Chicken & Blues, Poole

There quite often comes a time when we want to indulge in our favourite comfort foods, in a relaxed (yet welcoming) setting. Yes, fast food joints and chains are lovely – but they’re a bit too busy and bustling and they don’t really feel very special. You often feel a part of the ‘process’ rather than a valued customer and it can leave the whole experience of indulging in a cheat meal, a little sour. It’s all over too soon and a bit disappointing. So, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect go-between. The place you can step inside and…
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Schpoons & Forx, Bournemouth

Although I do love Bournemouth (I’ve split my time between here and London for the past three years, while studying), the one thing it’s always lacked (in my opinion) was somewhere classy and elegant to go for dinner and drinks. There used to be a gorgeous restaurant called The Print Rooms on Richmond Hill, but unfortunately it closed down a year ago – and ever since, there’s been a gap in the market for somewhere snazzy to go on a Friday night. If you’re a student, you’re spoiled for choice with regards to cheaper bars, chain restaurants and fast food…
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BRGR.CO, Soho

Usually when it comes to burgers, I can take them or leave them. Cue: a huge gasp. They’ve never really done it for me and so burger bars in general have never really been on my radar. However, when BRGR.CO got in touch several weeks ago and enquired whether I’d like to visit, I was tempted (if I’m entirely honest) by their offering of sweet potato fries. They are my weakness. And so, last month – I headed over to Wardour Street to sample what their Soho branch had in store. Combining gourmet burgers with a comfortable, informal atmosphere, BRGR.CO is the…
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The Drift, Bishopsgate

The Heron Tower is a rather magnificent building in itself (have you seen the incredible floor to ceiling fish tank in the reception), so inevitably, when it came to filling the bottom floor space – the bar/restaurant who took up the offer had a lot to live up to. At the very top lies Duck & Waffle and Sushi Samba, two very over-subscribed London foodie landmarks and so whoever took on the remaining space had to be brave! That specific ‘brave’ contender happened to be The Drift, a bar and restaurant designed (and owned) by the Drake & Morgan collection. I’ve actually…
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Coast to Coast, Wembley

Often with American diner style restaurants, you kind of feel like once you’ve visited one, you’ve kind of visited them all. It’s a rarity to find one that offers something a little different, especially if it’s a chain. However, luckily – this kind of place does exist – and it’s called Coast to Coast. A popular choice for their vast and varied menu, we headed there before watching Michael McIntyre (which was AMAZING, in case you were wondering) – since their Wembley branch was just a short stroll away. I wasn’t expecting to love the food as much as I…
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