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London Restaurant Review – Avenue, St James’s

Bottomless brunch has become a massive trend in London this year. If I could pinpoint where the trend comes from, I would say we could thank our American cousins, (who are nuts for a bottomless brunch, check out brunchsf to see what I’m talking about) and also the mad, day-long bottomless brunch extravaganzas that take place in the Middle East, with Dubai and Abu Dhabi leading the pack. It’s crazy to think that countries that are so religiously adherent in some ways then make a name for themselves with the Bacchanalian delights that westerners travel to indulge in. Anyway, I digress. Let me tell you about Avenue restaurant.

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Review – Top 3 summer drinking spots in Hackney Wick

Summer is approaching and the urge to drink outside in the sun is overwhelming. Luckily, Hackney Wick is brimming with excellent spots to sun yourself and drink some delicious, delicious alcohol. And because we’re all about the responsible consumption of alcohol (?), there’s also some great food to line your stomach with. Let’s get started…
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London Restaurant Review – The Jam Tree, Chelsea

Yea verily, Dear Reader, I went off on an adventure to the Wild Wild West on Saturday. Wild, Wild West London, the King’s Road to be precise. My friend and I went for brunch at The Jam Tree, Chelsea, which is a popular, boozy gastropub, a stone’s throw away from Chelsea FC football ground. Was it egg-cellent? Read on to find out…

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Review – NEW OPENING Village Vanguard, E20 1AS

Dear Reader, you’re aware of my love affair with Milkmade, my local joint that rescued me from the jaws of hangovers and jetlag ennui with their delish buttermilk fried chicken and excellent chips? Well, something has changed. Is my love affair with Milkmade over? Who or what is Village Vanguard? Read on to find out…

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Review – Maverick, SW1W 0QP

‘Sometimes the drudgery of 9 to 5 makes me long for the simpler times of serfdom’, I commented to my colleague on the way to lunch at Maverick. His response? Gales of disbelieving laughter. But quite honestly, wouldn’t it be better? You wouldn’t have to commute, you knew who was boss, there was no need to be competitive and HMRC didn’t exist. There were no mid-year performance reviews. On the downside, there was also no pizza.

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Review – Clutch, E2 7QG

Hey G&J friends, fancy some finger lickin’ fried chicken? ‘Course you do, fried chicken is the biggest thing on the London food scene since the Great Gourmet Burger War started in 2011. As you’re aware, I’m a pretty big fan of Milkmade’s fried bird and also Absurd Bird and their fried chicken bao buns, but what of the stalwart of the scene, sat in a hipster’s paradise, Clutch?

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Review – Milkmade, E20 1AS

NOTE: Hi all, Milkmade has now closed, boo. But it has reopened as Village Vanguard! Yay! Read my review of Village Vanguard here.

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I love a new opening Dear Reader and this one is about as fresh as it gets. Milkmade is East Village’s new American-style diner set in an unusual industrial space, serving up fried chicken and waffles and unique cocktails.

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Review – L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, WC2H 9NE

Dear Reader, you know I love good food, whether it be highbrow or lowbrow. Sometimes though, you encounter a restaurant that surpasses all expectations. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon is that restaurant.
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Review – Tomtom Mess Hall, SW1W 9QD

Tomtom Mess Hall. Sounds cute, doesn’t it? It sounds like a little feasting venue, pleasantly buzzy and fit for a quick bite during a busy lunch hour. And it is, sort of.

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Review – Hotbox, E1 6LT

If I said smoked pork belly, bottomless brunch, imported Hawaiian beer and perfectly poached eggs, your ears would perk up, wouldn’t they? Well read on for my review of Hotbox…

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