Number 90 Bar and Restaurant review

Number 90 Bar and Restaurant review

As we sat on the riverside terrace of this Hackney Wick bar, me and my friend though to ourselves this is about as quintessentially Hackney as one can imagine. Inside, the graffiti, plants, ‘female identifying toilets’ and mismatch of wooden tables brought the warehouse-type venue space to life. Whilst I...

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Review: Vegan Tyne Cheese

Review: Vegan Tyne Cheese

Welcomingly Parisienne, the packaging of this cheese should have been a sign of what was to come. Each cheese medallion beautifully wrapped and placed in a circular box; of the kind made iconic by Brie, Camembert and ‘visit France’ television adverts, you know the one: strategically positioned on a red...

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Coffee Island: Buffs’ delight!

Coffee Island: Buffs’ delight!

Self-confessed coffee addict Cynthia Pickard reviews Coffee Island in St Martin’s Lane, London  for KCW Today.  Coffee, this much-loved beverage is beginning to be treated with the same reverence as a fine wine. A Greek-run coffee shop has opened in Covent Garden where the idea is to have the baristas...

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Hilary Mantel: A Place Of Greater Safety

Hilary Mantel: A Place Of Greater Safety

In our monthly feature on classic literature Max Feldman climbs the scaffold for Hilary Mantel’s bloody history of the French Revolution, A Place Of Greater Safety, initially released in December 1992. Hilary Mantel is often held up as one of Britain’s greatest living novelists, but even after the burst of...

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Vertically Unchallenged – 36 Darwin Brasserie, 20 Fenchurch St

Vertically Unchallenged – 36 Darwin Brasserie, 20 Fenchurch St

By David Hughes As I pulled back from the glass precipice, I had one wonky eye fixed grimly on the ship moored serenely a couple of hundred feet below me, and the other on the forty foot drop to the bar on my right. As you might have guessed, I`m...

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Get On With It – A Memoir

Get On With It – A Memoir

By Algy Cluff Cluff & Sons £15. 196 pp. Illustrated. ISBN: 978-1-5262-0150-8 What one really wants from a memoir/autobiography is a concise, witty, charming account of a man’s life and times. What one gets from Algy Cluff’s book is all the above, but with a strong following breeze. Lightly scribed,...

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Miles Ahead

Director: Don Cheadle Running Time: 100 minutes   Virtually every biopic about a creative genius suffers from the same fundamental problem: Creative genius doesn’t lend itself well to dramatization. If the subject is a famous writer, for example, there’s not much excitement in showing her tapping away at a keyboard...

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80 Days

Price: 6.99 Available on Steam I’ve introduced 80 Days to four different people so far, and watching their expression shift, slowly admittedly, from scepticism towards surprise and then excitement has been almost as rewarding as playing the game itself. It’s not often said, but writing about games is only ever...

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People Places & Things

At first glance People, Places and Things seems like it’s going to be a bit of an ordeal. Following the travails of a troubled drug addict (admittedly something of a tautology) struggling to get clean in a sterile clinic (whilst refusing to surrender so much as an inch of her...

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Motcombs

Our destination is one of those surprising streets that rubs away the feeling that the area around Belgravia Square has somehow died. It’s all too easy to form the impression that after 6pm it’s become a faceless bastion of buttoned up embassies and houses mostly bought for investment by those...

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