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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The Jones Family Affair has opened in Covent Garden London

The award winning Belgravia steak restaurant The Jones Family Kitchen has now opened up a sister restaurant within Covent Garden called The Jones Family Affair serving up a selection of dishes from vegetarian, seafood, fish, meat and of course steak.

The Jones Family are all about delivering a great dining experience, serving up top quality tasty food which are sourced from The Ginger Pig butchers and the Flying Fish Seafoods, who are very passionate about their products.

I was invited down on a PR basis to try out the delights in which The Jones Family Affair has to offer and show me that they do not just sell steak, in which they are known for.

The Jones Family

The Jones Family is set up by a group of friends who are all passionate about serving hungry diners great food and drink.

They opened up their first restaurant The Jones Family Kitchen back in 2018 within London’s Belgravia which is known for their steaks and have won many awards such as 2021 Travellers Choice Awards by Tripadvisor and back in 2019 they were listed as one of the top ten steakhouses in London.

November 2021 they opened up their sister restaurant within London’s Covent Garden called The Jones Family Affair serving up an array of tasty dishes as well as their famous steaks.

The Jones Family are known for serving up great steaks and that is because they care about the well being of the cow on how it was raised, fed and slaughtered which all results in great tasty meat. They get their beef and other meat from Ginger Pig butchers in which the beef comes from Longhorn cattle who live a very happy life and are grass fed.

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Degusta Box countdown to Christmas

Degusta Box is all about surprising people with unique products in which you might not necessarily think about purchasing or choose whilst shopping.

During December they release a very special unique advent calendar which does not consist of chocolate and more chocolate but an array of surprises from pasta to wine, what’s not to love. So it really was a surprise every time when it came to opening the advent calendar doors, as who knew what I would be surprised with.

I was gifted an advent calendar by Degusta Box on a gifted basis to show me how fun surprises can be as I am not one for surprises usually.

Degusta Box

Degusta Box is all about bringing different innovative products to sample at home. They are based in Barcelona, but deliver their food and beverage boxes of surprise to all across France, Germany, Italy, Spain and even us here in the UK. Their mission is to bring a surprise and joy to as many homes as possible.

They stand out from other food and beverage suppliers as they are innovative, efficient and bring an exciting solution for all us foodies and lovers of drink in providing sweet surprises monthly.

Degusta Box sell monthly surprise boxes in which every month you can enjoy around 10 to 15 different surprise goodies from food to drink at just £12.99. Plus the beauty about their boxes is that the items within will be cheaper than you would pay if buying from a shop, so you will not only be getting a surprise, discovering something new but also SAVING, bargin!

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Downland Produce enjoy free range meat live a healthier life

I love to cook and eat but I am always conscious about when it comes to cooking with anything as it can make a big difference to when it comes to taste, that is why it is important to buy good quality products. Apart from that it is also very important to me to know that the produce has little impact on the environment hence why I usually buy organic, free range or fair trade produce.

Meat in particular though is very important when it comes to buying any as I am an animal lover I would love to believe that the animal had a good life beforehand, such as roaming fields, not locked up in a cage. So when I discovered about Downland Produce who only sell free range meat it made me very happy to hear as not all butchers sell free range meat.

I was gifted a meat box on a courtesy basis from Downland Produce to show me how good their free range meat is.

Downland Produce

In 2018 Chris took on after months of planning Downland Produce, a small and passionate business in the heart of Wiltshire.

Downland Produce produces sausages and bacon in small batches. Their sausages are handmade and their bacon is cured using traditional methods, we also have a custom built smoker to complement our award winning products. Working closely with local food producers to help keep the food miles down and the traceability of each product crystal clear.

Chris wants to provide intimacy between not only the butcher and his craft, but also the customer and the industry.

Downland Produce sell quality meat from locally reared beef animals to the high welfare chickens. All their meat is naturally reared, totally traceable and locally sourced in Wiltshire and across the South West. They are especially proud of their Red Tractor Assured, RSPCA Assured, locally sourced, Award-winning, Wiltshire pork. All their meat is produced to the highest welfare and quality assured standards.

You can visit Downland Produce in Melksham or find them at Broadway market every Saturday and Chatsworth market every Sunday in London.

When sending out all packing of their products it’s done by them, meaning you can be assured that the products quality and traceability. Our sausages are handmade and our bacon is cured using traditional methods, they also have a custom built smoker to complement their award winning products.

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Parmigiano Reggiano event with Gennaro Contaldo

I just LOVE Italian food and chefs so when I won the competition via Parmigiano Reggiano to learn how to cook Italian dishes via Gennaro Contaldo and eat Parmigiano Reggiano within London’s Eataly it was a dream come true.

Parmigiano Reggiano even though it comes from Italy is used all over the world as it is a very famous, popular and very tasty cheese. It is believed that Parmigiano Reggiano was produced back as far as 1254 by Benedictine monks, whom lived in Parma Reggio region of Italy. They created the cheese when they needed to find a way to extend the shelf-life of the large quantity of milk they were producing from their cattle.

As this was a very special event to flagship about Parmigiano Reggiano, Gennaro Contaldo a very well known Italian chef was bought in to talk us through about this wonderful cheese, and teach us a few tasty recipes using Parmigiano Reggiano.

Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano is an aged cheese which comes from Italy’s region of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Mantua and Bologna. Only using certain approved ingredients.

Watch how Parmigiano Reggiano is made:

Simply it’s made from milk which is poured into the traditional upturned bell-shaped copper vats which then naturally coagulates with the addition of rennet and a whey starter, rich in starter cultures. Then cooked, skimmed and wrapped in linen cloth.

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Jaques London learning made fun via play

Toys are always a must for children, as they do not just keep them entertained but toys are also a great way for kick starting them learning. Jaques London provide a great range of Montessori games and toys ideal for children from 2 year olds and up.

The beauty about Jaques London games and toys though are that not only do they sell a great range of fun and Montessori products most of their products are made using wood which to me is very nostalgic and certainly more special than plastic. Not only that wood is much better for the environment than plastic.

Did you know that wooden toys were first introduced back in the 1700s by a toymaker in Germany. At that time, wooden toys were often handmade for very special occasions, but it soon started to become popular across Europe in which then dolls and animals were started to be handmade from wood.

Montessori products are great for providing education for young children helping them develop natural interests and activities rather than use formal teaching methods. Montessori toys was developed by physician Maria Montessori. Maria was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education, and her writing on scientific pedagogy.

I was kindly gifted a few of their products for my nephew who is only 2 and a half and he absolutely loved them. He was not even interested in the box after unwrapping unlike most kids, he just wanted to play with the items.

Jaques London

Jaques London have been going for 8 generations producing toy and games to families since 1795 which was founded by Thomas Jaques, whom was a farmer’s son of a French Huguenot descent.

He was a manufacturer in ivory, hardwoods, bone and Tunbridge Ware.

When John Jaques, his great grandson took over the company it started to gain a great reputation for games and this is how Jaques London begun.

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Doctor Who Time Fracture – The Doctor needs you!

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel with Doctor Who and meet an array of characters such as Brolls, Clockwork, Daleks, even The Queen? Well now you can as you can take a journey through the doors of Doctor Who Time Fracture in which just like the Tardis it’s bigger on the inside and you take an adventure like no other, where you’ll travel back in time and get to discover and meet a host of historical famous people, robots and even aliens.

Thanks to Doctor Who Time Fracture creators I was given the opportunity to travel back in time and space twice for free, to give my views of what it is like to travel through a time fracture.

Doctor Who Time Fracture

Doctor Who Time Fracture is a new ground-breaking immersive theatrical adventure, which will allow you to plunge yourself into the incredible universe of Doctor Who and encounter the Daleks, Cybermen, and so much more.

Doctor Who is one of the longest running action adventure television series in the world spanning 55 years and winning over 100 awards. This quintessentially British show has a huge global following, with 9.6m fans across social platforms/channels and 100m video views on YouTube in the last year alone. It has been honoured by Guinness World Records as the longest running science-fiction series in the world. Doctor Who has a proven track-record in consumer products and live entertainment with over four and a half million Sonic Screwdrivers sold in the past eleven years, over 13 million action figures sold since 2005, over 19 million DVDs sold globally and over one million tickets sold for live events.

Thanks to Gavin Kalin Productions, Totally Theatre Productions and Immersive Everywhere the creative minds behind London’s longest running and critically acclaimed immersive theatre production, The Great Gatsby you now can take on a journey just like Doctor Who with a time lord.

“The Doctor needs you! The Universe as we know it is at stake – now is the time to step up and be the hero. For decades, in a quiet corner of Mayfair, London, a dangerous rift in time and space has been monitored by a group of loyal members of the long-thought-disbanded Unified Intelligence Taskforce – or UNIT for short. Until now they have managed to protect the people of Earth from the threat the rift poses but, weakened and beaten back as the Time Fracture grows out of control, they’re now close to defeat.


Doctor Who Time Fracture opened initially back in May 2021 but was short lived as shortly after opening they were hit by flash floods in July which caused extensive damage and meant that the show had to close for major repairs. This included installing a flood defence system; but in September and October, when rain storms hit the capital once again, work towards reopening suffered severe setbacks. Now the building is finally fixed with a new drainage and reopen welcoming back fans and new audiences to experience an immersive adventure like no other.  

“Question is our you brave enough to travel back in time and face the cybermen?”

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Vahdam India tea at it’s finest

We drink tea all year round but when it comes to these colder months I tend to drink even more tea. With there being quite a wide variety of tea out there on the market it can be quite overwhelming in which tea to buy and which will be a good one. However thanks to Vahdam I have discovered some great new tasty premium Indian tea. They sell a wide selection of tea ranging from black tea to herbal teas. The beauty about Vahdam India though is that you can buy a wide range of boxes which consist of a mix of teas rather than just one fixed flavour.

I was kindly gifted on a PR basis a few of Vahdam India gift tea boxes to try at home, not only do the boxes look classy but the tea within is outstanding, fresh and delicious.

Vahdam India

Vahdam India sell a variety of world famous premium Indian teas from black tea, green tea, chai tea, herbal tea, oolong tea and so much more.

Bala the Founder and CEO, of Vahdam India dream is to bring India’s native treasures to the entire world. He provides exceptional teas and ingredients to the world like never before.

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