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  • Review: Jamie’s Italian at Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre

    The London Insider
    The London Insider
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Jamie’s Italian, in my opinion, is one of those places that have successfully combined tasty dishes but with a quality consistency that comes with being part of a chain. It is hard to do both - you get a lot of one-off restaurants serving great food, and a lot of chain restaurants serving mediocre food.
  • Review: Jamie’s Italian at Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre

    The London Insider
    The London Insider
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Jamie’s Italian, in my opinion, is one of those places that have successfully combined tasty dishes but with a quality consistency that comes with being part of a chain. It is hard to do both - you get a lot of one-off restaurants serving great food, and a lot of chain restaurants serving mediocre food.
  • Brentford sign Betinho on loan

    BBC News - London
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Championship side Brentford sign forward Betinho from Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan deal.
  • Serena Williams prevails to reach US Open quarter-finals

    News | The Times
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Serena Williams reached her first grand-slam tournament quarter-final of the year with victory over Kaia Kanepi at the US Open....
  • Watching action films 'makes you eat more'

    Telegraph News
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Watching action films makes you eat more than viewing boring TV, a study has found, as being distracted means you don't notice how much you've eaten
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    The London Insider

  • Review: Jamie’s Italian at Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre

    The London Insider
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Jamie’s Italian, in my opinion, is one of those places that have successfully combined tasty dishes but with a quality consistency that comes with being part of a chain. It is hard to do both - you get a lot of one-off restaurants serving great food, and a lot of chain restaurants serving mediocre food.
  • Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes at HKK

    The London Insider
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    To mark the upcoming Chinese mid-autumn festival, HKK are incorporating mooncakes into their 15 course tasting menu. Mooncakes are round pastries, with a soft crust and a sweet filling, and are eaten in the month up and until the mid-autumn festival (8th September this year).
  • Review: Tapas Bar Mas Q Menos’ First London Branch

    The London Insider
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    MasQMenos, a famed Spanish casual eating chain with 25 outlets in Spain, has opened its first London branch in Holborn. Now, there is no shortage of Spanish restaurants and tapas bars in London, but Mas Q Menos brings across from Spain an authentic and more casual style of Spanish dining than that we have seen in London so far.
  • Sunset Views from the London Eye (Summer Lates Experience)

    The London Insider
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    If you're a Londoner, chances are that you have tried to avoid at all costs the 500 meter radius around the London Eye on the South Bank. With good reason - as in the summer, it is packed with tourists trying to get on the Eye or into the McDonalds next door afterwards.
  • Guyuan: Authentic Chinese Private Dining / Supper Club in London

    The London Insider
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    I've lived in London for ten years, and a few weeks ago was the first time I had dined at Guyuan. That is how much of a secret this one table, private dining space has been kept from a foodie like me. A friend had invited me for a "feast", and what a great dinner it turned out to be, one of the best meals I've had in London.
 
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  • Review: Jamie’s Italian at Westfield Stratford Shopping Centre

    The London Insider
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Jamie’s Italian, in my opinion, is one of those places that have successfully combined tasty dishes but with a quality consistency that comes with being part of a chain. It is hard to do both - you get a lot of one-off restaurants serving great food, and a lot of chain restaurants serving mediocre food.
  • Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes at HKK

    The London Insider
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    To mark the upcoming Chinese mid-autumn festival, HKK are incorporating mooncakes into their 15 course tasting menu. Mooncakes are round pastries, with a soft crust and a sweet filling, and are eaten in the month up and until the mid-autumn festival (8th September this year).
  • Review: Tapas Bar Mas Q Menos’ First London Branch

    The London Insider
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    MasQMenos, a famed Spanish casual eating chain with 25 outlets in Spain, has opened its first London branch in Holborn. Now, there is no shortage of Spanish restaurants and tapas bars in London, but Mas Q Menos brings across from Spain an authentic and more casual style of Spanish dining than that we have seen in London so far.
  • Sunset Views from the London Eye (Summer Lates Experience)

    The London Insider
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    If you're a Londoner, chances are that you have tried to avoid at all costs the 500 meter radius around the London Eye on the South Bank. With good reason - as in the summer, it is packed with tourists trying to get on the Eye or into the McDonalds next door afterwards.
  • Guyuan: Authentic Chinese Private Dining / Supper Club in London

    The London Insider
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    I've lived in London for ten years, and a few weeks ago was the first time I had dined at Guyuan. That is how much of a secret this one table, private dining space has been kept from a foodie like me. A friend had invited me for a "feast", and what a great dinner it turned out to be, one of the best meals I've had in London.
 
