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Roka: The Japanese Blockbuster of a Restaurant – Review

Have you ever read a restaurant review that consisted of only one paragraph? Well that was my initial thoughts on how to write this review for Roka (Canary Wharf), due to the simple fact that, YOU MUST EAT THERE. However no one wants to read one paragraph do they? No I suspect you want me to tell you about the amazing...

Review – The World’s End Market

Generally I tend not to research the restaurants I am going to review, this avoids misconceptions as well as disappointment, so on arrival to World's End Market, I was taken aback when I initially thought it was a pub. While standing outside the entrance I actually had to take a quick look up and down the King's Road (Fulham) and double-check...

Romantic Getaway: Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa

We had heard rumours that the Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa was an amazing place to visit for a romantic getaway in the UK. However seeing is believing and upon arrival we were left in awe. Moddershall Oaks Country Retreat and Spa is located in Moddershall, Near Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8TG. Which meant a 3 hour drive from London to get...

Review – Oblix Restaurant at the Shard

Twas a dark and windy night walking through London Bridge, my destination wasn't that much further but the chill on the wind had made my pace increase from leisurely to hurried. I looked up at the night sky and towering above me was my destination, Oblix Restaurant in the Shard in all it's glory. The rooftop lighting up the skyline and the impressive design that...

REVIEW: Zumbura, Clapham

I may be the biggest fan of South Indian food London has – it's a habit I picked up from my favourite eatery as a student and I am so happy to be able to share somewhere in London you can go to enjoy the way I always have. Zumbura is an exceptionally pretty open cafe and restaurant off...

Review of the Quantum of the Seas

When I found out I was going to get to stay on a massive cruise ship I was over the moon, even though I thought "isn't it going to be full of old people". After getting aboard this bad boy boat I realised my idea's of what a cruise ship was, is totally outdated. Did I have a great time? No!...

Sophisticated, intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Welcome to Boisdales in Canary Wharf

Its hard to find a perfectly romantic and sophisticated restaurant thats also relaxed and intimate enough to have an enjoyable yet unique evening. Boisdales however, does just that. With the live music from Jordan marsh's rockin' three. 'Blame it on the boogie.' The rich red walls and a view of neighbouring Canary Wharf's highrise buildings. Boisdales offers the opportunity...

Review – #flavourdates @the_snowcenter Indoor Skiing

It's a fact that entering into a relationship is a problem for your waistline. All the romantic dinners, wine, chocolates and other indulgences that go along with be being part of a couple cause us to gain upto two stone! In a bid to address this I wanted to find some fun and calorie burning activities you can try with...

Shaka Zulu Restaurant Review

Shaka Zulu is a restaurant, bar and club situated in the heart of Camden serving exotic South African food. Walking through the doors I was hit by the feeling of wow! I mean picture the setting beautiful ornate carvings on every surface with rich mahogany wood and statues of Zulu warriors and animals, a vast yet intimate space with what...

Review: Cafe Mish – Mayfair

Mouth-watering gourmet sandwiches you need to go out of your way to try. Based in the heart of Mayfair, London at 1a Shepherd Street, it’s not actually the largest of eateries you’ve ever seen. In fact, it only seats 6 customers but this cute little establishment also offers takeaway and delivery to the local area and we can guarantee after...

Hidden Gem – Namaste Kitchen (Camden) Review

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I had the pleasure of dinning at one of Camden's hidden gems, the Namaste Kitchen. Looking in from the outside, you could easily walk past this restaurant many a times without even noticing it's there. It subdued exterior has no reflection on the interior or the amazing food on offer at the Namaste Kitchen. Comfortable seating, ambient lighting that's slightly romantic...

K West Hotel & Spa Review

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Hotel stay with a glitzy spa, Hells Yeah! Now that's what I'm talking about. Upon arriving at the K West Hotel and Spa located in Hammersmith, the first thing that took my eye was an unusual and beautifully lit exterior to the hotel. It seamed out of nowhere a glass box had popped up, with white flowing drapes and...

Restaurant Review: Kouzu Japanese Restaurant

Kouzu Restaurant serves up some top-notch Japanese food. Where do I even begin? Well first things first it's situated in Belgravia in a beautiful Grade 2 listed building, let me tell you this venue sure brings a touch of class to the table. The waitress who served us was every so helpful in helping me decide what to order and...

London Cabaret Club Review – The Best of British Pop

The London Cabaret Club makes its grand return with The Best of British Pop, a culinary, musical and dance odyssey through the Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, Nighties and Noughties at The Bloomsbury Ballroom, its iconic new, permanent residence. The London Cabaret Club 'The Best of British Pop' had been on our hit list of places to visit for sometime now, so...

Restaurant Review – The Reindeer Burger at The Red Lemon

Come mid-November every eating establishment begin to introduce their repetitive festive menus which means turkey, turkey and more turkey. This inevitable turkey-overload usually results in me dreading the sight of my Christmas dinner come December 25th. So you can imagine my relief when I heard about The Red Lemon in Notting Hill dishing up a Reindeer burger for it's customers...

