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Not sponsored but super excited about @citymunchapp's launch in Canary wharf this week!

Where? @yum_bun (@streetfeastldn dinerama in Shoreditch / Giant Robot in @canarywharflondon)
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Ordered:
Yumbun lunchbox - £9
Yumplings lunchbox - £10
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Review: 
So excited to hear that the @citymunchapp are launching in the Wharf this week with a bunch of great deals. We got to check out @yum_bun today, who are offering 20% off lunch between 12 to 2.30pm (plus you get the extra boost when you use the code UCLVIP when you download the City Munch app... because we know you love a good deal!). Giant Robot is a nice secluded chilled out lunch spot by the Crossrail rooftop garden, with 4 different restaurants. Yum Bun serves a mixture of buns, dumplings and gyoza - our favourites are deffo the mushroom yumplings and the tofu buns. Staff are friendly and food is usually prepared pretty quickly. If you do check it out, let us know what you think!
Not sponsored but super excited about @citymunchapp's launch in Canary wharf this week! Where? @yum_bun (@streetfeastldn dinerama in Shoreditch / Giant Robot in @canarywharflondon) ✨ Ordered: Yumbun lunchbox - £9 Yumplings lunchbox - £10 ✨ Review: So excited to hear that the @citymunchapp are launching in the Wharf this week with a bunch of great deals. We got to check out @yum_bun today, who are offering 20% off lunch between 12 to 2.30pm (plus you get the extra boost when you use the code UCLVIP when you download the City Munch app... because we know you love a good deal!). Giant Robot is a nice secluded chilled out lunch spot by the Crossrail rooftop garden, with 4 different restaurants. Yum Bun serves a mixture of buns, dumplings and gyoza - our favourites are deffo the mushroom yumplings and the tofu buns. Staff are friendly and food is usually prepared pretty quickly. If you do check it out, let us know what you think!
A little brunch pick-me-up on this rainy Sunday... Where: @tupilondon
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Ordered:
Pistachio Dukkah eggs - £10
Burrata tortelloni - £13
Green and mean juice - £4
Ginger detox smoothie - £4.50
Pimientos de padron - £4.50
Squid and black mayo - £7
Flat white - £2.50
Latte - £2.50
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Review:
After checking out Tupi for dinner, we were invited back to see the brunch offering at the new Elephant and Castle branch. We went for a mix of more traditional brunch and lunch items to get a feel for everything! The juices and smoothies were delicious - really fresh and the perfect combination of fruits/veggies - so tasty yet not too sweet or bitter. In general, you could taste that the food was of a good quality and fresh, and we did enjoy every dish in its own way - but as a theme we think they could have been a bit bolder with their seasoning across the board. On to the starters, the squid was a massive surprise - perfectly fried - not chewy at all and beautifully crisp, however it lacked a little flavour. The padron peppers were definitely fresh and had a kick themselves, but we definitely needed to add a little salt to taste. The tortelloni was actually amazing! The flavours went beautifully together and you get a really decent sized portion! The pistachio dukkah eggs were really different to what we expected! Loved the idea of eggs and greens (served on a bed of broccoli and kale) but the pistachio didn’t really come through and again a little lemon or some flavour on the greens would have really brought it together. The coffee however was amazing!! We don’t always drink coffee but when we do it has to be smooth - and this was made to perfection, not bitter at all and the perfect way to end the meal. Overall, we definitely recommend checking it out, they have a lovely vibe, amazing service and good quality food and ingredients - you may just need to be liberal with your condiments and table spices.
A little brunch pick-me-up on this rainy Sunday... Where: @tupilondon 🌧 Ordered: Pistachio Dukkah eggs - £10 Burrata tortelloni - £13 Green and mean juice - £4 Ginger detox smoothie - £4.50 Pimientos de padron - £4.50 Squid and black mayo - £7 Flat white - £2.50 Latte - £2.50 🌧 Review: After checking out Tupi for dinner, we were invited back to see the brunch offering at the new Elephant and Castle branch. We went for a mix of more traditional brunch and lunch items to get a feel for everything! The juices and smoothies were delicious - really fresh and the perfect combination of fruits/veggies - so tasty yet not too sweet or bitter. In general, you could taste that the food was of a good quality and fresh, and we did enjoy every dish in its own way - but as a theme we think they could have been a bit bolder with their seasoning across the board. On to the starters, the squid was a massive surprise - perfectly fried - not chewy at all and beautifully crisp, however it lacked a little flavour. The padron peppers were definitely fresh and had a kick themselves, but we definitely needed to add a little salt to taste. The tortelloni was actually amazing! The flavours went beautifully together and you get a really decent sized portion! The pistachio dukkah eggs were really different to what we expected! Loved the idea of eggs and greens (served on a bed of broccoli and kale) but the pistachio didn’t really come through and again a little lemon or some flavour on the greens would have really brought it together. The coffee however was amazing!! We don’t always drink coffee but when we do it has to be smooth - and this was made to perfection, not bitter at all and the perfect way to end the meal. Overall, we definitely recommend checking it out, they have a lovely vibe, amazing service and good quality food and ingredients - you may just need to be liberal with your condiments and table spices.
