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The best of London in 5 restaurants

the gate restaurant

  Anyone will tell you that if you have a taste for the world, there is no better city than London to experience vast variety and quality of food. Known for its diversity and culture, the city is nothing shy of great places to eat, from French to Italian, and Thai to Mexican. Below is a hand-picked list of London’s finest restaurants for you to explore. Hunan Established in 1982,… [Read More]

Hop Vietnamese Street Eats Broadgate

Hop Vietnamese broadgate

Broadgate used to be a really bad place to find lunch. When I used to work there, we used to regularly order in bento boxes from a special Japanese catering company, one of the only alternatives to the sandwich bar. Today, Broadgate there are so many choices for lunch, especially with the revamped shops in Broadgate Circle. Hop Vietnamese Street Eats is another new casual eatery/ takeaway in Broadgate. They serve… [Read More]

Sabel Food Pop Up

Sable Food Popup Palm 2

A couple of weeks ago I was defending food in London to a couple of French people. They were insisting that there is nothing good about the London  restaurant scene. If I had met them after this dinner, I would have pointed them this way. Sabel Food’s pop up is a showcase of what is exciting about eating out in London. They served up a creative modern British menu with… [Read More]

Revisiting Trader Vics for the Independence Day Menu

trader vics 4th July dinner

Trader Vics, it’s back in fashion, for cocktails or Polynesian food. If you haven’t been there in a while, then it might be time for a revisit. Watch out for their new menu, with more dishes from their wood fire oven.

Sunday Selection: Gusto Cola, Camelina Oil

gusto cola

This week’s selection includes 2 new products I’ve recently encountered. Gusto Cola  Gusto Cola is created by founder of Green and Blacks. This is the worlds’ first organic low calorie fairtrade cola. It is their own blend of organic spices and essential oils with real African cola nut. Instead of just sugar, they us organic Stevia leaf extract, organic agave inulin and organic fairtrade cane sugar. Each can is 49… [Read More]

Tasting Lisa McGuigan Wines at Gaucho club

lisa mcguigan wine matching dinner

Argentinian steaks and a few bottles of Australian reds make for a great night out. Lisa McGuigan wines hosted a tasting at the Gaucho Club recently to introduce her wines in conjunction with London Wine Week. Lisa, a fourth generation winemaker from the Hunter Valley, was on hand to tell us her story of how she built up her wine business. Lisa McGuigan Wines Lisa McGuigan is an unusual, daring and… [Read More]

Summer Spanish Style at Iberica La Terrazza Canary Wharf

Iberica La Terrazzqa

Every summer, Iberica takes over a corner of Cabot Square and turns it into a stylish al fresco tapas bar. This year, they are serving a fun menu of Pinchos and Tapas. We got to try this menu the other evening with a few jugs of Cava Sangria and a crazy demonstration of drinking from a Spanish Porron. How to drink wine from a #spanish Porron @ibericarestaurants #ibericalaterraza #instavideo A… [Read More]

A Chocolate Breakfast at Rococo Chocolates

Rococo Hot Chocolate

The Chocolate Breakfast at the Rococo Chocolate shop on Motcomb Street is a real treat. It features an energising hot chocolate, Power Granola with cocoa nibs, an amazing Billionaire’s Shortbread and the most delicious Salted Caramel Chocolate Spread which is only available in their shop for now.

Yauatcha City Launch Party in Pictures

Yauatcha City Broadgate Circle

Yauatcha City launched with a fab party at their new Broadgate Circle location. The beautiful people gathered, champagne and cocktails were flowing and trays of delectable dim sum and patisseries were sampled. Yauatcha City has taken over this great space on the first floor of Broadgate Circle. Previously the home of a wine bar. When I worked in Broadgate, it was a very busy after work haunt. This is the… [Read More]

Fatburger opens in Camden

fatburger camden town london

London’s love affair with American Hamburgers is carrying on unabated. This week sees the opening of another cult Californian burger chain, Fatburger in Camden Town. It’s on a side street on the way to Camden Lock, next to a Byron and a diner. As you can see from the image above, they are already all over the world. So how will it fair in the very busy burger restaurant space… [Read More]

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