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London Meet MealPal and Get a Week’s Worth of Lunches for Free

Super popular American lunch app – MealPal – has launched in London. Through the app, you can reserve quick pickup lunches for less than £5 per meal at a time and place convenient for you. But before you get all excited about that, check out this opportunity to give the app spin with a week’s worth of free lunches with no obligation to continue after that. Continue reading

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The Founder Burger at BRGR.CO

To celebrate the release of The Founder, the Michael Keaton film about Ray Kroc of McDonald’s fame, BRGR.CO has launched a limited edition burger consisting of two blade steak patties with melted cheese, shredded iceburg lettuce, pickled gherkins and secret recipe BRGR.CO sauce on a triple layer sesame bun. Continue reading

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Dabba Mania Lunch Menu at Talli Joe

Modern Indian restaurant, Talli Joe, has been near the top of my list of hot spots to visit since it opened about a year ago. My tight schedule and the restaurant’s popularity (book ahead for weekend evenings!) made that tougher than usually for slipping in for a meal. But an invitation to preview its new Dabba Mania lunch menu presented an ideal opportunity finally for me to have a taste. And it was definitely worth the wait. Continue reading

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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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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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Paul A Young Christmas Truffles | 10X10 with tikichris

I’ve teamed up with Paul A Young Fine Chocolates for a tasty in-shop offer: for every £5 spent at one of Paul’s boutiques, you’ll get a free truffle from his Christmas collection. Continue reading

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WSET’s From Still to Bar: Whiskey Flight at Shotgun

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has teamed up with some of London’s top bars to create From Still to Bar: a series of immersive experiences with each session focused on a different spirit. Kemey and I dropped by Shotgun … Continue reading

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New Shake Shack at Leicester Square

“Modern day roadside burger stand” Shake Shack has launched its fourth London outlet (and fifth in the UK) at Leicester Square. Continue reading

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Absurd Bird Soho

The most absurd thing about dining at this new Soho eatery is the ginormous portion size. Seriously, it’s nothing to cluck at. Continue reading

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Live at Zedel: Miss Hope Springs at Crazy Coqs

A night on the town wound down with a maudlin performance replete with twinkling piano keys in a swank cocktail bar was the right mix for a Saturday outing in Soho. Continue reading

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The Potato Project, Soho

From “a twist on a classic” to “something a little different,” The Potato Project’s menu ranges from just what you’d expect to see placed atop a potato to more inventive and even intriguing combinations. Continue reading

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Brünch with Jägermeister

Brünch with Jägermeister was inventive and convivial – and a tasty opportunity for me to get officially over my aversion for this herby German digestif. Continue reading

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Tasty Pacific Treats at Tombo Poké and Matcha Bar, Soho

That poké is now ‘a thing’ in London is weird one for me – and seems kinda random. There are at least three eateries (that I know of) now open in town with poké as the main menu item. It’s “the next ceviche” I’ve been told (more than a few times) when I mention that I think this trend is odd. Continue reading

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Improve Your Mood at El Camion, Brewer Street, Soho

Tequila enlivens your mood. And if you’re drinking the quality stuff it won’t leave you feeling hung over with a headache the next day. Does this sound like a shot of just-what-the-doctor-ordered? Then ándale your way over to Soho for taste of Old Mexico at El Camion. Continue reading

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Polpo Does Brunch

Everybody’s favourite British bácaro presents newfound reason to get up and out on the weekend with a just launched brunch menu available on Saturdays and Sundays at all Polpo locations. Continue reading

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Rustiko Bar & Restaurant, Old Compton Street

Upon invitation to give its new Craft Beer of the Month a go, I paid Rustiko Bar & Restaurant a friendly visit last week. Great beer! And great place to keep in mind whatever Italianate libations you seek in Soho. Continue reading

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Cointreau Creative Crew Awards Ceremony

Tuesday 24 May saw premium triple sec maker Cointreau give Liberty department store a makeover for its Cointreau Creative Crew Awards Ceremony with a star studded guest list including the likes of Naomie Harris, Lily Cole and host Laetitia Casta (and even – oddly enough – the not-so-glamorous likes of yours truly). Continue reading

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St George Cheeseburger at BRGR.CO

Slay the dragon of deep carnal cravings and celebrate St George’s Day throughout April with BRGR.CO’s limited offer St George cheeseburger – a blade steak patty topped with a Cheddar and a Red Leicester cross and served with a side of sweet, sticky caramelised onions and a portion of fries for only £10 (or upgrade to hanger steak for an extra £2). Continue reading

