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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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Italian Gelato Festival hits London this weekend

For those of you (like me) that love ice-cream the thought of a festival dedicated to one of the best in breed categories – gelato – sounds like utter heaven. Alas, that’s what’s in store for Londoners this coming weekend! Located at the Old
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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 – Poppies [Spitalfields, London]

Rating: In a word: Traditional Appeals to: Anyone wanting to take a step back in time. The 1950s décor has been meticulously designed by ‘Pop’ himself (Pat Newland) the celebrated owner of Poppies. The result will…transport you. Everything is covered; from wall to wall
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Review: Cafe Rouge, Manchester

Rating: In a Word: Jolie   Cuisine: French Bistro   Appeals To: Shoppers, families, anyone who fancies something other than a cheap burger, or chips to eat and drink.    C’est Bon Back to the Trafford Centre. Again. I’m beginning to think the
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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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Asian Curry Awards 2015 open for nominations

Are you a fan of Asian curries? If so we have some great news for you … the fifth Asian Curry Awards are now open for nomination. So why not put your favourite restaurant up for an award?    Who can be nominated? The competition is open to all Asian restaurants
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Product review – Chatime Bubble Tea

Bubble tea has been around since the 1980s in Taiwan and is fast becoming part of popular British-Asian culture too. There are many variations, and the Chatime menu boasts most of the classics with a few modern additions. Similar to an iced tea but with more choices on flavours
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Union Yard Winter Market – catch it while you can!

There’s a great new street food pop-up to warm you up this winter and it’s landed in Union Yard, Southwark. We’re not talking about the crazy-busy Christmas fair tourist trap type catastrophe, but a proper, decent street food gathering laced with good food, fine
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Taste of London Winter 20-23rd Nov

The Taste of London events are becoming a regular fixture in every City foodie’s diaries and next weekend sees the return of the winter show. Located in London’s East End, Tobacco Dock is a beautiful location that gets totally transformed when this festival is in
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