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Eating out

The impressive entrance of the Park Lane manison Pic: Gareth Gardner

Restaurant review: Lanes of London, Mayfair, W1

It’s both a blessing and a curse that the capital boasts good eating from the four corners of the globe.

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The White Hart beer garden; the best in Stokie?

Restaurant review: The White Hart, Stoke Newington, N16

Not content with having almost certainly the best beer garden in Stokie, The White Hart is now upping its food game.

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Fika

Restaurant review: Fika, Brick Lane

Swedish food isn’t something that normally springs to mind with a mention of Brick Lane.

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Simply Fish

Restaurant review: Simply Fish, Shoreditch

Sometimes you just want things cooked a certain way but nothing on the menu in the restaurant you’re sitting in cuts it.

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Lima's  interior is a sleek blue bistro

Restuaurant review: Lima Floral, Covent Garden, WC2

Peruvian food has graduated from an on-trend, culinary flash in the pan a couple of summers ago to now being a mainstay of the capital’s food scene.

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The interior is like an impeccably tasteful great aunt's parlour Pic: Thomas Bowles

Restaurant review: Clutch, Shoreditch, E2

Everyone loves fried chicken, don’t they? Well I certainly do, but generally only get to eat it during furtive, angst-ridden, post-pub trips to places with names derivative of a certain colonel’s vast empire.

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The fantastic seared seasame tuna

Restaurant review: K10, Finsbury, EC2

Glutton that I am, when it comes to running the gauntlet of Friday night takeaway options I often overlook Sushi due to the lack of a “feeling stuffed” factor.

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Think Eat Drink

Restaurant review: Think Eat Drink, King’s Cross, N1

The worst thing about ­responsibly sourced, ethical produce is that you’re often far too aware of where what’s on your plate came from.

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It's a well-lit, shabby-chic, suit populated affair

Restaurant review: St Bart’s Brewery, Farringdon, EC1

Heading to a Farringdon ­establishment on a weekday night you are pretty much guaranteed two things: suits and steaks.

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Pizza Union, Sandy's Row, E1

Restaurant review: Pizza Union, Spitalfields, E1

If you like waiting, you won’t like Pizza Union – unless cold pizza’s your thing.

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The Alwyne Castle, Islington

Review: The Alwyne Castle, Islington

Located in leafy St Paul’s Road just up from Highbury and Islington station, the Alwyne Castle is a popular gastro pub boasting an impressive selection of ales and one the smartest beer gardens north of the river.

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Rotunda's Secret Garden is an al fresco delight

Restaurant review: Rotunda’s Secret Garden, King’s Cross, N1

One of the best things about the British summer time is a spot of al fresco dining. Sure, we may not have guaranteed weather, but when the sun’s shining there’s nothing quite like London’s parks and gardens.

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Music See all

Andy Burrows

Andy Burrows wants to let his music speak for itself ahead of new album Fall Together Again

Andy Burrows is one of music’s “good guys”, not that he would want to be seen like that.

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Isley Lynn, who wrote Sleight Of Hand - one of four plays in Baretruth's Little Stitches production.

Baretruth Theatre Company: FGM can be eradicated through theatre performances in Hackney, Battersea and Notting Hill

“I did a little bit of research and I decided it was too important for me to pass up,” says playwright Isley Lynn, recalling the time she was approached to produce a play about female genital mutilation (FGM).

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Secret Cinema Back to the Future

Review: Secret Cinema Presents Back to the Future

It didn’t get off to the best start, with the first week of shows cancelled and angry fans taking to social media in their droves to vent their frustrations.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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