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Le Ziz (closed), Dalston (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Le Ziz restaurant: 1) In London, you can’t move for places to eat. The restaurant scene is saturated, and us lucky Londoners are never left wanting when it comes...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 10 Sep 14}

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3 South Place, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you should know about 3 South Place: 1) Life lesson #356,354: in order to live a fulfilled social life you should spend equal amounts of time with your friends and your significant other...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 01 Aug 14}

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1 Lombard Street Brasserie, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things you need to know about the Brasserie at 1 Lombard Street: 1) A bar, a restaurant and a brasserie make up the choices at 1 Lombard Street. While the restaurant, formally christened as The...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 28 Apr 14}

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Trunk, Fitzrovia (Bar)
“Top 10 things we discovered about Trunk bar and restaurant: 1) The Radisson Hotel in Warren Street is located at the quiet end of Tottenham Court Road, away from the frenetic chaos of Oxford Street....”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 16 Mar 14}

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The Four Sisters, Angel & Islington (Bar)
“Away from the bustle of Angel, at 25 Canonbury Lane, In 2012, a pub was restored, returned to its original name. Four Sisters was in reference, to the building’s saucy past, Its main function as a...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 05 Feb 14}

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The Prince of Wales, Brixton (Bar / Club)
“Top 10 things we learned about the Prince of Wales bar and restaurant when we visited: 1) If you’re not a regular visitor to Brixton, you may find it difficult to locate the Prince of Wales. I rarely...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 19 Dec 13}

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Gallus Restaurants (closed), Soho (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we learnt about Gallus Empire of Chicken restaurant when we visited: 1) Gallus – Empire of Chicken serves exactly that: chicken. By the bucket load. Let’s get one thing straight, though:...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 06 Nov 13}

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Buddha Bar London, Knightsbridge (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we discovered about the Buddha-Bar London restaurant when we visited: 1) Within one of the most exclusive boroughs of London is situated one of the world’s most expensive apartment blocks,...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 02 Oct 13}

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Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, Belgravia (Restaurant / Hotel)
“Top 10 things we discovered about Ametsa with Arzak Instruction Restaurant when we visited: 1) It’s important to begin by talking about the influences that shape the restaurant completely – in its menu,...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 01 Sep 13}

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Fields Bar & Kitchen, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we discovered about Fields Bar and Kitchen when we visited: 1) Fields Bar and Kitchen is owned by Benugo, the restaurant chain that also has outposts in the statuesque British Museum and...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 03 Aug 13}

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The Lockhart, Marylebone (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we discovered about The Lockhart bar & kitchen when we visited: 1) What do you get when you cross rustic cooking from Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico with the finesse and intelligent flair...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 16 Jul 13}

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Pescatori, Fitzrovia (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we discovered about Pescatori restaurant when we visited: 1) Charlotte Street is a hive of foodie activity. Pescatori, an Italian restaurant, is hidden down a little street off the main...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 25 Jun 13}

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The Cutty Sark - Youngs, Greenwich (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: lamb breast croquettes. Great: views across the Thames. Let me clear one thing up from the offset: the Cutty Sark Tavern isn’t actually located on the...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 10 Jun 13}

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Salvador & Amanda, Bloomsbury (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: curing food envy. Great: Spanish atmosphere. Hi, my name is Claire and I suffer from food envy. It’s a serious condition. Just ask the people who have...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 17 May 13}

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Quiquiriqui, Shoreditch (Bar)
Best for: mezcal, in every size, shape and strength. Great: Mexican ambience. Hunter S. Thompson, pioneer of gonzo journalism and author of cult classic, Fear and...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 19 Mar 13}

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The Roxy, Fitzrovia (Bar / Club)
Best for: half-price happy hour. Great: as a LATE night bump and grind nightclub in Fitzrovia. “Imagine this,” the barman began. He stood behind the wooden...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 01 Feb 13}

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Adventure Bar Covent Garden (closed), West End (Bar)
Best for: soothing those aches and pains of everyday life or celebrating all that life throws at you. Great: West End cocktails, in all their wild and wonderful ways. I...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 22 Oct 12}

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Bombay Palace, Paddington (Restaurant)
Best for: the best authentic Indian cooking in central London. Great: fist-sized Tandoori prawns! We were on the search for that most sacred of treasures: perfect...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 25 Sep 12}

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Anaya London (closed), Mayfair (Bar / Club)
Best for: beautiful people, beautiful waitresses, beautiful club; can you sense a theme, here? Great: music, crowd, entertainment. My email invite to Anaya on Thursday...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 10 Aug 12}

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The Blacksmith and The Toffeemaker, Clerkenwell (Bar)
Best for: real ales and deli-style pub grub. Great: boozer. What more can I say?! So, just what makes a great pub? And so began the conversation between my friend...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 06 Jul 12}

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Champagne Charlies, West End (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: olives! (tip: best eaten with cold dry white wine). Great: gastropub grub. Sometimes when I wake up on a Saturday morning I have a faux-hangover. My mouth...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 11 Jun 12}

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B@1 (Be at One) (closed), Balham (Bar)
Best for: the most informative bar staff south of the river. Great: cocktails, in hundreds of different ways! Cocktails; there are just so many to choose from. And...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 11 May 12}

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Haweli of Clapham, Clapham (Restaurant)
Best for: surprising and excellently executed regional dishes. Great: mammoth-sized king prawns. “I don’t think this is what we ordered.” My boyfriend peered...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 28 Mar 12}

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Ed's Easy Diner, Soho (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: burgers, burgers, burgers. Great: Soho-based opportunities for fathers and daughters to bond. My quest for the perfect burger started early. My dad, a...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 28 Feb 12}

