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[27 Aug 2012 | By ]
Review: Tonkotsu – authentic ramen bar & restaurant

Tonkotsu is Japanese for pork bone broth, which is the amazing soup broth that the ramen bar with the same name uses for its authentic ramen noodles. Just opened a few weeks ago, its seen by many as throwing the guantlet down to Koya just a few streets over, who make authentic udon noodles.

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[27 Aug 2012 | By ]
Bea’s Crayfish Boil – All-You-Can-Eat Crayfish & A Good Cause!

Love Crayfish? Join the club! Despite this little water critter being eaten in hue amounts in many parts of the world like in China and the US, crayfish is seen as quite foreign to British plates. Although our rivers are teeming with predatory American signal crayfish, its still really difficult to find chefs that are interested in making crayfish dishes – apart from Pret-A-Manger, who have been championing crayfish sandwiches for years.

Events in London »

[22 Aug 2012 | By ]
The Gory Gourmet – A Party for the Walking Dead TV Show

Everything from the weird to the wacky passes through my London Insider editor’s inbox – you would not believe the things that are promoted! Yet, I received what must have been the most bizarre PR invite today, for a Gory Gourmet feast of guts and brain.

Places to Visit »

[21 Aug 2012 | By ]
House of Nations Celebrates the Games

As we look back on the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games and look forward to its lasting legacy, it’s important to also consider the fantastic events and venues that surrounded those heady weeks.

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[20 Aug 2012 | By ]
Dulwich Picture Gallery – And A Whole Lot More

When you think of London art galleries, the Tate Modern, the National Portrait Gallery and the Saatchi instantly spring to mind and are often the typical tourist’s first ports of call before they have barely touched down on the runway at Heathrow. But it’s important to escape the hustle and bustle of eager tourists and go a little further afield to experience something different to write home about.

Food & Drink »

[11 Aug 2012 | By ]
On Your Marks For A Summer Of Foodie Heaven

In the midst of all of this Games madness, we’ve started to notice that the East of the capital is becoming a foodie’s dream. With everything else that’s going on, it’s been easy to forget about the amazing opportunities that the Games will offer for the smaller, interesting restaurants and food stalls that finally have their time to shine.

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[5 Aug 2012 | By ]
Champagne & Caviar at Le Pont de la Tour

Le Pont de la Tour, a French riverside restaurant on the gorgeous Shad Thames, are offering diners an exclusive experience this summer, with their pairing of champagne and caviar.

Events in London »

[4 Aug 2012 | By ]
Photos of Olympic Beach Volleyball at Horse Guards Parade

Friday afternoon was a glorious day to watch the beach volleyball at the Horse Guard’s Parade. Just a few steps from Downing Street, the whole place had been transformed to be unrecognisable, with a huge temporary stadium right in the middle. I was glad that I had brought my DSLR camera (and was allowed to bring it in) as I managed to get some stunning photos!