Eating Out

Review: Pennethorne’s Café Bar

We’ve had a date with Pennethorne’s Café Bar for a while so it was great when it finally happened on a rain- free Friday.  Arriving after a busy work day, it was just what was needed to unwind. Located in the New Wing of Somerset House, Pennethorne’s Café Bar is named after Sir James Pennethorne, a 19th century English architect …

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The Fire Station Waterloo

After a year-long multi-million pound refurbishment,Waterloo landmark, The Fire Station on Waterloo road (just a few paces from the legendary Old Vic theatre) opened its doors earlier this year (July 9th) with a big celebration. Now that the dust has settled, we went along to have a closer look and enjoy all The Fire Station has to offer in terms …

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Review: Rocket Bishopsgate

Rocket is a lounge bar and pizza restaurant catering to the financial district of Bishopsgate with a delicious menu and exquisite wines. I was at Rocket Bishopsgate with a friend and fellow food writer recently to try their stone baked pizzas. Located on Bishopsgate adjacent to The Broadgate Tower; Rocket has a first floor bar for private hire as well …

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Eccleston Square Hotel Cocktail Hour

I was at Eccleston Square Hotel, a designer Georgian hotel in London Victoria recently to try the new cocktail hour, which offers 3 solid hours of happy hour (5pm – 8pm) with half priced cocktails (£4.75). I found the hotel itself to be very impressive! It’s a grade-two ‘heritage status’ building, the former home of Princess Victoria, run by a …

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Review: Spring Restaurant

Housed in the New Wing of the iconic Somerset House, Spring is a restaurant owned by acclaimed chef Skye Gyngell. It’s a very beautiful and elegant dining space with a daily changing, seasonal menu. DECOR White colour scheme with gigantic mirrors and arty globular chandeliers lighting that’s very elegant and beautiful to look at. It also has an orangery-style inner …

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Life & Soullifestyle.com- Orient London review

Review: Orient London

Orient London, a new restaurant owned by Chef and hospitality entrepreneur Patrick Cheung recently opened in London’s China Town (16th June, 2015). It’s the 4th restaurant by Cheung who also owns the Mizu Noodle Bars in Suffolk and Essex, and the Aqua Eight Fusion Restaurant and Bar in Ipswich. Orient serves Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine alongside dishes from the northern …

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Bloom Gin cocktails

The Bloom Gin Rooftop Bar @ Vista, Trafalgar Square Opens

In celebration of the wonderful weather in London, BLOOM Gin has opened its BLOOM Gin Rooftop Garden Bar at Vista, Trafalgar Hotel, Trafalgar Square. This brand new pop-up bar will be open from now until September serving a selection of specially created BLOOM Gin floral cocktails in a glorious garden setting – an oasis of eau de nil cushions, flowers …

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Café Rouge, Kingsway reopens with a flavour fest!

After shutting down for a week to refurbish and refresh its menu, French inspired bistro Café Rouge in Kingsway reopened its doors with a newly created Rejuve menu, wine list and a new traditional Parisian style design. The new Paris Metro theme can be seen and sensed throughout the bistro; from the decadent mirrors and ‘Kingsway’ signage to the décor …

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Briciole Win UK Parma Ham Specialist of the Year 2014

I was at Briciole deli and restaurant in Marylebone recently to celebrate their winning the prestigious title of ‘UK Parma Ham Specialist of the Year 2014’. Briciole was being recognised for its passion for Parma Ham, from its use in their restaurant menu, to selling it freshly sliced in the deli. In recognition, the deli and restaurant was awarded ‘The …

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Valentines day at Corinthia Hotel London

A new take on Valentine’s Day dinner at the Corinthia Hotel London

Valentine’s Day is just round the corner and it’s got me thinking; what do people do these days? Is it still the same old red roses, dinner or romantic getaway? I was at the Corinthia hotel London recently where they’ll be bringing in renowned graphologist Emma Bache to read / analyse couple’s handwriting to determine their compatibility on February 14th. …

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