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Picture of Poppies Fish and Chips, Camden, London

Poppies Fish and Chips, Camden (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we learned about Poppies restaurant: 1) Fish and chips is one of the few national dishes that we have to be proud of, so it really is bizarre how hard it can be to find a decent portion...”
Holly Black, Fluid London reviewer 20 Mar 14}

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The Adam and Eve - Youngs, Fitzrovia (Bar)
“Top 10 things we learnt the Adam & Eve pub in Fitzrovia: 1) Who knew you could get non-horrible food and a decent selection of drinks so close to the tourist Mecca of London that is Oxford Circus? We...”
Holly Black, Fluid London reviewer 20 Feb 14}

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Rum & Sugar, Canary Wharf (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we found out when we visited Rum & Sugar bar: 1) Canary Wharf is not just enormous, soulless skyscrapers; Rum & Sugar is located in the rather beautiful West India Quay Warehouse, steeped...”
Holly Black, Fluid London reviewer 12 Nov 13}

Picture of 28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen (closed), Mayfair, London

28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen (closed), Mayfair (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we learnt about 28-50 restaurant and wine bar when we visited: 1) There’s no better way to start a meal than with a glass of fizz. This is the third branch of the restaurant to open but...”
Holly Black, Fluid London reviewer 06 Oct 13}

Picture of Back In 5 Minutes (closed), Shoreditch, London

Back In 5 Minutes (closed), Shoreditch (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we discovered about Back In 5 Minutes restaurant when we visited: 1) Shhh, it’s a secret! Well, sort of. Back in 5 Minutes is hidden out the back of a clothes shop on Brick Lane in Shoreditch...”
Holly Black, Fluid London reviewer 29 Aug 13}

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The Woodman, Battersea (Bar)
“Top 10 things we discovered about The Woodman pub when we visited: 1) Bar snacks are brilliant: wild boar Scotch egg with a crispy coating and bright orange still-runny yolk, delicious; homemade sausage...”
Holly Black, Fluid London reviewer 01 Jul 13}

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East Village, Shoreditch (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
Best for: something different on a Sunday afternoon. Great dance-offs. “Is this your first time?” “Yes, I can’t dance. Well, I can do the Macarena.” At 2pm...”
Holly Black, Fluid London reviewer 18 Jun 13}

Picture of Loch Fyne, City of London, London

Loch Fyne, City of London (Restaurant)
Best for: seafood; and casual dining with clients and colleagues in The City of London. Great: fishy on a little dishy. Tucked away in the cobbles of Leadenhall...”
Holly Black, Fluid London reviewer 16 May 13}

Picture of The 3 Monkeys Bar (closed), Balham, London

The 3 Monkeys Bar (closed), Balham (Bar)
Best for: first dates in south London; karaoke; and pictures of monkeys. Great cocktails. Gentrification is spreading to zone three of London’s urban jungle and...”
Holly Black, Fluid London reviewer 25 Apr 13}

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5 Winter Alfresco Bars & Restaurants in London

5 Winter Alfresco Bars & Restaurants in London
London proudly flaunts plenty of summer rooftop bars, outdoor beer gardens and pop-up sun terraces, but where are all the alfresco winter venues? 12/11/2013
Alfresco, Rooftops and Riverside

Alcoholic Afters: Restaurants Serving London's Booziest Desserts

Alcoholic Afters: Restaurants Serving London's Booziest Desserts
For drinkers and diners who possess a Fluid London-type penchant for anything containing alcohol, here are 7 London restaurants serving up potent puddings 06/11/2013
The Best In London

5 Boozy Breakfast In The City Of London's Pubs & Restaurants

5 Boozy Breakfast In The City Of London's Pubs & Restaurants
Why wait until lunchtime for your first pint of beer, or dinner for your evening cocktail? Fluid London likes to drink at breakfast in The City. 10/07/2013
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Champagne Vs English Sparkling Wine: There Really Is No Contest

Champagne Vs English Sparkling Wine: There Really Is No Contest
During a blind tasting between Champagne bubbles and English sparkling wine at a central London hotel, Fluid London finds a crisp, clear winner. 26/06/2013
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"Not real food micro wave dishes for green curry like soap with Indian rice not correct as I travel in Asian 6_7 months of the year very upset with cheap nasty food better off with a wimpy burger at £5..." Which venue is this?

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