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LFD archive May 2014: Totally Caffeinated

LFD archive May 2014: Totally Caffeinated | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it

" I usually just do lunch but I had to go in to the city this morning to sign a new contract for less money than I had hoped for, so after the “serious” meeting, I needed a jag of coffee."

 

 

 

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https://bestoflondonlife.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/totally-caffeinated/

 

CAFFEINA 7 Byward Hill EC3
The Solitary Diner 14.05.14

 

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Ah, Caffeina. Proper Venetian coffee, hot and chilled, shaken up by Leonardo and served with a smile! Conveniently situated within the shadow of The Tower Of London, it might even enliven some famous ghosts.

 

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29/5/14

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http://www.tastingbritain.co.uk/review-caffeina-tower-hill/

 

http://omotg.com/reviews/london/1159/caffeina/

 

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Hi & welcome to London Food & Drink
 
Winter 2018

Any restaurant recommendations or recipes for great meals at home?
Email me at bestoflondonlife@aol.com or tweet me @UrsulaAnne 

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The season of hot soup and hot chocolate.
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London's Top 100 Restaurants | Restaurant Reviews, Prices & Menus

London's Top 100 Restaurants | Restaurant Reviews, Prices & Menus | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Our annual restaurant awards round-up London's Top 100 Restaurants and our 2022 list is bursting at the seams with incredible finds in the capital - both old and new.
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23 of the most drool-inducing dessert places in London

23 of the most drool-inducing dessert places in London | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Desserts places in London are everywhere, so we have whittled down your choices to 23 of the most epic and tasty puddings that you can find in the capital
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The 69 Best Restaurants In London For Dining Outdoors This Summer - London

The 69 Best Restaurants In London For Dining Outdoors This Summer - London | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
From oysters on the terrace, to pavement-side dim sum, to quiet patios with pizza, these are London’s best restaurants for summertime eating.
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HIDE Restaurant

HIDE Restaurant | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it

Hide is a restaurant and bar set over three floors, flooded with natural daylight and enjoying views across Green Park, Hide offers you the very best food and drink in a refined but relaxed setting

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Hide is somewhere I love to linger over a beautiful pot of speciality tea. 
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Sketch Is Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Restaurant In London

Sketch Is Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Restaurant In London | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Wintering in London? Food! In colourful surroundings! Beat the winter blues! 
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I need some colour in my life! 
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Vegan Burrito Bowl Recipes & Ideas For DIY London Food

Vegan Burrito Bowl Recipes & Ideas For DIY London Food | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Learn how to build a vegan burrito bowl, with recipes for grains, beans, veggies, and other delicious toppings!
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This Ancient Ginger and Garlic Soup Recipe Fights the Flu, Common Cold, Excess Mucus & Sinus Infections

This Ancient Ginger and Garlic Soup Recipe Fights the Flu, Common Cold, Excess Mucus & Sinus Infections | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Simple Wisdom for Holistic Living
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Perfect timing! Preventative and comforting! 
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Energizing Snacks That Keep You Going

Energizing Snacks That Keep You Going | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
What to reach for when you're dragging at 3 p.m.
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Blue Tea! Is it worth more than its novelty value? 
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Feel Good Vegan Hot Chocolate | Minimalist Baker Recipes

Feel Good Vegan Hot Chocolate | Minimalist Baker Recipes | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Insanely rich, delicious, refined-sugar-free vegan hot chocolate infused with real cocoa butter, cacao powder, and maca for serious feel-good vibes. Just 7 ingredients required!
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I am currently obsessed with hot chocolate.This might well be one I will make at home. 
 
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 Bob's Cafe Queen's Park

 Bob's Cafe Queen's Park | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
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My local. I go for a coffee. I stay for lunch. This delicious beetroot pasta was a main course on the reliably good set menu. It's a laid-back neighbourhood cafe that welcomes you whether you are on your own or with your kids. You leave happy and well-fed. I'm just glad it's there, 
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Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries

Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it

London Life was delighted to attend a recent media event showcasing Jerte Picota cherries at Ibérica restaurant in Victoria . An intriguing tasting menu devised by César García and Luis Contreras in this roomy, attractive space soon lifted the spirits on what was an ugly wet evening......https://bestoflondonlife.wordpress.com/2017/07/21/%f0%9f%8d%92life-is-just-a-bowl-of-cherries%f0%9f%8d%92/


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Dalloway Terrace | Restaurant with Outdoor Terrace | Bloomsbury London

Dalloway Terrace | Restaurant with Outdoor Terrace | Bloomsbury London | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
"Named after the eponymous character created by Virginia Woolf, an author whose name will forever be associated with Bloomsbury, Dalloway Terrace is an elegant, poetic and quintessentially English space. Set in the heart of the historic and vibrant Bloomsbury, London’s literary centre, the beautiful indoor-outdoor space is just a two-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station and the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Soho. Fully heated in winter, this year round destination restaurant and bar offers the peace and charm of a secluded secret garden in the winter and a light, elegant and beautiful alfresco offering in the spring and summer months."
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Spring 2017

Why not visit Bloomsbury when in bloom?
 LF&D will soon be checking out their lighter options. Handy for the British Museum. Handy when your feet are sore tramping city streets and in need of a break from the culture-seeking crowds.
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Healthy Chinese Takeaway with Kwoklyn Wan  | Made In Hackney

