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Visiting Borough Market with Le Cordon Bleu’s Chef Emil Minev

Experiencing Borough Market with Le Cordon Bleu’s Culinary Arts Director, Chef Emil Minev, was a real eye opener – and a definite palate pleaser! Continue reading

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Recipe: Norwegian Cod, Wild Garlic Miso and Barbecued Asparagus | #OhMyCod

Here’s a skrei-umptious recipe: cod with wild garlic miso and barbecued asparagus, compliments of Chef Robin Gill of The Dairy in Clapham via the Great British Chefs website. With the wild garlic and the asparagus, it makes a great dish for the mid spring feasting. Continue reading

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Tang Noodle Bar, Great Russell Street

Everybody needs a secret little noodle bar in life – and if it can offer reasonably priced nosh from a convenient location (in addition to boasting delicious dishes) then all the better. So for Londoners still searching for their own noodle niche, I present: Tang on Great Russell Street just off Tottenham Court Road. Continue reading

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Sous Vide Cook School with Great British Chefs

I had a fun and informative time at a recent sous vide masterclass hosted by Great British Chef at Le Cordon Bleu with Master Chef Eric Bediat of Le Cordon Bleu and Head Chef Russell Bateman of Colette’s at The Grove sharing instruction and recipes. Continue reading

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Beiriso Updated

One of the first eateries I reviewed this year was Beiriso near Holborn Station. The takeaway café with a menu focused on reasonably priced, freshly made and quickly served sushi and pasta invited me back recently for another taste after rearranging the dining area and giving it a refurb and honing in on the best aspects of their kitchen. Continue reading

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The Postal Museum to Open Early 2017

Slated to open early 2017 at the site of the Mount Pleasant sorting office in Clerkenwell, The Postal Museum will aim to bring 500 years of communications history “through the eyes of one of its most iconic services” while offering visitors a chance to experience Mail Rail with rides through disused miniature tunnels of the world’s first driverless electric railway. Continue reading

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Jimmy’s Farm Sausages at Shake Shack

Scarf this down hot dog aficionados: award-winning and traditionally prepared Jimmy’s Farm Cumberland-Style sausages, made of 100% free range Suffolk pork, are now on the menu at Shake Shack. 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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Häagen-Dazs Master Ice Cream Academy: Free Ice Cream Fun at Bloomsbury Square Today!

I dropped by Bloomsbury Square yesterday and had a great time. Already a fan of Dan’s doings at Duck & Waffle, I loved getting to sample his peach melba Champagne float. The event was my second encounter with Professor Smith and I was just as amazed and inspired as I was the first time. Rose’s blog, The Londoner, had been completely off my radar until the event. But to have teamed up with Dan, I reckon her site’s worth taking a look-see at. Maybe I’ll do that now while you make plans to get over to Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2NS today between 11am and 6pm. Continue reading

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Review: Mark Little #SecretMeetings at the Museum of Comedy

Olivier award winning Mark Little had his small audience of “comrades” in stitches for most of the show with astute and politically charged observations presented in a madcap if thoughtful manner with an ample dose of off the cuff and self effacing improv alongside plenty of zany antics ensuring nothing was taken too seriously. Continue reading

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Preview: Mark Little #SecretMeetings

Olivier award winning Mark Little brings his anarchistic form of stand-up to the Museum of Comedy for a series of six fiercely funny and politically uncompromising #SecretMeetings, starting 19 February. Mark is probably best known for his role as Joe … Continue reading

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Den Udon: Time for Japanese Food Lovers in London to Rejoice?

