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Going West to No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

I’ve lived in London for over 30 years and realise I will never know everything (or even close to) about this amazing and vast city I’ve made my home. But it’s good to try, to explore new areas and learn their history – everywhere has its story after all. So today we’re heading West to […]

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A new Soho favourite: Cafe Monico

Cafe Monico is one of the latest Soho openings and I fell in love with it as soon as I walked in the door. A large central bar beckons you in and sparkling chandeliers and mirrors, polished floors and large comfy chairs all add their welcome. The restaurant is upstairs set around the edges with […]

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Giant portions in the social whirl that is Hakkasan

This week our friends Christa and Candy are over from Cape Town (all nicely alliterative) so we treated ourselves to dinner at Hakkasan. The first one of this now global restaurant brand was in Hanway Place behind the back of Tottenham Court Road Station and it opened in 2001. I remember going to try this […]

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The perfect summer lunch at fabulous De Grendel

So today we’re heading out of Cape Town to the Durbanville wine region. It’s a short drive from the centre of town, ultimately up a winding road to De Grendel and their amazing restaurant. Set up on a hill you look back at majestic Table Mountain and across the sapphire blue sea. The light-filled restaurant is […]

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Top tapas and service at Barrafina

Today I’m enjoying a taste of Spain in Covent Garden. Two of my favourite places in one! I love tapas, sharing lots of dishes works for me, after all you get to taste more of the menu. It is believed that  this Spanish practice started in Seville where bartenders would cover (tapar in Spanish) wine glasses with a […]

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Classic Parisian at Colbert in Sloane Square

I used to spend quite a lot of time in Chelsea, years ago, when my sister lived off the King’s Road. One of our favourite meeting places was Oriel which was a minute from Sloane Square Station. Sadly Oriel closed down a while back – due to some local politics with the landlord I believe […]