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Manhattan Grill, Canary Wharf (Restaurant / Hotel)
“Top 10 things you need to know about Manhattan Grill: 1) I love a good quay; it's like being by the seaside, only without the irking sand, so it stands to reason Manhattan Grill's location adjacent...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 01 Sep 14}

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Notting Hill Kitchen (closed), Notting Hill (Bar / Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we learnt about Notting Hill Kitchen: 1) The journey to this west London, Portuguese and Spanish restaurant is itself part of the joy of dining here. Make sure to leave time prior to...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 01 May 14}

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Hache, Shoreditch (Bar)
“Top 10 things we learnt the Haché restaurant in Shoreditch: 1) The word Haché doesn’t instantly signify what this London-based restaurant group is known for – at least not in the same way Gourmet Burger...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 26 Feb 14}

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DSTRKT (closed), West End (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: adventurous food; Piccadilly dining; swag with substance. Great: tasting menu; cocktails; all-round experience. If I were to tell you about my evening...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 31 May 13}

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Imli Street (closed), Soho (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: Indian street food in a New York setting. Great: sharing tapas; diversity for non-Indian loving diners; stylish décor. Pssst you, yes you, are you a betting...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 15 May 13}

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Mamounia Lounge Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: North African experiences; and starting your weekend correctly with dinner, lounging and shisha. Great: cocktails; Arabic dishes; and upbeat atmosphere. Rhythm:...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 22 Apr 13}

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Chapters All Day Dining, Blackheath & Eltham (Restaurant)
Best for: a meal, any time of day. Great: Josper steak; ambience; non-invasively attention. My mum recently decided to start her own blog. Fine idea in theory; not...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 15 Feb 13}

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Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour, West End (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: exquisite dim sum; Oriental cocktails; a night to remember. Great: place for dates; interior design; at raising excitement. In day-to-day life, I’m excitable....”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 10 Jan 13}

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Rockwell Bar (closed), West End (Bar / Hotel)
Best for: health conscious drinkers; light snacks with evening drinks; entertaining batty mothers. Great: views of Trafalgar Square; cocktail and champagne selection. Beep...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 03 Dec 12}

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Tamarind, Mayfair (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: top-notch Indian cooking; wine and dish pairing; a guaranteed blown-away Michelin star experience in Mayfair. Great: at holding your hand. I’ve never trusted...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 28 Aug 12}

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Cinnamon Soho by Vivek Singh (closed), Soho (Restaurant)
Best for: unusual cocktails and puddings; Indian cuisine with a British twist. Great: balls; Soho vibe; for post central London shopping dinner. There’s a contractual...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 24 Jul 12}

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Roast, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: occasion dining; British produce, especially meat; happiness. Great: views of St Paul's and Borough Market. A recent text between my friend and I: ‘Ha!...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 25 Jun 12}

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Blue Elephant (closed), Chelsea (Restaurant)
Best for: special dinners along the Thames; Thai cuisine. Great: views across the river Thames; interior design. My Dad lives in Thailand and has done for the past...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 05 Apr 12}

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Le Cercle (closed), Chelsea (Restaurant)
Best for: money minus the bling; French fare minus the frog. Great: at understanding my feelings. I stepped on a frog the other day. I was at my mum’s house in Buckinghamshire...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 15 Dec 11}

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The Westbury (closed), Kilburn (Bar / Club)
Best for: unashamed group participation in northwest London. Great: burgers, bird cages and boisterous behaviour. Q: At which Kilburn pub can you partake in a Wednesday...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 21 Oct 11}

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Chinawhite (closed), Fitzrovia (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
Best For: experiencing what it would be like to be rich and/or famous. Great: restaurant! decoration; people watching. I’m not rich, not even close. People see...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 19 Sep 11}

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Taberna Etrusca, City of London (Restaurant)
Best for: alfresco dining; fresh seafood; a sense of history. Great: at being established. Twinings est. 1706; Notts County est. 1862; Jack Daniels est. 1875; Coca...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 18 Aug 11}

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Refettorio (closed), City of London (Restaurant)
Best for: inner city splendour; seasonal menus; indulging. Great: at knowing what it is. I like to think of myself as a reticent crowd pleaser, but I fear, when...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 11 Aug 11}

