Gourmaze adventure around London and enjoy tasty treats

If you are coming down to London and are looking at taking a tour, forget hopping on & off a tour bus, or booking a guided tour as Gourmaze will take you on an adventure like no other.

Booking The Sweet Escape adventure with Gourmaze I began to think of adventures taken by Hansel & Gretel, Alice of Wonderland and Sarah of Labyrinth. Why you might wonder? Well heading on up from the underground of Tottenham Road following General Tasty instructions via my phone, I took on a trip of wonder full of surprises as I trotted around London with my friends. With time ticking we tracked along a maze of roads, solved riddles and enjoyed sweet sugary treats.

This adventure with Gourmaze was fab and in my opinion the best way to explore London and discover some great hidden gems be it with friends & family or just by yourself.

I was gifted this experience on a PR basis courtesy of Gourmaze which I enjoyed along with some of my friends and members of my LPUL Community Club.

Gourmaze

New to London Gourmaze is a fun way to explore London all whilst enjoying delicious food along the way.

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Escape from the Golden Hinde a Secret Studio Adventure – will you sink or survive?

Did you know that there are over 1,500 escape rooms in the UK? If you knew or not, what makes Escape from the Golden Hinde by Secret Studio that much more unique and special is the fact that is actually takes place on a historical reconstructed ship which is moored up near London Bridge.

The original Golden Hinde which is a galleon (sailing ship) was captained by Francis Drake. He was an English explorer, sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer and politician. However Drake is best known for his circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580.

The Golden Hinde originally though was known as the Pelican, but Drake renamed her mid-voyage in 1578, in honour of his patron, Sir Christopher Hatton, whose crest was a golden hind (a female red deer). Hatton was one of the principal sponsors of Drake’s world voyage.

Now you can explore this historical replica of the Golden Hinde in a different kind of way, rather than just a tour. Get to learn about Drake as you take on challenges to save yourself from the sinking ship but will you save Drake along the way or will your brand him as a pirate, and leave him to sink along with the ship but don’t take too long in deciding as the ship is sinking after all!

I was invited down along with my crew members on a press related basis to help solve the mysteries of the Golden Hinde and find the lost treasure within.

Escape from the Golden Hinde by Secret Studio

Escape from the Golden Hine is an interactive adventure on the historic 16th century galleon in London near London Bridge!

The Golden Hinde is grand reconstruction of the ship Sir Francis Drake sailed around the world in the 1570s. Plus this ship also sailed around the world in the 1970s.

It is believe that the Golden Hine is haunted by ghosts from both journeys. So, the ship holds an unhappy mix of spirits like a dodgy Rum Mojito.

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The Seafood Bar serves up fresh oysters, lobster, crab and so much more

If you love seafood as much as I do but live in London and not near the coast but really craving seafood then look no further as The Seafood Bar within London on Dean Street is the restaurant to visit. They are an AWARD WINNING restaurant founded by the De Visscher family, who have been fishmongers since 1984. They are famous for oysters and their seafood platters but they also sell a great range of other seafood dishes such as calamari as well as traditional fish & chips.

I went along on a press related basis to experience the delights of what they had on offer.

The Seafood Bar

The Seafood Bar is founded by the De Visscher family.

Fons de Visscher is a a respected fishmonger in Helmond, a small city in the Netherlands, and he decided to start a new adventure. Driven by his passion for fish and great wines, Fons created The Seafood Bar. His very first restaurant opened its doors back in 2012 in Van Baerlestraat in Amsterdam shortly followed by a three more.

28 August 2021 the De Visscher family opened up it’s first London restaurant serving up a great variety of fresh seafood all from within a 1730 Grade II listed Georgian townhouse on Dean Street.

There concept is very simple, incredible fresh products, and reasonable prices. In short, good food and drinks. But the real success lies in his dedication of the De Visscher family – 100% heart for the business, 24 hours a day. With attention for the guests and an eye for every detail.

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Calidad Home time for beauty sleep

Upgrade your beauty sleep with a luxury silk pillowcase from Calidad Home and not only will you wake up feeling refreshed, but your skin and hair will also look fab.

