Fantastic French Fare at Blachette East Restaurant on Bricklane

Blanchette East restaurant recently opened on Bricklane in August 2016 and is a great addition to the growing variety and good cuisine offered on this strip. The restaurant has a tapas menu that successfully blends Southern French and Northern African influences and is divided into the following sections: cheese, charcuterie, fish, meat and vegetables. Tapas style restaurants […]

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So do you think you’re a Foodie?

Many people take pride in being a foodie and think visiting the odd restaurant is enough to qualify for that status. But being a true foodie means knowing the difference between red and white wine, or understanding when to ask for the bill at a restaurant. Take this simple quiz to find out if you really have […]

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Fab Cheap Food at Proud East in Haggerston

We were looking for pre-pub cheap eats in east London on a Saturday night when we stumbled upon this great find, Proud East in Haggerston. The location is fantastic, it is right on the canal and just a stones throw away from Haggerston and Dalston Junction overground stations. It has plenty of outdoor seating and this […]

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Cocktails & Brunch at Bistrotheque

One of my favourite places for brunch is Bistrotheque in East London. Bistrotheque is a well hidden gem on a residential backstreet near Cambridge Heath station. Unless you know what you are looking for, you can easily walk past this place as it is a converted warehouse with no outside decoration or signage. However once inside you […]

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Neon Pigeon is a Dark and Noisy Restaurant

Neon Pigeon is a modern restaurant on Keong Saik Road in an area known for being trendy and a little bit hipster. The restaurant was full of expats when we went there and it was dark inside so we couldn’t see what we were eating. Nonetheless, we think the food would have been nicely presented […]

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Orange Elephant Steak in Chelsea

I recently had a great steak lunch in posh Chelsea for only £10 at the Orange Elephant restaurant. For £10 we enjoyed a 6oz hanger steak with steak sauce, beef dripping chips, salad and a glass of wine. Whilst hanger steak isn’t my favourite cut, the quality of ingredients was top notch and it was […]

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Trendy Italian in London Fields

London Fields is so very trendy, with its quirkly bookshops and old school sewing shop, the slew of house boats on the canal, and the numerous cafes and pubs selling good organic products and spilling out with cool, hip people. So it is no surprise that Lardo located in London Fields is one of the trendiest Italian […]

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Saturday Lobster Dinner at the Big Easy

The Big Easy is one of the better known American-style diners in London. The original Kings Road restaurant first opened more than 22 years ago, designed to be an easy going place with generous portions and cool music in a similar vein to the 19th century crab and BBQ shacks on the American Gulf Coast. […]

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Ordering Steak in London

I love going out for steak in London; there are so many good restaurants to choose from and the quality is excellent. For me, a perfect steak is bloody, juicy and well-seasoned, served with plenty of béarnaise sauce and French mustard and of course a generous side of salted chips. Some creamed spinach or bone […]

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Oi Hanoi a blight on Whitechapel High Street

Whitechapel has changed a lot in the past few years, which has its pros and cons for the locals living here. Every other week a new restaurant or cafe pops up. One of the most recent editions to Whitechapel High Street is Oi Hanoi, which claims to be an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with street food […]

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