Feature on a Saturday!!! Thanks @toogoodtogolondon -  you guys should check out his page, he reviews all the places on the Too Good to Go app #deals
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🥐☕️🥗 BAKER & SPICE BELGRAVIA 🥗☕️🥐
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Picked up a delicious aubergine, mozarella and tomato salad today. Baker and Spice offer Two Good to Go customers one cold salad box and one yummy treat from the pastry selection. I chose the blackberry swirl 🥐
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💰RRP: £11
💸TooGoodtoGo Price: £4.99
🕘Pick Up Time: 6:00-7:00pm ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #toogoodtogo #toogoodtogouk #londonfoodblog #londonfood #londondeals #cheaplondoneats #cheaplondon #londonfoodblogger #londonfoodie #londonfoodguide #sustainablelondon #bakerandspice #bakerandspicelondon #blackberryswirl #auberginesalad #uclfoodie #pastry #sustainablefood #salad #delicious #londonfoodie #vegetarian #italian #italianfood #bakerylife #bakery #cafe
Feature on a Saturday!!! Thanks @toogoodtogolondon - you guys should check out his page, he reviews all the places on the Too Good to Go app #deals  . 🥐☕️🥗 BAKER & SPICE BELGRAVIA 🥗☕️🥐 . Picked up a delicious aubergine, mozarella and tomato salad today. Baker and Spice offer Two Good to Go customers one cold salad box and one yummy treat from the pastry selection. I chose the blackberry swirl 🥐 . 💰RRP: £11 💸TooGoodtoGo Price: £4.99 🕘Pick Up Time: 6:00-7:00pm ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #toogoodtogo  #toogoodtogouk  #londonfoodblog  #londonfood  #londondeals  #cheaplondoneats  #cheaplondon  #londonfoodblogger  #londonfoodie  #londonfoodguide  #sustainablelondon  #bakerandspice  #bakerandspicelondon  #blackberryswirl  #auberginesalad  #uclfoodie  #pastry  #sustainablefood  #salad  #delicious  #londonfoodie  #vegetarian  #italian  #italianfood  #bakerylife  #bakery  #cafe 
What do you think of when you hear a vegetarian Asian barbecue? 🤔
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Where: @smokin_lotus
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Ordered:
Alder wood smoked tofu sandwich - £6
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Review:
Last week were invited down to check out Smokin Lotus at their @kerbfood stall in West India Quay (thanks @adwaiz)! We tried the smoked tofu sandwich (the only veggie option), and were actually pleasantly surprised! Usually in meat-focused places (Smokin Lotus is all about the Asian barbecue), the veggie dish is an after-thought and can be bland and unimaginative - but not here! The tofu was beautifully steamed (not chewy or soggy at all), and the creamy sesame sauce was a great compliment! The slaw, Asian mayo and chillis (we love a little kick) also blended beautifully with the slightly tangy sourdough bun. Overall a nice option to try out, and we hear their meat choices are good too (NB - the meat is not halal).
What do you think of when you hear a vegetarian Asian barbecue? 🤔 🌱 Where: @smokin_lotus 🌱 Ordered: Alder wood smoked tofu sandwich - £6 🌱 Review: Last week were invited down to check out Smokin Lotus at their @kerbfood stall in West India Quay (thanks @adwaiz)! We tried the smoked tofu sandwich (the only veggie option), and were actually pleasantly surprised! Usually in meat-focused places (Smokin Lotus is all about the Asian barbecue), the veggie dish is an after-thought and can be bland and unimaginative - but not here! The tofu was beautifully steamed (not chewy or soggy at all), and the creamy sesame sauce was a great compliment! The slaw, Asian mayo and chillis (we love a little kick) also blended beautifully with the slightly tangy sourdough bun. Overall a nice option to try out, and we hear their meat choices are good too (NB - the meat is not halal).
Ever had halloumi and guava jam together? Check out our review of our dinner at Tupi at their newly opened branch in Elephant and Castle⬇⬇⬇
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Where: @tupilondon
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Review:
Following the success of their first restaurant in Peckham, Tupi have once again bought South American flavours to the heart of East London with their new branch in Elephant and Castle. @adwaiz hosted us a few days ago for dinner with an assortment of different dishes across their menu. To start things off we tried the halloumi and guava jam - it's saltiness accompanied by the sweetness of the guava made for the perfect snack as we chatted to @bornhungrylondon, @jesusagudotm and @foodfattymarco from everything between travel to good cameras. We also tried the truffled polenta and mushroom - I was apprehensive at first as Jamie's Italian's rubbery polenta chips many years ago scarred me for life but this was great - so light and crispy. For mains I decided go for the ravioli, which had a creamy burrata centre and topped with fresh tomatoes. My fellow foodies ordered a number of dishes but the fav main was definitely the squid ink risotto! The drinks variety was great too with a number of cocktails and mocktails on show - our fav was the blueberry mojito! Overall it was a lovely meal with fantastic service. I see this as the ideal place to catch up with friends and foodies after work - espesh given their happy hour from 4pm to 8pm as their cocktails are on point!!! Thanks @adwaiz for a lovely evening!