Healthy Chinese Takeaway with Kwoklyn Wan  | Made In Hackney | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Made In Hackney is a Local Community Food Kitchen. We believe everyone should have access to healthy, affordable food that's good for people and planet. We teach vital food growing and cooking skills. Our seasonal, plant based program covers everything from basic cookery skills to sugar free baking, preserving, composting, foraging and making your own cosmetics.
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“Join third-generation restaurateur Kwoklyn Wan, author of the bestselling “Chinese Takeaway” cookbook series, for a class designed to equip you to make fresh vegan Chinese Takeaway classics from the comfort of your own kitchen. By the end of the class, you’ll have the confidence to create healthy Chinese takeaway dishes to make your tastebuds sing!“

This is an online class via zoom on April  29 6-8 pm.  Well worth supporting! 
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London’s best veggie-friendly restaurants

London’s best veggie-friendly restaurants | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
There’s more to meat-free than another mushroom risotto. Clare Finney maps out the top spots for those living life on the veg
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Vegan Richa on Instagram: “18 Vegan Chocolate Dessert Recipes for Vday or any Day! ==> Clickable Link In Profile ���� Chocolate Cake, Tiramisu Fudge Bars!, Brownies,…”

Vegan Richa on Instagram: “18 Vegan Chocolate Dessert Recipes for Vday or any Day! ==> Clickable Link In Profile ���� Chocolate Cake, Tiramisu Fudge Bars!, Brownies,…” | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
3,305 Likes, 70 Comments - Vegan Richa (@veganricha) on Instagram: “18 Vegan Chocolate Dessert Recipes for Vday or any Day! ==> Clickable Link In Profile ����…”
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Places in London to drink when you’re not drinking –

Places in London to drink when you’re not drinking – | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Off the booze doesn’t mean off the fun at these great London bars that cater for teetotallers very well indeed.
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My kind of place, my kind of fun.
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My kind of places, my kind of fun.




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DIY Rainbow Pasta !!

DIY Rainbow Pasta !! | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
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Illuminate the dark days of winter! Brighten up your homemade pasta. Lighten up. Change your life.
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London's Best Hot Chocolate?

London's Best Hot Chocolate? | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Where to find the best hot chocolate in the city, including classic recipes, exciting flavour combinations, and dairy-free alternatives.
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The Best London Tea Shops

The Best London Tea Shops | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Plenty of cafes can make an Earl Grey or an English Breakfast, but London tea shops ​have far more to offer: here are our top ten, from experts stocking rare and traditional single estate leaves to brewers of cultured kombucha
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These 25 Vegan Cheeses Will Make You Quit Dairy Forever

These 25 Vegan Cheeses Will Make You Quit Dairy Forever | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Learn how to make fantastic, savory cheese logs to raw vegan cheese that will blow your mind.
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Do try making this at home.
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Eating In For Pancake Day : Green Vegan Chickpea Pancakes

Eating In For Pancake Day : Green Vegan Chickpea Pancakes | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
We hardly need to mention that we love pancakes in our family, do we? A quick look through our insta feeds and cookbooks and you’ll find a wide variety of them.
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Too lazy to make pancakes at home? Where to find the best pancakes in London ? https://londonist.com/2014/02/where-to-eat-pancakes-in-london Pancakes are not just for Pancake Day. Definitely not. This might go some way to explaining the forever -queue outside Granger's in Notting Hill.
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Instagram post by London Life 

Instagram post by London Life  | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it

 London Life (@ursulaoreillytraynor) on Instagram: “Can't get away from #turmeric today! Settled for a strong reviving black #americano post dentist @llscafe…”

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#coffeedrinker #Hampsteadlover #cafefrequenter #Londonlife at its best 
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Kyle Whittington | tea specialist | London

Kyle Whittington | tea specialist | London | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Tea specialist. Discover a new way to buy loose leaf tea online with Sourced by Kyle tea club. Learn with tea tasting events & more. Engage your te
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It's all about the tea! Check out London Tea Master Kyle Whittington 
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The Coal Shed near Tower Bridge, London

The Coal Shed near Tower Bridge, London | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
The Coal Shed is located in Tower Bridge, London, serving chargrilled steak, fish, sharing platters & Sunday roasts.
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We ate at the Coal Shed during the soft launch. This was a perfect plate of vegetables- charcoal celeriac with salt baked vegetables  with truffle. It's available as a sizeable starter and a main and something similar is found on the pre-post-theatre menu. Suitably theatrical but also scoring high on taste and textures. Round of applause. Back soon for a second run.  
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A Celebratory Lunch at Sager+Wilde

A Celebratory Lunch at Sager+Wilde | London Food and Drink | Scoop.it
Another grey city day .... and what better prospect than a lunch to celebrate the pairing of Parmigiano cheese and Balsamic vinegar, hosted in a candlelit railway arch near Bethnal Green . A first visit to Sage+Wilde. They win me over immediately with their in-house fizzy water which sees me through a nosey-around this inviting…
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Free-flowing in-house fizzy water on tap! Loved it! 
Read the review here https://bestoflondonlife.wordpress.com/2017/09/13/a-celebratory-lunch-at-sagerwilde/



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