Archive For May 2011

Zenna Bar, Soho

Zenna Bar, Soho

Dean Street is a famed Soho thoroughfare. It runs between the retail hub of Oxford Street to the north and Shaftesbury Avenue to the south. The street has a colourful history. Mozart gave a recital here in his youth. The French House was the unofficial headquarters of Charles de Gaulle and the French Resistance during…

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Bavarian Beerhouse

Bavarian Beerhouse

Yes, your intrepid restaurant reviewer has sought out another interesting eatery for my dear reader to try. This one is truly a bit different and it has a certain quirky charm. It’s the Bavarian Beerhouse on City Road near Old Street Station. Established in December 2005, the Restaurant/Bar has quickly become popular with guests who…

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Japanese Bible

Japanese Bible

There is no denying the popularity of Japanese food in the UK these days. There has been a proliferation of new restaurants showcasing that cuisine. All of our cities will have some and many have a slew of sushi-peddling establishments, but few offer extensive menus of cooked Japanese food. Even the Japanese do not live…

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Bavarian Beerhouse – Tower Hill

Bavarian Beerhouse – Tower Hill

What can be more iconic than the Tower of London? Its imposing stones and gilded embellishments still have that wow factor. The building must have filled the local population with awe when first erected back in the early 1080s. William the Conqueror began to build a massive tower at the centre of his London home,…

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Café Spice Namasté: Khaadras Club Night

Café Spice Namasté: Khaadras Club Night

In the seventh century, Arab armies conquered Persia (now Iran). Some Zoroastrians were converted to Islam whilst others fled to India. They settled in the western part of the country where the community already had trading contacts, and they established settlements to the north of Mumbai. Their descendants founded the community which later took the…

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Perrier-Jouët Champagne Lounge at Dukes Hotel

Perrier-Jouët Champagne Lounge at Dukes Hotel

Dukes Hotel is found unobtrusively tucked away in one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. The stunning building graces a quiet corner of St. James’s and is a stone’s throw away from Clarence House. In fact the site can trace its history back to 1532, and around the 1660s the courtyard in front of today’s Dukes…

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200 Mini Cakes and Bakes

200 Mini Cakes and Bakes

There cannot be many who would not enjoy a luscious slice of cake. Cupcakes are popular even as replacements for wedding cakes, and macaroons seem to have taken the world by storm. We all love something sweet to help down a cup of tea or coffee, or to finish a meal. Baking is enjoying something…

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Thai Bible

Thai Bible

A few years ago Thai restaurants were rare but that’s changed, and some lucky folks even get to have holidays in Thailand. They return home and search for those exotic and evocative tastes of Bangkok. Whilst it’s true that one can find some authentic dishes in those aforementioned restaurants, one can’t eat out very often…

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