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York & Albany brings the Caribbean to London with their secret Rum Shack

Looking for Caribbean vibes to escape the hustle and bustle of London? then I highly recommend Gordon Ramsay York & Albany Rum Shack which is a hidden gem nestled within their courtyard at the back of their restaurant.

I was invited on a complimentary basis along with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London to party within the shack whilst enjoying an array of Caribbean food along with rum, rum and more rum.

York & Albany

York & Albany is part of Gordon Ramsay franchise and you can either enjoy delicious cuisine within or stay in one of their luxurious rooms as York & Albany is a restaurant as well as a hotel.

Tuck into a hearty meal in their restaurant and try out the delicious seasonal menus which are all carefully created by York & Albany’s Head Chef.

Alternatively why not extend your visit after eating at York & Albany and stay the night in one of their luxurious rooms. With York & Albany only being a stone’s throw from Regent’s Park it is the perfect place to wind down for the night.

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When at Turtle Bay UK time flies when you’re having RUM at Summer Sound Clash

Turtle Bay is known for Caribbean food but it’s also known for it’s rum. Did you know that you can enjoy a rum masterclass during the Summer Sound Clash season over these couple of months where you will be able to enjoy a variety of rum, rum and more rum.

I had the pleasure in attending on a complimentary basis along with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London to attend their first Summer Sound Clash festival which kicked off in Brixton, all whilst enjoying a rum or two or eight.

Turtle Bay UK

Turtle Bay was established back in 2010 and now has 43 restaurants across the UK and two in Germany.

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and step into Turtle Bay and enjoy a Caribbean style escape as Turtle Bay is all about having a Caribbean good time.

Diners will be able to enjoy the sounds of reggae whilst at Turtle Bay UK, over 40 rum drinks as well as mouth-watering hot sauces, spice rubs, fragrant marinades and cool chutneys to fresh hand-tossed salads, spice wood jerk grills and exotically spiced one pots, perfect for sharing with friends in true Caribbean Limin’ style. Turtle Bay pride themselves on flavours that match the intensity of the tropical sun.

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Caribbean vibes within Turtle Bay UK in Brixton

Do you sometimes sit back and think I wish I was not in London but in the Caribbean instead? Well within Turtle Bay UK in Brixton you will feel as though you have been transported to the Caribbean as Turtle Bay UK brings you that bit of sunshine with it’s rum based cocktails, Caribbean jerk food and reggae sounds from the resident DJ. Turtle Bay UK is a bit of sunshine within Brixton.

I was invited down to sample their new bottomless brunch menu which I was highly surprised by as was flavoursome and filling.

Turtle Bay UK

Turtle Bay UK consists of 43 restaurants across the UK giving those that wants to escape the hustle and bustle of life a Caribbean style escape.

Caribbean cooking is known as a patchwork quilt of colours, textures, and flavours as they are a multi-ethnic tapestry woven from the cuisines of Africa, Europe and Asia.

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Swigging back grog with Captain Morgan – Bompas and Parr Lost Lagoon

Shiver me timbers, set designers Bompas and Parr have joint forces with Captain Morgan to give Londoners a nautical adventure to an underground paradise of the Lost Lagoon.

For three months from the beginning of February 2019 until early April, buccaneers will be able to discover a secret island within a secret location in central London to take a journey of wonder on the largest underground lake in the UK.

I was invited on a complimentary basis to adventure through Bompas and Parr’s latest part immersive theatre part bar experience with another buccaneer of my choosing so I just had to have my bestie Steve join me as to keep me safe from them pirates.

Bompas and Parr

Bompas and Parr is globally recognised as the leading expert in multi-sensory experience design.

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Yo Ho! Drink up me ‘earties – Pirates of Hidden Spirit

Yo Ho! and a bottle of rum. Me and some others of Love Pop Ups London community set sail and boarded Pirates of Hidden Spirit an immersive pirate cocktail bar on a complimentary basis in return for a Pirates log.

