Tag: Canary Wharf

Bokan: Taking in Canary Wharf from above

While out for a walk around the Isle of Dogs in the Spring sunshine this afternoon, we stumbled across our new neighbour - Bokan, on the 38th floor of the Novotel on Marsh Wall. I'm so glad I was persuaded to make the trip upstairs, both to check out the marvellous views over Canary Wharf ...

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs coming to Canary Wharf

While out for a walk this morning, I noticed that there's a new coffee shop coming to Westferry Circus here in Canary Wharf: the brilliantly-named Department of Coffee and Social Affairs. I've only visited one of their outlets, the one around the corner from Liverpool Street. If memory serves, the coffee was delicious - but ...

Beating the meat sweats

I'm really not proud of myself this evening. I've done absolutely nothing except eat far too much and then regret my actions.  Let's start at the beginning. Yesterday evening, @FrankDJS booked us brunch at the local 'Big Easy', kicking off at 11:30am. My plan was therefore simple: get up early, go for a run, then ...

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Finally! Matcha green tea frappuccinos in London

They've been a guilty pleasure on every trip I've taken to Asia...a visit to a Starbucks for a delicious matcha green tea frappuccino. Malaysia. Singapore. Japan. It's always the same. That said, I'm not normally a frappuccino drinker - if I go to Starbucks, I have a very ordinary coffee. No syrups, no cappuccino, nothing ...

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More meaty goodness at Boisdale

@FrankDJS and I had an early dinner at Boisdale, Canary Wharf last night. I won't beat around the bush - it was superb. I'd completed a bit of a run earlier that day and had worked up quite the appetite. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJVv_zEjbT_/?taken-by=macpsych I began with a super starter portion of haggis, neeps and tatties and a glass of ...

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Overdoing it on the BBQ front

We went for brunch with friends to the local 'Big Easy' here in Canary Wharf yesterday. And, true to form, I was attracted to the unlimited BBQ deal they offer. Unlimited puled pork, ribs, BBQ beans and roast chicken, plus drinks, for £30. Hard to say no to that, really. But this time, I was ...

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The views from above

I took a few photos from my flight home from Barcelona on Thursday evening. After my unexpected and very welcome free upgrade to business class (thank you, British Airways!) I got seat 1F and had wonderful views out the window. In the right weather, you can get some amazing views over Barcelona as you leave. ...

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A perfect burger

We walked down through the Isle of Dogs this lunchtime, through the Greenwich foot tunnel and straight into Byron for the most superb burger I've had in a while. A perfectly cook beef patty, cheese, bacon, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, jalapenos and a battered onion ring. Perfection in a bun. The most amazing combination of flavours ...

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Big Easy? Far too easy…

I spent yesterday lunchtime at The Big Easy in Canary Wharf, grazing through the brunch menu like some particularly greedy livestock. It was a special occasion, as we're celebrating @FrankDJS's birthday all weekend long. I went in with the best of intentions...an omelette, maybe eggs benedict or something. Unfortunately, they ruined all my plans in ...