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Whaam Banh Mi Celebrates its First Anniversary

Congratulations to Whaam Banh Mi for reaching a first full year of trading – and cheers for celebrating your big bday by offering folks the chance to have a taste of your ace sandwiches for free. Continue reading

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Review: El Dorado Rum and Rococo Chocolate Pairing at Barrio Soho

Award-winning rum paired with award-winning chocolate? There’s no awards for assuming Barrio Soho’s recent El Dorado Demerara Rums and Rococo Chocolate pairing was a deeply flavourful success! Continue reading

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Yorica Free From Café Opens on Wardour Street, Soho

Yorica opens today in Soho promising Londoners the chance to indulge in a sweet treat “with none of the nasties.” The shop sells a range of frozen yoghurts, ice creams and shakes that are dairy, lactose, gluten, nut and egg free – and all completely vegan. Continue reading

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Charcoal Brioche Chakalaka: Better Breads at Bunnychow

Bunny who?In case you’ve yet to get hip to this SA street food phenom, Bunnychow (the place, one word) serves bunny chow (traditional street food from Durban, two words). A “bunny” is a freshly baked bun hollowed out and “crammed” with hot fillings and topped with a bread lid (which serves as an excellent sopper-upper once you’re close to the bottom of your bunny). 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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Best London Restaurants of 2015

London’s best restaurants of 2015? Here’s a lucky list of seven that did the trick for me. Continue reading

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Barrio Central: Refurb and a New Menu

Guess who’s gone and done a spruce up just in time for December festivities? Everybody’s favourite pan-Latin food and booze establishment, Barrio Central in Soho. Continue reading

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Whaam! Win Free Banh Mi for a Week | Get a Free Americano with Purchase of Sandwich

About two months ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing Vietnamese style sandwich shop, Whaam Banh Mi, near Piccadilly Circus. Now, I’m teeming up with this friendly little Soho eatery to offer one reader a week’s worth of banh mi for free and the opportunity for everybody to get a free cup of coffee over the next week. Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

Human Centipede 3 is blood-splattered joke. But it’s a joke that had me giggling and guffawing plenty … when I wasn’t squirming in my seat during scenes of excessive gore. I had a blast watching this movie, was chuckling about it the rest of the day, and was impressed by the sheer audacity required to create such a piece of cinema. Continue reading

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Lunch at Bunnychow

Bunnychow is a laidback sort of eatery with a no worries/no pretences vibe to it and where the star of the show is the filling and flavoursome food. Situated on Wardour Street in Soho (nearer the Shaftesbury Avenue end than the Oxford Street side), it’s a smart choice for an affordable quick bite … and if you like a bit of heat with your food, you’ll love bunnychow’s hot sauce (I sure did). Continue reading

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UK Premiere of Roxanne by Paul Frankl

Shot in 35mm and on location in Soho, the film follows the relationship of transgender sex worker (played cool and convincing by Miss Cairo) and motherless 12 year-old Lily (spectacularly portrayed by Thea Lamb). It’s an ‘unlikely friendship’ kinda flick – not too dissimilar in theme to, say, About a Boy except the ‘boy’ in Roxanne is a girl and the ‘Hugh Grant’ character is Miss Cairo. Continue reading

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Dining at the Renewed Aqua Nueva

It had been some while (like a couple of years) since I had last dined at Aqua Nueva, but I still held strong memories of how much I enjoyed my meal when I recently accepted an invitation to return for a visit after the soft launch of this Spanish restaurant that’s just reopened after a long hiatus for refurbishment. Continue reading

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Whaam Banh Mi, Great Windmill Street, Soho

Man oh man, I love banh mi and the recent years proliferation of places stuffin’ full and thick across London is a delicious thing indeed – and one that just got tastier with the launch of Whaam Banh Mi. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Lyric Stage Door

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Get a £1 Scoop of Greedy Goat Ice Cream at Piccadilly Circus and Leather Lane Market

The Greedy Goat has been wowing Borough Market shoppers for some time now with its ice cream made with British goat’s milk. Now the folks at the Goat are giving more Londoners the chance to have a taste of their frozen treats with a new concession at Piccadilly Circus and a stall at Leather Lane Market. And with a limited run offer for tikichris readers to get a scoop of any flavour for only £1, ewe would be crazy not to give this goat’s ice cream a lick! Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Soho Spikes

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London Daily Photo: Great Windmill Street

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