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NEW SPOT: KERBISHER & MALT LONDON

April 16th, 2014

Kerbisher and Malt, Mortlake

3 reasons to go there:

  1. For the best fish & chips in London. Heston Blumenthal said of Kerbisher & Malt: ‘takes the very essence of a chippy and just makes it so much better’.
  2. If you’ve tried the Kerbisher & Malt in Brook Green and Ealing already and Read more…

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NEW SPOT: HOI POLLOI LONDON

October 11th, 2013

Hoi Polloi London

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like to have dinner in the Ace Hotel: Hoi Polloi London is the newly opened restaurant attached to the Ace Hotel.
  2. If you like Bistrotheque in London already. Hoi Polloi Read more…

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TRIED & TESTED: WHYTE & BROWN LONDON

October 5th, 2013

whyteandbrownlondon

Most striking feature:

The Award-winning bartender? The two-storey building? The location? Or the restaurant upstairs? Whyte & Brown is open for a few weeks now and the manager loves to tell me that their menu revolves around chicken and free range eggs. Whether you come here for breakfast, lunch or dinner there is always a dish with those ingredients on the menu. For example, the Brick Chicken (12.95 pounds). This is Half a chicken with S & B signature seasoning which has a 24-hour slow-cooked confit thigh and a 12-hour slow-cooked wing. Yummy! Behind the bar is Ryan Chetiyawardana. He has been awarded UK Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: SHOREDITCH GRIND LONDON

October 4th, 2013

shoreditchgrindlondon

Most striking feature:

The location and their coffees ofcourse. Shoreditch Grind is located in Shoreditch on a busy roundabout where many bus- and subway-lines meet. So if you change here, you can stop at Shoreditch Grind for a good cup of coffee. To take-away or to drink in their bar or on the terrace. Don’t forget to Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: FLAT IRON LONDON

October 4th, 2013

flatironlondon

Most striking feature:

The steaks ofcourse. Flat Iron London is a steakhouse, so they know how to prepare a nice tender piece of meat. Whether it’s a steak or a juicy hamburger. Flat Iron opened its doors in December in Soho, around the corner from Carnaby Street. The narrow building has three floors and each evening it’s packed. You sit at long tables with meat cleavers on top of it. A great detail in my opinion (see photo 3). But there’s more. You get an old maritime mug with popcorn on the table for example. And the lamps above the tables come from the Smithfield Meat Market. And downstairs there’s a bar where the lights were once used in a James Bond movie. They do not Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: FOLKLORE LONDON

October 3rd, 2013

folklorelondon

Most striking feature:

The beautiful collection. Is it possible to like everything in a store? At Folklore London this is certainly the case. From the magazines to the cups and from the chairs to the pillows: you actually want to live here. Loyal followers of Petite Passport can already recognize Folklore, because in December last year I made a Tried & Tested already. The shop was completely decorated in Christmas spirit (and still an inspiration, please see to the post here), but when I got back last week, I wanted to share the shop on Petite Passport again through another Tried & Tested. Folklore is the shop of Danielle and her husband who want to share one thing in their store: that better living is possible through design. So they gathered a collection of Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: ONE LEICESTER STREET LONDON

October 3rd, 2013

oneleicesterstreetlondon

Most striking feature:

The rooms. One Leicester Street once was the St John Hotel, a hotel of Trevor and Fergus, two well-known chefs and food-entrepreneurs from London (St. JOHN restaurant). They closed the doors and One Leicester Street opened a restaurant, bar and hotel at the same address. It is part of the Unlisted Collection of hotelier Peng Loh from Singapore who can also count the Waterhouse at South Bund in Shanghai, Wanderlust in Singapore and Town Hall Hotel & Apartments in London to their collection. And they know how to run top notch restaurants as well: Table no one has a Michelin star, just like the Corner Room in London. And news of this week is that last the restaurant of One Leicester Street has been awarded with such a coveted star too. Congrats! Let’s talk about the rooms. There are Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: 100 HOXTON LONDON

October 2nd, 2013

100hoxtonlondon

Most striking feature:

The huge glass windows. 100 Hoxton is only open a few weeks and is within walking distance of the Ace Hotel, but you really have to do your best to find it, because it is not among many other restaurants. Once there was an Indian restaurant at this location, but you see nothing of that anymore. The restaurant got a complete metamorphose by Yaojen Chuang: from the glass facade to the concrete floor and from the bar in the middle to the colored tops on the tables. In the kitchen we find a mix of chefs. One chef, Tim Yates, comes from Australia and knows the Thai cuisine inside out. The other Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: BEAGLE LONDON

October 2nd, 2013

beaglelondon

Most striking feature:

This restaurant, bar and coffee shop is located underneath the Hoxton Station. The new overground that runs throughout East London. Beagle opened its doors in April of this year and it’s located in old railway arches. They’ve kept that almost in their original state so the bricks and the arches are clearly visible. What’s not visible, but definitely audible, is the subway that drives over regularly. ‘No problem, because once it gets busy, the sound will go up into the sound of the crowd’, the bartender assures me. Although the space is raw (also fits well in the neighborhood), the interior is pretty simplistic. The Scandinavian chairs are real eye-catchers, just like the bar stools and the lamp in the coffee shop. Because this restaurant is located under three arches it is therefore divided into three parts. There is a Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: PRESENT & CORRECT LONDON

October 1st, 2013

present&correctlondon

Most striking feature:

If you love stationary this is definitely the place where you will go crazy! From a ruler of Hay to a beautiful notebook and from stamps to a calendar. Present & Correct is the successful online shop of Neal and exists since 2008. And since then he knows how to bend offices to real design places. Walk into a meeting with a beautiful pen and ditto notepad and it simply feels much better than to do that with a standard and boring ‘to do list’ block you get to use by some companies. This year Present & Correct opened a real shop near Angel in London. Without having many budget Neal has really made ​​a wonderful place of it. The cabinets on photo Read more…


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