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Bordelaise – Tooting High St, London

I was intrigued to read that an up-market French bistro specialising in steak frites had opened inside one of Tooting’s two indoor markets. I’ve long been a fan of these cheerful, bustling spaces; of late there’s been a distinct trend to gentrification with new cafes, delicatessens, craft and vintage shops setting up alongside the fruit […]

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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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The White Horse, Hampstead, London

The White Horse, Fleet Road, not far from Hampstead Heath was no stranger to me. It had played a significant part in my London life when living in Camden – many a weekend outing involved Hmpstead and a visit to the friendly pub. A friend knowing I had a penchant for Lebanese food had suggested […]

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Barrio Soho, London

As I pushed open the door to Barrio Soho at 18.30 on a cold Monday evening in February the place was already buzzing. Mind you, it was London Fashion Week, and from the general air of youth and hipness, the other customers all worked in the rag trade, or perhaps the creative and media industries? […]

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Bella Cosa – Canary Wharf, London

Exit South Quay DLR station and almost directly opposite is a passageway running alongside a small dock. Walk down it to the end and turn right onto the main esplanade for about 150 yards; it’s an interesting four minute walk watching the dockside activities and cormorants fishing for their lunch. And lunch was where we […]

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Lazeez – Duke St, London