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Eat and drink and be merry – Taste of Christmas 2017

Taste of Christmas returns to Tobacco Docks to showcase yet again what the capital has from it’s best restaurants, top chefs and leading food and drink brands.

Taste of Christmas happens every November and in June when they have their Summer festival Taste of London which is held in Regents Park. Continue reading

Eat, drink and play – Social Fun and Games (SFG)

The other day I went to the launch night of Social Fun and Games (SFG) which has returned this winter to Stratford Centre, Roof East (8th floor). You will be able to relax, eat and drink in one of the cosy Igloos, drink in one of the many bars, listen and dance to music or play fun games such as Jenga or a game of curling with your friends.

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Yo-ho and bottle of rum – Cottons Rhum Shack

Cottons Rhum Shack in Vauxhall is a great place if you want to taste and drink various rums from across the world and eat great spicy Caribbean food.

A few months back I had the opportunity to sample Cottons Caribbean food in their Shoreditch restaurant but only recently they have opened up yet another Cottons in Vauxhall this now being their fourth (others include Camden and Notting Hill). I plus some other community members of ‘Love Pop Ups – London’ was invited to experience their newest bar/restaurant. Continue reading

A tower of food – BBC Good Food: Feast

From 22-24 September BBC Good Food held a foodie festival called Feast in The grounds (moat) of The Tower of London.  There were so many stalls, cooking demos, supper clubs, masterclasses, street food, cocktails, skills school, pop up restaurants, bars, tastings and top chefs to meet such as the wonderful country boy Tom Kerridge, Michelin star Michel Roux Jr and Masterchef judge John Torode.

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Food glorious food – Foodies Festival at Alexandra Palace

I have visited many food shows before in the past but this was my first time in attending a Foodies Festival. First impressions was that the event was quite small and nowhere as big as other food shows I have been to in the past as because this one I managed to get around the whole show area within 30 minutes and with that in mind I don’t know how people can try and spend the whole day there without getting a bit bored but I suppose the only way you could extend your time without getting bored is by attending a number Continue reading

Alfresco dining in London with a difference – Jimmy Garcia BBQ Club

Jimmy Garcia has done many pop ups over the past few years but his BBQ Club is the most largest and ambitious residency to date (pop up limited time 20 May and closing 31 September 2017). The BBQ Club is set on the London Southbank Centre with a split-level of the BBQ Takeaway Bar downstairs and a BBQ Club rooftop upstairs which you can experience a six course tasting menu making it the best way to enjoy alfresco dining in London.

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Learning about halal? – Halal Festival

This was my first time attending a Halal festival and I am glad I went along as not only was it an excellent event but I also learnt a lot about Halal food and discovered that not all of their food is spicy in which I always believed was.

Firstly what does Halal mean? In short, the word Halal, in Arabic, means permitted or lawful. Halal foods are foods that are allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines. Muslims cannot consume the following foods Pork, animals that were dead prior to slaughtering, Continue reading

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