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Wednesday
Mar212012

Pepe

 

I hate when a restaurant’s website lies to me. Whether it’s getting prices wrong, lying about what’s on the menu, or worst of all about existing in a location they don’t actually have. Mas Burrito is guilty of the latter. Either that or I got very lost looking for number 56, St Martins Lane.

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Wednesday
Mar212012

J Sheekey

 

I’ve been craving oysters for a while now. It’s been at least two weeks and If you had a look through my Google search history, you would see that both the Wright Brothers and J Sheeky sites have been visited on an almost daily basis. So one Tuesday, the Boyfriend gave in to my desperate pleas. J Sheeky was the winner, almost exclusively because of its Covent Garden location. We opted for the Oyster Bar, rather than the actual restaurant, as this was intended to be a functional meal rather than a languorous one. 

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Wednesday
Mar212012

Top 10... Cupcakes in London

Personally, I am a big fan of the Cupcake trend that hit London about four years ago and continues to steamroller on.  In four years the number of cupcakes stores has grown exponentially from the original, Hummingbird, to far too many to visit in one weekend of eating.  Sadly, one of my favourites Cox, Cookies and Cakes has recently shut down. 

 

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Wednesday
Mar142012

Union Jacks - Import Substitution Dining

t's no secret that I don't love Jamie. I've felt let down by his food at both Jamie's Italian and Barbecoa.
His new restaurant, located in the rather soul-less St Giles centre, has been recieving some rather positive reviews (here and here). So despite my feelings, I thought I'd give it a shot. 


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Sunday
Mar112012

Nobu Berkeley - All style, no substance

I'm not convinced that anyone dining at Nobu Berkeley is there for the food. They are there for the chance to meet a banker, a model, an oligarch, or some very average celebrity. They are there to enjoy some very entertaining people watching, or for an excuse to dress like a high-class call girl without looking out of place. Or to eat food in an atmosphere that perfectly prepares them for a night out.

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Sunday
Mar112012

Top 4... Mother's Day Ideas

Mother's Day in the Fork My Knife household has taken various guises of the years. Moving from the breakfast in bed, expertly prepared by two small children who garnished breakfast with a smattering of tears, stray hair and the occasional flake of scalded skin, to baked goods, (fewer tears, hair and skin), and progressing finally to two larger children booking restaurants after realizing that the cooking was best left to the professionals (no tears, skin or hair).

For the past couple of years Mother's Day has involved some combination of exhibition + restaurant. Here are my top choices for this year:

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Sunday
Mar112012

Pizza Pilgrims - Two men, One Van

I don't have much to say about Pizza Pilgrims other than its brilliant. Two men, one van containing a pizza oven, well-researched, high quality ingredients, central location and reasonable pricing. Oh yeah, and the pizzas pretty damn good too. What's not to love?

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Sunday
Mar112012

Andrew Logan Gallery & Store - The Ultimate Statement Jewellery

You've probably heard of Andrew Logan if you've been reading VogueThe Observer/How to Spend It recently, or happen to be friendly with Zandra Rhodes.  If you haven't heard of him you'd probably recognise his work, whether its the collection of pegasus' that for a while stood in Heathrow, the bust of Zandra Rhodes in the National Portrait Gallery, The  Miss Alternative World project or most recently his "cosmic egg" for the Faberge Egg Hunt. He's more of an artist's artist than widely populist, but for those in the know, Andrew's work is instantly recognisable. The best part? His art transcends into jewellery - it is wearable, in the best sense of the world.

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Sunday
Mar042012

Top 5... For Breakfast and Brunch

The Boyfriend or I rarely cook, or go grocery shopping. Breakfast or brunch, is therefore an integral part of our weekends, because without the below places I would most likely starve. Its been a process of trial and error, trying to narrow down this list, but these are officially my perfect five.

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Sunday
Mar042012

Buying shoes in Marrakech

I didn't shop that much the first time I visited Marrakech. There wasn't much I needed in the jewelry/scarf/ Moroccan tea set department, and because each store in the Souk had almost identical wares, it all felt a bit touristy. The one store I did love, that I would totally recommend every one go to was  "The Shoe Store".

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