Old Compton Brasserie

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Someone once said that the only thing that never changes is that things will change.  (Or something like that). London is always changing and that one thing that I really love.  Love how the changes subtly happen in areas that you don’t visit that often.  One of the quickest changing areas for me is Soho, other than the areas that I’ve lived in, it’s the one area of town that I’ve spent in varying levels of drunkenness in.

It’s fun to regale the history of what used to be in each location… Like the Fetish Shop that became a Hotel Chocolate, then The Nata café.  How about my favourite late night sandwich shop, Old Compton Café that somehow became another less flamboyant Balan’s.

How about the video game arcade on Old Compton Street where you used to be able to play that dancing game in the window (Such good memories of that place) that became soulless eatery that was Muriel’s to its latest incarnation of the Old Compton Brasserie.

Tags: London Eats Lunch New Opening Invite Bistro Soho

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If you ask for recommendations for an Indian Brunch in London, I guarantee you that 99% of the responses will say Dishoom. I would wholeheartedly agree with that response, in fact, that would be the recommendation that would come to mind. Yes, the breakfast/brunch offering there is pretty amazing… (drooling now thinking about that bacon naan), but I don’t think there have ever been any contenders to take that crown…. Well, that is until Dum Biryani launched their Hyderabad Brunch offering two weeks ago.

Tags: London Eats Brunch Bottomless Invite

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You know how you often dismiss a place based on what you think it would be… for example, a pub serving Japanese food or buying choux from a street food seller.   Things that you thought that never would be good but turn out to be great. I've only known OLSO as being a music venue so always assumed that the food would be bog standard pub grub.   You can imagine how surprised I was when I tried out the new summer menu.

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London Burgers Baggio Burger

If you follow me on Instagram (and if you dont.. why not?) you know that I'm obsessed with ice cream.  I'm somewhat an ice cream snob... I say somewhat and really mean a total Ice Cream snob.  I mean life is too short for the run of the mill ice cream.  As wankery, as it sounds, small batch is the best.  These alchemists of ice cream really know their craft and use the best ingredients.  Most importantly they have a major passion for the creamy stuff and they are all bloody lovely people too! 

Tags: Ice Cream London Eats Top Lists

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YoSushi Windsor Royal Wedding Afternoon Tea

I don’t know about you, but this Saturday I had major FOMO.  Not just because of the Royal Wedding, but I realised that vie never been to Windsor.  While doing my Windsor restraint recon, I saw Yo Sushi was doing a special Royal Wedding Afternoon tea.  I’m not embarrassed to admit this, but I really love Yo Sushi, so much, in fact, I chose to ring in the New Year this year at the Southbank Restaurant.  Seeing that this Afternoon Tea was only available in Windsor, I did not want to suffer more FOMO.

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Since I was a kid I always romanced the idyllic French dream. I chose to study French in school, I obsessed about French cooking and longed for a baguette and brie life one day.

Makes me sad to say that every time I’ve visited France it’s never lived up to the dream the dream. Nowhere near the levels of the Paris syndrome that people suffer. Despite 10 or so visits I never really ache to go back. When I do get the hankering for escargot and steak tartare, as you do, it never results in a Eurostar booking.

Tags: London Eats Lunch Bistro French Soho House Group Refurbish

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