 
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  • The Orangery – It’s tea time!

    Charl Asuit
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Image by Steve Cadman Cue music. Cue Prince William stretching in the gardens of Kensington Palace after a hard afternoon of mowing. The ladies-who-tea gather about admiring his royal physique as they sip their tea and bite into their cucumber sandwiches whilst letting out a lusty sigh. Mmmm… what time is it? It’s tea time at The Orangery! Of course, the scenario above is a fantasy. Prince William does not cut the grass in the palace gardens. Nor does he hang about in quite a ‘public’ area. What is real is that The Orangery is the perfect place for afternoon tea, which…
  • Borough Market – London’s oldest food market

    Charl Asuit
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Image by Jessica Spengler Its origins date back from the time when the Romans built the London Bridge. And although it has moved from where it was originally established, the Borough Market has occupied its current site for the last 250 years making it London’s oldest market. Business activity in the Borough Market begins at 02:00 for wholesale trading. If you can be up at that time of the day then perhaps you could get a good deal if you’re buying in bulk and volumes. Otherwise, you can go and grab a bargain or two during usual opening hours. You can find both food and non-food…
  • Lalibela – Taste of Ethiopia in the capital

    Charl Asuit
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Image by Kake Pugh For most people, food tastes are either influenced by your roots and/or by your travels. The latter sadly means that there are types of cuisine that you might never get to experience unless you go there. Fortunately, London is such a big melting pot of cultures where there is an excellent variety of food and the foray into this exotic cuisine did not disappoint. Lalibela is an Ethiopian restaurant. Most reviews say that they serve authentic Ethiopian dishes but as I’ve never been to Ethiopia, I wouldn’t be able to tell. All I know is that they serve quite a…
  • Bertie and Boo – A playground for young and old

    Charl Asuit
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Image by Charl Asuit At the corner of Balham High Road and Ramsden Road is a nice coffee shop called Bertie and Boo. The place is full of character as the quirky interiors bring you back to your school days with the multi-coloured wooden desks and chairs. Outside, you are invited to unwind on the red and blue fabric deck/beach chairs. This local independent coffee shop lures you to indulge in cakes that are perhaps baked by mums who live in and around the area. They are also one of the good places where you can order yummy smoothies and unusual milkshakes – ever heard of a Maltesers…
  • Agua – Pure bliss

    Charl Asuit
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Image by Nick J Webb Located on the first floor of the fabulously expensive Sanderson Hotel, agua is a luxury spa providing treatments to relax the mind and the body. Tranquility greets as you enter the all-white interior where every room is separated with floor-to-ceiling curtains only. Even with such flimsy dividers, there seems to be no noise heard at all. When you come in for a treatment, you leave your worldly possessions at the lockers and don the fluffy white robe and slippers provided to you at check in. You then chill-out on the white chaise loungers as you wait for your massage or…
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    She Loves London

  • A List of Things I’ve Learnt About Living in London Since 1984

    She Loves London
    10 Aug 2014 | 10:38 am
    A few of us are turning 30 this year. Maybe you’ve seen us around: we’re the ones with the fear in our eyes, skinny jeans on our legs and double rum and cokes in each hand, yelling “BUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?” on the Kingsland Road circa 3am. Over the last 29 years I’ve come to realise that not only is London a brilliant place to grow up, but it’s also a brilliant place to work and live when you’re not ready to grow up. And, I hope, it’ll be an even better place to drag myself kicking, screaming and consuming huge amounts of medicinal gin…
  • If You Lost Some Stuff in Angel This Week, Some Nice People Have Found It.