Den Udon’s hip new venue just opened its doors to business, with a clean layout and alternating menus that convert it from a casual luncheon spot to a cosy place for conversation over dinner and drinks. The trendy, minimalist vibe and welcoming staff make you feel right at home, and hearty menu options offer an array of traditional Japanese food with a bit of a twist. Fair portion sizes, a long list of sharable appetizers, and communal tables make Den and especially appealing alternative if you’re dining with a large group. Continue reading

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Healthy and Quick Italian-Japanese Fusion at Beiriso in Holborn

Recently opened Italian-Japanese fusion eatery, Beiriso, brings a tasty assortment of lunchtime and on-the-hoof dining options to the hectic streets of Holborn that’s bound to woo passers-by with affordable prices and a mostly health-conscious selection of food and drink. Continue reading

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Coram Marks 275 Years of Creating Better Chances for Children

On the 275th anniversary of Coram – one of the Britain’s first children’s charities and the world’s first incorporated charity – I would like to share with you how Thomas Coram helped to improve the lives of some of Britain’s most vulnerable children and young people and the lasting legacy of his kindness. Continue reading

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Yoshitomo Nara at Dairy Art Centre

Yoshitomo Nara: Greeting from a Place in My Heart at Dairy Art Centre in Bloomsbury presents a great opportunity to get a good long look at art that’s as adorable as it is dastardly: like cooing over a cute cuddly kitten tearing apart a toy mouse or jotting down a nightmare on a pastel notepad. Continue reading

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Every Angel has a Dark Side: Julian Schnabel at the Dairy Art Centre

Every Angel has a Dark Side, Julian Schnabel’s first major solo exhibition of paintings in the UK for nearly 15 years, opened today at the Dairy Art Centre in Bloomsbury. The show’s on for a couple of months and if you get a chance to swing by, I reckon you shouldn’t pass it up. I certainly considered the press preview I attended Thursday morning to be the first of hopefully a few more visits at least to see this excellent and brass-necked exhibition. Continue reading

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Best London Pizza – 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 … 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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DIG by Sculptor Daniel Silver: Intriguing Outdoor Art on View for Free in London (CheapOair)

An abandoned, overgrown landscape in central London is the site for an installation of free-to-view public art by artist Daniel Silver. Called Dig, the installation features a series of not-quite-finished (often eerily incomplete or eroded) figures and fragments of varying size all worked from hand and made of a range of materials including marble, plaster and terracotta. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Preview of Daniel Silver’s Dig

Daniel Silver’s DIG opens Thursday 12 September at “an abandoned, overgrown landscape in central London” (the Odeon Site, 24 Grafton Way, WC1E 6DB, just off Tottenham Court Road) and will be free for the public to view Tuesday to Sunday until 3 November. Continue reading

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New Menu at Salaam Namaste, Bloomsbury

I’ve been on a bit of a curry kick lately, trying out a bunch of Indian restaurants around town and having a great time doing so. South Asian cooking is the sort of food that once I get a taste of I start craving for more and more. So when the invite came to have a taste of the new menu “combining Indian culinary traditions with more diverse and progressive recipes” created by Chef Patron Sabir Karim, I was keen. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Calthorpe Project

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The Gaddafi Archives: Libya Before the Arab Spring

The Gaddafi Archives: Libya Before the Arab Spring opened tonight at the Slade Research Centre (Woburn Square, WC1H 0AB) and will run until 29 June. The show is part of the London Festival of Photography and is in association with … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Lisle Street

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Breakfast and Brunch with a View Now Available at Paramount (Londonist)

Breakfast and Brunch with a View Now Available at Paramount Londonist, October 6, 2010 11:45 AM Yes, the views from Paramount are phenomenal (truly stunning actually) but how’s their new morning menu? Invited by to give the restaurant’s new breakfast … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Much

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New Restaurant Review: Benito’s Hat (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Benito’s Hat Londonist, July 14, 2010 5:27 PM Londonist popped round for last night’s opening party of the second location of Benito’s Hat. Near Covent Garden, this shiny new joint offers a comfy spot to grab a … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: Banh Mi Bay (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Banh Mi Bay Londonist, June 13, 2010 3:11 PM Londonist is just back from having a delicious, filling and inexpensive late lunch (or was that an early dinner) at the newly opened (as in today’s the first … Continue reading

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