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Reviews and contributions written by Philippa Morton

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Hot Pink, Wimbledon (Restaurant)
“Top 10 things we discovered about Hot Pink restaurant when we visited: 1) Hot Pink isn’t in anyway a connotation for burlesque, strip clubs, lips or nipples (admit it, you thought the same as me!)....”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 07 Aug 13}

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Mews of Mayfair, Mayfair (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: Made In Britain British cuisine. Great: wine and meat dishes. I’ve had enough. I don’t appreciate the strange yellow thing in the sky peeping out now...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 10 Apr 13}

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SOUK Clapham (closed), Clapham (Bar / Club)
Best for: Fragrant filled fun in Clapham. Great: Cocktails and bar food. Water so clear you can see the silky sands beneath. A baby blue sea that expands out to...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 05 Feb 13}

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Volupte (closed), City of London (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
Best for: Jazzy tunes and creative cocktails. Great: Music, dinner and theatre. Sometimes you’re just born with it. Sometimes it’s a life changing experience. But...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 19 Sep 12}

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Colchis (closed), Notting Hill (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: Georgian wine and food. Great: Cocktails and customer service. I get so sick of the same old conversation on Fridays and Mondays that go like this: FRIDAY: Jo...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 27 Apr 12}

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B@1 (Be at One), Kings Cross (Bar)
Best for: giant range of cocktails; customer service. Great: music; cocktails; entertaining staff; bathroom mirrors. Dennis the dentist, Farmer Joe, Bob the Builder;...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 26 Mar 12}

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Kona Kai, Fulham (Bar)
Best for: Tasty cocktails with a tropical twist. Great: Bar service that will never let you down. My time is precious to me and I don’t like to waste it. The cycle...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 20 Jan 12}

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Happiness Forgets, Shoreditch (Bar)
Best for: Idiot-free comfortable seating; outstanding service; owners who care. Great: for cocktails in Shoreditch. Demand Notice. Council tax overdue. Amount owed:...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 21 Nov 11}

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Feng Sushi, Notting Hill (Restaurant)
Best for: Fishy flavours especially Sashimi. Great: For getting cosy on a date. Size matters. They say it doesn’t but we all know it does. No-one I know likes it...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 29 Sep 11}

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Euphoriom Nightclub and Bar, Acton (Bar / Club)
Best for: piña coladas; late night dancing in West London. Great: DJs. There are two things a woman gets increasingly self-conscious about as she gets older: the...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 19 Aug 11}

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Piccadilly Institute, West End (Bar / Club)
Best for: Theme park style drinking and dancing in the West End. Great: Mini hamburgers and authentic London views. Why did the teenager cross the road? Because...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 06 Jun 11}

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Three Stags, Lambeth & Elephant & Castle (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: Saucy, fresh dishes made with free range meats. Great: Ales; sustainable menu choices; staff banter. This Little Piggy went to market, this Little Piggy...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 11 Feb 11}

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Tuttons Brasserie, West End (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: Fishes with gills. Great:Dishes from the grills. In anticipation of the Yule Tide Cheer A visit to Tuttons was drawing near Only a 3 minute walk from...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 24 Dec 10}

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The Old Red Lion, Vauxhall & Oval (Bar)
Best for: Warming South London food and drink in an antiquated pub atmosphere. Great: Pork Belly, Chocolate Mousse, Prawns in a Pint Glass. “Sorry, I’m married”:...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 22 Nov 10}

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The Courthouse Bar, Soho (Bar / Restaurant / Hotel)
Best for: Soho cocktails, ex-prison adventures Great: Indian paneer with capsicum, Dickens Delight cocktail ‘Flush W.C after use. Pull Near Door’ – well that ought...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 13 Oct 10}

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aqua spirit, Soho (Bar)
“It’s hot outdoors. It’s hot indoors. That tall, dark, handsome plumber comes over to fix the leak under the sink. He taps away while you’re standing there producing more sweat than Drogba playing on his...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 23 Aug 10}

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Valentina Fine Foods Putney (closed), Putney (Restaurant)
““Do you know who I am?!” Wouldn’t we all love the power to say that someday and have it actually mean something. I was just a little bit miffed on arrival, even after I had presented my card, that nobody...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 02 Jun 10}

