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Auction Against Hunger London 2018

September 11, 2018

On Tuesday 25th September, Auction Against Hunger is once again bringing some of the UK’s most exciting chefs and streetfood traders to Borough Market for the most ecclectic menu of the summer.YouTube favourite DJ BBQ will host the 6th annual Auction, which has raised more than half a million pounds since it began in 2012.Auction Against Hunger Restaurants and Chefs Lyle’s, Anna Hansen, Nieves Barragan Mohacho, Yauatcha Patisserie, Mike Reid…

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News/ Restaurants/ UK

The Good Food Guide 2019 is Out!

September 8, 2018

I love The Good Food Guide. As explained by themselves, its been around since 1951: “The Good Food Guide was first compiled by Raymond Postgate in 1951. Appalled by the British post-war dining experience, Postgate formed The Good Food Club, recruiting an army of volunteers to inspect restaurants anonymously and report back. His aims were simple, among them, ‘to raise the standard of cooking in Britain’ and ‘to do ourselves…

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Drinkies/ Events/ London/ Reviews/ UK

We Visited Meatopia Festival (Lateshift) 2018

September 4, 2018

Marking its sixth annual event in the UK, starting Friday 31 August is the first day of the three day festival Meatopia. “Meatopia is a festival of high quality, ethically sourced meat, all cooked over ethically sourced wood and charcoal by some of the world’s leading top chefs”. Founded in the US by the late great Josh Ozersky and brought to the UK by chef Richard H Turner, Meatopia is…

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London/ News/ Special Ingredients/Products/ UK

Thermomix!

August 30, 2018

A word up front that is is a massively overdue post! I’m hoping to make it the first of many Thermomix themed ones, but for now just a quick intro… I first learned of the Thermomix from watching MasterChef the professionals. This crazy device that seems to be able to cook things in such a way that wasn’t possible (or certainly wasn’t easy) with normal methods. Bright green or bright…

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London/ Restaurant Reviews/ Restaurants/ Reviews/ Shoreditch & Brick Lane/ UK

A MasterCard Priceless Meal at Lyles London

August 24, 2018

This year in the world’s top 50 restaurants was Lyle’s restaurant in Shoreditch, London. One Michelin star, and now number 38 best restaurant in the world – with them saying the “daily menu is micro-seasonal, showcasing what’s best on any given day in London and the UK” The Guest Series, as described by Worlds50Best was setup because “With little time on his hands to travel, James created The Guest Series,…

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Airplane/ Airport & Airline food/ Featured/ London/ Reviews/ UK

British Airways Business Class (Club Europe) Food Review

August 20, 2018

Recently I had the chance to fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Seville (SVQ), Spain in business class with British Airways (BA2796). This was thanks to the BA business class sale and the extra cost was minimal compared to the usual amount. At Gatwick this also gives you business class check-in, priority security and BA executive club lounge access. The lounge was pretty good as always – champagne, hot and…

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Covent Garden/ Jelly Hall of Fame/ London/ Restaurant Reviews/ Tapas

Barrafina, Adelaide Street, London

August 26, 2015

The Barrafina in Greek street has been open for a number of years and recently got its Michelin star. A trend of Stars being given to less formal restaurants. Seemingly the success of this has allowed them to open a smaller and even more informal restaurant near Covent Garden, London. Set on a corner on Adelaide street, with no restaurants around it, opposite a couple of old pubs, backed by…

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Restaurant Reviews/ Reviews/ UK

21212, Edinburgh, Review

January 20, 2013

Restaurant: 21212 Chef: Paul Kitching Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Cost: £68/person + wine + service Jelly Good Food Rating: 9/10 Shortly before a trip to Edinburgh, I saw on twitter that 21212 had just received its fourth Rosette. I phoned them up to see if they had any spare tables. The very polite lady on the end of the phone informed me that they’d just had a cancellation, and that they…

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