Pirates of Hidden Spirit by Inventive Productions

Before I give you the low down of our captains log here is the undercover story of what Pirates of Hidden Spirit is about.

The Pirates of Hidden Spirit is a new immersive cocktail experience which will transport guests, or should I say pirates, into an exciting world of mischief and theft as they steal the hidden treasure from the grasps of the U.S Government all whilst enjoying delicious cocktails on board.

For three days each week, Sir Francis Drake’s The Golden Hinde will transform into The Hidden Spirit.

“Legend has it, decades ago, over $2 million in riches were dumped in an unknown location and hidden at sea!

Following the discovery of a cipher stating “The Secret Lies With Elizabeth”, the U.S Government commissioned The Hidden Spirit, which has undergone an epic journey to London to recover the hidden treasure.

The commanding Governor has hired Captain Jack Cassidy to find a new crew to safely bring home the riches, but with over $2million on board, Cassidy has his own ideas and needs recruits prepared to break the law and turn to a life of piracy!

Step aboard The Hidden Spirit this winter and join the undercover crew!

Take your share of the world’s finest collection of precious metals & jewels, liquors & liqueurs and enjoy some delicious cocktails on board to make the journey and time at sea all that bit richer.

Set on board a real ship docked in London, those willing to join Captain Jack Cassidy’s undercover crew will be taken on an epic journey of mischief as they steal the hidden treasure in this unique immersive cocktail experience.”

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Jamaica here I come – Three Little Birds

Once you step inside a Three Little Birds restaurant you will feel like that you have been transported to Jamaica with the vibe of the place, music, smell of rum and Jamaican food.

Three Little Birds

Firstly let me tell you more about Three Little Birds.

April Jackson (former Miss Jamaica Universe, food blogger & The Apprentice 2015 candidate) decided to open up her own Jamaican inspired restaurants.

Three Little Birds was initially a project to celebrate Jamaica’s cuisine, music and talent whilst giving guests the opportunity to escape the concrete jungle and instead journey to the Caribbean.

She opened up her first restaurant and rum bar in Brixton to celebrate her island’s cuisine, music and talent.

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Would you sell your soul to the Kraken? – The Kraken Screamfest The Ocean of Souls

Would you sell your soul to the Kraken?

Well I did and I am pleased that I did as I got to enter The Ocean of Souls and whilst I was in there I met an old seadog, mermaids, a fortune teller, a doctor,  discovered the Kraken and drank plenty of The Kraken Black Spiced Rum.

Les Enfants Terribles

Let me tell you though a bit more about Les Enfants Terribles who put on the immersive experience for Kraken Halloween special Screamfest event. Continue reading

Cuban Love – Little Havana

I have never been very adventurous when it comes to food but in my later years I am becoming more adventurous and trying out new cuisine.  So with this being my first ever taste of Cuban food I thought what a better way than to try it at the new Little Havana restaurant that recently opened up in October 2017 situated on Inverness Street in Camden.

Little Havana – Cuban cuisine

Raul Jerez is the man who has brought the authentic Cuban flavours to London in which you will be able to experience at Little Havana the great authentic Cuban cuisine and delicious cocktails with plenty of rum ones to choose from of course.  Plus as well as food and drink Little Havana lays on many Latin House nights (on certain nights) and salsa classes (on Tuesdays). Continue reading

Yo-ho and bottle of rum – Cottons Rhum Shack in Vauxhall

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 Rhum Shack Caribbean food in their Shoreditch restaurant but only recently they have opened up yet another Cottons Rhum Shack in Vauxhall with 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 piece of Caribbean heaven – Cottons Rhum Shack

The newest Cottons Rhum Shack is based in Shoreditch (130 – 132 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AR). I have never eaten at Cottons Rhum Shack chain of restaurants before as I am not really keen on Caribbean food however after eating here on a promotional opportunity that was given to a group of us at Love Pop Ups London via Cottons I was totally blown away. Continue reading

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