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NASHVILLE…a foodie’s dream!

Every year I go away for my birthday. My thought process is pretty much ‘if it doesn’t happen in the UK, it doesn’t happen’.  Hence I’m a lot younger than I ‘technically’ am, and that’s just the way I like it! This year I was struggling to come up with…

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DIM SUMMER AT PING PONG

Ping Pong is a contemporary Chinese Dim Sum restaurant in London. There are 8 of them dotted across the capital: Soho, Westbourne Grove, Wembley, Southbank, Westfield Stratford, St. Katharine Docks, St Christopher’s Place and St Paul’s. I’m not normally a fan of chains but I do like Ping Pong. More often than…

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BRUNCH AT M1LK, BALHAM

I love brunch. There really is nothing better at the weekend than hanging out with your friends over good food and a few bloody mary’s/proseccos.  My weekend brunches are probably my favourite meals of the week and I love looking for new places to go. Recently, I was rather surprised when…

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PORTER & RYE, GLASGOW

On Friday night my good friend Maggie and I met up for dinner at one of Glasgow’s newest restaurant, Porter & Rye. Situated in the hip Finnieston end of Argyle Street, Porter & Rye is being heralded as Glasgow’s first ‘molecular restaurant’, serving fine dry-aged meats, small plate dining and…

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CICCHETTI, COVENT GARDEN

Covent Garden ha always been a bit of a tourist trap, with restaurants to match. I avoided it for years but its turned a corner lately with restaurants like Opera Tavern, Hawksmoor and Mishkins and now, Cicchetti.  Owned by the San Carlo Group, with the help of Italian chef Aldo…

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BLANCHETTE, SOHO

I have a new favourite restaurant…Blanchette on D’Arblay Street, Soho.  If I was ever to own a restaurant, this is exactly what I’d want it to look like. Its almost as if they’ve taken my dream restaurant from my head and popped it into the middle of Soho. Even better, its…

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BIBO, PUTNEY

Putney, in South West London, isn’t exactly a hub of culinary delights, which is a shame seeing as I live there.  Yes, its pretty and green and on the river, but I’ve always been distinctly underwhelmed by its foodie offerings.  However, recently, the tide appears to be turning.  One of my…

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UNION STREET CAFE, SOUTHWARK

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Union Street Café for dinner. Union Street Café is the much talked about joint venture between Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham which, it turns out, is in fact not a joint venture. It was very quietly reported that David Beckham had pulled out his investment. …

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THE GANNET, GLASGOW

I spent a wonderful Christmas and New Year in my home town of Glasgow.  Last Tuesday, New Year’s Eve, or Hogmanay as we call it in Scotland, I decided that I should end 2013 with a great meal.  Having heard fantastic things about The Gannet in Finnieston, Glasgow, I booked…

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APE & BIRD

Last night my brother and I went out for a bite to eat.  Both being fans of Russell Norman, owner of some of my favourite places to eat in London (Spuntino and Mishkins), we headed to his new offering, Ape & Bird, on Shaftesbury Avenue. This is his sixth opening since…

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KELVINGROVE CAFE, GLASGOW

The Finnieston end of Argyle Street in Glasgow has seen a surge of great restaurant openings recently, including The Gannet, Old Salty’s and Kelvingrove Cafe. Add those to the wonderful Crabshakk, The Finneston and the Big Slope, and West Enders certainly have a lot of fab food to choose from.…

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LA BODEGA NEGRA, SOHO

Last week my best friend Carmen and I met up for a long overdue night out.  We decided to go to La Bodega Negra, a Mexican restaurant I’ve been meaning to go to for months but always found it booked up whenever I’ve called. Luckily Carmen had more luck when…

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