2016

Building a sense of community at Neighbourhood, Stratford

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April 28th, 2016

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It is hard not to be jealous of those lucky people who live in East Village, where the former Olympic Village used to be: pristine apartments, spotless streets and wealth of sporting facilities in close proximity. Now even their local “pub”, Neighbourhood is a cut above the standard imbibing institutions that other Londoners have

Enjoy a carefree and alternative brunch at KuPP, Paddington Basin

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April 19th, 2016

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Fickled Londoners are spoilt for choice when it comes to bottomless brunch options: Japanese buffets, unlimited Champagne, traditional roast lunches. What shrewd Londoners are crying out for are fresh ideas and new concepts like KuPP , a place where Scandinavian designs and the culture of great Scandinavian cuisine are embraced in a uniquely British way.

Discover the real origins of the gourmet sandwich at Cafe Mish in Mayfair

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November 29th, 2015

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At Cafe Mish , they have a sign proudly proclaiming the Earl of Sandwich didn’t “invent” the sandwich, it was created many centuries ago in the Middle East. For a food lover, this was akin to telling me Santa Claus isn’t real. I thought the sandwich was the British people’s greatest contribution to gastronomy

Forget the wintry weather, grab some sunshine at the Ceru pop up

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November 12th, 2015

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Having visited their multi-coloured radiant summer pop up by Tower Bridge during the warmer months of July and August, I was curious to see what they have been up to with their winter pop up special on Cannon Street. Ceru specialises in food from the Levant which is a large part of the eastern Mediterranean.

5 Reasons why you should attend your office Christmas party

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October 6th, 2015

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Well, there might be a couple of months until the most socially awkward gathering of the year takes place, but you probably still require a bit of convincing as to why it’s always a good idea to attend. Whether you’ve got your heart set on not going or if you’re stuck in the undecided camp, then congratulations! You’re definitely that colleague who regularly finds it difficult to withstand forty hours each week in the company of some of the most annoying and ill-mannered people you’ve ever had the privilege of meeting.

Lotus: An Indian affair to remember

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August 23rd, 2015

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If there was an Oscar for how lavishly well restaurants looked after their guests, Lotus would most definitely be a nominee if not the actual winner. This is a fine dining institution where the staff effortlessly guide you through an epicurean feast of dishes you are unlikely to find anywhere else in London. Whilst it’s not quite 50 shades of grey, the owners clearly love the colour: the upholstery, the walls, the partitions and the welcoming counter are all a slick grey colour