WHAT A GIRL EATS: HARRY’S BAR

  Italian food is as much of a British staple as a roast dinner and the choice of those restaurants here are as common as finding a pub. I like to separate them into the following three categories: shit (Bella Italia, Pizza Express etc), homely and bustling (Ciao Bella in Russel Square) and upscale and refined (Frescobaldi). Harry’s Bar on…
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THE LAST OF SUMMER AT ELYSIUM HOTEL, PAPHOS

Review of Elysium Hotel Paphos   Paphos is known for its archaeological remnants and beautiful mosaics, earning itself a place on the UNESCO list of cultural and national treasures. The name itself comes from the mythological son of Galatea and Pygmalion. The story goes that the sculptor created a beautiful white statue of Aphrodite and fell in love with it.…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: HIDE ABOVE

When I think of Green Park it’s either non-Londoners desperately seeking a night out in the West End in platform heels, or the likes of The Ritz. Let’s be honest, there’s not very much in between. So what a choice of location this is for Hide, the new and much-awaited venture by Chef Ollie Dabbous, in partnership with Hedonism Wines.…
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LONG LIVE CHAMPAGNE

There’s no denying that Champagne is a true classic and when it comes to millennial trends, this is particularly interesting one to watch. There are the likes of prosecco (also jokingly known as the ‘P’ word in the French region), English sparkling wine, not to mention other categories popular with millennials, such as craft beer and gin, where does a…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: PAVILLON IN ZURICH

Like many foodies, a significant part of travelling is about the food. And having tried many various ‘starred’ menus across Asia and most of the recently awarded restaurants in London, I was beginning to think that the phrase was just a ploy to get their tables booked. But in a glasshouse on the edge of the Baur au Lac hotel…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: BOB BOB RICARD

I’ve never met a true Londoner that’s never heard of Bob Bob Ricard. In fact, anyone that’s ever used Instagram or Pinterest should be vaguely acquainted with it. The restaurant serves Russian-Anglo cuisine and is colloquially known as ‘the press for Champagne’ restaurant. It’s decadent and although it’s styled as art deco, it’s really a chameleon: play rap music and…
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