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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...

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 – Blue Harbour Health Club & Spa

A minutes walk from Imperial Wharf overground station within the picturesque Chelsea Harbour lies the Blue Harbour Health Club & Spa. The spa is part of the Chelsea Harbour Hotel which boasts the title of being the only five star all-suite hotel in London. The Health Club & Spa is home to a stunning 17 meter swimming pool, a...

48 hours in Marrakech – Romantic Winter Getaway

You have a measly weekend to recharge your batteries, grab some sunshine, eat, drink and be merry and get back for work on time for Monday morning. Then I'm about to explain why I found there was no better place than Marrakech in Morocco. We flew off on a Friday afternoon via Easy Jet on a very manageable just over...

5 reasons we love Dim Sum Sunday’s at Hakkasan

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On a recent visit to Hakkasan Hanway Place, we enjoyed the delights of Hakkasan's Dim Sum Sunday menu. If you haven't visited this branch of Hakkasan, it's literally tucked, one minute away from Tottenham Court Road in, probably one of the most unsuspecting streets you could imagine. However, as soon as you arrive at the door, you will instantly realise you have...

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: Cocotte the French farm to table chicken rotisserie in Hoxton Square

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On a recent visit to Hoxton Square, we discovered a beautiful little restaurant by the name of Cocotte. In true Flavourmag fashion, we simply had to pop in a taste the delights on offer. Cocotte is a French farm to table chicken rotisserie offering healthy, delicious homemade dishes made from fresh, farm-grown ingredients.Staying true to its French heritage, all their free-range chickens...

Namaaste Kitchen (Camden) celebrates it’s 5th birthday

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Namaaste Kitchen in Camden one of our hidden gem restaurants recently celebrated it's 5th Birthday where the mayor of Camden attended with a guest alongside MP Keir Starmer. The photo below sees the cake cutting from the 5th birthday party with The Mayor of Camden Councillor Larraine Revah, Keir Starmer MP and Owner and Chef Patron Sabbir Karim with his wife.The second is...

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...

Review: Sugar Dumplin Caribbean BBQ & Bar

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Fancy your own slice of the Caribbean? Then Sugar Dumplin's newest branch offering soul food and copious amounts of rum could be just the joint you've been looking for. Tucked neatly inside Kingston-upon-Thames Rotunda complex, you'd find it difficult not to saunter inside with it's eye catching neon lights, artistic street art and ear grabbing music from outside and within.The insides...

Skip Valentines day and Celebrate Chinese New Year at Royal China

If like us you had an amazing New Year then why not do it all again at Royal China and celebrate the year of the goat on the 19th February 2015? Why do we like this date? Well if you're single and do not expect any Valentines surprises, you can always tell your friends that you are skipping Valentines day...

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...

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...

Bluebird Chelsea: A classic rediscovered

With it's cafe, courtyard, bar and restaurant, the newly decorated Bluebird could warrant a visit for every occasion; from birthday's to brunches, from dusk till dawn... we'll certainly be making our way through their food and drinks menu over the cosy winter months. With a recent refurbishment fuelled by designs featuring Sagrada & Celia Birtwell at the end of September, the refined...

Hankies Marble Arch Review – Indian street food with twist

Hankies Marble Arch by Moment Hunter Digital

Named after the classic roomali roti folded into convenient “hankies”, this Marylebone restaurant offers Indian street food with a twist. Whether you’re planning a date or a get-together with friends, their tapas-sized plates are perfect for sharing.With the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Marble Arch just around the corner, I was happy to escape into the quiet...

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...

Macdonald Berystede: The place to relax and rejuvenate

Whether you're at work or studying as well as trying to make time to see friends and family the toils of life have a habit of taking its toll, so it's good to take a break from reality and relax and rejuvenate. I decided to  do that recently with a girl friend, so we hoped in a car to...

The Chinese Cricket Club at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Blackfriars) Review

Flavourmag was invited to the Chinese Cricket Club at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Blackfriars) to sample the delights on offer. The Chinese Cricket Club at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is located on the ground floor of the hotel. Although it's connected to the hotel, the Chinese Cricket Club is also a solo entity, so you can dine there anytime, even if you are...

#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...

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...

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...

Review: Bubbleology in Angel Islington

I visited Bubbleology for the first time last week and I had the opportunity to try their drinks. Bubbleology is unique and fun where customers can create their own tea. You can mix flavours up, starting from choosing a milk tea or fruit tea and then by customising your tea with bubbleology’s special flavoured jelly, popping boba and extra tapioca...

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: 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: Foxcroft and Ginger, Whitechapel

Foxcroft & Ginger Whitechapel

London is known for taking places known as 'cheap and cheerful' and turning them 'expensive and elitist' but the Whitechapel area on the edge of Shoreditch has escaped all these tags. The main high street of Mile End Road has escaped all these tags and managed to achieve a happy medium in 'affordable and amiable'. It's still easy to...

Le Cordon Bleu High Tea

As I sat down at the table immaculately set with a crisp white table cloth and classic white china I suddenly felt the desire to don evening gloves and discuss the shortcomings of my butler, Jeeves. Le Cordon Blue’s High Tea at the Mandeville Hotel is the showcase of the Diplôme de Patisserie graduates where these hard working chefs demonstrate...

Barsmith Farringdon – The Bespoke Infused Cocktail Experience!

From the team that launched The Marylebone comes a brand new cocktail bar concept and a first for London. Barsmith is the brainchild of Ben Avigdori and Lawrence Santi, the duo behind The Marylebone Leisure Group which is becoming famous for its pubs & bars serving kick-arse infusion cocktails! Barsmith, at 18-20 St John Street, London EC1 opened at the...

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...

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....