The Office Christmas Do: (how work kicked out the Grinch in me)

I’ve been quite a proper grinch over the holiday period and I will chalk that up to 1) being quite ill (literally, “I want my mommy!” levels) for about a week coming up to Christmas and 2) not being able to be with immediate family this year. I suppose the…

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Ink Bethnal Green: where beautifully plated food play hit or miss

I’ve heard interesting stories about Ink, a Nordic restaurant in Bethnal Green headed by Chef Martyn Meid, and have admired the beautifully plated dishes on their Instagram feed long enough to fancy a visit. So when our friends at Zomato treated us to some vouchers to use there, I was ecstatic. Tricky…

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Yum-D Brixton: where food will take you back to the streets of Thailand

Yum-D, tucked in the depths of Brixton Market just a few doors away from Franco Manca, is a little gem of a surprise.  The first thing that hit me was a bout of claustrophobia. Floor space is tiny (with just around five tables and the kitchen), and the random Thai…

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Sweet novelty for Secret Santa woes at M&M’s World

Secret Santa is a bit of a weird one. I’m tired of receiving calendars with photos of boy bands I don’t listen to… and I’m tired of purchasing calendars of half-naked men that usually end up in recycling bins (or so they say). But Secret Santa ain’t fun without the…

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Acciuga: where they showed me the (good) ravioli

Last week, I had the pleasure of dining in the company of fun food bloggers (organised by Zomato UK) at Acciuga Kensington.  Acciuga (a-choo-ga) specialises in regional Italian cuisine, particularly Ligurian and Piedmontese. It’s the brainchild of Guglielmo Arnulfo, a former lawyer and pro rugby player who decided to turn on a new…

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