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[14 Jun 2015 | By ]
Universal Laptop Chargers – best invention since sliced bread

Sliced bread was amazing – back in the 1920s. Before they had laptops, there wasn’t much to amuse oneself with. Except for the wonders of how bread could be bought sliced, each slice with perfect thickness.

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[21 May 2015 | By ]
Wagamama’s new Japanese-Inspired Breakfast

Wagamama, known for its tasty, good value, and quick Japanese meals is now looking to follow this trend by offering a breakfast menu. At their newly opened flagship restaurant on Marlborough Street, I was recently invited to try their new Japanese-British breakfast menu. Fusion dishes like breakfast ramen with sausage and bacon and kedgeree with katsu curry sauce feature on their new experimental breakfast menu.

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[27 Mar 2015 | By ]

Launching MeatSnacker – an online shop in the UK with a wide range of meat snacks from beef jerky to biltong, snacking salami to chorizo.

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[17 Aug 2014 | By ]
Review: Jamie’s Italian at Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre

Jamie’s Italian, in my opinion, is one of those places that have successfully combined tasty dishes but with a quality consistency that comes with being part of a chain. It is hard to do both – you get a lot of one-off restaurants serving great food, and a lot of chain restaurants serving mediocre food.

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[16 Aug 2014 | By ]
Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes at HKK

To mark the upcoming Chinese mid-autumn festival, HKK are incorporating mooncakes into their 15 course tasting menu. Mooncakes are round pastries, with a soft crust and a sweet filling, and are eaten in the month up and until the mid-autumn festival (8th September this year).

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[9 Aug 2014 | By ]
Review: Tapas Bar Mas Q Menos’ First London Branch

MasQMenos, a famed Spanish casual eating chain with 25 outlets in Spain, has opened its first London branch in Holborn. Now, there is no shortage of Spanish restaurants and tapas bars in London, but Mas Q Menos brings across from Spain an authentic and more casual style of Spanish dining than that we have seen in London so far.

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[5 Aug 2014 | By ]
Sunset Views from the London Eye (Summer Lates Experience)

If you’re a Londoner, chances are that you have tried to avoid at all costs the 500 meter radius around the London Eye on the South Bank. With good reason – as in the summer, it is packed with tourists trying to get on the Eye or into the McDonalds next door afterwards.

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[28 Jul 2014 | By ]
Guyuan: Authentic Chinese Private Dining / Supper Club in London

I’ve lived in London for ten years, and a few weeks ago was the first time I had dined at Guyuan. That is how much of a secret this one table, private dining space has been kept from a foodie like me. A friend had invited me for a “feast”, and what a great dinner it turned out to be, one of the best meals I’ve had in London.

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[12 Jul 2014 | By ]
Review: Modern Portuguese Dining at Portal Restaurant

I always like to find hidden gems in London, and from the outside, Portal made a good first impression and fit the bill nicely. I’ve walked past this unassuming storefront many times, thinking it was maybe just a small family run restaurant or pub, but when you step inside you realise that the restaurant is huge, expanding deeply into the building.

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[29 Jun 2014 | By ]
Eat Your Way Through the World Cup 2014 Teams in London

A few days ago I received an interesting email from Bookatable, who have taken the time to compile a list of restaurants in London from every single country that made it to the group stages of the World Cup.