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Blow-dry, Blush and Blow

The blurb

Sometimes you just need things done quickly. After all, London life is fast-paced so why shouldn’t your beauty treatments be too? Finding a salon to do both, a good job and in record time is a struggle…cue Blush … Read more →

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'There will most definitely be a next time'

Dip in Brilliant

Open Mon–Fri 5.30pm–10pm, Sat 5.30pm–11pm, Sun closed

The blurb

Dip in Brilliant is a trendy Punjabi cafe/restaurant in Fulham (next to Chelsea Football Club) led by celebrity chef Dipna Anand, whose passion and urge to take Punjabi food to a … Read more →

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'There’s a snack section featuring heavenly fresh-baked Pretzels'

Octoberfest Pub

Open Sun-Thurs midday–11pm, Fri-Sat midday-1am

The blurb

If you have never sampled the delights of an ‘echtes Oktoberfest’ (‘genuine Octoberfest’ for all you non-Teutonics) and feel regretful that another year with its obligatory October has passed you by without sampling … Read more →

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'It felt like a winter break to the Italian countryside'

Vicino

Mon–Sat 12pm–3pm and 6.30pm–11pm, Sun 12pm–3pm

The blurb

It may be a clichéd term, but ‘authentic’ truly is the best way to describe Vicino. The name translates from Italian as ‘neighbouring,’ and this pretty much sums up the vibe that … Read more →

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'The dishes were authentic... The brusque service, however, interrupted our reminiscing'

Royal China, Fulham

Open Sun midday–4pm and 6pm–10pm; Mon–Sat midday–4pm and 6pm–11pm

The blurb

Using traditional ingredients and skills, this mini-chain of restaurants is headed up by award-winning executive head chef Man Yuk Cheung.

Well-known for its lunchtime dim sum menu, the dim … Read more →

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blush + blow
'The rear, kitted out with the comfiest-looking armchairs, made me lust after a manicure'

Blush + Blow

The blurb

Blush + Blow started out as a seed of an idea in the mind of make-up artist, beauty blogger and entrepreneur Bridget O’Keeffe. Aiming to combine her skills and fuse her background in beauty with her mantra ‘blow … Read more →

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Sanyukta Shrestha

You grew up in Nepal, surrounded by nature and hardworking people. What was your childhood like?

I started dancing and sketching at the age of three, competing in local and national talent shows and winning many of these events. Meanwhile, … Read more →

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'The name is an abbreviation of ‘the delicatessen of Aziz’'

Del’Aziz

Mon–Sun 7am–midnight

This small chain is a lot like many of London’s inhabitants—seems exotic and brings influences from over the world, but you can’t really tell where they’re from exactly. On the menu here you will find tabbouleh and dolma, … Read more →

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Tom Cridland

What inspired The 30 Year Sweatshirt?

The 30 Year Sweatshirt was inspired both by my desire to try to design the perfect wardrobe staple sweatshirt and my interest in making a sustainable product. I also wanted to highlight the pros … Read more →

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'It’s safe to say that Orange Elephant should find its place among London’s steak heavyweights'

Orange Elephant

Mon –Thu midday–11pm, Fri–Sat midday–11.30pm, Sun midday–10pm

Orange Elephant’s shtick is a simple one: you walk in, you pay £20 (or £80 for their 1.5kg tomahawk steak), and for that you get a three-course meal consisting of a salad, steak … Read more →

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