Indonesian lunch
Diary, Food

Found some really cool people at work who are really into food – you know you’ve found your source of ethnic cuisines when you’ve been gifted a bag of mi goreng potato chips. After a successful design team lunch outing to our favourite local ramen joint (Yasaka, of course), it was decided that lunch should…

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Rising Sun Workshop
Food

Not only is the Rising Sun Workshop an interesting combination of garage and cafe – it’s also an interesting mix of East and West. Ambiance On the day I visited, it was sunny and the cafe looked friendly and welcoming; the front counter fully stashed with delectable looking treats and coffee. Walking through was a…

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The Black Lion
Food

Having been to the Black Lion once before for trivia night, the second pilgrimage to West Hampstead for Sunday Roast proved more than worthwhile for the hour-long trek from home. Ambiance Definitely one of the more spacious pubs I’ve visited in London. Cushy seats in big booths on one side and spread out individual tables…

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Homeslice
Food

I’m always happy to return to a restaurant when there’s quality food for good value – and thats exactly what you’ll find at Homeslice. Ambiance The two locations I’ve been to were quite different, but both had the same cozy homey vibe happening. The casual atmosphere with farm-like furnishings make you feel welcome even at…

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London food markets
Diary, Food

My favourite thing about London is its food markets. In the past year, I’ve had a couple of jobs based in Clarkenwell/Farringdon, and had access to Leather Lane. This market has stands for clothing as well, which I’ve never had the desire to buy from but it’s kind of fun to see the dresses and…

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Umu
Food

Ambiance One of the first things the boyfriend and I noticed was how we weren’t really feeling the decoration… There were some parts wood, some parts that looked like straw bits hanging on the wall, a rather strict flower arrangement as a center piece. Most of the (well-behaved, quiet enough) people eating here were comfortable spending £150 on…

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Brew Box Bubble Tea
Food

Ambiance Cozy and adorable, as all bubble tea places should be. Lots of funky drawings found around the shop, with games available for entertainment. Drinks The bubble tea here is what I wish every bubble tea place could be – offering a variety of properly steeped tea, limited for the day, to be prepared with…

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Asakusa
Food

Ambiance A snug little gem right by Mornington Crescent station, I wouldn’t have noticed it if I were just walking by. Despite looking crowded inside, the restaurant actually seats quite a few as there is also a basement. Felt authentic the moment you walk in because most of the staff are Japanese. I would definitely…

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Yalla Yalla
Food

Ambiance Cute little cozy restaurant in a quieter street in Soho, with wooden furniture and cushy pillows on the sides. The restaurant was quiet but always had patrons coming in and out; the servers were very nice and quite attentive. Drinks Of course I ordered the freshly squeezed juice – it was delicious! Value Between…

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Riding House Cafe
Food

Ambiance I was highly amused by the chairs, which were flip-down wooden chairs that you’d find in theatres. The decoration was quite charming, not pretentious like some places that try to be rustic but end up giving off that fake, Disneyland kind of vibe. Our service was prompt and efficient, making a reservation is highly…

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