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‘O ver Restaurant, London

Fishermen when at sea have used sea water for centuries when cooking their meals, so too in days gone if there was no available fresh water did coastal dwellers. And more recently chefs in Spanish restaurants have experimented with it – think El Bulli’s Ferran Adrià. And now sea water cooking has come to London. […]

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Fantasia Palace – Praed Street, London

We have long enjoyed Greek food – Mediterranean cooking, fresh, healthy – and usually good value. So, the Fantasia Palace, a small restaurant a few minutes’ walk along Praed Street from Edgware Road tube station had been recommended to us. Crisp white tablecloths We hadn’t expected crisp white tablecloths and napkins, but very much approved. […]

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Alice House : West Hampstead

Sun, a somewhat rare event this summer, shone on West Hampstead and residents and tourists alike were out and about enjoying themselves. ‘Would you like to sit outside on the decking?’ asked Lisa, ‘it’s great for people watching.’ But instead we opted for a table just inside the Alice House. The big sliding windows had […]

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Bar Boulud – Knightsbridge

Set between bustling, fashionable, Knightsbridge, within a few yards of Harrods and Harvey Nichols, and green and leafy Hyde Park, the Mandarin Oriental hotel is in one of London’s most accessible and enviable locations. It is a beautiful hotel, made even more special for some of us – for within its walls can be found […]

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Diciannove – Crowne Plaza London The City

For anybody interested in food and wine the Crowne Plaza London City hotel is a great choice. Use the subway and it takes all of three minutes to reach Blackfriars underground station. It’s a perfect venue for a drink with friends or a meal before heading to a theatre or home, or indeed early in […]

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The Good Ship Benefit – Victoria Embankment, London

Until 31 August 2016 a pink ship is moored on the River Thames at the Victoria Embankment, just two minutes from the Embankment tube station. Most people know her as the RS Hispaniola, but the Hispaniola has had a temporary makeover. A makeover created by Benefit Cosmetics, the San Francisco based company, which was founded […]