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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Queueing. Something nobody likes. I get super impatient, asking several times a minute “how long do you think it’s going to take”, and I’m sure I annoy everyone else in the queue with my constant fidgeting and stepping out slightly to look how far we’ve got left until we’re at the front. But queuing in London has become inevitable, as so many of the new popular restaurants have vowed not to take bookings. The horror. I know how you’re feeling. Luckily Talli Joe, the cool new Indian food destination near Seven Dials in Covent Garden hasn’t followed suit. So, booked in straight after work, I went along with Kim for a catch-up and to try the new dinner menu. Contemporary with an artistic feel, you…

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One thing I love about my job is that I get to meet people for meetings over breakfast or lunch. In fact, it’s expected of you. What’s not good about that? As I always try to make it easier for the person I’m meeting to get back to office in time, it means I get to eat out in several different areas of the city, which gives so many more opportunities to try a new place. And as you all know, I love to try new food spots. I recently had a breakfast meeting with Rachel in Kensington, near High Street Ken station – lovely area, beautiful buildings and huge stores. I proposed a few restaurants (all from my list of places to try), and we…

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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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For date night last week, Alex and I decided we’d get festive and head out for our first Christmas meal. One of the main things about Christmas is the food right? (Obviously after family and friends – but it’s what we all do together!) So why not start the festive season as we mean to go on. We’re quite lucky as we only live 10 minutes away from the O2 Centre on Finchley Road, which has plenty of restaurant options to choose from including Zizzi, Wagamama, Yo Sushi,  Nando’s and one of our fave more casual places, Chop Pot. As we wanted to get the festive spirits flowing, we decided to head to Zizzi as they have a couple of set Christmas menus which looked…

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