Archive For January 2011

Namaasté Kitchen

Namaasté Kitchen

Namaasté Kitchen is the new restaurant concept from The Salaam Namaste Group. This latest venture is just a few yards from Camden Town Underground station and on bustling Parkway, a neighbourhood that has long been associated with eclectic shopping and food of varying degrees of quality. Namaasté Kitchen is a welcome addition to the thoroughfare….

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Portal Portuguese Restaurant

Portal Portuguese Restaurant

Portal is a Portuguese restaurant but it’s far from the sunny climes of Iberia. The nearest Underground station is Farringdon which means ‘fern-covered hill’, and it’s William and Nicholas de Faringdon, whose name is said to have originated from one of those calm and lush summits, who were aldermen in the early 13th Century. Nicholas…

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Whisky & Cheese Matching at the Athenaeum

Whisky & Cheese Matching at the Athenaeum

This was our first visit to this most charming of central London hotels. Its location is hard to beat, being on Piccadilly and between Green Park and Hyde Park Corner Underground stations. It graces a plot opposite the aforementioned Green Park and extends that theme of verdant lushness to its very walls. Yes, The Athenaeum…

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The Commonwealth Kitchen at the Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Kitchen at the Commonwealth Club

There is something rather appealing in the prospect of being a member of a prestigious club. Many of us are members of fitness clubs but we hardly ever go because it’s hardly ever fun. We profess to be short of time as work is our focus. But there is another kind of club that does…

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Café Spice Namasté: Cookbook

Café Spice Namasté: Cookbook

There is an Indian restaurant just a stone’s throw from Tower Bridge. A red brick building, imposing steps to self-important doors, stained glass, high ceilings and striking decor. That’s Café Spice Namasté – an emporium of fine Indian food with a menu that reflects the chef’s Parsee roots. Chef Cyrus Todiwala has talent, a celebrated…

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