We all have those go-to easy pleaser spots on our lists. You know the ones. The pizza express types, where you know food will be decent, and even if service isn’t top notch, you’re not paying too much so it doesn’t make you hate the place. Note: Pizza Express has actually surprised me recently. Busaba Eathai is one of those for me. A spot I can always rely on for a good catch up with the girls. Service isn’t always that great, but they have something tasty for most on the menu, and you know you’ll probably get a space – no queuing for an hour for this place. A number of large sharer tables and the odd small table for two make up the…

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Whoever invented sharing plates is a genius. I will never get bored of sharing several smaller dishes. After all, you get to try so much more from the menu (I always feel so restricted picking one main), and you’re less likely to suffer from food envy or get bored of your dinner. Win win. Escaping the rain a couple of weeks ago, Kim and I headed into Shackfuyu for dinner and a good old catch-up before the launch event for Henry Holland’s latest Habitat collection (I was lucky enough to be Kim’s plus one). A big fan of Bone Daddies famous Ramen, Shackfuyu had been on my list for a while, and it had also featured on Kim’s must visit list too. It was pretty…

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When is there EVER not a queue at Bao? Ok, so for all you guys not Bao educated, Bao is an extremely popular little Tawianese restaurant specialising in Bao – Taiwanese milk steamed buns – and other inventive Taiwanese Eats. It made this year’s list of Time Out’s best restaurants, the ones everyone has to visit when in London, and it’s easy to see why. I was out for a day of photo shoots with a friend when we wandered past Bao just after lunchtime. It was about 2pm, and the minute we realised that there was absolutely no queue (ok we probably waited like 2 minutes for the table to be cleared), we just had to go in. I’d been wanting to go to Bao for…

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Italian restaurants. These seem to get neglected a lot by me and my choices of where to eat. It’s not that I don’t like Italian food, nothing of the sort, it’s more that I make a mean spag bol, creative pasta dish or pizza at home, so don’t always see the point in going out to eat it. That view was however changed last week. Last week Alex and I had date night at Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian in Bloomsbury. Escaping the sleet and rain, we were welcomed with a friendly hello, were seated through towards the back, and our coats were taken to be hung up – such a little gesture that makes you feel important. Robert, the lovely American team member…

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I finally tried Le Bab last week with Kim. We went for dinner and a drink before the Boohoo Blogger Christmas Party, and it was seriously yummy. Le Bab is pretty much a posh kebab place based in Kingly Court in Soho. It’s had so many rave reviews, and the photos on Instagram look awesome. It’s nothing like one of those late night kebabs I’m sure we’ve all had on the way home from a night out, and wake up regretting the next day.  Kingly Court really does look SO pretty right now! Le Bab, had been on my list for what felt like AGES!! We’d attempted to dine there previously, but the wait had been too long each time – it’s definitely a popular…

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