Restaurants – London

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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Club Carnivore @ Vivat Bacchus

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Carnivore, noun – an animal which feeds on other animals. Herbivore, noun – an animal which feeds on plants. The herbivores do seem to get the short end of the stick, don’t you think?  Their plant-based diet is not very energy-dense and so they have to spend almost all their time and energy wandering from […]

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Moti Mahal – Champagne and spice dinner with Gosset

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As every schoolboy knows, the only drink that should correctly be served with curry is beer.  Right?  Well, sort of.  It is true that beer does complement spicy food rather well and that you would struggle to go wrong if you ordered a beer with a curry.  And this is no random assertion:  the spices […]

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Axis @ One Aldwych restaurant

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An axis is defined as the imaginary line around which a body rotates – so for example the Earth’s axis is an imaginary line through the centre of the globe between the North and South Poles around which the Earth turns every 24 hours, providing us conveniently with day and night.  Situated almost exactly on […]

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The Bingham – a Sunday lunch review

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  It is a truth universally acknowledged that the TW10 postcode in Richmond is more liberally endowed with lovely places to eat than E16, where I live, on the opposite side of London. It is also a truth universally acknowledged that attempting to drive from E16 to Richmond through the centre of London at noon […]

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