Ever had halloumi and guava jam together? Check out our review of our dinner at Tupi at their newly opened branch in Elephant and Castle⬇⬇⬇ 🍽 Where: @tupilondon 🍽 Review: Following the success of their first restaurant in Peckham, Tupi have once again bought South American flavours to the heart of East London with their new branch in Elephant and Castle. @adwaiz hosted us a few days ago for dinner with an assortment of different dishes across their menu. To start things off we tried the halloumi and guava jam - it's saltiness accompanied by the sweetness of the guava made for the perfect snack as we chatted to @bornhungrylondon, @jesusagudotm and @foodfattymarco from everything between travel to good cameras. We also tried the truffled polenta and mushroom - I was apprehensive at first as Jamie's Italian's rubbery polenta chips many years ago scarred me for life but this was great - so light and crispy. For mains I decided go for the ravioli, which had a creamy burrata centre and topped with fresh tomatoes. My fellow foodies ordered a number of dishes but the fav main was definitely the squid ink risotto! The drinks variety was great too with a number of cocktails and mocktails on show - our fav was the blueberry mojito! Overall it was a lovely meal with fantastic service. I see this as the ideal place to catch up with friends and foodies after work - espesh given their happy hour from 4pm to 8pm as their cocktails are on point!!! Thanks @adwaiz for a lovely evening!
Taking it back to UCL campus today with a tour of Drummond Street by Euston Station and boy did we have a cheap-eats feast! Read on for some major discounts (link in our bio).
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Where: Drummond Street
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Ordered:
1. Chutneys - Vegetarian Buffet - £7
2. Ravi Shankar - Vegetarian Buffet - £7
3. Bio Organix Health Store
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Review:
We were kindly invited by the Drummond Street team for a tour of this historic street. Drummond Street as we know it today is lined with a number of Indian and Bengali restaurants - a great foodie destination especially for students looking for cheap eats.
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Ravi Shankar - A £7 vegetarian lunch spot buffet in the heart of London - so seriously great value for money!  They had a variety of warming, heavier dishes and we also noticed that they had a wide range of potato dishes (which - hey we are not complaining about as winter is coming!). Their signature bhel was our favourite thing here - it's a classic Indian snack: crunchy, sweet, spicy and savoury all at the same time. Also loved the mango milkshake here!
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Chutneys: Had to be our favourite restaurant overall during the tour. At £7, it’s also an amazing all-you-can eat vegetarian buffet. But, unlike many Indian restaurants we’ve been to, the curries were light and not too oily (major key 🔑 ) with good variety (a mixture of curries, naans, salads and dessert) and most importantly it was authentic! It tasted great and again such amazing value for money. We loved their desserts too - serving traditional classics like gulab jamun and kheer.
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Bio Organix - We love a health food shop (all about those organic and homeopathic vibes - who can relate? 🙌🏼) and Bio Organix is just that and more! They have a wide range of products from difficult to source (legal!) healing herbs, to supplements, teas and healthy snacks. Shout out to the owner, Bak, who is so sweet and genuinely caring - who founded the shop after his own journey with nutrition. You can arrange a session with him and he will advise you on supplements and lifestyle changes to help maintain a healthy gut and life! Definitely recommend! UCLfoodie followers can get 20% off their purchases if you mention #UCLFoodie!
Taking it back to UCL campus today with a tour of Drummond Street by Euston Station and boy did we have a cheap-eats feast! Read on for some major discounts (link in our bio). 🍽 Where: Drummond Street 🍽 Ordered: 1. Chutneys - Vegetarian Buffet - £7 2. Ravi Shankar - Vegetarian Buffet - £7 3. Bio Organix Health Store 🍽 Review: We were kindly invited by the Drummond Street team for a tour of this historic street. Drummond Street as we know it today is lined with a number of Indian and Bengali restaurants - a great foodie destination especially for students looking for cheap eats. . Ravi Shankar - A £7 vegetarian lunch spot buffet in the heart of London - so seriously great value for money! They had a variety of warming, heavier dishes and we also noticed that they had a wide range of potato dishes (which - hey we are not complaining about as winter is coming!). Their signature bhel was our favourite thing here - it's a classic Indian snack: crunchy, sweet, spicy and savoury all at the same time. Also loved the mango milkshake here! . Chutneys: Had to be our favourite restaurant overall during the tour. At £7, it’s also an amazing all-you-can eat vegetarian buffet. But, unlike many Indian restaurants we’ve been to, the curries were light and not too oily (major key 🔑 ) with good variety (a mixture of curries, naans, salads and dessert) and most importantly it was authentic! It tasted great and again such amazing value for money. We loved their desserts too - serving traditional classics like gulab jamun and kheer. . Bio Organix - We love a health food shop (all about those organic and homeopathic vibes - who can relate? 🙌🏼) and Bio Organix is just that and more! They have a wide range of products from difficult to source (legal!) healing herbs, to supplements, teas and healthy snacks. Shout out to the owner, Bak, who is so sweet and genuinely caring - who founded the shop after his own journey with nutrition. You can arrange a session with him and he will advise you on supplements and lifestyle changes to help maintain a healthy gut and life! Definitely recommend! UCLfoodie followers can get 20% off their purchases if you mention #UCLFoodie !
