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146
Bars, London

146

With London still firmly in the midst of a gin craze, although somewhat less sordid than the first Georgian gin craze, Paddington’s 146 offers a refreshing and interesting menu for discerning gin drinkers. Located in the Hilton Hotel at Paddington station – London’s most beautiful station with soaring arches and […]

Medlar
Sauces, Dips, Jams

Medlar

I am a member of my local WI, and I love it. I love the opportunities it presents to mix with women of all ages, particularly the older generation; their wealth of experience and knowledge is something to treasure. The WI participates in all sorts of activities, and although we […]

Gazette
London, Restaurants

Gazette

There are two kinds of friends: those whose judgement you can trust when it comes to what constitutes good food, and those whose judgement you cannot. When meeting with the first, you are at ease when they suggest a restaurant, and the second, you do everything in your power to […]

Temper
Restaurants

Temper

Neil Rankin’s Temper is a buzzy place. If atmosphere is paramount on your list of restaurant criteria you won’t be disappointed. Take a seat at the counter and become part of the action, especially when the coals decide to blow their molten embers your way. A mashup of meat with […]

Shrubs
Drinks, Recipes

Shrubs

  Shrubs. Not the small, near-to-the-ground woody plant, but the acidulated beverage that is going to be a major trend this summer. Originating as a means of preserving berries and other fruit in the off-season, a shrub is a mixture of fruit and vinegar. As shrubs developed, the liquid began […]

Lotus
Restaurants

Lotus

When an overseas visitor requests a venue for dinner that has to serve a specific cuisine, be in a specific location, and also be generally good, you feel the pressure; it has to serve curry and be near Trafalgar Square… Gone were the visions of going to Palomar, but nevermind, […]