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East Street, Fitzrovia (Restaurant)
Best for: Asian ambience; Asian-inspired cocktails. Great: reminiscing of travelling-years long gone. My Christmas stocking this year included, amongst other things,...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 09 Jan 12}

Rise46 (closed), Clapham (Bar)
Best for: surreal tea evenings with your posh friends; embracing your inner child. Great: and massive selection of cocktails. When there are so many different cocktails...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 04 Jan 12}

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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: fresh, seasonal ingredients; modern British dining in the City of London. Great: atmosphere; staff; overall experience. I’ve always had a little thing...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 31 Oct 11}

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Sherlock’s Grill, Marylebone (Restaurant / Hotel)
Best for: solving mysteries over cocktails. Great: char-grilled steak and homemade breads. “We have to be there at half past seven on the dot, my dear Watson.” I...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 16 Sep 11}

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Chez Gerard (closed), South Bank & Bankside (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: fast service; excellent grub in a rush. Great: steak frites; house wine; Parisian ambience, in London. I was in a rush. Get ready and get to the station....”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 25 Aug 11}

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Crazy Bear Members Club, West End (Bar / Club)
Best for: exclusivity; celebrations; parties. Great: Asian food; atmosphere; Dim Sum. The dictionary definition of a show off: “a person who acts pretentiously or...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 21 Jul 11}

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Tempo (closed), Mayfair (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: Italian cicchetti plates; Friday night jazz. Great: ambience; food; service. Restaurant experiences should be enjoyed. Obviously, the food has to be great....”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 17 Jun 11}

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The Star of Kings, Kings Cross (Bar)
Best for: boutique deco; basement raves; secret location. Great: gastropub style food; Red Stripe on tap; barstaff. My mate lives in a part of Nottingham that...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 18 Apr 11}

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Little Bay Farringdon (closed), City of London (Restaurant)
Best for: comfort food; intimate setting; happy feelings. Great: rib eye steak; ‘Specials’ menu; wine list. We all experience those days when rain drips down the...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 28 Feb 11}

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Bar 92 (closed), Marylebone (Bar)
Best for: girly chats; hiding away from shopping madness. Great: cocktails; charcuterie platters; friendly waiters. I’m female and there is no debating it. I like...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 01 Feb 11}

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Bavarian Beerhouse (closed), City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: Dancing, singing and drinking in The City of London. Cheese dip and huge pretzel. Great: German beer, waitresses in dirndl outfits, Oompah band singalongs. I’ll...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 17 Nov 10}

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Grand Union Wandsworth, Wandsworth (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
Best for: beer garden, party atmosphere, stylish decor Great: service, cocktails, burgers I’m a great lover of food. My mouth will automatically start watering...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 12 Oct 10}

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Coquine, Kensington (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
“There are many upmarket bars, pubs and restaurants to visit on the Old Brompton Road, but none appear to have the panache or style of new kid on the block, Coquine. Designed by the famous and award...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 23 Jun 10}

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Vinopolis (closed), London Bridge & Bermondsey (Bar / Restaurant)
“I’ve always liked drinking wine. I’d even go as far as saying I know a little about the wine I choose to drink – I know my Sauvignon Blanc from my Chardonnay, I know I prefer dry fruity whites to sweet...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 19 May 10}

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Canteen, Waterloo (Restaurant)
“It is sheer gargantuan in size, and because of this, London is an easy city to get lost in. It’s packed with restaurants selling food hailing from far flung places through to English classics, ranging...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 28 Apr 10}

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Artisan du Chocolat, Notting Hill (Bar / Restaurant)
“It’s every girls dream, right? To be invited to a chocolateria in the heart of trendy Notting Hill to try a selection of chocolate inspired cocktails and all the chocolate we could cram into our greedy...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 08 Apr 10}

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Stanza Restaurant & Bar (closed), Soho (Bar / Restaurant)
“When I looked up the Stanza Restaurant & Bar online, the first thing I noticed was its ideal location for post-work drinks: a short walk from Leicester Square, on the cusp of Soho and slap bang in the...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 04 Mar 10}

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Crown and Goose, Camden (Bar / Restaurant)
“So, what exactly is a ‘gastropub’? A gastropub, defined in the dictionary (cheers, Wikipedia), is a pub that “concentrates on quality food”. The name ‘gastropub’ is an amalgamation of the words ‘gastronomy’...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 09 Feb 10}

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Zia Teresa, Knightsbridge (Restaurant)
“Three weeks ago I touched down at the airport with a lump in my throat. I’d just spent three wonderful days in Milan, a city popping at the seams with world famous fashion houses, beautiful ornate architecture...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 07 Jan 10}

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Kai, Mayfair (Restaurant)
“My preconceptions of Michelin-starred restaurants meant that even before I had got to the restaurant I was expecting to leave hungry, and that I would probably look scruffy next to the immaculately dressed...”
Claire Williams, Fluid London reviewer 30 Oct 09}

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Kai, Mayfair (Restaurant)
“This is a once a year experience. And what an experience! The food is lovely, the service is friendly and accommodating and the ambience is one of class. Because of the hefty price tag, this is somewhere I only go on special occasions - birthdays, bar mitsvahs, anniversaries. For Chinese food served with panache, this place may not live up to its rivals Hakkassan etc, but it's almost there.”
Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
Claire Williams, Southgate 11 Nov 09

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8 Fun Family-Friendly Things To Do In London For The Summer

8 Fun Family-Friendly Things To Do In London For The Summer
Kids during the school holiday shouldn't look like bored children, so release their inner chef, their inner artist, or their inner paleontologist 13/08/2013
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Thai New Year In London: How & Where To Celebrate

Thai New Year In London: How & Where To Celebrate
Fluid London's Claire William's shares her guide to the best Thai restaurants in London for celebrating Thai new Year this weekend. 12/04/2012
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