Menu at Buddha-Bar London (CDCLifestyle)

Buddha-Bar’s new bento features a tasty selection of light Pan Asian starters and mains from which to create your own meal for £27. The bento includes a bowl of miso soup, a side of wakame salad and a choice of steamed rice or Buddha-Bar noodles. Quality of the food is high. Portion sizes are ample with the bento prettily presented. Service is efficient and cordial. If you know Buddha-Bar then you’re aware that the setting is extremely attractive and rather plush, whether you’re there for drinks or a quick meal. Continue reading

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Upscale Bento at Buddha-Bar London

Mention the lavish Buddha-Bar in Knightsbridge to anyone and thoughts of a glamorous night out sipping exotic cocktails with a soundtrack of signature lounge and chill-out tunes wafting through a beautiful people filled lounge probably spring to mind. But what about a “Buddha Bento” express menu for a no fuss lunch or a pre-theatre dinner with a promise to having you in and out within 40 minutes? Continue reading

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Prime Steak and More at Palm London (CDCLifestyle)

Star of the table at Palm London is the steak: New York strip, rump and boneless rib-eye to be precise. Sourced exclusively from Smithfield stalwart – Tom Hixson & Co – and grilled to perfection by Executive Chef Spencer Westcott and his kitchen, the Palm serves gorgeously marbled and tender corn fed, hand selected USDA Prime beef aged for a minimum of 35 days … But the reasons to choose Palm don’t stop with the steaks. Continue reading

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“Pay by the Clock” at Palm London Restaurant and Bar (OneTravel)

The welcoming atmosphere – along with a really tasty range of dishes – should certainly offer reason enough to visit, but a newly launched “PrimeTime” discount menu of cocktails and “Prime Bites” adds excellent and affordable incentive to pay this great place a visit. Continue reading

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PrimeTime at Palm London, Belgravia

I really enjoyed my visit to Palm London and found its newly launched PrimeTime discount menu of cocktails and “Prime Bites” to be an excellent way to get a taste of what makes this neighbourhood favourite so special. Continue reading

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London’s Finest Chocolate (OneTravel)

… the proof is truly in the truffle. Here’s a cream-of-the-crop list of some of London’s finest of the fine chocolate shop offerings. And just in time for Valentine’s Day too! Read my complete post at the OneTravel blog.

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Mamounia Lounge in Knightsbridge Review (CDCLifestyle)

One part Aladdin’s Cave and one part Studio 54, Mamounia Lounge in Knightsbridge is an “idyllic and glamorous setting with traditional Arabic charm.” Of course, situated essentially just across the road from Harrods, perhaps guests shouldn’t expect anything less than … 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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Mamounia Lounge (Blue Tomato)

Mamounia Lounge in Knightsbridge is a rather more rococo establishment than I’m accustomed to visiting. But for a place situated across the road from Harrods and offering “an idyllic and glamorous setting with traditional Arabic charm,” I’d expect nothing less … Continue reading

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Arabic Charm and Knightsbridge Glitz at Mamounia Lounge (OneTravel)

“An idyllic and glamorous setting with a traditional Arabic charm” – Mamounia Lounge is the definition of swank. Think Aladdin’s Cave meets Studio 54. Situated essentially across the road from Harrods, perhaps guests shouldn’t expect anything less than glam. Beyond the upscale … Continue reading

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Visit the Godiva Chocolate Cafe at Harrods (CheapOair)

There are only two of these cafes on the planet – one in Beijing and the other in London. And although the London venue is one of more than 30 different restaurants and eateries located within the world famous Harrods department … Continue reading

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Where to Dine in Knightsbridge (OneTravel)

With Hyde Park, a wealth of museums and some of Europe’s most fashionable shops all here, knowing where to refuel in Knightsbridge could prove crucial to your London visit. Read my complete post at the OneTravel blog.

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London Daily Photo: Watching in the Corner

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Godiva Chocolate Christmas Preview

Premium Belgian chocolate maker, Godiva Chocolatier, recently previewed its new collection of Christmas treats. I was there. It was tasty. Here’s what’ll be on offer from Godiva from the 8th of November (here in the UK anyway): Three new chocolate … Continue reading

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Mamounia Lounge: Middle Eastern Cuisine with Arabic Charm and Knightsbridge Glitz

Mamounia Lounge in Knightsbridge is a rather more rococo establishment than I’m accustomed to visiting. But for a place situated across the road from Harrods and offering “an idyllic and glamorous setting with a traditional Arabic charm,” I expected nothing … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: AUTUMN/WINTER 2012

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London Daily Photo: Bus Stop

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: Overlord

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: Lord’s

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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Trip to Colombia? Yes Please!

So as fun as a visit to the National Geographic Store in Knightsbridge (across the street from Harrods) might somehow be, I was not prepared for the sort of excitement generated during a recent “VIP cocktail party” celebrating National Geographic’s … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Untitled

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