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Giant Robot - Clerkenwell

Giant Robot

For those of us brought up on a diet of 1950s Hollywood movies, the diner remains a powerful symbol of all things American. These shimmering stainless steel eating houses have made menu staples such as pancakes, French toast and grits, and bottomless cups of coffee as familiar to us as the traditional full English. By name at least.

A Chinese Oasis

Hakkasan London

I work in the City and I know we are a Capital in the midst of a Credit Crunch. They are two words beginning to haunt me in my sleep. But we all have to go out sometimes.

RBG Braves Aldgate (for Food)

Food at Kasturi

Like many bankers, Resting Banker Girl (RBG) has not set foot in the environs of London’s Liverpool Street for some time. Having had her faith shattered by several Data Base Operatives - also known as recruitment agencies - she prefers to keep as far away as possible from working bankers.

Finally, Dinner at Bruce's

Chez Bruce

After several failed attempts, my husband and I boarded a train at London Bridge and got off at Wandsworth Common, and finally discovered what makes Chez Bruce one of London's 'best loved' restaurants.

Sam's Makes Chiswick Locals Happy

Sam's Brasserie & Bar in Chiswick

Tucked away like a local's secret off of Chiswick High Road, Sam's occupies the interior of a reclaimed paper factory, a bright, modernist space containing both a bar and a brasserie with discrete tables for two as well as larger tables for bigger groups.

Mestizo, This Time With Hedgie

Mestizo's Bar

Ms Robinson does not understand the theory and purpose of corn chips. The idea of actually paying for a dish of corn carbs glued together with bright yellow cheese, and then eating it, is truly bizarre. Like wearing Crocs really.

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