Pad thai. Katsu curry. Chilli chicken ramen. Go to an Asian restaurant and those are pretty much the three dishes I always go for. Ok, so I haven’t previously chosen Asian restaurants that often, or I’d definitely have tried something new everytime. The issue is, Alex is not a veggie man, so we look for a menu without too many options with veggies tied in – picking them out in public is not the coolest thing for a 25 year old to do. But when I’m with the girls, well that’s different. And after my recent Asian cuisine experience I certainly need to start getting my restaurant priorities right. Asia de Cuba is a restaurant which brings together Latin and Asian ingredients, techniques and flavours.…

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I’d heard so many amazing things about Flat Iron, from numerous different people, and they’d always said that the queue was worth it. And I can now tell you, Flat Iron didn’t just meat all my expectations, it totally exceeded them. And now…the steaks are raised for any other meat restaurant on my list. Ok I’ll stop with the puns now. I did make myself giggle a little. Flat Iron is another restaurant which has been on my list of places to visit for what seems like a lifetime. We tried to go to the soho branch a while ago, one Saturday afternoon, and the queue was almost 3 hours long! With it starting to rain, and the queue heading out into the street, we decided…

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I don’t usually head out for pizza, pasta or salad, unless I’m going to a new, super cool, restaurant which I’m dying to try after drooling over everyone else’s Instagram posts and stories – FYI, I do this WAY too much! I just think I can cook most of it at home, which I know, isn’t always necessarily the case, but I like to try and go to new places if I eat out. It’s how I justify the spending. Pizza Express however, is one of those places I tend to fall back on for catch-ups with the girls or my sister when in Birmingham, because it’s so chilled and there’s always plenty of options for all. It’s always a great shout, but I realised…

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Sushi. Something I never would have dreamed of eating before moving to London. I mean, how could raw fish taste good? Near my home home (well my parent’s house, but I call it home home), choices for eating out are pretty limited. Getting better but still. Even if you travelled to a nearby town or city, you pretty much had Italian restaurants, curry houses, Chinese buffets or a Pizza Hut and Nando’s. But you never really had the option to try many other world cuisines, maybe because they hadn’t properly broken into the UK market at that point, but London has opened my eyes to so many new foods it’s incredible. One of those being sushi. Well it might actually be Alex who opened my…

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I completely respect everyone trying Veganuary. One thing I said to myself last year, was that I wanted to try out more vegan and vegetarian recipes, and eat less meat when out for dinner too. But with a boyfriend who doesn’t class a meal as one if it doesn’t include meat, it’s a tad hard to go completely vegan – especially as we take it in turns to cook, every other week. Last weekend, I met Fran for a catch-up. We’d planned to go for a late brunch, but the place we wanted to try didn’t have any space, and with it being about 1pm most brunch menus had finished. Passing by an All Bar One we decided it’d make the perfect spot for some food and…

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