Tag: London

The Good Hotel: London


The Good Hotel Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock London E16 1FA Tel: 020 3637 7401 The Good Hotel brings a new message to hospitality while keeping their eye on the essentials, it offers modern street style with a calm night’s sleep, good food and helpful staff. Depending on when you book it can be a

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Polo Bar, The Westbury Hotel: London


Polo Bar The Westbury Hotel 37 Conduit Street Mayfair London W1S 2YF Tel: 202 7629 7755   The first glimpse of the über cool Polo Bar is just that, a glimpse. Casting my eyes through the glass beads that screen the bar from Conduit Street all I could manage to see were some blurred shadows

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Gaucho: London


Gaucho 93 Charterhouse Street London EC1M 6HL Tel: 020 7490 1676 So it’s time for steak again and where better than the hippest Argentinean joint in town?  Read how I dip into a bit of a South American culinary culture while keeping it ‘real’ with some excellent steak, wine and a glorious dessert! With its plush nightclub

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Seven Dials: London


A gentleman’s day in London’s Seven Dials   So, in this article I head on down to London’s West End in search of a bit of ‘me’ time amongst the hubbub of Seven Dials. This little known enclave is a gem of a place to hang out, eat or even get a haircut. Full of

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The Nadler Victoria Hotel: London


The Nadler Victoria Hotel Victoria 10 Palace Place London SW1E 5BW Tel: 0203 540 8800 Just behind her majesty’s own London home you can find yours at 10 Palace Road, Victoria. When I say your own I mean it’s where the latest edition of the expanding Nadler Hotel chain can be found. The Nadler Victoria

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Novotel – Greenwich


Novotel 173 – 185 Greenwich High Road Greenwich London SE10 8JA Tel: 020 7660 0682   Greenwich is one of those places that most of us have heard of but not all have been to see it in it the flesh. I recommend you do as it has just about everything you need for a

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Busaba Eathai – Shoreditch

Baked Eggs

Busaba Eathai 319 Old Street Shoreditch London EC1V 6P Tel: 020 7729 0808   I’ve been a fan of Busaba Eathai for a couple of years and have watched the small chain grow in popularity and strength. It seemed only a matter of time before they expanded their stake in London’s trendier outposts and set

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The Parlour – London

Old Fashioned

The Parlour 5 Regent Street Kensal Green London NW10 5LG Tel: 020 8969 2184 Jesse Dunford Wood is the chef proprietor of The Parlour in Kensal Green and a modern day Willie Wonka. He effortlessly combines great food with a fun feel and a chic atmosphere. I recently bumped into Jesse at a trade event

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The Goldsmiths Arms – London

Mushrooms on Toast

The Goldsmiths Arms 3 Croydon Road London SE20 7TJ Tel: 020 8659 1242   About 15 years ago a serious decline started in pubs. Across the country they were falling like flies. The country local was no more, the London boozer had reached its end and the world was a poorer place for it. In

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Inito – London


Inito 31 Bell Lane Whitechapel London E1 7LA Tel: 020 7247 7145    Tucked away in the tiny streets of old Whitechapel sits a worthy homage to Indian street food, Inito. With a very on trend interior of modern industrial fused with retro Indian, long benches and produce on display this is a kaleidoscope of

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Catford Constitutional Club – London

Scotch Egg

Catford Constitutional Club Catford Broadway Catford London SE6 4SN Tel: 020 8613 7188 Over the last few years Catford has been fighting back from the perceived reputation of being a bit down at heel. But faith is being restored in this much-loved forgotten South London suburb. It is with a heavy irony that where the

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Chop’d – Shoreditch


Chop’d Unit 44/45 Boxpark Retail Mall 2-4 Bethnal Green Road London E1 6GY    The Bethnal Green Road is now the height of trendiness, it’s official. We are used to pop up shops and restaurants these days but the other day I came across a pop up retail mall. Cut from a slither of land

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Babur – London

Scallops 2

Babur 119 Brockley Rise London SE23 1JP Tel: 020 8291 2400 Before I start this review I must make a confession. Babur is my go to local Indian restaurant I have eaten there many times and never had an unpleasant plate of food. It sits in no man’s land between Honor Oak and Brockley and

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Hixster Bankside – London

Beef 3

Hixster Bankside 16 Great Guilford Street London SE1 0HS Tel: 020 7921 9508    In a quiet street just off the main drag between Southwark and London Bridge stations is Mark Hix’s new venture. Three months old and the place swings. It has party and fun written all over it. And the food is mainly

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Bistrot on the Square – London

Pomegranate Slaw

Bistrot on the Square 37 Eccleston Square London SW1V 1PB Tel: 020 3489 1001 Comfortably sitting within a terrace of opulent houses that would not look out of place in Upstairs Downstairs you will find the Eccleston Square Hotel. It is unassuming but somehow rather grand. As you walk in it hits you that this

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