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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),...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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: Dukes St James London Picnic!

Picnics are quintessentially British - be it in the country-side or in one of London's many beautiful parks tourists and locals alike still love to dine al fresco with friends and family. Now, with the help of Dukes Hotel picnics are bigger and better than ever! The award winning hotel are offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a picnic...

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 – 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...

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....

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...

Turtle Bay Ealing is Now Open @turtlebayuk

Ealing’s new Caribbean restaurant - let the carnival commence! Its all about rum, reggae and jerk this Autumn...Turtle Bay Caribbean restaurant and bar is now open in Ealing bringing a brand new, loud, proud and authentic Caribbean dining and drinking experience to West London. 

The opening was celebrated in style with a glitzy launch party on Thursday 2nd October, which...

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...

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 – 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...

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: 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...

REVIEW: Foxcroft and Ginger, Whitechapel

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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...

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...

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 – 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...

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...

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...