Let’s start the weekend off right... with some doughnuts!! 🍩 
Repost from @isthatlondon - thanks for tagging us with #uclfoodie - looks amazingggg!
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DUDE, I need a doughnut! 🤣 a @dudesdoughnutsldn to get me through the day 😋😋 Honestly, their fresh banana cream with brown butter caramel and biscuit 🍌🍌is my new favourite doughnut...of all time...and that’s saying a lot! It was so fresh and creamy! Managed to not be too sweet and the dough was 👌🏻👌🏻
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#doughnuts #dessertporn #vegetarianlife #foodblogger #londonfoodblogger #totastemaker #timeoutlondon #f52grams #yummy
Let’s start the weekend off right... with some doughnuts!! 🍩 Repost from @isthatlondon - thanks for tagging us with #uclfoodie  - looks amazingggg! 🍩 DUDE, I need a doughnut! 🤣 a @dudesdoughnutsldn to get me through the day 😋😋 Honestly, their fresh banana cream with brown butter caramel and biscuit 🍌🍌is my new favourite doughnut...of all time...and that’s saying a lot! It was so fresh and creamy! Managed to not be too sweet and the dough was 👌🏻👌🏻 . . . . . . #doughnuts  #dessertporn  #vegetarianlife  #foodblogger  #londonfoodblogger  #totastemaker  #timeoutlondon  #f52grams  #yummy 
What is more important to you when eating out - the food or the setting?
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Where: @coppaclub
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Ordered:
Garlic Bread - £3.50
Crispy fried truffled gnocchi - £3.50
Fava bean & Mint hummus - £4.95
Zucchini fritti - £4.50
Crab Linguine - £7.45
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Review: ⭐⭐🌟2.5/5
Few weeks ago we visited the @coppaclub in tower bridge after the london brunch fest. We had seen pics of their pretty igloos facing the river all over instagram - and we have to admit the decor is really nicely done here - it definitely gave us Dubai vibes. But as we all know, a beautiful setting doesn't equate to delicious food and sadly the food didn't live up to expectations (and we had low expectations to begin with too haha). The menu is focused on European cuisine (mainly italian) in small plate sizes. Nothing really stands out and everything tastes quite average so what you're really paying for is the ambiance/views. We really feel that if the owners go back to the drawing board on the menu they could really have something special here given their location - I guess because of their beautiful setting they're always fully booked out anyways so the food isn't the focus which is a real shame!
What is more important to you when eating out - the food or the setting? 🍝 Where: @coppaclub 🍝 Ordered: Garlic Bread - £3.50 Crispy fried truffled gnocchi - £3.50 Fava bean & Mint hummus - £4.95 Zucchini fritti - £4.50 Crab Linguine - £7.45 🍝 Review: ⭐⭐🌟2.5/5 Few weeks ago we visited the @coppaclub in tower bridge after the london brunch fest. We had seen pics of their pretty igloos facing the river all over instagram - and we have to admit the decor is really nicely done here - it definitely gave us Dubai vibes. But as we all know, a beautiful setting doesn't equate to delicious food and sadly the food didn't live up to expectations (and we had low expectations to begin with too haha). The menu is focused on European cuisine (mainly italian) in small plate sizes. Nothing really stands out and everything tastes quite average so what you're really paying for is the ambiance/views. We really feel that if the owners go back to the drawing board on the menu they could really have something special here given their location - I guess because of their beautiful setting they're always fully booked out anyways so the food isn't the focus which is a real shame!
Because sometimes you just need an iced chai to cool down! Where's your favourite chai place?
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Where: @chaikilondon
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Ordered:
Iced chai - £3.80
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Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐4/5
Some of you have asked us to post more coffee/tea places. Chai Ki is one of our favourite cool down drinks when having a sit-down lunch in the wharf. If you love their masala chai, you'll love their iced tea!
Because sometimes you just need an iced chai to cool down! Where's your favourite chai place? ☕ Where: @chaikilondon ☕ Ordered: Iced chai - £3.80 ☕ Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐4/5 Some of you have asked us to post more coffee/tea places. Chai Ki is one of our favourite cool down drinks when having a sit-down lunch in the wharf. If you love their masala chai, you'll love their iced tea!
Anyone else craving a pastry this morning? Where's your bakery of choice?
