Herman Ze German, Soho

If we’re talking cuisine, German features in my top three. Most definitely. There’s something so hearty and comforting about German food, yet very few places seem to actually ‘do it well’. When it comes to restaurants in London, they largely offer the same things and if they even attempt something German, it’s usually very greasy and dare I say it, tasteless. Having spent a substantial portion of time in both Germany and Austria for work and leisure, I’ve got a bit of a taste for authenticity and so my standards are rather high. Luckily, it was this exact premise that…
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An Italian Date Night

Usually when it comes to chain restaurants, there’s a bit of a stigma attached. Yes, you can eat there in any city in the UK and yes, you’re not supporting independent pop-ups, however when you fancy something familiar and want to know that your intolerances will definitely be catered for, sometimes it can quite comforting to head to your favourite. It’s not something I necessarily do regularly, but last Friday, with no idea how to spend the weekend and an invitation to sample Watford’s new Bella Italia, we thought we’d make a casual date night of it. Offering a variety of Italian…
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Cubana, Smithfield

It’s always nice to discover something new in London. Especially when it seems that every market has been tapped into already (several times over). And this evening, I discovered another of the capital’s hidden gems – nestled in a quiet corner, just a short walk from Farringdon station. Offering a cuisine I’d never until now sampled, is Cubana. Danielle and I haven’t seen each other since January, so with months worth of gossip to catch up on, we booked an early table for dinner and arrived with high expectations for the food feast that lay ahead. We were greeted by a colourful exterior,…
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The Gate Pub, Chorleywood

As much as I love London, sometimes it’s nice to escape away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Especially when the sun is shining and you’d prefer something more green than the capital’s skyline can offer. So last weekend, when you may remember the sun made an appearance after a 6 month disappearance, David and I joined the M25 and headed to Chorleywood – for a summery pub lunch. We’d chosen to visit The Gate Pub in Chorleywood, which is a little village not too far from Watford. It’s somewhere that still offers luxurious settings and a well…
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Counter, Vauxhall Arches

Nestled under the old railway arches of Vauxhall Station lies Counter, an all-day bar and brasserie with ‘New-York style contemporary’ food and unique cocktails (including the Dirty Bellini – with a dash of balsamic vinegar to add a slight kick to the traditional drink). With a hushed, slightly exclusive but welcoming feel – we headed there a few weekends ago to escape the chaos of London Fashion Week. Seated in one of the muted grey booths, we immediately settled into a night of incredible food and lovely company. [ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third][/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third_end][/ezcol_1third_end] With a cocktail in hand, we perused the menu and…
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