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Category Archives: Restaurants

Walk inside Jason Atherton’s Berners Tavern at the London Edition hotel and you could be rendered speechless.  I know I was when I stopped in for lunch a few weeks ago and had a difficult time peeling my eyes away from its art laden walls. Dangling from the ceilings are the equally impressive Beaux Arts oval shaped chandeliers, exact […]

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There is no shortage of great hotels in London but when asked by stateside friends and readers which ones I’d recommend I tend to offer vague suggestions based on location. The last time I stayed in a London accommodation was in 1996 with my high school’s choir & band during our weeklong England & Wales tour. We […]

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I’m a lazy Londoner.  Chalk it down to my introvert tendencies but if asked whether I’d prefer to go out for a walk around the bustling Southbank on a weekend day or stay in and read I would normally go with the latter.  It’s the sensory overload that throws me most of the time when I’m among […]

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Afternoon tea is an age-old tradition in England that has withstood the fast-paced nature of the modern world and I’m just beginning to understand why.  I’ve always been a coffee and pastry person, it’s quick, casual and satisfying, but as the days seems so much shorter and a to-do list ever longer, I now see the draw of […]

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We all have slightly different requirements for a great dining experience but usually it all comes down to the basics: the company you keep, atmosphere, service and of course the meal itself.  The Imperial, a gastropub in Fulham, fits the bill for me with an added bonus of having a wonderfully photogenic interior to swoon over.

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