The Best Pizza in London – update

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Cream of the cream: the best gelato and ice cream in London

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The Best Pizza in New York!

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Naples Travel Diary: Days 2-4

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A Wedding Weekend – attending a wedding alone
 
A Wedding Weekend – attending a wedding alone
  On Friday morning, I packed up my car and hurtled down the M3 to celebrate a university friend’s wedding in Somerset. Weddings are always wonderful occasions, primarily because it’s an honour to be invited to share the joy of somebody who you care about. In addition, there are plenty of other things to enjoy,
Momo Restaurant Afternoon Tea, London W1 – review
 
Momo Restaurant Afternoon Tea, London W1 – review
Momo Restaurant, London – afternoon tea (£/££) 25 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BH Summary: Afternoon tea at Momo Restaurant is one of the more flavoursome and interesting teas I’ve been to in London. The souk-style setting is unexpectedly cosy and atmospheric, the service attentive and friendly, and the food good overall. More rustic than polished, with a couple of
Plaza Afternoon Tea, Plaza Hotel, New York – review
 
Plaza Afternoon Tea, Plaza Hotel, New York – review
The Plaza Afternoon Tea, Plaza Hotel, New York (£££) Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, Manhattan, New York 10019 Verdict: 5/10 Summary: This looks like a five-star afternoon tea, talks like a five-star afternoon tea, but a five-star afternoon tea it definitely isn’t. Unfortunately, afternoon tea at the Plaza couldn’t match the splendour of the Palm
Review: Sodo Pizza, Walthamstow E17
 
Review: Sodo Pizza, Walthamstow E17
Review: Sodo Pizza Café, Walthamstow E17 (£) 21 Hatherley Mews,  London E17 4QP (branches also in Clapton and Bethnal Green) Summary: This cosy, friendly pizza cafe offers the dream combination of excellent pizza, a sound weekend brunch – including pizza for brunch, YES – and decent coffee, all at very reasonable prices. There is nothing not to love except trying to
The Best Pizza in London – update
 
The Best Pizza in London – update
Happy National Pizza Day! I love a challenge, especially a food one. Keeping on top of the best pizza in London is one such challenge I relish, because the scene is changing all the time: new entrants appear; old ones close; pizzas change; and within months the ‘best of’ list needs revising. I have no
From Monty’s Deli to Violet Cakes: a wander through Hoxton and Hackney
 
From Monty’s Deli to Violet Cakes: a wander through Hoxton and Hackney
I suspect there’s an expectation that, as a lifelong Londoner with an inclination to wander, I will know most parts of London and be able to guide myself and others accordingly. Let me happily correct that assumption now as false: one of things I love most about this vast, sprawling city is that it is
Recipe: spicy carrot salad
 
Recipe: spicy carrot salad
Vegetables and I are not on talking terms at present. We hardly eat together now. It’s terrible. I’m working on a reconciliation, and I’m making progress, but it’s halting. There is, however, one exception: carrots. Raw carrots and I are still not sharing the same plate, but ever since I discovered this recipe for carrot
The Ultimate Hot Chocolate Taste Test…
 
The Ultimate Hot Chocolate Taste Test…
One of my lingering memories of road tripping around Italy was the quintessentially Italian experience of standing at a coffee bar (or two) and sipping a tipo denso hot chocolate. The Italian hot chocolate will redefine your notion of liquid chocolate enjoyment: it is rich, dark, dense, indulgent, and if you’re lucky you’ll have the enjoyable decision

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