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Monsieur M., Shoreditch (Restaurant)
“It’s all about the Feng Shui right? Peace, health, wealth and all that good stuff. The seductive velvety red painted walls gave me an instant sense of wellbeing, But alas! It was short lived. Something...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 27 Apr 10}

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Carluccio's (closed), Maida Vale & St Johns Wood (Restaurant)
“Which would you prefer: exposure to rain or noisy kids? The selection is almost as tough as choosing between Brussels sprouts and cabbage. I just had to look back outside to realise I was happy to endure...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 03 Mar 10}

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Jetlag Bar (closed), Fitzrovia (Bar / Restaurant)
“As a writer some people expect you to know everything. We’re not humans. No, no. We’re perfect alien ‘know it alls’ running about the city like encyclopedic vigilantes, always having a quiet knowingness...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 07 Feb 10}

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Masala Zone Fulham (closed), Fulham (Bar / Restaurant)
“There were clues literally everywhere. Rising up from the underground, it was as if someone was leading me on a treasure hunt. From the conspicuous billboard ad at the top of the escalator, to flittering...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 25 Dec 09}

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Malmaison Bar & Brasserie (closed), Clerkenwell (Bar / Restaurant / Hotel)
“Arriving cold and soaking wet to the warm hearth of Mal Maison restaurant and hotel really was a relief. (Ok, so it was only a left and a right from the station; I just happened to go in the opposite...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 04 Dec 09}

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Comptoir Libanais (closed), Paddington (Restaurant)
“Comptoir Libanais – a fancy name for a simple eatery. Yup, really simple. Bland white tiled walls encapsulate bright red tables with matching plastic stools; resembling something of the pre-school nursery...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 18 Nov 09}

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Dockmaster's House, Canary Wharf (Bar / Restaurant)
“The wind, oh the wind. I was feeling a little swept away by the time I reached Dockmaster’s House, so was relieved to have a warm welcome as I ‘docked’. Although not aptly named, Dockmaster’s claim to...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 02 Nov 09}

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Guanabara (closed), West End (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
“Sitting squashed like sardines on tables petalled around a circular dance floor, myself and the other onlookers witnessed the bold South America bearing of Guanabara, the “gateway to Brazil”. The entrancing...”
Philippa Morton, Fluid London reviewer 25 Oct 09}

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The Piano Works, Clerkenwell (Bar)
“Booked this for our staff Xmas party. I had heard good things and so that is why I booked it. However, from the start it was a bad experience. The establishment was rude on the phone and I felt they could not wait to get me off the phone when I made my initial enquiry. They put a lot of pressure on me to pay the full amount straight away even though we had two weeks within which to pay it. I made a request for a colleague who has dietary requirements and these were completely ignored. Not only that, but when my dessert came, it was dry and I asked for more custard and was told I couldn't and it's 'just what's provided'. They then proceeded to push us off our table to make us stand even though there were absolutely no other customers in the whole place. We were forced to huddle in a corner when there were free tables for hours and hours. And to top it all off, they lost my colleague's coat. Staff's attitudes and behaviours were surly and rude, like they just didn't want us there. I have had a very bad experience with the Piano Works and will never go there again or recommend it to anyone. ”
Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
Philippa Morton, London 04 Dec 17

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“London is the best place to be a chef

“London is the best place to be a chef"
Italian restaurant head chef, Francesco Mazzei, talks Slow Food, the food industry's unsung heroes and family life in London 04/07/2012

Tim Anderson: The Master of Masterchef

Tim Anderson: The Master of Masterchef
Masterchef 2011 winner, Tim Anderson, talks Fluid London's Philippa Morton about his favourite London restaurants. 17/10/2011
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Conservative Camden

Conservative Camden
Philippa Morton chats to Conservative Party candidate, Chris Philp, about nightlife in his Camden constituency. 20/04/2010
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Profile on Gosset Champagne

Profile on Gosset Champagne
Fluid London's Philippa Morton chats with Peter McKinley of McKinley Vintners about Gosset Champagne and where to find it. 25/02/2010
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This week's faves

  1. SophistiCats (W1)
  2. Sunset Strip (W1)
  3. The Dove (W6)
  4. Reun Thai (W6)
  5. Freemasons Arms (NW3)
  6. Ristorante Frescobaldi (W1)
  7. Nanban (SW9)
  8. Bucket (W2)
  9. The Eagle (N1)
  10. Founders Arms (SE1)

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