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Where: @pophamsbakery @londonbrunchfest
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Ordered: 
Lime Blueberry Cheesecake pastry - £4
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Review: ⭐⭐⭐🌟3.5/5
Few weeks ago we were kindly invited to the @londonbrunchfest with @localspoons. After opening insta that morning, there was only 1 thing on our mind...This.Lime.Blueberry. Cheesecake. Cruffin. It looks so beautiful 😍! It had a thick creamy filling with blueberries nestled in a crisp and flaky shell. While we love the idea of a cheesecake inside a pastry...we don't think it was for us, loved the elements separetly but it was a bit dense / heavy and we prefer lighter pastries that are warm and melt in your mouth. But have to say we love Pophams creativity and all their pastries look so beautifully presented. We've been meaning to try pophams for ages now as have heard amazing things so definitely want to head over to their bakery to try their other pastries fresh in the morning!
Anyone else craving a pastry this morning? Where's your bakery of choice? 🥐 Where: @pophamsbakery @londonbrunchfest 🥐 Ordered: Lime Blueberry Cheesecake pastry - £4 🥐 Review: ⭐⭐⭐🌟3.5/5 Few weeks ago we were kindly invited to the @londonbrunchfest with @localspoons. After opening insta that morning, there was only 1 thing on our mind...This.Lime.Blueberry. Cheesecake. Cruffin. It looks so beautiful 😍! It had a thick creamy filling with blueberries nestled in a crisp and flaky shell. While we love the idea of a cheesecake inside a pastry...we don't think it was for us, loved the elements separetly but it was a bit dense / heavy and we prefer lighter pastries that are warm and melt in your mouth. But have to say we love Pophams creativity and all their pastries look so beautifully presented. We've been meaning to try pophams for ages now as have heard amazing things so definitely want to head over to their bakery to try their other pastries fresh in the morning!
Celebrating Viet week with @citymunchapp with alooooot of food!!!! (Use UCLVIP for an extra boost to the discounts on their app) .
Where: @lehanoilondon
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Review:
We were invited by @citymunchapp to check out @lehanoilondon in the heart of chinatown and safe to say we were absolutely spoiled. Luckily we had @kingken_photography to help us finish the meal! With so much to try I thought I'd focus on the vegetarian dishes which people often don't focus on. To start off with - the service was super hospitable which you don't always get in chinatown. The owners were really passionate about their food and ran us through their favourites on the menu - they highly recommended the banh cuon which is a traditional steamed rice stuffed with pork or vegetables in my case from Northern Vietnam. This reminded me a lot of the texture of Cheung Fun from chinese cuisine and was really nice. My other favourite was the classic - pho, really liked the broth and the portion size was massive!!! Check out @kingken_photography to see what he thought of the pork and beef dishes!
Celebrating Viet week with @citymunchapp with alooooot of food!!!! (Use UCLVIP for an extra boost to the discounts on their app) . Where: @lehanoilondon . Review: We were invited by @citymunchapp to check out @lehanoilondon in the heart of chinatown and safe to say we were absolutely spoiled. Luckily we had @kingken_photography to help us finish the meal! With so much to try I thought I'd focus on the vegetarian dishes which people often don't focus on. To start off with - the service was super hospitable which you don't always get in chinatown. The owners were really passionate about their food and ran us through their favourites on the menu - they highly recommended the banh cuon which is a traditional steamed rice stuffed with pork or vegetables in my case from Northern Vietnam. This reminded me a lot of the texture of Cheung Fun from chinese cuisine and was really nice. My other favourite was the classic - pho, really liked the broth and the portion size was massive!!! Check out @kingken_photography to see what he thought of the pork and beef dishes!
Brunch on cloud 9... ☁️
Where: @dokkelivingroom
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Ordered:
Vegetarian cloud egg - £14
Aebelskiver - £9
Malden oyster with watermelon ice - £3.50
@dailydoseldn drinks - Strawb & Vanilla Nusse
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Review:⭐️⭐️⭐️✨3.5/5
