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Barts, Chelsea (Bar)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Barts: 1) Barts may just be the most West London incarnation of a speakeasy you’re likely to visit. On a very grand street, in a very grand residential building,...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 09 Apr 17}

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Fentiman Arms, Vauxhall & Oval (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things to know about The Fentiman Arms: 1) Pubs are sacred. Like churches with booze, all are welcome - lone phone gazers, burgeoning lovers, frustrated ranters and feasting friends, even if...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 05 Feb 17}

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Belowzero Ice Bar, Mayfair (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Icebar London: 1) London is great. It's got everything, for everyone. Some days you might want to order hummus at 3am, other days you might fancy
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 28 Feb 16}

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Hixter Bankside, Borough & Southwark (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Hixter Bankside: 1) Behind the Tate Modern is a red neon sign, glowing like a beacon in the dark, a characteristic of
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 12 Dec 15}

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No.32 The Old Town, Clapham (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about No 32 The Old Town:   1) Elegantly bordering Clapham Common, the eponymous No 32 Old Town bar and restaurant resides at a site known in days of yore as The Frog. 2)...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 26 Oct 15}

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The Natural Philospher, Hackney (Bar)
“Top 10 things you need to know about The Natural Philosopher bar: 1) In the daytime The Natural Philosopher is a Mac repair shop. As darkness falls, it transforms into a vintage cocktail bar with a...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 05 Sep 15}

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The Albany, Fitzrovia (Bar)
“Some reflections on the role of pubs in British society vis a vis The Albany: 1) Dreams quashed in boardrooms; hours under a strip light typing status reports; your head nestled under a stranger's armpit...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 21 Jul 15}

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Eaton Square Bar & Restaurant, Belgravia (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Eaton Square bar and restaurant: 1) Except for nearby Buckingham...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 16 Jun 15}

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The Hampton, Hampton & Teddington (Bar)
“Top 10 things you need to know about The Hampton Pub: 1) At the end of lunch Geo, chef and owner of the pub, emerged from the kitchen, exhausted but enthused with a story to tell. 2) Chef for six...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 26 May 15}

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Patara, Mayfair (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Patara Thai restaurant:   1) I collected my dining companion from one of the many art galleries in Mayfair, the suburb in which Patara resides. It’s on-brand for...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 19 Apr 15}

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The Crown and Two Chairmen, Soho (Bar)
“Top 10 things you need to know about the Crown and Two Chairman pub:   1) Soho on a Saturday night; the drunken weave on the pavements, lit with candy-coloured neon lights. Dean Street is awash with...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 01 Mar 15}

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Royal China Fulham, Fulham (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about the Royal China Fulham: 1) Sometimes I feel like a detective, a greedy Sherlock Holmes with high cholesterol. Festive overindulgence and a misestimation of the time...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 25 Jan 15}

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Oscar Wilde Bar, Mayfair (Bar / Hotel)
“Top 10 things you need to know abut the Oscar Wilde bar: 1) “You can never be overdressed or overeducated”. I called ahead to check if jeans were acceptable in the Oscar Wilde bar. The answer was yes,...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 07 Dec 14}

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The Portman, Marylebone (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about The Portman: 1) The Portman is in London’s slightly made-up "Portman Village"; the handsome streets behind Marble Arch to you and me. 2) London is full of villages,...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 14 Nov 14}

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Bar Social, Clapham (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Bar Social:   1) Spending Friday night in Clapham’s Bar Social really captures the excitement of a time when nights out were full of Savage Garden songs and sipping...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 07 Oct 14}

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East London Liquor Company, Hackney (Bar)
“Top 10 things to know about the East London Liquor Company: 1) This is not a bar. The East London Liquor Company is a cathedral to quality drinking and well sourced drinks. If it had a patron saint,...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 27 Aug 14}

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The Fable, City of London (Bar)
“Top 10 things you should know about The Fable: 1) Gather round and I’ll tell you a story about a bar, restaurant and event space in Farringdon with some exciting moments, some evil ogres, an identity...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 28 Jul 14}

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Bengal Tiger, City of London (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Bengal Tiger restaurant: 1) If, like me, you lack financial acumen and possess a tendency to be seduced by Soho, you may not have eaten in The City recently. I feared...”
Catherine Mann, Fluid London reviewer 24 Jun 14}

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5 of the Best Restaurants for a Weekday Lunch in Soho

5 of the Best Restaurants for a Weekday Lunch in Soho
Fancy some pizza, a bratwurst sausage, some rotisserie chicken or something boozy for lunch? Welcome to Soho. 23/06/2014
The Best In London

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This week's faves

  1. Madison (EC4)
  2. Rail House Cafe (SW1)
  3. L'Eto Caffe (SW3)
  4. SophistiCats (W1)
  5. Cote (SE1)
  6. Sunset Strip (W1)
  7. Anar Persian Kitchen (W10)
  8. Curry Mahal (SW15)
  9. Le Vacherin (W4)
  10. The Dove (W6)

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  6. Temple Brew House (WC2)
  7. Mangiare (WC1)
  8. The American Bar (SW1)
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