Restaurants – London

High Timber

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When people hear I am a food blogger, one of the first things they constantly ask is: “So what’s your favourite London restaurant?”. It’s a question that I’ve both come to expect and dread.  Firstly, there is no answer to that question.  It depends on a myriad of variables including what kind of food and […]

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Luxury afternoon tea at the Café Royal Hotel’s Oscar Wilde Bar

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Perhaps it is a consequence of growing up in a relatively young country, but even after fourteen years of living in London, I remain fascinated by the extent to which old things are preserved in Europe. I barely have one glass left from the year we arrived in London, and yet in the V&A I […]

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The Imperial, Chelsea

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When I was still a teenager, the Pet Shop Boys famously sang about East end boys and West end girls.  I had never been to London and I had no idea what the difference might be (other than that they clearly came from opposing compass points!) but I certainly got the sense that the West […]

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L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon London revisited

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As soon as people hear I have a food blog, one of the first questions they ask me is “so what’s your favourite restaurant in London?”.  The question is almost always followed by an embarrassed silence as I rack my brain to come up with somewhere that has at least a whiff of the hip, […]

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Bunnychow Soho

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In 1998, researchers at Harvard and Kent State University in the US conducted a study to see how much pedestrians on campus actually noticed about their immediate surroundings.  During the experiment, an actor would approach a random pedestrian and ask for directions.  While the pedestrian was giving instructions, two more actors dressed as workmen would […]

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Mestizo – real Mexican food in London

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Mexican food – we all know what it is, right? Nachos or burritos with ready-mixed guacamole, loads of Cheddar cheese, and enough chillies to clear your sinuses for a year. Well, actually, no. That’s Tex-Mex that you are describing and although there is no question that it can be a delicious cuisine in its own […]

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The Balcon and Patrick Laroche’s vegetable sculptures

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There are many things that I wanted to say when I was greeted at the door of the Sofitel St James by a shiny, six foot tall asparagus spear with a shiny purple top.  Most of them are obviously not to be repeated on a family blog, but anyone that knows me can use their imagination! And […]

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