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If You Like Steak and Chips...

Le Relais de Venise l'entrecôte

I love steak but hate the choice that goes with it. Rib-eye, rump, sirloin. Grilled or pan fried. So imagine my delight in stumbling across Le Relais de Venise l'entrecôte, a gem of resturant in Marylebone that centres around one very simple menu.

Time Out for Drinking

Trailer Happiness

Time Out's updated feature on the best spots to drink in London is ready for consumption. Neat or on the rocks (or hell, out of a bottle or a can), it's your for the taking.

Drink but Don't Eat at Abbey Bar

Wine Glasses - Jonathon Monk

I used to work with a certain client based near Tower Hill, and to get there I had to walk down The Minories, on the edge of the City. Not having travelled on the road for the last year, I was confronted with two new bars...

Roast (SE1 1TL)

Borough Market

Located in the portico salvaged from the original Royal Opera House, Roast looks straight down the Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels street and into Bridget Jones' bedroom window, delivering an impressive setting. Too bad the experience doesn't deliver.

Haz (E1 7DJ)

Kebab - Yucel Tellici

Haz haz become my regular Liverpool Street Station lunch date spot. In & out in an hour for £15, with reliable Turkish fare that's perfect right about right mid-day.

Miyako (EC2M 7QN)

Sushi - Nanette Nicholson

Miyako is the kind of restaurant you walk by a thousand times and never notice, until someone suggests you meet there. Corner of Liverpool Street and Bishopsgate. Are you able to place it?

Rocket for Summertime Drinks

You may well have crossed paths with HITCitizen Mr King-Edwards in one of the City's best drinking spots. In this instalment, he visits the newest branch of Rocket (and likes it). And next week, he goes to the opening of The Abbey Bar. Of course he does.

Being Alcohol Aware

Beer Frost - Jag Arts

We're in the middle of Alcohol Awareness Week (7-14 April). Wait, don't click away! There might be something here you want to (or let's face it, should) read.

Responsible Drinkers, Your Country Needs You

David Cameron (from The Publican)

As I walked to the station the other night I was heartened to spot the Evening Standard placards splashing licensing minister Gerry Sutcliffe's apparent criticism of alcohol tax rises in Alistair Darling's budget.




Ekachai, The City

My friend Owen is crazy about East and South East Asian food. Several years working in the region, coupled with a healthy appetite, have given him an appreciation of the dishes from that part of the world, usually ahead of the trend.