Cocktails

Review – Shikumen, Shepherd’s Bush [London]

As I sit on a tube train playing Mahjong, I can still taste and smell the experience I’ve just had. Shikumen isn’t necessarily what you’d expect from a Chinese restaurant, but that’s because it’s more traditional and less about satisfying us
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Review: Bluu, Manchester

Rating: In a Word: Institution   Cuisine: Barbecue/American   Appeals To: Girls and boys about town. Anyone who isn’t a vegetarian.    Northern Quarter Revamp Manchester’s Northern Quarter has long been a popular stomping ground for creatives, for
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The Well [Clerkenwell] launches Brazilian pop-up for summer

Many pubs will begin to launch summer menus and pop-ups over the coming weeks, but one that caught our eye recently was the AbraCachaça Brazilian pop-up at The Well in Clerkenwell. It’s lively, bright and fun with refreshing drinks and tasty nibbles – a bit of a
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Review – Floridita, Soho [London]

If you work in Central London then this is one of those places that you’ve probably either heard about in conversation or have ended up in at some point in time. However, I think it’s rather underestimated. It isn’t really somewhere that springs to mind straight
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Review – The Rummer [Bristol]

Rating:  Cuisine Fine dining. Victoriana with a modern twist. Appeals to:  Not gonna lie, the prices of cocktails at this brooding bad boy are a little steep, and in the original prohibition style, you don’t get stacks of bang for yer buck. That said, for couples
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Review – Babylon’s Winter Terrace

What did you do for Halloween? Thanks to TB, we spent the evening in the gorgeous surroundings in Babylon at Kensington Roof Gardens. The venue is owned by Richard Branson, who famously bought it the day after he’d been turned away at the door by an over-zealous bouncer. In a
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Review – Bourgee, Southend [Essex]

A fantastic new edition to the Essex food scene, filling a gap in luxury dining and delivering great taste and stunning ingredients at a reasonable cost. Bourgee is warm and inviting while remaining something a little bit special. The staff really make the venue, with a fantastic
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Apres London - Front Mural

Review – Apres [Mayfair]

Rating In A Word Slick Cuisine Unsure Appeals To Smokers of sophisticated versions of tobacco, such as cigars and shisha (they have a shisha terrace and a smoking lounge…these are possibly the same thing?) Clubbers, music lovers, party people and the cool cats that may
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214 Bermondsey - Basement Bar Area

Review – 214 Bermondsey [Southwark]

Rating In A Word Gin-Temple (OK, so it’s a double barreled word) Appeals To Those who worship at the alter of Gin, and like the spirit in all of it’s wondrous varieties (there are many). People who want an education in gin, but would who would rather get this via
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