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The Palomar & Arabica Bar & Kitchen

TweetI’m always attracted to food that’s roughly influenced by the Middle East, there’s something mystical about the fragrant and often heavily spiced cuisine that I find so utterly different from the food I was brought up on and therefore bewitching. … Continue reading

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Revisiting New York & Williamsburg

TweetI forget how vast the states are and how different each of the towns and cities within it  feels. I felt it when I first visited Williamsburg last Christmas, an eery stillness I hadn’t come across before, so far removed … Continue reading

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8 Hoxton Square, Quality Chop & White Lyan

TweetI’d been keeping an ear to the ground for news on the sister restaurant of 10 Greek Street ever since I heard news that there was to be one. You see, although I quite liked the first, I’d never really … Continue reading

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Blanchette Soho

TweetEvery now and then, a place opens that entices you to embrace it like an old friend, promising very quickly to become a regular haunt. Sager & Wilde last year was immediately one, Duck Soup in the past, Mishkins and … Continue reading

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Tinello and a Truffle Tantrum

TweetTinello has been around for about three years but it only came to my attention a few weeks ago when a bunch of my friends attended a sort of relaunch evening. As is often the case when a small group … Continue reading

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Rita’s Take 2

Tweet There are some openings that immediately take precedence, jumping straight ahead of the queued list of venues I want to try. Usually these are places where I know something of the owners or chef, so already have an insight … Continue reading

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Bones – Paris

TweetI’m afraid I’m more than a little ignorant when it comes to anything outside of my cosy little world, essentially London, and a particularly small circle of coffee, food and cocktail centric places at that. I sometimes need reminding how … Continue reading

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Paris – Belleville

TweetI always find it stressful committing to a hotel in any given location, the choice fills me with dread, seemingly riddled with pitfalls and booby traps, it’s as though someone’s watching and just waiting for me to click the ‘purchase’ … Continue reading

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Casse Croute

TweetCasse Croute joins a number of restaurants that have crept up on me seemingly under the radar, that are now jabbing me urgently and noisily between the ribs. Dairy – jab – Picture – jab – Toast – jab – … Continue reading

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Tozi

TweetVictoria has always been my golden gateway into London, purely from a train travelling point of view; a portal to a foreign and exiting land far removed from Beckenham. For all it stands for, it’s always remained, throughout my life, … Continue reading

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