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London: Sticks ‘n’ Sushi

When booking dinner plans with a friend visiting London, we decided to try Sticks’n’Sushi in Covent Garden. Between the friendly service, comical menus and delicious food, it’s definitely a solid spot for a date night, or catch-up with friends.

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London: Brunching At Ottolenghi in Islington

With four locations around London, the food and atmosphere is just divine at Ottolenghi. While I’ve been several times before, I had never been for brunch –up until recently, that is.

I met a friend at the Islington location in Angel. While Ottolenghi does take reservations now via OpenTable, we were not that organized and queued up with the hope that the wait would not be long. Luckily, with only two of us, our wait was not terrible.

We sat across from one another at the restaurant’s long communal table and immediately started to peek around at what everyone else was eating. I opted for a Za’atar Frittata with a cappuccino and my friend the Shakshuka and a fresh mint tea. Look at how stunning the fresh mint tea is.

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London: A Delightful New Year’s Dinner at NOPI

I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of New Year’s Eve. In my opinion, it’s a little over-hyped and I’ve always thought that people put a little too much pressure on themselves to have a perfect night. So, when a dear friend suggested that we opt for a late dinner at NOPI in London, I knew this was the right mix of festive and fun without going too crazy!

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London: Tea & Scones at Yumchaa Tottenham Court Road

I often write about the fabulous local coffee shops in London, but Yumchaa stands out for having both great coffee and tea – among other menu offerings.

I discovered Yumchaa after massive hunger pangs struck upon departing a meeting in the Tottenham Court area. Delighted to see whole wheat pistachio scones and an abundance of tea offerings, I was a very happy camper.

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