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Franco Manca, Brixton (Restaurant)
Best for: pizza, pizza, pizza, and erm, pizza. Great: at being the best pizza joint in Britain. The overground. The tube. Change. Another tube. A walk. Automatic...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 16 Jun 11}

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Portal Restaurant & Bar (closed), Clerkenwell (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: white port; Clerkenwell class; indulgent dinners. Great: tasting medicine; fish cheeks; indoor alfresco dining. Your brain hasn’t produced much useful...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 02 May 11}

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Hat and Tun, Clerkenwell (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: celebrities looking for an all-day hangout. Great: pies; wine by the glass; open fire; afternoon background music. I’m no celebrity, that’s for sure. Thousands...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 06 Apr 11}

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Beach Blanket Babylon, Notting Hill (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: unique interiors; crowd watching; self-help. Great: theatrics; indulgence; service. I’ve been feeling distrustfully happy for a while now. This has spurred...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 18 Mar 11}

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The White Swan, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: after work drinks and dinner, escaping the winter, socialising. Great: gastropub food, diversity, service. Snow is often the name given to a powerful nervous...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 10 Dec 10}

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Moose (closed), Mayfair (Bar / Club)
Best for: Mayfair cocktails, private functions, an ‘experience’ Great: hidden room, Alaskan theme My 24th birthday is looming and, as such, has been besetting my...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 07 Oct 10}

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All Star Lanes, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
“Bowling proves to be a catalyst for divisionary debate between my friends. Although not quite fanatical, there are those of us who hold a flame for the sport, and, when faced with an empty date in the...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 02 Sep 10}

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The Red Fort, Soho (Bar / Restaurant)
“I regard Indian food as a friend, a good friend. We’ve known each other for years. We meet up often; whether for a quiet night in, lounging in front of the TV, or for a weekend powwow with other likeminded...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 28 Jun 10}

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Red Monkey (closed), Clapham (Bar)
“I received a call on Thursday from a distraught friend who’d just broken up with her (now ex) boyfriend. She tearfully excused herself from accompanying me to that evening’s review at Red Monkey. “Of...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 25 May 10}

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Momo, Mayfair (Bar / Restaurant)
“Whilst it’s true many things get worse with time - general flexibility, the Saw movie franchise, Hobnobs - there are those rare exceptions that defy the odds and actually improve with age: fine wine, George...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 06 May 10}

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The Running Horse, Mayfair (Bar / Restaurant)
“Ah Oxford Street; lovely foe to my wallet, Oxford Street. The relationship I have with that densely packed 2.4km stretch of road is similar to the relationship I have with my mother: I love it to bits,...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 06 Apr 10}

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Babble (closed), Mayfair (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
“Mayfair is an exclusive district; it boasts some of the most expensive property not only in London but in the world, and of course it’s the Holy Grail on the Monopoly board which, just as in real life,...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 12 Mar 10}

Carluccio's, Angel & Islington (Restaurant)
“Emma and Charles Darwin, the Queen and Prince Philip, Richard and Judy, George and Jane Jetson, even Barbie and Ken... all marriages of longevity and unquestionable compatibility. And I’m ‘proposing’ that...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 24 Feb 10}

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Soseki (closed), City of London (Restaurant)
“Sitting next to the Gherkin, 20 Bury Street appears to be just another glassy building with an EC postcode but don’t be fooled; Soseki may rub shoulders with a London landmark but a more fitting address...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 01 Jan 10}

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The Parlour, Canary Wharf (Bar / Restaurant)
“The tortoise and the hare; a child’s fable of which I am particularly well versed and one that struck recollect on my way to visit The Parlour. My slumbering hare materialised as a static train and as...”
Faye Armstrong, Fluid London reviewer 17 Nov 09}

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Picture of Meatballs at the Quality Chophouse (closed), City of London, London

Meatballs at the Quality Chophouse (closed), City of London (Restaurant)
“Excellent balls (and I do know my balls), a very good spot for lunch. Quick, easy and cheap. Ball-a-liscous.”
Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
Faye Armstrong, London 01 Feb 12

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3 Reasons To Visit Café de Paris On Friday Nights

3 Reasons To Visit Café de Paris On Friday Nights
You won't need more than one, but we've easily found three for you. 28/05/2012
Cabaret, Burlesque & Strip Clubs

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