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New BBQ Menu at St Bart’s Brewery

St Bart’s Brewery has launched a meaty new “barbecue soul food” menu (not such a bad idea for a pub situated across the street from Smithfield Market). Part of the Hush Heath Estate group, the pub uses apple wood from its Kent estate to smoke and cook a range of fresh and sustainably sourced British meat, fish and vegetables. Continue reading

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New Chef at Bird of Smithfield

Bird of Smithfield is the same great restaurant set in a five-storey townhouse with rooftop bar across from Smithfield Market as it has been since launching in 2013 – just now with a new Head Chef, Tommy Boland. Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea with a Difference with Bird of Smithfield and Veuve Clicquot

In celebration of Afternoon Tea Week – Monday the 10th to Saturday the 15th of August – Bird will be offering guests sandwiches with a twist, classic scones and yummy cakes – all served alongside “The Earl of Veuve” cocktails (Veuve Clicquot Rich infused with delicate Earl Grey leaves). Continue reading

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Bird of Smithfield Soars into a Second Year

Happy birthday to Bird of Smithfield and cheers for the brilliant self-hosted bday par-tay! I had a blast and loved exploring your multiple floors of foodie fun – especially hanging out at your Veuve Clicquot roof terrace taking in the views of Smithfield Market and Clerkenwell. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Long Lane

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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: Snow Hill Court

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London Daily Photo: West Smithfield

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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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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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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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London Daily Photo: Yesterday and Today

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A Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice in the Heart of Central London (OneTravel)

Another, more representative, name for this sweet little park, might be heroes’ corner, as what really makes this place special is the wall commemorating the brave acts of otherwise ordinary people who died while trying to save the lives of … 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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Review: City Boy Breakfast at the Fox & Anchor (Londonist)

Review: City Boy Breakfast at the Fox & Anchor Londonist, February 7, 2011 at 10:30 am Meat, meat, some other morning food stuffs, more meat and a pint – or more specifically “sweet cured bacon, pork and leek sausage, eggs (any … Continue reading

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London Blend: Comptoir Gascon (Londonist)

London Blend: Comptoir Gascon Londonist, October 26, 2009 9:31 AM Comptoir Gascon is probably more famed for its ultra-lux lunch menu and provisions. But the home of the £14 “Signature” duck burger (which – with pan fried foie gras – … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Rollable

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London Daily Photo: 3 Wild Rab

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