Archive For June 2013

JP teres at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

JP teres at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a sometimes overlooked gem. It’s overshadowed by its glitzy cousin, Singapore, but this city has its own vibrancy and a unique character that deserves to be promoted. It’s not just a stop-over en route to some rather nice beaches, it can be an exciting and exotic destination in its own right. It’s…

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Porters English Restaurant – Covent Garden

Porters English Restaurant – Covent Garden

Covent Garden takes its name from the convent garden which was in this area back in the Middle Ages. The garden belonged to Westminster Abbey and in the sixteenth century this land was acquired by Henry VIII and then granted to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford. The existing Piazza was planned in 1631 by…

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UMU of Mayfair

UMU of Mayfair

Mayfair isn’t ashamed of its style and quality. It shows it along every boutique-trimmed street, it flaunts leafy squares and is bejewelled with Blue Plaques celebrating the famous who have called this neighbourhood home. The likes of King Charles X of France lived here; Jimi Hendrix, who will be remembered for plucking guitar with his…

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The Cinnamon Club Seafood Cookbook

The Cinnamon Club Seafood Cookbook

Britain is an island. So it goes without saying that we are surrounded by water and have had a close relationship with the sea. Surprising, therefore, that are still so many of us who are not fish eaters. Home cooks have not had a good reputation for preparing tasty fish, and we so often resort…

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Primo Italian Restaurant

Primo Italian Restaurant

It’s a new Italian restaurant but even though the gloss has not yet worn from the green upholstery I have the sense that Primo has a bright future. This is an airy and contemporary restaurant that seats around 70 in the main area. Yes, OK, so that’s larger than your regular side-street pasta and pizza…

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