Category Archives: London

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Girls Night Out at Ramusake

One of my favourite restaurants in London is Kurobuta and when I met the chef (and aussie legend of a guy) Scott Hallsworth back in November he told me about his just opened new venture with Piers Adam (the man behind many of London’s nightlife, such as Bodo’s Schloss, Mahiki and Whisky Mist) called Ramusake.  So ever since then, it’s been high on my list to visit. Ramusake is a restaurant / club and is located on the former site of the Old Brompton Club in South Kensington. The bar and dining room is in the basement which means it’s dark and kind of sexy and Shoreditch cool, but very much a relaxing dining which turns into a late night club after dinner service.

They have an extensive Rum & Sake Cocktail list to kick off your night, and the food, oh let’s not forget about the food! Obviously as Scott is the chef behind the restaurant I knew it would be good. The menu is similar to Kurobuta with inventive post-Japanese dishes such as Junk Food Japan, Robata BBQ and sushi. A few weeks ago I went here for a girls night out (Insert; lots of wine, lots of delicious food and plenty of laughs and cocktails!)

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Ethos Restaurant, London

Now, I love catching up with my friends during on weeknights, but going out for dinner a lot can affect my trying to be healthy ‘8020 diet‘ plan. So discovering new healthy restaurants in London is always a huge winner. Ethos restaurant is one of those places. Ethos is a self-service restaurant in central London, just near Oxford Circus making it very handy for a mid-week post work catch up! They offer a vegetarian buffet that works on a ‘choose – then weigh – then pay’ system.

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Brunch at The Delaunay

The Wolseley easily rates as one of my top places in London for breakfast or brunch (you can read my review here) but I’d not made it yet to The Delauney which is its sister restaurant on 55 Aldwych, on the edge of Covent Garden. Just like the Wolseley, the Delaunay is all-day café-restaurant inspired by the (Austrian) grand cafés of Europe. Talking about brunch at The Delaunay, on their website they say; brunch is “cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” And I think that is the best sum-up of brunch, it’s without a doubt one of my favourite past times ever and always puts me in a good mood.

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Exploring Maltby Street Market – The Ropewalk

I think there’s no better way of experiencing the vibrant life of London than to visit a London market, and as a self-confessed ‘foodie’, especially food markets are a bit like heaven to me. Some of my favourite London markets are; Borough Market (SE1), Brixton Village Market (SW9), Columbia Road Market (E2), Broadway Market (E8) and since a recent first visit this list now also includes Maltby Street Market (SE16)!

Maltby Street Market, or also know as the Ropewalk, is the smaller, cosier brother of it’s better known neighbour – Borough Market. It’s about a 10-minute walk from Borough, being just across the river from Tower Bridge, tucked under and beneath the railway arches. On a Saturday a few weeks ago I went to the Ropewalk with my sister to explore the lively street market that has a combination of stalls, under-arch shops, pop-up bars and eateries.

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Little H in Parsons Green

You might remember me loving Hally’s in Parsons Green (review here),  so when I found out late last year that the husband and wife team behind Hally’s were opening a little sister cafe just across the road, I couldn’t wait to check it out. Little H opened their doors in January and it’s a slightly more deli style / pop-in eatery but with the same emphasis on “Californian-inspired food” ranging from breakfast, brunch and freshly made salads served alongside their fresh juices and smoothies.

On Valentines Day I met up at Little H with my friend & fellow blogger Tania (www.joyfelicityjane.com) to catch up with her following her one year adventure in Australia so we could talk life, love, travel, photography, blogging and food; all of our favourite topics basically!

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Weekend Scenes

Hello! Did you all have a good weekend? I had my sister and her husband visiting me in London on Saturday and Sunday so did some lovely exploring around the city with them. But first on Friday night me and a group of girls kicked off the weekend by checking out the 50 Shades of Grey movie. Seven girls + a few wines + this movie = lots of giggles! Have you seen the film yet & what did you think?

Here a few photos from my weekend scenes in London…

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My Valentines Day

Hello everyone! Did you all have a lovely Valentines Day over the weekend? I started my Valentines Day with a visit to the Tate Britain museum. Even though I’ve lived in London for 5 years, I’m ashamed to admit that I’d never been to the Tate Britain so I thought it was about time I ticked it off the list. What a stunning building and a great collection of art to admire. Wandering through a museum is such a lovely weekend activity, don’t you think? Afterwards we had brunch and coffee at popular local cafe Pimlico Fresh near Victoria Station, definitely check it out next time you’re in the area. No picture of my avocado and chilli on toast sorry..but it was very yummy!

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