Archive For July 2014

One Canada Square for Saturday Brunch

One Canada Square for Saturday Brunch

Let’s be honest: most of us love the adrenalin-inducing frantic pace of London life. We are perhaps lucky if we can grab a plastic sandwich for lunch, and dinner can often be something of a rush or a take-away. But there is always the weekend. Brunch can be a special time. A quiet time partnered…

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Ryosuke Mashio – UMU Head Sommelier

Ryosuke Mashio – UMU Head Sommelier

We are spoilt for choice in London. We have restaurants of every ethnic hue. It’s a cosmopolitan city and food reflects our diversity. Japanese restaurants are more in evidence that ever, and acknowledged as one of the finest is UMU of Mayfair. The very address hints at the quality to be found within. Chef Yoshinori…

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The Netherlands – A Liberating Interlude

The Netherlands – A Liberating Interlude

I am, as regular readers will have noticed, an unapologetic supporter of The Netherlands. It’s a small country that not only welcomes the British tourist but embraces them. There are few language problems, yes the water is safe to drink, the little-known food is delicious, and there is history and landscape aplenty. 2014 is a…

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One Canada Square Restaurant

One Canada Square Restaurant

Summer in London is a fleeting affair but we make the best of it. We seek sun traps, an impressive view, and even a vantage point from which to watch our boys being knocked out of Wimbledon or, less frequently, the World Cup. We also need feeding and we want to do that in style….

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The Noodle House

The Noodle House

This might be a new name in London but, in fact, The Noodle House is the premier restaurant brand of Jumeirah Restaurants LLC, which was launched back in 2002.  It gained momentum and now has 16 outlets in the U.A.E, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, as well as Cyprus and Pakistan. It’s now a deliciously…

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La Mancha Tapas Bar and Restaurant – Putney

La Mancha Tapas Bar and Restaurant – Putney

[This venue is now closed] We love that Continental lifestyle – a Southern European restaurant, near the water, filled with animated diners, tapas and good wine presented by a convivial host and a shoal of enthusiastic waiting staff. Yes, this is La Mancha …in Putney. No, dear reader, we are not talking about Putney sur…

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10 Favourite things to do in St Kitts

10 Favourite things to do in St Kitts

This is a stunning little island that offers so much. There are hot golden beaches, cool and tranquil rain forests, history, food, adventure and entertainment. It’s an ideal Caribbean location for those with children. It’s safe, with a relaxed pace of life. Some folks like days filled with activities and others want to occupy themselves…

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