After seeing it all over insta, we had to make the trip to Dokke ASAP!!! Firstly, the atmosphere did not disappoint, the chilled out “living room” really came through - we loved the large wooden tables overlooking the Docks, perfect weekend brunch escape from the hustle of London. On to the food. The cloud egg was really cool!!! It’s very different taste-wise, as the egg whites are separated from the yolks, and baked into a soft meringue, with the yolks poured into the centre. I think we really enjoyed the mix of textures and flavours in this dish (went really nicely with the crispy kale), however it’s not something you’d get every weekend - it’s more of an interesting thing to try once in a while. We had heard so much about the Aebelskiver (danish pancake balls with mocha iced granita, banana and Nutella), but sadly were really disappointed. We think it’s because we were told we ordered the last portion of the day - but the pancakes themselves were ice cold and tasted stale... we struggled to finish it (which is super rare for us!)z Really the biggest disappointment, especially given the hype. The oyster on the other hand tasted beautifully fresh - and worth ordering again! To finish - we actually really enjoyed the Daily Dose cold pressed fresh juices - particularly the healthy vanilla “milkshake” - definitely something to try if you see it around! Overall loved the vibes and certain dishes at Dokke, but maybe try and go earlier in the morning to avoid stale pancakes 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
Brunch on cloud 9... ☁️ Where: @dokkelivingroom ☁️ Ordered: Vegetarian cloud egg - £14 Aebelskiver - £9 Malden oyster with watermelon ice - £3.50 @dailydoseldn drinks - Strawb & Vanilla Nusse ☁️ Review:⭐️⭐️⭐️✨3.5/5 After seeing it all over insta, we had to make the trip to Dokke ASAP!!! Firstly, the atmosphere did not disappoint, the chilled out “living room” really came through - we loved the large wooden tables overlooking the Docks, perfect weekend brunch escape from the hustle of London. On to the food. The cloud egg was really cool!!! It’s very different taste-wise, as the egg whites are separated from the yolks, and baked into a soft meringue, with the yolks poured into the centre. I think we really enjoyed the mix of textures and flavours in this dish (went really nicely with the crispy kale), however it’s not something you’d get every weekend - it’s more of an interesting thing to try once in a while. We had heard so much about the Aebelskiver (danish pancake balls with mocha iced granita, banana and Nutella), but sadly were really disappointed. We think it’s because we were told we ordered the last portion of the day - but the pancakes themselves were ice cold and tasted stale... we struggled to finish it (which is super rare for us!)z Really the biggest disappointment, especially given the hype. The oyster on the other hand tasted beautifully fresh - and worth ordering again! To finish - we actually really enjoyed the Daily Dose cold pressed fresh juices - particularly the healthy vanilla “milkshake” - definitely something to try if you see it around! Overall loved the vibes and certain dishes at Dokke, but maybe try and go earlier in the morning to avoid stale pancakes 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
Have you ever tried Mushroom marmalade?!
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Where: @hankslondon
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Ordered:
The Big Smoke - £7
Panko crumbed smoked tofu, smoky mushroom marmalade, garlic ‘aioli’, crisp lettuce and American cheese in a toasted burger bun
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Review: ⭐⭐⭐🌟3.5/5
A few weeks ago, @bornhungrylondon and I hopped onto the DLR to the land of Deptford. Interestingly Deptford Market Yard has become a little foodie hub with a range of bars and restaurants popping up in the area #gentrificationforyou . As soon as we walked in, we followed the music into @bustermantis (which I wish I took pictures of - it’s a very cool family run Jamaican restaurant/ bar) where the Battersea Arts Council was showcasing local talent. They were honestly amazing!! On to the food sitch... We wanted to try Hanks Burger nearby and were in luck to find a veggie burger on the menu. It was definitely an interesting combination of flavours - panko fried tofu for that crisp texture topped with smoked mushroom marmalade, which was actually both smokey and sweet. I couldn't figure out at the time why it wasn't for me but in hindsight I think I could have done with the burger being a bit more spicy. But still....I commend them on their creation!
Have you ever tried Mushroom marmalade?! . Where: @hankslondon . Ordered: The Big Smoke - £7 Panko crumbed smoked tofu, smoky mushroom marmalade, garlic ‘aioli’, crisp lettuce and American cheese in a toasted burger bun . Review: ⭐⭐⭐🌟3.5/5 A few weeks ago, @bornhungrylondon and I hopped onto the DLR to the land of Deptford. Interestingly Deptford Market Yard has become a little foodie hub with a range of bars and restaurants popping up in the area #gentrificationforyou  . As soon as we walked in, we followed the music into @bustermantis (which I wish I took pictures of - it’s a very cool family run Jamaican restaurant/ bar) where the Battersea Arts Council was showcasing local talent. They were honestly amazing!! On to the food sitch... We wanted to try Hanks Burger nearby and were in luck to find a veggie burger on the menu. It was definitely an interesting combination of flavours - panko fried tofu for that crisp texture topped with smoked mushroom marmalade, which was actually both smokey and sweet. I couldn't figure out at the time why it wasn't for me but in hindsight I think I could have done with the burger being a bit more spicy. But still....I commend them on their creation!
Getting you thinking about brunch before the weekend!! Who likes pancake stacks?
