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ottolenghi spitalfields

LONDON | Yotam Ottolenghi needs no introductions, having become one of the most popular restaurateurs in London over the past decade. He’s released several cookbooks that have become staples in our household, had his own TV show, and owned several restaurants, one of the largest being his Ottolenghi deli in Spitalfields.

paul a young islington

LONDON | Paul A Young is one of Britain’s, indeed world’s, best chocolatiers, and is known for producing high quality, innovative chocolates and chocolate treats. He has a few stores in London, but the Islington store in Camden Passage is the original, and our favourite. The store is small and cozy,

oldroyd islington

LONDON | Oldroyd Islington is the newest venture from Tom Oldroyd, one of the founding chef directors of Polpo, who saw it grow from a single restaurant in 2009 to the multi-branch chain it is today. The first thing you notice when you visit Oldroyd is that it’s small. A narrow

paradise garage bethnal green

LONDON | Paradise Garage is housed under the railway arches on Paradise Row in Bethnal Green, next door to one of London’s best craft beer bars/shops, Mother Kelly’s. It’s the brainchild of chef Robin Gill (The Dairy, The Manor), and sees Gill draw upon many of his influences to create food

portobello road market

LONDON | Portobello Road Market or “Portobello Market” in Notting Hill is one of London’s most famous markets, and stretches for over two miles from Notting Hill Gate up to Ladbroke Grove. The most popular day is Saturday, when the antiques market is held, but the market is actually open six

naked dough shoreditch

LONDON | Anyone who is a fan of baking will be able to appreciate that eating the dough is one of the best parts of the process. Naked Dough, the first cookie dough café in the UK, agrees, and aims to appeal not only to all cookie dough lovers, but

wolf ii bishopsgate

LONDON | We were recently invited to visit WOLF II, the latest Italian dining offering from the team behind Stoke Newington’s WOLF restaurant. Located in the heart of the City in a shipping container in Finsbury Avenue Square, the restaurant is headed up by chef Karla Knowles (ex Petersham Nurseries).

28-50 wine workshop kitchen holborn

LONDON | Central London has plenty of great wine bars and too many good restaurants to even get started but few places have become experts on both fronts like 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen. Much of this comes down to their in-house sommeliers who will match your chosen meal with

national portrait gallery london

LONDON | The National Portrait Gallery opened in 1856 and was the world’s first gallery to deal exclusively in portraits. The gallery houses portraits of historically important and famous British people, with artworks being selected based on the subject of the painting rather than the artist. The collection includes paintings, sculptures, photographs and

national gallery london

LONDON | The National Gallery is an art gallery that’s open to the public free of charge, and contains a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the middle ages to 1900. The gallery was founded in 1824 and contains works from artists such as da Vinci, Turner, Van Gogh,