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'Utterly moreish, we both agreed we could eat it for starter, main and dessert'

Ukai

Open Sunday-Thursday midday–midnight, Friday-Saturday midday-1am

The blurb

Ukai has been part of the Notting Hill food scene for a decade, serving ‘fresh and exciting contemporary Japanese cuisine in an irresistible setting’. It’s not simply simply another sushi bar, though; the … Read more →

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Portobello House

Sunday lunch served all day Saturday and Sunday

The blurb

‘Portobello House Hotel is situated in Notting Hill near the famous Portobello Road Market with all its colourful buzz and artistic counter culture. Our guests can enjoy the choice of … Read more →

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'The whole place is designed like an expensive yacht'

Chucs Westbourne Grove

Mon–Sat 8am–11.30pm, Sun 11am–6.30pm

The blurb

Having previously eaten at sister pub Chucs Bar & Grill on Dover Street, I knew the Italian culinary delights we were in for. Chucs draws its inspiration, decor and vibes from life in Lake … Read more →

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'Simple, healthy, delicious'

Casa Cruz

Mon–Wed midday–10pm, Thu midday–10.30pm, Fri–Sat midday–11pm, Sun midday–9pm

The blurb:

There isn’t any. Juan Santa Cruz, the dapper Chilean-born investment banker-turned-proprietor, favours discreet glamour, from the low key website (a simple line drawing with contact details) to the unmarked, gleaming … Read more →

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'The Eggs Benedict was served with what seemed like a kilo of treacle-roasted ham'

New Tom’s

Mon—Wed 9am—5pm; Thu—Sat 9am—5pm and 6pm—midnight; Sun 9.30am—5pm

The style:

Opening on the site of the much-loved Tom’s Deli, this is the latest addition to the Tom Conran group of eateries, all of which are on Westbourne Park Road or … Read more →

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'Generous portions only go some way to compensating for these shortcomings.'

The Eagle

Open Mon–Thu midday–11pm, Fri–Sat midday–midnight, Sun midday–10.30pm

The style & the crowd:

Before its recent makeover, I used to go in The Eagle now and then, thinking of it as a drinker’s pub. If I wanted to have a posh … Read more →

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TRX Suspension Training Session with Niko Algieri at Niko Physique

The Blurb:

Attain the Niko Physique: ‘leaner – not lean skinny, but lean sexy and strong’.  The website somewhat ominously warns, ‘if you’re coming for a chat and a little stretch you’ll be in the wrong class, found out quickly … Read more →

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The Electric Diner

Open Mon–Thur 8am–midnight, and Fri–Sun 8am–1am

I’m not sure why the Electric restaurant decided to abandon its brasserie status and become a diner. But I’m not sure I mind.

I liked the old pre-fire Electric. I liked the decoratively tiled … Read more →

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Bouldercise at Westway Sports Centre

Bouldercise at Westway Sports Centre

The Blurb:

Bouldercise offers ‘an interesting and quirky alternative to the usual gym workout’ says the press release. Yeah, yeah don’t they all? Hang on though, apparently it tests mental and physical agility. Ok, I’m intrigued – mental agility? Following … Read more →

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w10 performance gym

Body Composition Machine at W10 Performance

The Blurb:

My fitness has been assessed by W10 before and their attention to detail was impressive. On the previous visit they took a posture photograph, assessed my flexibility and went at me with the calipers to measure my body … Read more →

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