    She Loves London
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Yesterday I spotted this note tacked up around Islington Green in Angel. “Dear Trend Victim”, it begins. As you’ll probably have gathered by now, I’ve lost my fair share of stuff in London – mostly Oyster cards – but also some expensive items. And somehow, whether it’s an iPod left at Baker Street, an iPad on the bus, or, yes, one of the nine Oyster cards, they’ve always made their way back to me. Once, years ago, when iPods were a thing you kept in your pocket instead of the bottom drawer of your desk alongside a collection of…
  • Here are Some Better Ways for TfL to Save Money Instead of Making Buses Cash Free

    She Loves London
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    As of today, you can no longer pay with cash on London’s buses. Lots of people aren’t very happy about it, and as someone who manages to lose between 5-8 Oyster cards a year, I also fall into the group of those who would rather be able to pay £2.20 than beg, plead and weep at a bus driver to let me on so I can get home at 3am on a Saturday morning. If you think it’s a stupid idea too then I’d encourage you to read this blog post or maybe this one, not because it’ll make a blind bit of difference when you’re stranded on Waterloo Bridge without any…
  • Irrevocable Truths About Going to Field Day in Victoria Park

    She Loves London
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:09 am
    Last Saturday I went to Field Day. Field Day is a music festival in Victoria Park. It’s one of those ones where you don’t have to bring a tent because there’s no camping, and besides, your tent would probably get stolen anyway. It’s a good place to go with a group of mates if hanging around in a park with beer and music is your bag (it’s my bag), plus if it’s sunny and the line-up’s decent, you can do a lot worse things with a Saturday afternoon in June. (Although at £50 for a one day ticket, admittedly those worse things will probably be a bit…
  • If You’ve Got a Day Off Work, You Should Go to London Zoo.

    She Loves London
    1 Jun 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Most people in London have a “to do” list thing on their phone. This is generally a sprawling iPhone note filled with highly recommended places and events that they absolutely plan to do when they get paid / a day off / a boyfriend. Generally, these recommendations come from either 1) Time Out London 2) Drunk conversations in the pub 3) Productive People, for whom weekends spent lying in a darkened room battling the Hangover of Death and napping intermittently between episodes of Girls until it’s dark, and therefore time to go out again, are a long distant memory. On…
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  • London in the Rain

    Ciaran Bennett
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    London Food Blog post by Ciaran Bennett If you’ve spent more than twenty minutes in London, you might have noticed that it’s prone to the odd rainy downpour. In fact as I write this, the conditions outside could best be described as ‘kayak-friendly’. With that in mind, I’ve assembled the below list of places to hide from the rain should the deluge sneak up on you, handily arranged by rough geographical location. Best of all, they’re all free! What to do in London when it rains North/Central London Sir John Soane’s museum Without wanting to get into the debates as to whether…
  • The Best American Diners in London

    Lisa Robinson
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:41 am
    London Food Blog post by Lisa Robinson Here at Eating London, we love an American Diner. With everything from Burgers and Buffalo Wings to French Toast and Ice Cream Floats on offer, eating out just doesn’t get better than this! But with so many tasty American Diners to be found, deciding which one to visit can be difficult. We thought that it was about time we tasted our way across the capital and brought you our guide to the best American Diners in London. So next time you’re in London, make sure that you follow our handy guide and remember to let us know your favourites… American…
  • What to eat in London: The capital’s top 5 British dishes

    Lisa Robinson
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    London Food Blog post by Lisa Robinson London is home to an array of incredible restaurants, bustling eateries and cool cafes. With everything from Sticky Toffee Pudding and Pie to Pasties and Toad-in-the-Hole on offer, deciding what to eat in London can be tricky. Here at Eating London, we love good ol’ British grub! So, we’ve searched (and tasted) far and wide across the city to bring you the capital’s top 5 British dishes. Next time you’re in London, make sure you follow our handy guide and stop by one of our favourite restaurants for a taste of traditional Britain… Sunday Lunch…
  • London’s best historical homes

    Kasha Dubaniewicz
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    London Food Blog post by Kasha Dubaniewicz We all know of London’s long-spanning history; there is visual evidence of this all around us. From the segments of Roman walls in the city to renowned tourist attractions like the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament, history buffs are spoiled for choice when visiting London. For me, getting to visit places like these is the closest thing to time travel that I could ever experience. For brief moments, and imagination allowing, you get to have a glimpse of what London may have been like in those past periods of…
  • A Guide to London’s Premier League Football Teams

    Michael Ball
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:58 am
    London Food Blog post by Michael Ball For many people in England, football is so much more than just a game, and in a few days the Premier League is back for another nine months of matches.  The Premier League, England’s top division, is made up of 20 teams, six of which are based in London. Between the six there are bound to be some great games, controversial moments, crushing defeats and uplifting victories.  Here we take a look at the teams based in the capital, what they stand for and what may lie ahead for them between now and May 24, 2015. Arsenal’s The Emirates Stadium…
 
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