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Gastrovino, Chelsea (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Gastrovino: 1) G is for getting out of the house when you can’t be bothered. You need to stretch your legs so get to it. Organise a small, intimate gathering down...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 06 Jun 17}

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Bar + Block, Kings Cross (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Bar + Block: 1) Kings Cross is not what it used to be. Once known as the den of late night iniquity, it has changed its reputation and is now a travellers hub and...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 11 May 17}

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Darbaar, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things to know about Darbaar restaurant: 1) You might get lost trying to locate it. Once you turn off Shoreditch High Street though, you will find it…eventually. When you do, you’ll discover...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 13 Apr 17}

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The Frog, Brick Lane (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you should know about The Frog: 1) Shoreditch has been overdone. At least by you. You’ve done everywhere on our best...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 18 Mar 17}

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Fucina, Marylebone (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things to know about Fucina: 1) Brunch is beautiful. Whatever your tastes, brunch is best enjoyed with friends or family and full of flavour. Fucina Italian restaurant just off Baker Street is...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 11 Feb 17}

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Bodean's Muswell Hill, Muswell Hill & Hornsey (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Bodean’s Muswell Hill: 1) If you’ve ended up in Muswell Hill on a Saturday night and everywhere is totally booked up, then Bodean’s will save the day. 2) As Bodean’s...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 08 Jan 17}

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Heist Bank, Paddington (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Heist Bank 1) Not a fan of noise? You’re suited to Heist Bank, a place that has perfected the art of quiet fun, in a new way. 2) A beautiful combination of arcade,...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 17 Oct 16}

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Gotto Trattoria, Stratford (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Gotto Trattoria: 1) It’s summer; blissfully warm. You know it won’t last long - boo! - but summer still means alfresco dining. With the sun high in the sky and so...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 07 Sep 16}

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Pizzicotto, Kensington (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Pizzicotto: 1) You decide to treat your significant other to a night out for no reason other than love. Clever you. 10 points. What to do? Take them to the same...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 29 Jun 16}

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The Stable, Whitechapel & Wapping (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you nee to know about The Stable  1) Whitechapel is all right. It’s nothing amazing. It has a decent gallery. It’s not far from the financial district of London, but that’s nothing spectacular....”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 13 Jun 16}

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Neighbourhood, Stratford (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Neighbourhood bar and restaurant: 1) A beer shop that is also a restaurant. Yes, you heard right. Who knew such a thing existed? Well, not this girl. 2) Neighbourhood...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 11 Apr 16}

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Anise, City of London (Bar)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Anise bar: 1) I’m not going to India anytime soon. Even if I wanted to, I’m kinda broke. Not even kinda, just broke. You’re just like me. You’re not going to India...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 26 Feb 16}

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Coin Laundry, Clerkenwell (Bar)
“Top 10 things you should know about Coin Laundry restaurant: 1) I was born in 1989 so naturally I know nothing about the 70’s; save for the tales my mother and father would tell me about discos, Top...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 03 Feb 16}

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Barrio Soho, Soho (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Barrio Soho bar: 1) For some reason, by the time Friday comes around, we no longer care about what to eat or drink. Nor do we care where we do it. We stumble away...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 23 Dec 15}

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Shikumen Shepherd's Bush, Shepherds Bush (Restaurant / Hotel)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Shikumen restaurant: 1) You’re 16 again. At least you feel it and you definitely look it. That old band t-shirt still fits and you look young at heart. You’re 16...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 11 Nov 15}

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Pizza Union, Kings Cross (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Pizza Union Kings Cross: 1) We love New York in London. We don’t say it, but for the past five years we’ve been clinging onto their mannerisms and trends like a...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 13 Oct 15}

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The Light Lounge, West End (Bar)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Light Lounge bar: 1) Ascending and descending steps is all the rage in the London bar scene right now. Everything is above or below street level, or hidden from...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 16 Sep 15}

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Salaam Namaste, Bloomsbury (Restaurant)
“Top 10 Things you need to know about Salaam Namaste restaurant: 1) Bloomsbury: that academic, cultural side of the West End that boasts some restaurants worthy of
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 15 Sep 15}

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Joe's Southern Kitchen & Bar, Kentish Town (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 Things you need to know about Joe’s Southern Kitchen restaurant: 1) London slowly embraced fried chicken and now there are
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 17 Jun 15}

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den (closed), Kings Cross (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things to know about Den restaurant: 1) When the West picked up on minimalism, it dove headfirst into the murky waters without even knowing how to swim. It flailed around wildly until it realised...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 25 Mar 15}

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The Old White Lion, Finchley (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you should know about the Old White Lion pub: 1) The things I do for food, like venturing out to East Finchley, the less attractive neighbour to Hampstead, to check out the Old White Lion...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 16 Mar 15}

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Brighton Way, Streatham & Norbury (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you should know about Brighton Way: 1) Streatham is up and coming. Not just one of the few places to still find a Wimpy, it’s becoming gentrified! Until then, we have to rely on new eatery...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 14 Dec 14}

