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Reviews and contributions written by Ruth Emery

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Picture of Oaka at The Mansion House, Kensington, London

Oaka at The Mansion House, Kensington (Restaurant)
Best for: sampling ales, quirky water features, and snooping on the chefs via video link. Great: beef marinated in palm sugar, range of beers and wines, and squishy...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 25 Apr 13}

Picture of Grand Union Kennington, Lambeth & Elephant & Castle, London

Grand Union Kennington, Lambeth & Elephant & Castle (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
Best for: American style levels of service and food satisfaction; lively Friday nights. Great: eclectic decor that caters to all tastes. As much as we may ridicule...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 06 Nov 12}

Picture of Supperclub (closed), Notting Hill, London

Supperclub (closed), Notting Hill (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
Best for: Best for: Relaxing and dining on beds; mixing up your emotions like confusion, wonder and excitement; a quirky date. Great: Jerk chicken and sweetcorn puree;...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 16 Sep 12}

Picture of La Porte des Indes, Marylebone, London

La Porte des Indes, Marylebone (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: portals to a faraway world; escaping London’s dreariness; chucking peanut shells on to the floor of the bar. Great: 40 foot indoor waterfall; aubergine curry;...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 16 Jul 12}

Picture of Baity Kitchen, Chelsea, London

Baity Kitchen, Chelsea (Restaurant)
Best for: An inexpensive but delicious Middle Eastern meal in SW3; healthy stuff like puy lentils, chickpeas and pomegranates. Great: Snug and cosy café; soft piano...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 13 Oct 11}

Picture of Benja Bangkok Table (closed), Soho, London

Benja Bangkok Table (closed), Soho (Restaurant)
Best for: the best chicken satay this side of Bangkok. Great: escape from crazy Soho and geeky conversations, apple and banana fritters. “Computer says no.” This...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 04 Aug 11}

Picture of Feng Sushi (closed), Borough & Southwark, London

Feng Sushi (closed), Borough & Southwark (Restaurant)
Best for: exotic flavours of ice-cream and dining on pretty food while chatting about weddings. Great: value for money; laidback sushi munching. A short conversation...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 07 Jun 11}

Picture of The Real Greek, Shepherds Bush, London

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The Real Greek, Shepherds Bush (Bar / Restaurant)
Best for: awful Greek wine; dieters that want to see how many calories are in the desserts; amazing flatbread with olive oil and dukkah. Great: lamb cutlets; cheap...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 20 Jan 11}

Picture of Berry Bar & Lounge, Mayfair, London

Berry Bar & Lounge, Mayfair (Bar / Hotel)
Best for: feeling very British, a quiet drink in Mayfair. Great: gin cocktails in teacups, sumptuous chicken nuggets, snuggly suede sofas. My boyfriend tries to...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 02 Dec 10}

The Frog (closed), Clapham (Bar)
“Confusing: (ADJECTIVE) causing bewilderment; difficult to follow; puzzling. I thought I knew what to expect with The Frog in Clapham Common. One of those run-of-the-mill SW4 establishments, perhaps...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 20 Aug 10}

Picture of The Underdog (closed), Clapham, London

The Underdog (closed), Clapham (Bar)
“Did you know that Clapham boasts more watering holes per square mile than anywhere else in the western hemisphere? And that there was once an MP whose sole responsibility was regulating these very establishments? OK,...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 02 Jul 10}

Bella Vista, Blackheath & Eltham (Restaurant)
“Remember when Gordon Ramsey toured the UK to find the best local restaurant – taking in regional cuisines like Italian, Chinese and Indian – for the F Word last year? I highly doubt he personally visited...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 04 Jun 10}

Picture of The Old White Bear, Hampstead, London

The Old White Bear, Hampstead (Bar)
“It’s the sort of place the culinary geeks on Masterchef might aspire to open, although this is not necessarily a bad thing. Besides ‘Can you cook?’ - which is usually followed by the highlight of the...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 07 May 10}

Picture of Adventure Bar (Balham) (closed), Balham, London

Adventure Bar (Balham) (closed), Balham (Bar)
“A frenzied Swedish chap wearing a crash helmet and several silly party hats rushes around checking everyone’s happy and on their way to becoming suitably inebriated. He dashes out to buy some peculiar...”
Ruth Emery, Fluid London reviewer 20 Apr 10}

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"Wife and I went here - “convinced” ThT an “upgraded experience would be worth it! Not. At. All. Complete waste of money! Decent club, but DO NOT fall into the upgrade trap!!!!! " Which venue is this?


"2.30 in the afternoon,an almost empty restaurant,I was told the only seat for me was directly opposite a guy eating a lasagna. The table sat 6 but the seat next to mine and at the end of the table might..." Which venue is this?

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