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5 Festive Things to Do in Essex

There’s nothing quite like getting away for the day, travelling down long winding roads and sipping on (mulled) wine. So if you’re looking to escape the city for something a bit more magical, here are five things worth exploring in Essex to get you in the spirit. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 6 | Chocolate Ecstasy

For Episode 6 of tikichris Talks I share a hot chocolate with Jennifer Earle, a self-confessed chocoholic, internationally recognised chocolate expert, judge for the International Chocolate Awards, the Academy of Chocolate Awards, the Great Taste Awards, the Quality Food Awards and Which? Magazine and founder of Taste Tripper, Chocolate Ecstasy Tours, and Ice Cream Ecstasy Tours. Continue reading

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Stax Diner to Give Away 200 Free Cheeseburgers from Noon on Thursday 7 December

Bea Vo’s Deep South dive, Stax Diner, will celebrate its upcoming relaunch by giving away free cheeseburgers to the first 200 customers visiting the Kingly Court eatery just off Carnaby Street from noon on Thursday 7 December. Continue reading

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Konditor & Cook: Best Mince Pies in London?

Have you tried Konditor & Cook’s mince pies? Spiced right with an ever so flaky crust, they’re a perfect treat for seasonal snacking and Christmas celebrations. Continue reading

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Festive Fun at the South Pole Saloon

Jasmine Kaur journeys to London’s South Pole (Brixton) for an evening of rooftop revelry and festive season feels. I was invited to the launch of Brixton Rooftop’s South Pole Saloon to get a taste of the wintery festivities and let … Continue reading

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Millennials to Drink Coffee in a Victorian … Ahem … Setting

Attendant, the uber cool coffee shop concept developed by Bosh McKeown and Ryan De Oliveira, is set to arrive in Fitzrovia just in time for Christmas. A Victorian gentleman’s toilet, perfectly located, at the corner of Foley Street and Great Titchfield Street will now be a flagship for the chain which already boasts properties in Shoreditch and Clerkenwell. Continue reading

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It is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year for Giving

Demi Perera shares the details about South Place Hotel’s annual Christmas Toy Party in aid of Bart’s Charity. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Festive lights adorn every street and the scent of mince pies, mulled … Continue reading

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Momos and More Himalayan Inspired Dishes at Madame D

I was at Madame D’s in mid November taking up the restaurant on an invitation to have a taste of its recently launched menu, featuring a new range of gorgeous momos (Tibetan style dumplings). I loved every ferociously flavoursome bite. Continue reading

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Winery Weekend at Three Choirs Vineyard in Gloucestershire

Among the standouts and best established of English wineries is Three Choirs vineyard and winery in Gloucestershire. Continue reading

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Chris Levine Laser and Sound Installation at sketch Gallery

In celebration of the festive season, sketch has partnered with artist Chris Levine to create Silent Light – a laser and sound installation in its gallery. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Big Time

A road trip interspersed with city breaks and rural retreats across one of the world’s most captivating landscapes: Kemey and I fell for Scotland big time. Continue reading

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San Daniele/Grana Padano Workshop with Chef Dan Doherty

One of Italy’s most delicious duos was the focus of a recent interactive workshop led by celebrated Chef Dan Doherty with a one-night only takeover of Ladbroke Grove’s Dock Kitchen. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Glasgow

It’d been years since either Kemey or I had been to Glasgow and our two-night (and really only one full day) pit stop proved far too short. Nonetheless we had an amazing time and loved discovering how much more delicious the city had become since we’d last been there. Continue reading

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Spitalfields Food: A Cut Above the Rest

One of London’s most historic and popular places to shop is also one of its ch Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Le Roi Fou

Every bite of every dish at Le Roi Fou delighted as it confirmed why this months old fine dining destination was dubbed Best New Restaurant at this year’s Scottish Food Awards. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Edinburgh

First stop on our Falling for Scotland tour was the magically misty city of Edinburgh – a destination both Kemey and I know fairly well but can never seem to get enough of. Continue reading

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Spooky Dining at Balls and Company