Sleep is very important as not only does it recharge our body and mind from restoring our immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular systems which helps our mood, memory and cognitive function. However did you know that sleeping on the right kind of pillowcase can also make a big difference from comfort, skin and hair?

I was kindly given a Calidad Home pillowcase to test and review.

Calidad Home

Michelle is the founder of Calidad Home.

For 12 months before selling silk pillowcases she researched into what silk was all about, where it’s sourced, how it’s made, and it’s benefits.

Her products are 100% A grade, and uses long strand 22 momme Mulberry Silk which is the silk you can get. Momme, is the gauge by which silk is measured. Silk cannot be measured the same as cotton, by thread count because the thread is so fine it has to be woven very finely and then the weight per metre determines the momme. The best weight for silk pillowcases is 22.

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Mr Whites delicious steaks and so much more in the heart of the West End

I have been to many steak restaurants within London over the years but I honestly can say that Marco’s newest restaurant Mr Whites within Leicester Square really does serve the most delicious steaks.

For those who don’t know Marco Pierre White he is an acclaimed chef, restaurateur and TV personality.

At the age of 16 Marco started as a commis as he trained to be a chef by Albert Roux and Michel Roux.

During his years as a chef he has trained and teamed up with the likes of Gordon Ramsay, Heston Blumenthal, Jason Atherton, and so many other known and Michelin star chefs.

At 24 he became Head Chef and joint owner of Harveys. At 33 he became the youngest chef to be awarded three Michelin stars.

He has a number of restaurants across the UK under different brands all which serve different cuisines and a range of experiences from afternoon tea to brunches. Now he brings to London his newest restaurant Mr White’s.

As a fan of Marco’s I was luckily enough to be invited down on a PR basis to review his latest restaurant and I was very impressed. So much so that his restaurant has become one of my favourite restaurants to eat within or even to grab a drink within London.

Mr White’s

Mr White’s is Marco’s newest halal steak restaurant which opened up November 2022. It is based in the heart of the West End in Leicester Square.

Within Mr White’s you can enjoy top quality food within a relaxed atmosphere, from delicious steaks, authentic Italian pizza, refreshing drinks from gins to wines. He even has his own London Dry Gin in which you can enjoy.

The restaurant is ideal for casual lunches, pre-theatre drinks or a relaxed meal with friends, colleagues or family, as Mr. White’s has something for everyone.

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Hard Rock Café Old Park Lane where it begun

Hard Rock Café is a restaurant chain which can be found across the world but did you know that the very first Hard Rock Café opened up here in London back in 1971 on Old Park Lane.

Within any Hard Rock Café hungry diners can enjoy banging food in particular burgers and also be entertained with tunes and rock memorabilia to gaze upon.

As a fan of Hard Rock Café it was great to be invited along back to where it all started 50 years ago, as they are celebrating their 50th year. I went along on a PR basis to show how they are still going strong and still providing rocking food as well as still displaying from old to new rock memorabilia from all sorts of musicians such as the Jimi Hendrix, Sex Pistols, Elton John, Mick Jagger etc.

Hard Rock Café

Hard Rock Café on Old Park Lane in London is where it all started back on 14 June 1971.

Two American best friends, Peter Morton and Isaac Tigret, who lived in London wanted to open a burger restaurant which gave an authentic experiences that rocked!

1971 – The first Hard Rock Café opened it’s doors back on London’s Old Park Lane. Few years after opening they expanded within openings all over the world.

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No.79 mousse & coffee cafe with a difference

Mousse, for me, is one of the ultimate desserts as it light, airy, smooth, and ever so creamy but I have never had a mousse which has been presented in such a way that I just did not want to destroy it and that is exactly what happened when I visited No.79 cafe in London.

No.79 is a new dedicated mousse cafe in London who produce an array of stunning looking mousses, as well as serve up some great tasty coffee, tea and bubble tea.

Did you know that mousse originated in the 18th century in France, where the word mousse translates as ‘foam’ describing the airy texture of a mousse.

There are many different types of mousses on the market with chocolate being the most popular and classic. No.79 though is far more as they go way beyond with their stunning mousses from a rose shaped mousse to even a dog, all of which are loaded with surprises from chocolate spread centres to sponge.