Review – The Hackney Pearl

Located conveniently 2 minutes from Hackney Wick Station lies The Hackney Pearl - an unassuming local eatery in the heart of trendy Hackney. From outside the cafe look's modest; a combination of benches and colourful furniture provide the seating for a mixture of trendy locals and young families enjoying The Saturday lunch-time sun. Upon entering you realise why so many of...

You haven’t tasted chicken until you’ve tried Le Secret – Restaurant Review @LeSecretdesR

Le Secret des Rôtisseurs is a French restaurant serving perfectly cooked rotisserie chicken and the word perfect isn't far from the truth. Le Secret des Rôtisseurs is located in London, Canary Wharf, overlooking the River Thames leaving you with stunning views of the city skyline while dinning. You can pre book tables for you and your guest(s) and not only that, if you want...

Review: Pho Café – Covent Garden

Fresh, light and filling? Hell's yeah! This place knows how to cook up a real treat. As we walked up to Pho café/restaurant in Covent Garden; we peered through the window at what looked like a dimly lit café, with high stalls around the window, and large benches to accommodate big groups. The décor was a modern street style theme. A diverse mix of...

Sticks ‘N’ Sushi Restaurant Review.

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I went to check out the chic new Sticks 'n' Sushi in the brand new Canary Wharf development at Cross Rail Place. So new and shiny! Owwwwwww. On first impressions, it looked like I was walking into a chic monochrome restaurant with a big black desk at the entrance and lots of sharp lines everywhere. Then I noticed lots of...

Review: Nipa Thai – Lancaster London

Arriving at the Lancaster in London the building itself was certainly grand inside. The Nipa Thai restaurant is located on the first floor. We were politely greeted at the reception and shown to our table, which was right by a large glass window with nice views of the area. I then had one of them moments where I sat down...

Gilgamesh – Restaurant Review

Situated in the heart of Camden's Lock you would be forgiven for not realising that a restaurant like this was there. On arrival you are greeted with an escalator that brings you up into the venue. Ambient lighting and spacious seating is all part of the Gilgamesh appeal. Tonnes of crafted woodwork, a huge ceiling that opens up in the summer...

Review: Lotus – Not your average Indian Cuisine

Lotus, a fine Indian cuisine dining restaurant situated at 17 Charing Cross, London, WC2H 0EP, which makes its location perfect for a dinner & show or casino or any other activity or outing you could do in central London. With a perfect location, we had to ask ourselves, whether the food was perfect too or was it just a farce. In London you can...

Review: Bath Spa the perfect place for a romantic getaway

Spending Valentines Day on an open top roof thermae spa with the one you love to revitalise, radiate and relax you both sounds like the perfect way to spend the most romantic day of the year to me. My boyfriend and I headed to the Bath's famous Thermae spa to experience the Twilight Package, which provides the opportunity to make use...

REVIEW: HUNter 486 at The Arch hotel

The problem with London is that you often end up paying a small fortune for a nice setting in a posh location and feeling cheated so when someone suggested HUNter 486 at The Arch hotel it was with a certain amount of skepticism we went for a visit. Firstly this is a beautiful, peaceful and luxurious setting, that is unarguable....

Review: Sleeperz the perfect place for a city break

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Whether you're visiting Cardiff for business or pleasure Sleeperz hotel is the perfect choice if you're looking for somewhere to stay. Having ventured to Wales for a staycation for a friend's birthday, Sleeperz impressed before I'd even walked through the door as it was only 2 minutes away from Cardiff Central train station. VITAL STATISTICS: This is a budget hotel with a stylish and modern...

If music be the food of love, jazz improv workshop at @hideawaylive #flavourdates

In my quest to find fresh and exciting dates that get you out of the mundane and typical, dinner, drinks and coffee arena. I've be scouring the best alternatives London has to offer for date night ideas you can try for a first date or with your long term partner. Recently we've been indoor skiing and completed a 7.5k assault...

Review: The Blues Kitchen, Brixton

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With its original venues in Camden and Shoreditch, The Blues Kitchen has already made a name for itself; boasting classic Barbecue dishes, New Orleans inspired soul food, an unrivalled Bourbon selection and regular live music. As locals to Brixton and fans of anything residing ‘south of the river’ - we decided to try out its newest establishment on Acre Lane. Brixton’s...

Trade, Shoreditch

When we went down to Trade on Commercial Street we had to poke around under scaffolding to find it and that's both a pity and sneakily useful, because it really is a hidden gem. While the building work is probably going on for a bit longer (on the floors above and quite quietly) the cafe itself is a finished masterpiece....

Review: Zen Sai Bar and Restaurant @Zensaibar

The little side road of Inverness Street is quickly becoming a corner for classy eateries of Camden and the Zen Sai Bar and Restaurant fits in quite well. The small, two-level location boasts signature bespoke cocktails, Malaysian and Indian fusion dishes, small sharing plates, bespoke cocktail happy hour and DJs or live music late in to the night. The bar’s...

#Review: Flavourmag does a staycation in Leeds at the New Ellington

There's no better way to catch up with friends then to go on a staycation for a night of fun and luxury. My two best friends and I all live in three different cities and We have been meaning to plan a weekend away for some time but combining three busy ladies’ schedules had proven to be something of...

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