Monthly Archives: March 2010

La Menara – Fitzrovia

A few weeks ago, my friend Mihnea was in London from Bucharest for a day, so I suggested we get a lunch around my office. Having all but checked off every quick lunch spot on Charlotte Street, I set my … Continue reading

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Pho – Oxford Circus

In London, the place to go for Vietnamese is Kingsland Road and, sadly, since I do not live nor work anywhere near it, I’ve not had great experiences with Vietnamese food.  It’s a bit similar to my quest for quest … Continue reading

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The Salt Yard – Fitzrovia

I love getting surprise visitors.  Earlier this month, I got an e-mail from an old Pacific Rim restaurant colleague who was going to be in London for a couple days chaperoning a group of students in the hospitality programme at … Continue reading

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Vineria – St Johns Wood

Despite it technically being a very manageable walking distance from my flat, I’ve never eaten in St Johns Wood before. There’s something about crossing the border into NW8 that doesn’t sit right with me. Maida Vale is nice and all, … Continue reading

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Sketch, Gallery – Mayfair

Occasionally Sketch runs £50-off voucher deals through their Facebook page. The first time I took advantage was at the uber-posh Lecture Room and Library.  The entire experience was surreal. The meal was fantastic, but I found that you really pay … Continue reading

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Idlewild – Maida Vale

Idlewild is right around the corner from my flat, and one of the last places in Maida Vale that I’ve been meaning to gastronomically tackle. Finally, without even planning to, I found myself there for a Sunday roast. Really, I … Continue reading

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Hi Sushi Izakaya – Covent Garden

I love the ballet. I go to pretty much every ballet that’s on at the Royal Opera House – way up in the cheap seats, mind you, but I still go. Because the performances usually start at 7:30, and I’m … Continue reading

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The Exhibit – Balham

Just having been to Balham for the first time ever a few weeks ago, I was surprised to find myself back there so soon – and at the same place, no less. This time, however, I wasn’t there for a … Continue reading

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Le Bouchon Breton – Spitalfields

My friend Jaz and I were in order to have a girly gossiping lunch. It was the Saturday before Valentine’s day, and I hadn’t thought to check out the Toptable deals, which meant that most places were either booked or … Continue reading

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Saki – Bayswater

Someday, I’m going to come across a little hole-in-the-wall Japanese place that has amazing food for super cheap and no one knows about it. And every time I go to a little hole-in-the-wall Japanese place – like Saki in Bayswater … Continue reading

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