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The Pagination, Canary Wharf: Cosy nights await at this slick, modern bar

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March 15th, 2017

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I might be stereotyping, but visits to Canary Wharf bars probably involve loud music, clambering over suited bankers to reach the bar and a neverending supply of red wine and tomahawk-sized steaks . Surprisingly, The Pagination breaks that mould (at least on the early weekday night I visited). The bar used to be part of Corney and Barrow Bars but the new owners have revamped the decor to make a much warmer, inclusive environment.

The Crown Tavern: Traditional British pubs still the choice for imbibers at Clerkenwell

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March 15th, 2017

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We hear nightmare stories for pub owners that 27 close a week in the UK, but thankfully when they are run well and supported by the local community, they are an absolute joy for the neighbourhood . Case in point is The Crown Tavern

Expect the expected at Bar + Block, King’s Cross

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February 3rd, 2017

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As I was preparing to write this latest review for Bar + Block , King’s Cross, I was at a press dinner elsewhere when a fellow restaurant reviewer was informing me of such a terrible venue she had visited recently in which she’s refused to write about the restaurant. Surprise, surprise, she was referring to Bar + Block. Yes it is situated inside a Premier Inn.

Serving deliciously different meat-free cuisine at Ethos, Fitzrovia

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February 2nd, 2017

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You can probably count on one hand the number of top quality vegetarian restaurants in town that would give you an addictive food craving to dine out . Ethos , must surely rank up there with the very best in London.

Love is in the air at Island Grill, Lancaster London hotel

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January 22nd, 2017

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If you want to celebrate a special occasion, look no further than Lancaster London hotel, where they always make a tremendous effort to deliver a unique experience . We went along recently to sample their cleverly designed Valentine’s Day tasting menu at Island Grill .

Gyoza Bar in Covent Garden: assured and speedy service ideal for theatre-goers

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December 25th, 2016

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If you are as much of a theatre-lover as ourselves at Townfish, you might have encountered the problem of finding a suitable restaurant for that pre or post-theatre meal . You want to enjoy speedy food service without having to dine at a fast food outlet, where they want to supersize your meal but get rid of you in the quickest possible time.