Posts Tagged “Docklands”

Cafe Spice Namaste in Docklands

Cafe Spice Namaste in Docklands

Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala now open for business Exactly one year ago this month, Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala began the painful process of emptying the old Victorian magistrate’s court in East London that had served as the home of Café Spice Namaste´, their acclaimed Indian restaurant, for a quarter of a century. Besides taking with…

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Bōkan for Bottomless Prosecco Sunday Brunch – review

Bōkan for Bottomless Prosecco Sunday Brunch – review

I am impressed with the skill and imagination of Chef Aurelie Altemaire at Bōkan. It’s in London’s vibrant Docklands – or more accurately high above that sought-after neighbourhood. It’s up a depth at a considerable 37 floors! Bōkan is an elevated restaurant in every sense of the word. Bōkan is part of the new Novotel…

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Forman’s Restaurant, Hackney – review

Forman’s Restaurant, Hackney – review

London is moving east. There has been much investment in an area that already had good transport links. New building for both housing and commerce has revitalised local economies and indeed aspirations. H. Forman’s restaurant is best placed to enjoy the benefits of a rising population that appreciates tastes of the good life. Forman’s Restaurant…

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Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte, Canary Wharf – restaurant review

Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte, Canary Wharf – restaurant review

We are spoilt for choice in London, and indeed in many cities. We can chance a fishy Japanese breakfast, indulge in lavish Italian lunches, feast at eventide on exotic Indian fare, and feed our need for iffy kebabs in the wee small hours. Every restaurant, café and street cart offers extensive menus showcasing its particular…

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One Canada Square for Saturday Brunch – restaurant review

One Canada Square for Saturday Brunch – restaurant review

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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One Canada Square Restaurant, Canary Wharf – review

One Canada Square Restaurant, Canary Wharf – review

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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Dockmaster’s House – restaurant review

Dockmaster’s House – restaurant review

[This venue is now closed] There are indeed many Indian restaurants named after buildings, but unlike curry houses claiming to be the Taj Mahal, Dockmaster’s House truly is the house of a dockmaster …or at least it once was. London’s Dockland has had a history of vibrant activity and that continues today, although the action…

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Blue Elephant for Dinner – restaurant review

Blue Elephant for Dinner – restaurant review

(This restaurant is now closed) Until a short time ago I confess that I had no idea where Imperial Wharf could possibly be, but I had the notion that it was a long way from anywhere convenient. In fact it’s London’s undiscovered playground with outstanding transport connections. It’s just one stop on the train from…

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