Courtesy of No.79 I was invited down on a press basis to sample some of their delicious mousses which really did satisfy my sweet tooth.

No.79

Owners of Hefaure London now bring to London No.79 which is a café which specialises in mousse.

It opened it’s doors in London on Dean Street on 25 November 2021.

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Antillean brings to London delicious Caribbean food

There are many different cuisines within London from Indian to Italian but have you ever went along to a restaurant which serves up pan Caribbean food? Antillean provides a great range of Caribbean dishes from jackfruit to flying fish.

As I have never had Caribbean food before I was excited when I was invited down on a PR basis to discover and taste the delights of Caribbean food which Antillean has to offer.

Antillean

Antillean is one of London’s newest Caribbean restaurants which opened up back in Summer 2021 serving up Caribbean dishes.

Chef patron Michael Hanbury of Antillean wants to show that Caribbean food is not all just about jerk chicken and rice but there is so much more to enjoy such as flying fish, which they also use as their logo.

The name Antillean, is derived from the beautiful islands of the Antilles.

At Antillean they have captured the essence of Antilles by brining together food, drink and music which captures the rich and diverse community of the Caribbean islands.

Enjoy a sharing selection of Caribbean food whilst at Antillean and a drink or two, perhaps a rum from over 100 distinctive types from around the world as well as exotic cocktails.

Antillean ethos is about brining people together in a space that offers high-end casual dining, where you sit back and relax and have fun in a community-based environment!

Caribbean delights

Antillean is set within a Grade II building on Blackfriars Road. upon looking at the entrance yo would of thought it was going to be a small restaurant but in fact once you step inside things are much bigger than I though, think Doctor Who’s Tardis.

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My Supper Hero meal time made easy

I love to cook but sometimes with work life getting on top of me I just don’t have the time to chop and cook from scratch. Thanks to the chefs of My Supper Hero they have put together numerous home kits which are all simple to cook but also healthy, appetising, filling and delicious.

My Supper Hero have a great range of kits to choose from, so if you love fish, meat or even vegetarian dishes they have something for everyone. All their kits come supplied with easy instructions, portioned, and labelled making cooking them as easy as ABC. Most can be cooked within 10 minutes and all have been made with health in mind.

I was gifted a kit on a PR basis to show me how delicious My Supper Hero kits are and how easy they are to cook, saving time and gives a great healthy meal.

My Supper Hero

In 2021 My Supper Hero was born which is co-founded by award winning British restaurateur Jamie Barber and British singer, presenter, musician, model and businesswoman Myleene Klass.

Friends Jamie and Myleene got together with a mission in mind to help people eat brilliantly at home and provide exceptionally tasty and high quality meal kits.

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Swamp Motel brings to London The Drop question is are you brave enough?

Swamp Motel presents The Drop which is a very tense and scary, immersive escape game adventure in which you start in being trapped in a lift! The Drop allows all to live one of their biggest fears as you the whole adventure by being trapped in a lift, question is will you escape in time before the lift drops or even worse?

Having played Swamp Motel virtual event The Kindling Hour during last year this time around I went and played their newest live game The Drop. I was invited down to experience their latest immersive experience in London to see how brave I am, and let’s just say I am not. Thankfully I was allowed to also bring some friends otherwise I don’t think I would of escaped.

Swamp Motel presents The Drop

Co-founders and creative directors Ollie Jones and Clem Garrity (both Kill the Beast and Punchdrunk alumni), brings to London their largest live production to date. It’s also their first IRL experience since the lockdowns.

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“We can’t wait to make our return to live entertainment with The Drop. It’s an ambitious and elaborate production that explores the rich history and tale of tragedy surrounding one of the world’s most famous texts, The Great Omar. Like all our work, audiences will be right at the centre of the story, a story we hope will leave them questioning what was real and what wasn’t long after they leave.

This has been a long time in the making for us so we’re particularly excited to premiere it in our home city of London this autumn as the culture scene bounces back to life.”

Says Ollie Jones and Clem Garrity

With The Drop the creators have uncanny blurred the boundaries between the game and reality, making audiences question what is real and what is not as they take on a dark scary adventure where it all starts within a lift.

Will you go up, down, or further than you imagined?

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