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Picture of The Dovetail, City of London, London

The Dovetail, City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
“The Dovetail is a small bar in a quiet alley off Clerkenwell Green. It's a bit like Belgo's less pretentious, slightly eccentric cousin, if that helps you get a picture of it. I went there for a quiet drink, which turned into a loud drink with the aid of beers called Lucifer and Satan, which turned into a magnificent and relatively inexpensive meal, which turned into an entire evening of merriment as my companion and I tore through the menu of 200 different Belgian beers. It looks a bit odd what with the Tintin posters, slightly medieval feel, and somewhat uncomfortable chairs. But I wasn't in a position to fault it, especially when I ended up with a blackcurrant beer that looked like Ribena and tasted like liquidised summer pudding. Oh my god it was so good. Go there! No, better yet don't go there. More for me...”
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Andy, London 23 Jun 05

Picture of Kaslik Mezze Bar & Restaurant (closed), Soho, London

Kaslik Mezze Bar & Restaurant (closed), Soho (Bar / Restaurant)
“It's all in the details, so they say. Rose petals and running water, diffused light and delicate fabrics, the scents of the levant, a smile, food that elevates the experience of eating beyond the need to sustain the body. Kaslik is so good, it's beyond cliché. I've been three times now, and every time I try to resist, I try to hurry, and wolf, and stay at London pace, but it's no good. In the end, it comes down to the food. If the only place they served Lebanese food this good was a street in Beirut where snipers were picking off the diners, I'd still think it was worth it. Delicious is some kind of insult to food this good. No wonder the staff are so happy, they get to eat this stuff every day. And I haven't mentioned the wine. I've never had Lebanese wine before; although I have tried Israeli and it was drinkable, this stuff is in another league altogether. One tip for you; whatever they recommend, say yes. Even if it sounds horrible, or weird, or whatever. They know what they're doing, you will love it. I promise. I'm going there next week.”
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andybrown, London 09 Jun 04

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