MASH London: where we ate like Gordon Gecko and Patrick Bateman

MASH Steakhouse has an old school masculine vibe which I like; the place is set a couple of floors underground and it almost feels like an exclusive speakeasy until you see the wall of butchered meat behind the bar. On a Tuesday night, the clientèle was dominated by suits and…

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Hawksmoor Seven Dials: where Plaid Boy and I had a lunch date

Two Summers ago, Plaid Boy flew to the UK with the intention of making me his girlfriend (he obviously succeeded). As it was his first ever trip to London, I took him to some of my favourite places in town with the intention of making him fall in love with…

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Kopapa Dinner: where I had a thought about service charge

Kopapa is great for weekend brunch. When you talk about lunch/dinner, it’s not so bad either; it’s trusty enough to recommend for relaxed client lunches and casual enough for substantial pre-game dinner with mates. Few weeks ago, some girl friends and I went here for a long overdue catch up.…

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Enoteca da Luca St Paul’s: where large plates seem tiny

So I had post-work dinner at Enoteca da Luca with C & P last week. I (thought I) was first to arrive so I parked my butt by the bar and ordered some scotch to kill time. I’ve just been served my drink when C rang to say she’s by…

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Le Relais de l’entrecote: where family recipes are done right

If you’re ready to battle the queues for this Parisian favourite you should only really be thinking about one question: “Rare, medium, or well-done?” The menu is short and simple: salad for starters, steak frites for mains. If you’re vegetarian (and I seriously hope your date is well worth your…

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