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Hotbox: One of London’s best brunches

Hotbox has been only three short months and is an already a hub of young socially minded individuals seeking hearty weekend brunches and huge husks of beef and pork ribs at dinner times to sate their hungry bellies. Lined with benches, moody lighting, reminiscent of a posh hostel in Australia and drumming out plenitful plates ...
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Cafes

Patty and Bun: London’s best burgers?

I’m an absolute food snob. I spent years as a vegan, eating a purely organic diet. I wrote a book on toxic chemicals in cosmetics and believe me, the same crap goes into the food we eat. Still, every now and then I get a craving for a big beefy burger that’s dripping with cheese ...
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Breakfast

The Riding House Cafe: Underwhelming Eggs

The Riding House Cafe is a brasserie with a busy trade run by the team behind Bermondsey’s Garrison. This busy gastro-pub style venue is located in Soho and offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, including standard bog fare such as granola and full English breakfast, along with some other more continental inspired dishes, ...
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Lantana Cafe: Trendy brunch with an Aussie twist

I’m starting to get bored of cafe breakfast options, since I’ve consumed one too many Eggs Florentine and Eggs Royale and no one can seem to fork out for decent bread, or cook breakfast properly. Neither can they be bothered to produce their own hollandaise, something I’ve found to be a deceptively simple sauce that ...
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Cafes

Honest Burgers is Honestly Average

There are four outlets of Honest Burgers in London (Brixton, Soho, Camden and Portobello Road) and despite not particularly loving burgers or beef, I occasionally get a hankering for a big greasy burger laden with cheese and lashings of other ingredients you won’t normally find adorning my plate. Still, I prefer locally sourced, organic produce ...
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Quince at the Mayfair: Chic Dining and Knockout Desserts

Effortless sophistication oozes from every corner of The Mayfair Hotel and creates an implicitly chic but ultra relaxed ambience. I’m certainly impressed with extremely polite and unobtrusive staff and an easy elegance that not every five-star hotel manages to maintain. The restaurant Quince is a more low-key affair. Low ceilings, soothing music and refined clientele ...
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The Breakfast Club: Breakfast takes centre stage but fails to wow

Cluttered with 80s nostalgia The Breakfast Club cafes are a shrine to shabby chic and littered in several London locations with garish yellow characterising the exterior decor and an extensive breakfast menu that provokes salivation as any good breakfast should do. After all, who doesn’t want breakfast at 3pm in the afternoon every day of ...
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Bill’s Breakfast and Lunch: Average family diner

The original Bill’s deli come cafe concept was launched in 2001 in Lewes East Sussex and was promptly expanded by the Cote chain in 2008. Owner Bill Collison expanded his temporary food stall into Bill’s Produce Store and Cafe. Still expanding, Bill’s occupies a number of London locations and I dined at both their Covent ...
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