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Introducing ‘meat by the kilo’ at the Hungry Donkey

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Omnivores and carnivores rejoice the Hungry Donkey has launched the 'Meat by The Kilo' souvlaki menu. The Greek street food restaurant situated on Wentworth Street, London, E1 (a stone throw away from Spitalfields market) launched the 'Meat by Kilo' on the Greek day of Tsiknopempti which is aptly known otherwise as the ‘Feast of Carnivores’, the new menu allows groups to...

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...

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...

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...

***Reader Offer*** Free Fizz at Lancaster London

Lancaster London would like to offer readers a free glass of fizz when they book Afternoon Tea until 30 June 2015. Readers just need to quote ‘Luxe’ when booking or on arrival at the hotel to receive this special deal.Guest can enjoy a free glass of fizz with Lancaster London’s new fun yet traditional Afternoon Tea, with nostalgic candy...

Review: Pot and Grill (Stratford)

I love Caribbean food but strictly home cooked food-in other words I am damn picky a chef’s nightmare I assume. I have been to a few Caribbean restaurants and the last one left me scarred, battered and damn high because there was way too much sugar in every dish. The starter was sweet (it was meant to be savoury),...

Thai Square Mansion House – Delightful Thai cuisine at amazing prices

Thai square mansion house

On a recent visit to the delightful Thai Square Mansion House, my friend and I enjoy a tsunami of dishes from the A La Carte menu. As you enter Thai Square, you'll see ornaments and lighting, candles on all the tables and a balanced mix of business and pleasure diners all in one place. Friendly staff great you with a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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....

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: Manhattan Grill

I spent many years refusing to eat steak, because it was just too chewy. So I played it safe with chicken, and lamb, until one day I was persuaded to try my then boyfriend's steak, and it was great, little did I know the ins and outs of a great steak, how well its cooked, how long its been...

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...

Hakkasan Launch Brand New Seasonal Dim Sum Sundays Menu

This Autumn, Hakkasan Hanway Place will embrace the darker days and crisp weather with a brand new seasonal Dim Sum Sundays menu, offering a unique alternative to traditional Sunday lunch. From Sunday 26th October, when the clocks go back and the evenings are longer, the Michelin-starred restaurant will launch spicy cocktails to accompany the new Dim Sum Sundays menu, featuring...

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: 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...

Review: Pizza Union – Kings Cross

Super quick pizza for those on the go, Pizza in fast food restaurant form hits the spot. The first thing to note about Pizza Union in Kings Cross is its size; Think at least two medium sized restaurants in one. With huge windows looking out onto Pentonville Road letting in the light, makes the feel of the restaurant quite fresh...

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 – Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa

Donnington Spa, Newbury is set in the picturesque surroundings of the Berkshire countryside surrounded by beautiful hillsides. Just over an hour from London it has everything you could wish for and makes an ideal city get-away: 18m swimming pool, steam room, sauna, aromatherapy room and monsoon shower, a generous poolside lounge and relaxation area, including a sun terrace; seven...

M Restaurant in the Zig Zag Building – Review

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Just try to walk past the M without peeping inside, it's something you'd probably struggle to do with their eye- catching signs and their even more arresting array of wine and champagne collection on its street level, where M Wine store is housed. However set beneath the illuminating glow are two contrasting experiences, to the left the wickedly light and...

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

cocette review

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...

London’s hidden secrets: The Florentine Restaurant – Brasserie-style menu, British bubbles, craft beers, signature cocktails and DJ sessions.

Florentine Restaurant

The Florentine Restaurant is a brand new opening situated only minutes from London South Bank’s trendy Lower Marsh and Waterloo, opposite Lambeth North tube station and offers an all-day dining restaurant and bar with a refreshing and relaxed vibe. Well that’s what it says on its website, and when I arrived at the Florentine restaurant, I simply had to concur....

Review: The Blues Kitchen, Brixton

Blues kitchen Brixton

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...

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...

Review: Anderson & Co

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There are very few oasis of clam in London and even fewer that can offer excellent food in beautiful surroundings. Anderson and Co in Peckham is on the edge o the hipster scene but isn’t yet full of beards ordering craft ale. While we popped by for dinner, it’s called us back for brunch at the weekend and we’re also...

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

namaaste kitchen

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: 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...