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Reviews and contributions written by Deborah James

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Charlotte Street Blues (closed), Fitzrovia (Bar / Restaurant)
“Has your baby left you? Have you got no place to dwell? Is your boss a real mean guy? Drown your sorrows in whisky at London's answer to the Deep South. You're probably more likely to be suffering from...”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 16 Nov 09}

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Eastway, City of London (Bar / Restaurant / Hotel)
“It’s probably not best practice to start a review with the word ‘pork’ twice in the opening paragraph, but there’s an exception to every rule. Free-range slow braised pork is Eastway’s signature dish and...”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 03 Nov 09}

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The Old Queens Head, Angel & Islington (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
“Dave’s mobile disco will be waiting a long time before he gets a booking here. The elite picked to play at The Old Queen’s Head in recent times include: Vampire Weekend, Noah and the Whale and The Kooks....”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 27 Oct 09}

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LVPO (Lupo) (closed), Soho (Bar / Club)
“An unpronounceable venue in Soho might set warning bells off that it’s going to be a) pretentious b) tacky. It actually has a tiny weeny sliver of both, but in a thoroughly good way. Yes, really. LVPO...”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 10 Oct 09}

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Rossopomodoro, Chelsea (Restaurant)
““Rossopomodoro means pure tomato shaped heart, which spreads our traditions and flavours around the world”. This is what the menu promises. It also assures punters that: “All our chefs are 100% natives...”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 19 Mar 09}

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Henry's Cafe Bar (closed), West End (Bar / Restaurant)
“A three minute stroll from Covent Garden tube station or a five minute sprint from Charring Cross, and a mere couple of tumble rolls to the majority of London’s numerous theatres; Henry’s is just such...”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 23 Feb 09}

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Mimosa (closed), Belgravia (Bar / Restaurant / Hotel)
“It’s rare that an eating experience makes you fall in love with your waiter, a piece of cow and a chocolate pudding; but Mimosa is a pretty exceptional place. After a massive £8 million re-haul last...”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 16 Apr 07}

Bhangra Beat (closed), West End (Restaurant)
“The Bhangra Beat boasts itself as “London’s premier Balti House”. It’s a steep claim to make and a more honest title would be ‘a nice enough curry in Covent Garden’. But then again, when has honesty ever...”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 05 Feb 07}

The Alchemist (closed), Wandsworth (Bar / Club)
“Alchemist: a medieval metallurgist able to turn base metal into gold and make the elixir of everlasting youth… Well that’s the dictionary definition but it is also one of Clapham’s newest drinking hotspots,...”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 09 Oct 06}

Nova, Chelsea (Bar / Club)
“If someone invited you downstairs to a basement club you’d probably prepare yourself for darkness, dinge and deafening music. Thankfully, Nova manages to shake off that stereotype and introduces a whole...”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 04 Oct 06}

Tugga (closed), Chelsea (Bar / Restaurant)
“Say Ciao to Italian and Bon Voyage to French, because Portuguese is the new kid-on-the-Chelsea-block. Well, maybe that’s a slight gastrological exaggeration, but Tugga is certainly turning heads on the...”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 03 Oct 06}

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Tayyabs, Whitechapel & Wapping (Restaurant)
“It’s a Tuesday night, 7pm, and already a snaking queue has formed down the murky Whitechapel street. A hubbub of hungry chattering revellers clutching bottles of wine are eager to get into the newly refurnished...”
Deborah James, Fluid London reviewer 19 Sep 06}

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Picture of LVPO (Lupo) (closed), Soho, London

LVPO (Lupo) (closed), Soho (Bar / Club)
“Noisy but fun, always a good spot for Thursday night late drinks. Hard to leave the bar once you've got settled.”
Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
Sarah Johnson, London 12 Oct 09

Picture of Costa Dorada- Spanish Bar & Restaurant, Soho, London

Costa Dorada- Spanish Bar & Restaurant, Soho (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
“Came here for a work do. Great evening! Food, drink and dancing all night - something a bit different that, amazingly, pleased everyone.”
Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
Deborah James, London 22 Sep 09

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