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where: @proudmaryslondon
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Ordered:
blueberry pancake stack - £8.50
smashed avocado with grilled halloumi - £7
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Review: ⭐⭐🌟2.5/5
A recent criticism we’ve received is that we don't put many bad reviews up. The truth is, we've been to so many good places (and we have a massive backlog of posts) that we'd rather just forget about the bad and keep the good vibes rolling. Plus the restaurant business is tough, so you got to appreciate what chefs are trying to create and give constructive feedback when you can. But if you insist... here's a post from earlier this year at a local neighbourhood brunch spot in Notting Hill. The food looked better in pictures, than it tasted sadly. The pancake stack was quite dry, and even with the cream, it was quite boring... The avocado and halloumi toast looked gorgeous and admittedly was nicely seasoned, but because they ran out of sourdough we had to have it on rye bread and it just did not work! It was impossible to cut through the toast so it was just a mess to eat. Overall, we felt a bit disappointed. Also, during the meal it was quite hard to get the staff’s attention, so I think that added to the already average brunch experience. That said, it could have just been a bad day, and we’ve seen a load of positive reviews out there so, don't knock it till you try it! 🤷🏻‍♀️
Getting you thinking about brunch before the weekend!! Who likes pancake stacks? . where: @proudmaryslondon . Ordered: blueberry pancake stack - £8.50 smashed avocado with grilled halloumi - £7 . Review: ⭐⭐🌟2.5/5 A recent criticism we’ve received is that we don't put many bad reviews up. The truth is, we've been to so many good places (and we have a massive backlog of posts) that we'd rather just forget about the bad and keep the good vibes rolling. Plus the restaurant business is tough, so you got to appreciate what chefs are trying to create and give constructive feedback when you can. But if you insist... here's a post from earlier this year at a local neighbourhood brunch spot in Notting Hill. The food looked better in pictures, than it tasted sadly. The pancake stack was quite dry, and even with the cream, it was quite boring... The avocado and halloumi toast looked gorgeous and admittedly was nicely seasoned, but because they ran out of sourdough we had to have it on rye bread and it just did not work! It was impossible to cut through the toast so it was just a mess to eat. Overall, we felt a bit disappointed. Also, during the meal it was quite hard to get the staff’s attention, so I think that added to the already average brunch experience. That said, it could have just been a bad day, and we’ve seen a load of positive reviews out there so, don't knock it till you try it! 🤷🏻‍♀️
Its sundayyy...y'all know what that means: its time for brunch!
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Where: @kudupekham
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Ordered:
Shakshuka - £9.50
Bramata cornbread, honey roasted peach, crème fraiche - £10
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Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐4/5
Finally got the chance to join @taradvisor, 
@kitchenelk and @kingken_photography on their foodie adventures. We headed over to Peckham to see what Kudu is all about. Kudu is a friendly neighbourhood restaurant with south african roots. The decor is dark and earthy but the staff are super warm and friendly. I ordered the only vege dish on the brunch menu - shakshuka accompanied by some good ole rustic bread and butter. The shakshuka was warming and savoury with crisps and kale on top for that extra crunch and saltiness - exactly what I needed on a cold day. To finish things off, I had the pleasure of sharing good conversation and cornbread with @sugarandspice. This really hit the spot - the texture was perfect, and it had the nice sweet undertones from the peach and honey (note: this dessert may have alcohol in it so ask if it can be removed beforehand). Overall a positive experience and worth visiting in the area.
Its sundayyy...y'all know what that means: its time for brunch! 🍅 Where: @kudupekham 🍅 Ordered: Shakshuka - £9.50 Bramata cornbread, honey roasted peach, crème fraiche - £10 🍅 Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐4/5 Finally got the chance to join @taradvisor, @kitchenelk and @kingken_photography on their foodie adventures. We headed over to Peckham to see what Kudu is all about. Kudu is a friendly neighbourhood restaurant with south african roots. The decor is dark and earthy but the staff are super warm and friendly. I ordered the only vege dish on the brunch menu - shakshuka accompanied by some good ole rustic bread and butter. The shakshuka was warming and savoury with crisps and kale on top for that extra crunch and saltiness - exactly what I needed on a cold day. To finish things off, I had the pleasure of sharing good conversation and cornbread with @sugarandspice. This really hit the spot - the texture was perfect, and it had the nice sweet undertones from the peach and honey (note: this dessert may have alcohol in it so ask if it can be removed beforehand). Overall a positive experience and worth visiting in the area.
Its #featurefriday and we could not resist featuring @roloshah and this beautiful cake slice from @crumbsanddoilies!!! Looks sooo delicious! 😍😍😍 Follow @roloshah
for more posts like this. Don't forget to tag #uclfoodie for a chance to be featured next time!
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Its #featurefriday  and we could not resist featuring @roloshah and this beautiful cake slice from @crumbsanddoilies!!! Looks sooo delicious! 😍😍😍 Follow @roloshah for more posts like this. Don't forget to tag #uclfoodie  for a chance to be featured next time! ・・・ Everyday is a cake day #london  #londonfood  #foodie  #foodgram  #vegetarian  #cake  #saltedcaramel  #pretzels  #crumbsanddoilies  #soho  #carnabystreet  #kinglycourt  #bakery  #cakebytheslice  #uclfoodie  #cupcakes  #cakeslice  #dessert  #sweettooth  #toplondonrestaurants  #topcitybites  #bakery  #baked 
Where: @mycookiedough ☁️ Ordered:
Salted caramel cloud 
Original milk chocolate cloud
Lotus Biscoff cookie dough
White chocolate and raspberry shake
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Review:
Last week we were invited down to check out the new My Cookie Dough additions to the menu and boy was it a lot of fun! The new clouds ☁️ (ice cream with cookie dough surrounded by a ring of cotton candy) are very cute (and grammable 🙈). The centre consists of mainly soft serve vanilla ice cream, with little chunks of cookie dough throughout - so a cooler (colder not 😎er) option than the traditional warm cookie dough that they do. Watch out tho this is messy to eat, so we would recommend finding somewhere to sit down to eat (swipe right ⏩ to see how we got on). Anyway, we have to say - the candy floss is amazing! We don’t know what it is, but it wasn’t too sickly sweet, and didn’t just taste of pure sugar, it had a mild flavour (maybe something fruity!?) but genuinely one of the best ones we’ve had in a long time! The milkshake was also surprisingly nice and light and not overly sweet ! For us though, nothing can beat the traditional lotus biscoff cookie dough - it is warm, melts it your mouth and full of that delicious signature lotus taste - a must order!!! My cookie dough are in Westfield Stratford, available on Deliveroo in the area and are opening a restaurant of their own soon - check out their page for more details...
