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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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Mews Of Mayfair - The Mews

Review – Mews of Mayfair [Mayfair]

Rating Appeals To Suited, booted and financially sorted Mayfair types who want what is almost a one stop shop for a variety of high end culinary experiences High powered types wowing a client (again, suited and booted might be the theme) – those really taking this to
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Review – Mazi [Notting Hill]

Rating Cuisine Greek Appeals To ‘Gastro Greek’ (but probably not ‘Gastro Cypriot’) expats who want the more sophisticated, more gourmet, but mostly recognisable version of their home cuisine. And the opportunity to gather with Greeks and non Greeks alike
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Chef Michael Lecouteur

Profile – Michael Lecouteur [Mews Of Mayfair]

We share some words with the laconic (but no less talented) Michael Leconteur, the man behind the excellent food offerings at the rapidly expanding empire that is Mews of Mayfair (which includes The Mayfair Pizza Co, La Cave and Cartizze). The recurring theme? Inventive food
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The Gay Hussar - Entrance

Review – The Gay Hussar, Soho

Behold, a new writer! Tim Milford is our wine loving, brass playing, Germanophilic man of many interests and talents. His first review is of the Gay Hussar, in Soho – where he followed strange food cravings (and a half price deal) all the way into this
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Review – Coal Vaults [Soho]

Rating In A Word Subterranean Cuisine Drink heavy, Modern European Appeals To Coal miners with expensive and complex drinking habit. Subterranean creatures and those who like dark, warm and cosy spaces… Tapas/antipasti/meze people – rather than going for a huge sit
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BRGR.CO Soho - Front Entrance

Review – BRGR.CO [Soho]

Rating Appeals To Burger and slider enthusiasts who want a slightly different take on American style cuisine, at a reasonable pricepoint and minus the ‘Americana’ Those looking for a burger joint without some of the pretensions and looooong cues that many
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Charlotte's Bistro Turnham Green - Entrance Sign

Review – The Gin School @ Charlotte’s Bistro [Chiswick]

Rating: Cuisine: English food with with a few French touches. And GIN. Can gin be a cuisine?   Appeals to: Well, for the gin school – we’re thinking gin connoisseurs, along with juniper journeyers and tentatives of all stripes. The bar staff know wh
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La Polenteria Soho - View From The Front

Review – La Polenteria [Soho]

Rating Cuisine Northern Italian / ‘Peasant Food’ Appeals To Polenta obsessives and pasta dismissives  Vegans and Vegetarians Very hip young types and people who want to get on the Polenta trend People seeking a filling, economical bite or two  ( £7 for a
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