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Four to Eight – a new, modern Italian restaurant in Covent Garden

We went to a Square Meal food bloggers’ dinner at Four to Eight, a new Italian restaurant located in Covent Garden. It is a two level establishment with a modern design and crisp decor, with the main restaurant at street … Continue reading

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City Pantry pop-up – outside Tesco Kensington store!

We went to check out the latest foodie treats at the City Pantry pop-up stalls – located on the forecourt outside the Tesco Kensington store. What a great idea and several different dishes to try from countries around the world, … Continue reading

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Benito’s Hat – Leadenhall Street

We went to newest member of the Benito’s Hat family so we could check out their Leadenhall Street location whilst getting our steak burritos fix! We got a warm welcome as usual from the Benito’s Hat team and friendly service. … Continue reading

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VQ Bloomsbury – a great place for recharging your batteries whatever the time of day (or night)!

We went to Vingt-Quatre (VQ) Bloomsbury as we had heard great things about VQ – including an endorsement from Gordon Ramsay of their Chelsea branch (it is one of his favourite places to take his family). The concept is to … Continue reading

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Beard to Tail – our competition winning pancakes!

  We went to Beard to Tail as we had been wanting to check out their restaurant, being the sister establishment of Callooh Callay – one of our favourite bars; plus to sample Chiara’s competition winning pancakes.     We settled down … Continue reading

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10 Greek Street – and they have now opened their sister restaurant 8 Hoxton Square!

Minimalist decor and chalk blackboards greet you when you walk into this restaurant. The lamb with sweet potato and broccoli was lovely; perfectly cooked and just the right portion size I felt as it left some room for dessert. The … Continue reading

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A Short History of Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts

Around 400BC, the Persian Empire’s nobility indulged in an iced dessert made of snow, vermicelli and rose water, and at times floured with saffron or fruits. The snow used in this dessert was from the mountains and stored in yakhchals (specialised subterranean … Continue reading

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Paris – our top tips

Here is our pit-stop guide to this wonderful, historic and beautiful city: Maison Damiani – exquisite cakes and patisseries; one of the best we have found on our numerous trips to Paris, and one not to miss! http://painrisien.com/damiani-pere-et-fils-paris-17e-une-parisse-a-paris 125, Avenue … Continue reading

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