2016

You always get a hearty welcome at Yumi Izayaka on Shaftesbury Avenue

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April 18th, 2016

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Izayaka is the Japanese word for an informal drinking establishment. However, the food plays an important role at Izayakas.

The Petite Corée: the little neighbourhood bistro with a big heart

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April 14th, 2016

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The Petite Corée sets itself out as a friendly neighbourhood restaurant in West Hampstead and it’s hard to disagree when you visit their simple, yet clean website and also when you arrive in person. The decor is more homely than flashy, the olive-green and wooden wall panelling at the bar is soothing on the eyes

Wünderlust at the Big Red: You insatiable appetite will be satisfied by this double-decker

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April 7th, 2016

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I’ve been told by a reliable source that Deptford is the new Dalston; although indications from a recent visit suggested that was still some distance away.

Balans Soho Society: A fitting tribute to the late Prady Balan

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April 7th, 2016

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I don’t normally start off a review with an obituary, but the recent passing of Prady Balan reminds us of the tremendous work he has contributed to the restaurant scene in London and across the world. We visited the original Soho branch of Balans Soho Society recently, which has been a fixture of Soho nightlife for what seems an eternity. In fact, the owners have been so enamoured with the Soho lifestyle of pursuit of pleasure above all and the best plan being having no plans, they’ve named all their other branches Balans Soho Society even if they are based in other parts of London town.

Your hunt for the perfect bottomless Sunday roast should end at OXBO Bankside

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March 24th, 2016

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The insatiable appetite for bottomless brunches in London is showing no signs of abating.

Burn off your calories and enjoy delectable delights at Bounce Shoreditch

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March 6th, 2016

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As you descend down into Bounce , you can’t help but feel the happening vibe. The guests look excited, the staff are energetic and the graffiti walls are just pure Shoreditch.