Feeling like a big Phat Phuc

The January and February months can be the most depressing and difficult time of the year, the festivities have ended and everyone is watching their waistlines, wallets and alcohol intake. Most of us are feeling like pale and greasy beached whales, though the prospect of living off nothing but salads...

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Pot Roast Pheasant with winter veg and cream sauce – Recipe

This is quite a traditional rural French dish perfect for the winter months and a nice alternative to the standard Sunday roast chicken, especially if you are only cooking for 2 or 3 people. Good game birds are still relatively easy to find during the winter months at many London...

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Notting Hill restaurant, awarded 3 AA Rosettes in first 10 months

Notting Hill newcomer, The New Angel restaurant, awarded three AA Rosettes within first 10 months A rising culinary star on the Notting Hill restaurant scene, The New Angel has just received three AA Rosettes within the first 10 months of opening. The New Angel is the latest restaurant from Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur...

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Suitably Noodley

  The Noodle House, located on the bright and bustling Shaftesbury Avenue, has gathered a fair bit of attention, offering stylised, south-east Asian influenced, food and cocktails. Walking into the restaurant, customers are greeted by a slick and clean interior. Smooth surfaces on walls and tables with muted pastels are...

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Garnier

It’s a tricky thing this, “location, location, location,” mantra, because sometimes businesses flock together and you get a concentration that draws in the crowds. Other times having an exclusive is the thing that makes it special. In our part of town you need a bit more than just a location...

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The France Show 2015

  From January 23rd to 25th London is being given the chance to leave its traditional animosity behind and embrace and revel in the culture of France. The France show will be running at Olympia Central, Hammersmith offering “the best of France in a day”. The event will have cookery...

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Going against the grain

Welcome to The Slow Bread Company, artisan bread makers going against the grain, and getting proper bread into the bellies of Londoners. A picture is worth thousand words so take a look into the fascinating world of real baking.   Owner and head baker Nick May is a self-professed bread nerd,...

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Explosive eccentricity at Powder Keg Diplomacy

Powder Keg Diplomacy is not your usual dining experience. Walking in to an offbeat yet ornate venue filled with grand Victorian furnishings, floating gramophones and surreal paintings, you know you’re in for an interesting experience. Max and I are taken to the Conservatory, the main dining area that’s aptly named...

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Fire and Feathers review

Fire and Feathers review

It was a particularly miserable day and my guest and I arrived wet, cold and looking like two stray dogs from our walk to the restaurant. Fire and Feathers, a Portuguese ­inspired chicken joint, is located on Fulham High Street – not the kind of place you expect to see...

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Koshari Street review

Located right by bustling Leicester Square lies a tiny bar, barely wide enough for four people to stand side to side, but this is not your usual hole in the wall boozer. This is Koshari Street, an Egyptian street food eatery that has been gathering a fair bit of attention...

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