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An iconic view at The Brasserie – The Tower Hotel

Scallops - The Brasserie at the Tower Hotel

In 1967 London Bridge was sold to an American named Robers P. McChulloc for a new ‘English’ theme park in Arizona, soon to be the second most popular attraction in the state, behind Niagara Falls. Popular myth, albeit a particularly snobbish myth, goes that the American thought he was buying Tower Bridge and was hugely disappointed when the less iconic London Bridge turned up. Read more…

Review: Plaquemine Lock, N1

According to its own website, Plaquemine Lock’s fare is at ‘at once exciting and exotic, but at the same time comforting and strangely familiar’. On my visit I found this can be said for more than just the menu, as Plaquemine Lock is a pub down a quiet, leafy street in Islington. Cajun and Creole cuisine may not be too common for a Londoner to experience, but the boozer sure is. Read more…

Review: Authentic, healthy and delicious; Vietnamese food at Pho Manchester Corn Exchange

Pho Manchester Review - Dishes

When I quit my job to travel southeast Asia and concentrate on my blog Sophie’s Scran, Vietnam was one of the places I was most excited about. There’s a visitors’ visa, which allows you to enter the country for 15 days free of charge, but I thought, hang on: Two weeks is not going to be nearly enough. So I bit the bullet and purchased a 30-day visa instead. Read more…

Review: winner winner, Chicken Society dinner

Chicken Society Main Course

While everyone knows central London is the hub for funky restaurants and new spots, it is also a pleasure when you find a local gem on your doorstep in the suburbs. Especially when they serve chicken on chicken with a side of chicken!
Chicken Society
Chicken Society, based in Finchley is a cool, trendy spot with a menu based around everyone’s favourite bird. Read more…