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Sheba, Brick Lane (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Sheba restaurant: 1) You know when you go to a restaurant and they take your chair away because they want you to leave so they can have your table? No, you probably...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 26 May 15}

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The Refinery, Camden (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about The Refinery: 1) You’re going to feel comfortable here. 2) Now, I know that statement doesn’t purr
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 04 May 15}

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Canvas Bar, Shoreditch (Bar)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Canvas Bar: 1) At first it feels a bit like a bus station. 2) Bear with me. 7pm on an early spring evening and the cosy dusk has yet to descend, so I can see...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 13 Apr 15}

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Bones, Shoreditch (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Bones restaurant: 1) Great name - gets to the marrow bone of the matter. Hear it, think meat. When your inner cave person gets a thirst for gnawing oozy, squelchy...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 16 Jun 14}

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Trader Vic's, Mayfair (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we learned about Trader Vic’s restaurant and bar: 1) Feeling drab and grey, as though the wettest winter since records began has wrapped its slippery fingers around your soul? Then a trip...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 28 Feb 14}

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302, Waterloo (Restaurant / Hotel)
“Top 10 things we discovered about Three O Two Restaurant when we visited: 1) When you’ve walked down a drab and droning Waterloo Road, you’ve grappled dangerously with a Boris bike, you’ve beaten back...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 04 Sep 13}

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Simply Fish Shoreditch, Shoreditch (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we discovered about Simply Fish restaurant when we visited: 1) Fish treated simply is tastiest. Choose from sustainable Pollock, Salmon, Cod, Plaice, Sea Bream, Sea Bass, Prawns or Gurnard;...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 27 Jun 13}

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Northbank, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: Cocktails, hearty fine dining and riverside views. Great: Scallops, soufflé and service. So I’m feeling rebellious. I’m going to start at the end. That’s...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 27 Apr 13}

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The Grove, Balham (Bar)
Best for: a weekday treat near home; Sunday pub lunch. Great: burger; and banoffee pie disguised as a cappuccino…cunning. Let’s talk great duos. A bucket and spade;...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 20 Feb 13}

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White Rabbit (closed), Stoke Newington (Bar / Club)
Best for: Signature cocktails, classic cocktails, shot cocktails, hot cocktails. Great: Quirk. We scurried out of the station checking our pocket watches and clutching...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 04 Feb 13}

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The Clarence, Mayfair (Bar)
Best for: Filling, warming pub grub away from Piccadilly’s tourists. Great: Sense of London tradition, and in line with that, chips. As a virtuous woman, naturally,...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 21 Jan 13}

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Franco Manca, Clapham (Restaurant)
Best for: Lunchtime pizza, after work pizza, post-pub pizza. Great: Commitment to quality ingredients; simple menu; bustle and buzz. Once, after a difficult day,...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 08 Jan 13}

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The Shed, Notting Hill (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: Homemade cheese; home-cured meats; oak smoked potatoes. Great: Passion; buzz; loo wallpaper. Ever read the book about the girl who tastes the emotions...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 11 Dec 12}

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Bison & Bird, Clapham (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: Nibbles to soothe a hungover soul; post work happy hour; pre-boogie warm up. Great: Signature cocktails; towering burgers; people watching. The night was...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 07 Nov 12}

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Zebrano Carnaby, West End (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
Best for: Sky TV; Cheerful cocktails; dark corners; dancing feet. Great: Night out in a nutshell; bottomless sharing platters; West End location near the tube. “We...”
Emily Retter, Fluid London reviewer 15 Oct 12}

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