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ULI Restaurant, London W11

My friend Felicity and I ventured north of the river last week, to try out ULI. This is a Pan-Asian restaurant, offering an enticing-looking selection of Chinese, Thai, Singaporean and Malay dishes; it’s handy for Notting Hill tube, situated on a quiet corner of a mainly residential road, opposite a handsomely refurbished Victorian cabmen’s shelter. […]

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Shola Karachi Kitchen

Last week Miranda and I met up in White City to try out Shola, a new Pakistani restaurant. Shola means “spark” in Urdu and with all the regeneration that’s currently going on, this area is certainly selling itself as sparky right now. A new theatre’s opening this summer, Imperial College has established its White City […]

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Toomai Square, Greenwich, London

Gina and I met up recently for a weekday lunch at Toomai Square in East Greenwich. A sleek and modern feel The restaurant is big and easy to find, occupying the glass-walled ground floor of a modern block at the corner of Woolwich Road and Vanbrugh Hill. It’s a big, high-ceilinged, light and airy space […]

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Iron Bloom, Shoreditch, London

With busy lifestyles there is rarely time for a leisurely breakfast. However, brunch – that rather decadent, combination of late breakfast and lunch, especially when accompanied by a glass or two of bubbles, or a cocktail – ticks all the right boxes. We had heard about a new evening restaurant/cocktail bar in London’s East End […]

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Into the Blue, Shoreham-by-Sea, W Sussex

For ages a friend living in Shoreham by Sea has been telling us about his local fish restaurant and saying how great it is – and what about meeting for lunch? So, the other weekend that is exactly what we did. Low tide at Shoreham It was low tide as we crossed the footbridge spanning the […]

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High Tea – Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

As children, visits to the aunts’ and great aunts’ for afternoon tea were received with gleeful anticipation. All the women were good cooks and the table would be almost invisible beneath the plates of sandwiches, scones and cakes. But we children, as children do, grew up and gradually the aunts and great aunts passed on, […]