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Predella House: Art for the culturally curious

The fields of interior design and art can sometimes, unfortunately, be misjudged and labelled as prestigious, exclusive and unapproachable. Industries where only an elite clientele are both interested and able to afford their products and services. Predella House, a new business set up in 2015, brings a fresh perspective to challenge such an outlook. Working […]

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Verden: gorgeous wine in golden light

Whenever there’s a deliberation with a friend of mine on where to head for a drink and catch up, he’s always quick to hint at Clapton… not because of the obvious flourishing of new openings over the past year, but purely because it’s his local hood. Being a Hackney resident, I’m never too fussed if […]

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Stunning Italian, soulful setting: L’Anima

A dear friend of mine who couldn’t make it along to my birthday do offered to treat me to a celebratory dinner instead. While my usual thought process would be fixated on the food newbies to arrive in this ever-changing corner of town, there was a particular place that has kept my curious for some […]

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East evolution: Hoi Polloi

I’ve been meaning to post about Hoi Polloi for some time now; my handful of dining experiences there each being positively memorable in my mind. With its stunningly amber-lit interior, I long to be sat back amongst the understated art deco glamour of it all, relishing in a new series of dishes that would excite […]

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Glorious gastronomy served sky-high: City Social

I’m not usually so savvy in the culinary world to know about new openings before they’ve actually opened. Sure, It’s a different story when I’m passing through my local streets circa Hackney and can spot a new destination from a short mile away, fresh with its new yet discreet signage, soft, amber lighting, and anticipating […]

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