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A spectacular evening @SushiSamba at the top of Heron Tower, #London

Sushi Samba London
Sushi Samba London

My friend managed to get a table booking for Sushi Samba for early dinner. It’s on our eat our way through London list, so we had to to it.

The restaurant and bar is at the top of Heron Tower on Bishopsgate. The glass lift at the ground floor whisks you up to the 38th floor in less time then a sentence, I think it’s about 30 secs. The view from the lift as you ascend is pretty spectacular. When the door opens, you arrive into a little foyer and walk round the corner to enter the bar and sushi bar which opens out to the terrace on one side and there’s stairs to take you up another few floors. I went straight into the dining area because I was slightly late. I was shown to the table where I joined my friends. The space is huge with high ceilings that have kind of vaulted criss cross wood beams and pendent lights that look like stars. The restaurant is enclosed with glass on 3 sides so there is almost an unobstructed view of London whilst you dine.

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Fat Cheeks pop up restaurant at Broadway, East London

Fat Cheeks Cockney Knees up pop up event
Fat Cheeks Cockney Knees up pop up event

FAT CHEEKS is a cheeky little pop-up dining experience that launched in London in 2012. Commandeering a wide assortment of fun and challenging venues from old-school pie shops to rooftop gardens, the element of surprise and intrigue is ever present. Combining mouth-watering dishes, inspiring musical acts (opera-singing waitresses on occasion) and a true sense of passion for fun, FAT CHEEKS is a refreshingly genuine and irresistible time out. Back once again to the pie shop in East we are hi-jacking F.Cooke’s shop and serving up the classic East end Nosh.”

Fat Cheeks pop up at F.Cooke in Broadway Market
Fat Cheeks pop up at F.Cooke in Broadway Market

This was a different experience for me. A pop up restaurant in East London on Broadway Market. Basically Fat Cheeks took over F.Cooke’s traditional pie restaurant for the day, sprinkled it with some hipster magic and transformed the place into a cool hangout, with an updated version of the menu, interesting cocktails and live original music by Gorgeous George.

to here Gorgeous George click here

to find other London pop up events click here

The Original Maids of Honour at Kew, #London

Photos of Maids of Honour

I tracked to Kew today for a lovely lunch with some friends who wanted to share with me a bit of British history. We had lunch at The Original Maids of Honour, famous for its Maids of Honour tarts, which is supposed to be a 300 year old secret recipe.

“Legend has it that ‘Maids of Honour’ were brought to notoriety by Henry VIII who so loved their ‘melt-in-the-mouth’ sensation, he took the recipe and kept it under lock and key at Richmond Palace!”

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