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Immersive yourself into the world of The Grift and The Town Hall Hotel

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February 19th, 2018

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The marketing geniuses from The Town Hall Hotel who have brought the immersive experience, The Grift to the east end of London deserve plenty of kudos .

Hankies: Accessible, aromatic Indian cuisine from Anirudh Arora at The Montcalm, Marble Arch

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February 19th, 2018

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It’s a sign of the times when you see top quality restaurants at the respected The Montcalm closing with the regularity of an iPhone update . The previous incarnation of their flagship restaurant, Sixtyone and Nirvana Kitchen was much loved by the Townfish team. The latest resident is Hankies from renowned chef, Anirudh Arora who is a former protégé of the Michelin-starred Indian chef Atul Kochhar

Elvis is alive and well at Be-Bop-A-Lula, Stoke Newington

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December 25th, 2017

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Fans of 1950s music and American diner classics should flock to the new rock ‘n’ roll pub, Be-Bop-A-Lula on Green Lane in Stoke Newington .

Style and substance on offer at Gallery Mess at The Saatchi Gallery, Sloane Square

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December 24th, 2017

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With their groundbreaking artwork displays, it’s unsurprising that the Saatchi Gallery is one of the most popular cultural attractions in London . However, I have always been dubious about restaurants associated with museums and tourist attractions; they tend to be of a rather generic, cookie-cutter variety, so it was an extremely pleasant surprise when I visited the smart, upscale Gallery Mess at The Saatchi Gallery. The serene surroundings and charming atmosphere were easy to warm to.

The Victor Garvey empire grows from strength to strength with their latest addition, Rambla

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December 12th, 2017

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One of the most frequently asked questions as a restaurant reviewer is which restaurant is your favourite in London? One of the top choices I often answer with is Encant on Maiden Lane . With their inventive, Spanish small plates offering, it has been winning over demanding London diners in the last few years

Minnow: One to watch in the giant Clapham pond

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November 29th, 2017

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Clapham is an area I frequent often and one of the reasons is the high density of top quality restaurants on offer, in particular, the Old Town area . Minnow is one of those restaurants, you could easily walk past without noticing due to the relatively small restaurant frontage but it would be to your culinary loss. The pedigree is strong from team Minnow: it is owned by Chris Frichot and Saba Tsegaye