Where: @mycookiedough ☁️ Ordered: Salted caramel cloud Original milk chocolate cloud Lotus Biscoff cookie dough White chocolate and raspberry shake ☁️ Review: Last week we were invited down to check out the new My Cookie Dough additions to the menu and boy was it a lot of fun! The new clouds ☁️ (ice cream with cookie dough surrounded by a ring of cotton candy) are very cute (and grammable 🙈). The centre consists of mainly soft serve vanilla ice cream, with little chunks of cookie dough throughout - so a cooler (colder not 😎er) option than the traditional warm cookie dough that they do. Watch out tho this is messy to eat, so we would recommend finding somewhere to sit down to eat (swipe right ⏩ to see how we got on). Anyway, we have to say - the candy floss is amazing! We don’t know what it is, but it wasn’t too sickly sweet, and didn’t just taste of pure sugar, it had a mild flavour (maybe something fruity!?) but genuinely one of the best ones we’ve had in a long time! The milkshake was also surprisingly nice and light and not overly sweet ! For us though, nothing can beat the traditional lotus biscoff cookie dough - it is warm, melts it your mouth and full of that delicious signature lotus taste - a must order!!! My cookie dough are in Westfield Stratford, available on Deliveroo in the area and are opening a restaurant of their own soon - check out their page for more details...
Ah nothing like a good brunch to end the weekend. How did you spend your bank hols?
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Where: @amberldn
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Ordered: 
Challah Toast - £8
(Whipped mascarpone yogurt, seasonal fruit, honey, thyme, seeds, pistachios on brioche bread)
Zucchini halloumi fritters - £9
(Cauliflower rice, kale, poached egg, fresh herbs)
Purple Rain - £5.50
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Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐4/5
Had a wonderful brunch at @amberldn with @angdines. Amber is a bright and airy middle eastern brunch spot in Aldgate East. We at uclfoodie personally have always loved middle eastern flavours and ingredients so were spoilt for choice on the menu - we decided on both sweet and savoury. On the sweet side was the challah toast - anyone who knows uclfoodie knows how much we love pistachios 😍 So this was a delight! The helping of greek yoghurt offset the sweetness from the honey and berries, while the toast was nicely soaked by the honey on top. I thought it was sweet and refreshing. Even more so, I loved the zucchini and halloumi fritters - its such a classic in mediteranean cuisine you could never go wrong with fried and crispy fritters filled with creamy cheese and zucchini. This was nicely accompanied by a touch of salad and some spice. Overall a great brunch with lovely service and I would defintely go back. I only wish I found this place sooner when I used to go to dance classes in the area. The smoothie was also really refreshing and sweet. On the price point its probs in line with most brunch places these days so whether brunch is overpriced is a debate for another day! Check out @angdines to see what she thought!
Ah nothing like a good brunch to end the weekend. How did you spend your bank hols? . Where: @amberldn . Ordered: Challah Toast - £8 (Whipped mascarpone yogurt, seasonal fruit, honey, thyme, seeds, pistachios on brioche bread) Zucchini halloumi fritters - £9 (Cauliflower rice, kale, poached egg, fresh herbs) Purple Rain - £5.50 . Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐4/5 Had a wonderful brunch at @amberldn with @angdines. Amber is a bright and airy middle eastern brunch spot in Aldgate East. We at uclfoodie personally have always loved middle eastern flavours and ingredients so were spoilt for choice on the menu - we decided on both sweet and savoury. On the sweet side was the challah toast - anyone who knows uclfoodie knows how much we love pistachios 😍 So this was a delight! The helping of greek yoghurt offset the sweetness from the honey and berries, while the toast was nicely soaked by the honey on top. I thought it was sweet and refreshing. Even more so, I loved the zucchini and halloumi fritters - its such a classic in mediteranean cuisine you could never go wrong with fried and crispy fritters filled with creamy cheese and zucchini. This was nicely accompanied by a touch of salad and some spice. Overall a great brunch with lovely service and I would defintely go back. I only wish I found this place sooner when I used to go to dance classes in the area. The smoothie was also really refreshing and sweet. On the price point its probs in line with most brunch places these days so whether brunch is overpriced is a debate for another day! Check out @angdines to see what she thought!