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Green Bar at Hotel Café Royal, Mayfair (Bar / Hotel)
“Top 10 things you should know about The Green Bar: 1) I had a mission. It was to experience absinthe in one of London’s historical absinthe bars. Was I up to the challenge? Was I heck! I knew absolutely...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 21 Oct 14}

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Bayou (closed), Camden (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Bayou Soul 1) Envision the Deep South. It’s hot, smoky, and full of soul and fever. Music pours from the doors and all who visit are awed by its traditions. The...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 12 Sep 14}

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Scarfes Bar, City of London (Bar)
“Top 10 things to know about Scarfes Bar: 1) Elegant; sophisticated; grand; Scarfes bar is all of these and more. Located in the mixed up world of High Holborn, in which educational, high class and lower...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 29 Aug 14}

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Galvanisers Union, Bromley (Bar)
“Top 10 things to know about the Galvanisers Union: 1) Do you know when you’ve been to too many pubs disguised as restaurants disguised as pubs? You’re saying no but if you’ve been to a gastropub in...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 29 Jul 14}

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Berluskoni’s Pizza & Ice Cream, Camden (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Berluskoni’s restaurant: 1) If you don’t tend to go to Camden much, the idea of going to the world renowned but extremely busy and hipster Camden Stables Market...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 26 Jun 14}

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Made In The Shade (closed), Shoreditch (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Made in the Shade: 1) Made in the Shade is one of a kind. Beautifully unpretentious yet savvy and adventurous, it’s a cocktail bar-cum-Caribbean-restaurant-pub drawn...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 02 Jun 14}

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Portobello Star, Notting Hill (Bar)
“Top 10 things you should know about The Portobello Star bar: 1) The word ‘Ginstitute’ instils visions of a building made entirely of gin or a place where you can learn about nothing but gin. Be assured,...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 03 May 14}

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Las Iguanas Wembley, Wembley (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we learned about Las Iguanas restaurant: 1) Las Iguanas restaurants tend to be housed next to largely touristy areas. This branch is by the Wembley Stadium, perfect for families after...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 27 Feb 14}

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The Imperial, Chelsea (Bar)
“Top 10 things we learned about The Imperial pub: 1) The Kings Road is long. I’d never ventured beyond the Town Hall or Waitrose before as every shop I wanted was conveniently located near the middle....”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 29 Jan 14}

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The Underbrook, Shepherds Bush (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we learned about The Underbrook pub when we visited: 1) The Underbook pub is nestled in a neighbourhood off the beaten track, a small distance from the main road. It’s still close enough...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 03 Jan 14}

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B-SOHO, Soho (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we learned about B-Soho bar and restaurant when we visited: 1) If you’re suffering from Christmas crowd anger in the Oxford Street-Soho area, B-Soho is the perfect getaway, buzzing with...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 06 Dec 13}

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Diciannove, City of London (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we discovered about Diciannove restaurant when we visited: 1) It’s a great place to chill with a date, mate, work colleague or family member. The ambient music, ease of atmosphere, elegant...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 06 Nov 13}

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Bodeans Tower Hill, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we discovered about Bodeans restaurant when we visited: 1) The motto ‘Need no teef to eat my beef’ is a welcome reprieve from the otherwise snobby restaurants that tell you that you must...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 20 Sep 13}

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Princess of Wales, Swiss Cottage & Primrose Hill (Bar)
“The Top 10 things we discovered about the Princess of Wales pub when we visited: 1) The Princess of Wales is a seriously beautiful pub. Airy and glimmering, everything is decorated with simple glamour...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 05 Sep 13}

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The Lido Cafe, Brixton (Restaurant)
Best for: calm, candlelit dining experiences, whiling away the summer nights. Great: place to eat a different kind of café food. Summer time rolls around during...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 08 Jul 13}

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Smith's, Hammersmith (Bar)
Best for: quiet drinks in the evening. Great: multitude of cocktails for celebrating. Everyone loves a good celebration. A celebration makes everyone cheerful and...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 24 May 13}

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Bintang, Camden (Restaurant)
Best for: Pan-Asian cuisine and good jazz music. Great: place to spend a quiet Friday evening. Have you ever wanted to travel to Asia? Me too. Japan, China, Hong...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 14 Mar 13}

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Mint Leaf Restaurant & Bar, West End (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: first time experiences; delicious Indian food. Great: place for a post-theatre dinner; quiet dining; for creating new favourites. I have tried a lot of...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 23 Jan 13}

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Grand Union Farringdon, City of London (Bar)
Best for: tall cocktails and privacy. Great: food, atmosphere and personality. Everyone has their ‘thing’. I’m pretty sure America created the concept of the ‘thing’....”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 13 Nov 12}

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B@1 (Be at One), Clapham (Bar)
Best for: Amazing bar staff; a good atmosphere; The Village People. Great: everything. My mission to review B@1 cocktail bar in Clapham Junction, the oddly named...”
Verity Nelson, Fluid London reviewer 30 Aug 12}

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