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Baraka Restaurant, London EC2

It has to be said that No 1, Unit 4 Finsbury Avenue, Broadgate was not the easiest of places to find. I was completely lost but luckily my friend ‘S’, also lost but less so, had tracked it down and had arrived at Baraka before me, and was therefore able to talk me in from […]

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Northbank, London EC4

I had expected to get lost; London has changed so much since I last worked in the City – skyscrapers and smart buildings replacing familiar old faces. Close to the Millenium Bridge But I knew Paul’s Walk was south of St Paul’s cathedral on the Thames Path and very close to the Millenium Bridge. Partly […]

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The Nutcracker Afternoon Tea – JW Marriott Grosvenor House

Ironically the first ballet I ever saw, thanks to my Godmother, was The Nutcracker. As a special Christmas treat she had organised tickets for mother and me for a matinee performance of the ballet at the Royal Opera House, and it included tea and biscuits brought to us in our seats. The programme… Little did […]

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Pomona’s Restaurant and Bar, London W2

Whilst chatting one day a friend and I discovered that at about the same time several years ago we used to have respective friends living in London’s Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill. But time moves on and neither of us had been back to our old haunting grounds. However, on discovering that the very talented, award-winning, […]

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144 On The Hill, Richmond Hill, London

Danielle and I enjoy trying out new lunch venues and so it was that the other day we set off to 144 On The Hill, a recently revamped restaurant and bar within the Richmond Hill Hotel. The hotel is actually at the top of the hill, a big sprawling old building almost next to Richmond […]

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Romulo Café , London W8

‘Catch the 49 bus outside High Street Kensington tube station’, the friend I was meeting told me, ‘and get off at Warwick Gardens – three stops’. She was right. I got off the bus and found myself right outside no 343 Kensington High St and the Romulo Café; a Filipino restaurant gaining a serious reputation […]