Rotterdam Diaries ft. Brussels: Part Four

I couldn't believe it. My final morning in Rotterdam. As I marched down the long road with the magnificent and imposing, diagonally sloped roof of Rotterdam Centraal getting closer and closer, I was smiling as though I had finally reached the finish line of a marathon - I'd done it! I celebrated this momentous occasion …

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House of Fu, Leeds: ‘I dip my spoon in, slowly sinking into this hot bath’.

It was the depth of winter. February 2018. Fu-Schnikens, renowned for their steamed buns, hosted a ramen night as a prerequisite for what was to come. The teaser we all wanted. A new restaurant was on the horizon for Leeds. Over three years, the name House of Fu was born, with more taster nights, anticipiation …

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Levan, Peckham: ‘I’m still thinking about those Comté fries’.

I've wanted to go to Levan for a while. Since November 2018 to be exact, after I read food critic, Jimi Famurewa's, restaurant review in ES Magazine. Amongst many other reasons to go, the absolute clincher was the sound of the famous Comté fries. My eagerness reached new levels as soon as I was back …

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Ox Club, Leeds: ‘I was back and we were going all out’.

You never forget your first Ox Club. It was back in 2015 when Headrow House (sister venue to Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen and more recently, Water Lane Boathouse) had just opened. Within its exposed brickwork walls, was a beer hall, cocktail bar, events space, two rooftops and a soon to open restaurant; Ox Club. To …

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