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  • 9Jun 2014
    Full English breakfast complete with The Times at Gillray's

    10 dining and drinking gems in London


    As much as I prefer visiting cities that I’ve never set foot in before (am one of these peeps who rarely watches a movie twice), London is one destination I love returning to...

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  • 25Apr 2013
    The Wolseley - a cuppa of hot dark chocolcate fondant

    FooDiva’s top restaurant and foodie picks for London and beyond – second course


    Earlier this month, I drummed on about restaurant and food trends in London that Dubai should eat up. Well looks like someone's taken note, as Peruvian restaurant, Coya will open in Dubai later this year (from the same guys who brought us Zuma and La Petite Maison)...

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  • 15Apr 2013
    Harrods Food Hall - Photo credit to VisitBritain/ Juliet White

    10 London food and restaurant trends that Dubai should eat up – first course


    London, like New York, Paris, Tokyo and perhaps even San Sebastian, is revered for its restaurant scene leading the way in global food trends. Whether it’s a Michelin-starred restaurant, pub grub or street food...

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  • 17May 2011
    London's Millennium Bridge leading to St. Paul's Cathedral

    FooDiva’s London Gastro Guide


    I promised you an English capital restaurant round-up, so here’s FooDiva’s gastro guide to all things munchy in London - best distinguished by the times of day you get those tummy cravings. So go on, plan your summer holiday. [caption id="attachment_2179" align="alignright" width="300" caption="London's Millennium Bridge leading to St. Paul's Cathedral"]London's Millennium Bridge leading to St. Paul's Cathedral[/caption] Lunch The Providores and Tapa Room - smack bang on my favourite London street for cafe society and shopping; Marylebone High Street. The brainchild of two New Zealand chefs Peter Gordon and Michael McGrath of Sugar Club fame, the ground floor houses the casual cafe and bar, Tapa Room - not a typo, just takes its name from the huge, traditional Rarotongan Tapa wall cloth hanging. But they do serve Spanish tapas-like dishes. Up the creeky stairs sits The Providores, for formal white linen tablecloth dining. If you're in London on a weekend go for brunch; try the hot smoked salmon with two poached eggs and spinach on walnut toast with yuzu hollandaise. And a serving of grilled chorizo on the side. On a Sunday, potter along to the Farmers' Market just behind Waitrose on the high street.

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