Greek Street’s “little meatball restaurant” served a one night only “Ghouls and Company” feast last night for Halloween. Creepy? Yeah. And tasty too! Continue reading

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Bingeing on the Best Bites in Baltimore – All the Best Places to Eat in the US City (Metro)

Big on flavour but not convention, Baltimore is just the sort of foodie destination WORTH writing about. Edgar Allen Poe, John Waters, David Simon, Ira Glass: Baltimore, Maryland has spawned and inspired some of America’s greatest storytellers. Even the country’s … Continue reading

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Shake Shack Cambridge Circus

The Shack continues to shake the London burger scene with a new outlet opened at Cambridge Circus. Continue reading

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Taste of the Seaport 2017

South Street Seaport’s cobblestoned Front Street was jammed with food and music, all in honor of the 8th Annual Taste of the Seaport, a celebration of everything edible and quaffable in the area that stretches out below Manhattan’s Financial District to the docks. Continue reading

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Autumn’s New Arrival: The Allegory

On the crisp autumn evening of 19th October, bar and restaurant heavyweights Drake and Morgan delivered their unmistakable dining style to East London. The Allegory opened it’s doors to a gathering of the capital’s press in Shoreditch in a much anticipated opening. Continue reading

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Waka: Nikkei Take Away Takes Off in the City

Waka is a newly opened eatery located near Monument specialising in Nikkei cuisine that’s ready for take away and offered at super competitive price points. Continue reading

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A Perfect Gin and Tonic at Brasserie Blanc

Demi Perera attended the Festival of Flavour at the Fulham Reach branch of Brasserie Blanc last week to celebrate its new autumn menu. Continue reading

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Hot Pot Restaurant on Wardour Street

A fun and spicy time was had during a recent dinner at Hot Pot on Wardour Street. Continue reading

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Cook Islands Idyll | Aitutaki

For a couple of nights during my Cook Islands Idyll I enjoyed the chilled out serenity of the tiny atoll of Aitutaki. Continue reading

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National Curry Week at Darbaar

National Curry Week is on from 9 to 15 October and among the restaurants celebrating it in London is Darbaar, with Chef Abdul Yaseen creating a range of limited run curry dishes especially for the occasion. Continue reading

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Cook Islands Idyll | Rarotonga

Most of my Cook Islands Idyll was spent splendidly on the “main island” of Rarotonga: an idyllic base indeed for enjoying all the warmth and wonder that a trip to the South Seas should involve. Continue reading

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Cognac: Spirit of Place | Restaurants

Cognac isn’t just a great place for drink. The town has some amazing restaurants as well. Continue reading

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Mister Lasagna Opens Across from Victoria Station

Mister Lasagna has launched its fourth outlet, conveniently across the street from Victoria Station. Continue reading

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The Greek Larder + London Greek Wine Festival

Returning to London for its third consecutive year is the London Greek Wine Festival. Organised by Theodore Kyriakou and the team behind The Greek Larder Restaurant, the celebration will run 13 and 14 October at West Handyside Canopy near King’s Cross Station and maybe a minute’s walk from The Greek Larder. Continue reading

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Yodel for Valais | Index

I hope you had fun too reading about my trip to Valais and that my tales may help you plan your own Alpine adventures. Continue reading

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Miss P’s, BBQ in East Croydon

Deep South BBQ and more in far South London? Miss P’s in Croydon brings it. Continue reading

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Yodel for Valais | Alpine Eats!

Before wrapping up my series about all the fun I had in the Valais, I thought I should take a moment to talk about how well I ate and drank while there. Here’s a taste of the best bites and sips from trip. Continue reading

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The Dayrooms Café WC1

Aussie inspired The Dayrooms Café has opened a second outlet, this one on Theobald’s Road. Continue reading

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Christmas Menus at The Bull & The Hide

The Bull & The Hide pub has launched its A Very London Christmas festive season menus for 2017. I tagged along for a tasting of the Grazing menu, one of the pub’s four festive season packages offered. It featured heart … Continue reading

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