Thursday, July 9, 2020

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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: 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...

Restaurant Review – Yauatcha

Currently celebrating its 10th birthday in the heart of London's trendy Soho is Yauatcha, a Michelin starred Chinese dim sum tea-house. Reaching 10 years as a restaurant in Londons uber-competitive restaurant scene is an achievment in itself and to celebrate Yauatcha have been holding a series of celebrations centred around four of its iconic offerings - the Chinese kitchen;...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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 – Sarastro Restaurant in Drury Lane

In our search to find the idea date location we thought we'd check out one of Central London's querkist restaurants.Sarastro in Drury Lane sits in the heart of London's theatre Land and has embraced its location fully.It's a Turkish restaurant and captures this theme with a setting taken straight from Arabian Nights. Velvet table clothes and gilt furniture gives...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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...

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 – 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...

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...

Review: LIMBO

Somewhere between rapture and damnation lies the world of LIMBO. A fantastical cosmos of fire eating, gravity defying chaos which beckons you inside with a lustful grin.LIMBO is a unique blend of circus, gig and general jaw dropping antics which leave the audience riveted and slightly perturbed. Watching supposed human beings bend themselves in half, scamper up poles and...

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...

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...

Bubba Gump Shrimp Makes Long Awaited London Debut!

The much-anticipated UK launch of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant in London has arrived and the USA’s favourite seafood restaurant group has opened its doors at London’s iconic Trocadero, in Leicester Square. Flavour Mag were invited down to the press launch last night where we got to sample some of the delicious food and cocktails which from now on...

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....

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...

Date night at the Big Easy in Canary Wharf.

The Big Easy in Canary Wharf the type of place where you can impress someone on a date night without breaking the bank. It's low-key and relaxed, quiet enough to have a romantic conversation over dinner, yet loud enough to keep your conversation between you and your guest and not the whole restaurant. Not pretentious in its approach, the Big Easy...

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...

Thai Square Mansion House – Delightful Thai cuisine at amazing prices

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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...

Restaurant Review – Dirty Bones

Quirky, loud and un-apologetically brash food spots are very popular in London right now; MeatLiquor, Bone Daddies et al pride themselves on serving London's cool crowd with delicious messy american dishes. Perhaps the last place you'd expect to find one of these haunts is in affluent Kensington - Dirty Bones, on Church Street is an experimental style restaurant 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...

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...

Love Gin? Visit The Rivington Greenwich and sample some of its 136 different gins!

oysters at the rivington greenwich

On our recent visit to the Rivington Greenwich, we dined, feasted on a delightful menu of sexy summer foods and sipped a selection of Plymouth Gin based cocktails while we watched the sun set on what was a beautiful summers day in London. The Rivington Greenwich is a British restaurant with an emphasis on simple dishes based in the centre of Greenwich, literally...