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Blog Reviews from The Blog About Nothing... in London!

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It's a blog about nothing, everybody is doing something, I will do nothing. The blog will cover day to day experiences in London, with topics from music, concerts, eating out, travelling, photography, and events in this rainy city


  1. I came back to Hawksmoor Seven Dials to get their special third burger. Yes their third burger changes with each season, and for this Spring we got the Five Pork Burger. The Five Pork comes with a Tamworth pork patty, sausage meat stuffing, smoked bacon, greens, and apple ketchup, all this on a brioche bun. If that’s not enough, as a side you get pork scratching and sausage gravy for dipping and double dipping. The verdict, delicious, not the healthiest burger but a really tasty one...

  2. A couple weeks back I was looking for a burger, then I remembered about Dip & Flip in Clapham. All the reviews I saw so far where good so I was quite keen to go visit. The place has an alternative décor, chairs with names, tom petty and the stones on the speakers, big murals of a gravy train, and a lady on a cocktail holding a burger complete the scene. A couple sandwiches to dip, and to flip five burgers including their special. I went for the Dip & Flip burger giving you a bit of both worlds. Brioche toasted bun, melted American cheese, and topped with roast beef and dripping gravy...

  3. Published : Saturday, 8th March 2014

    Cocomaya | Coffee Enquiry XXXV: Cocomaya

    I love to go to Cocomaya in Sloane Square, the main reason is to get their cronuts or as they call them CocoDoughs or Crodoughs. The Sloane Sq place is a relax and lovely café just walking distance form the square. They serve salads, some sandwiches, tea, coffee, and sweet treats, their specialty are chocolates and bakery. Last time I visited I got salmon and cream cheese finger sandwich, a small tomato and mozzarella salad, coffee, and of course cornets. Food is nice and simple, good seasoning, and well presented...

  4. Published : Sunday, 23rd February 2014

    Allpress Espresso Roastery | Coffee Enquiry XXXIII: AllPress

    Wandering around in Shoreditch I visited AllPress. Espresso drinks or filter brews, some sandwiches, breakfast dishes, and other bigger options for lunch. A big window allows seeing the roaster in action, and you can buy coffee beans or grinder to take home. The place was completely packed on Saturday, we got a flat white and a macchiato, really lovely coffee, creamy, with a nice bitterness, no latte art...

  5. Published : Wednesday, 4th December 2013

    Sticks 'n' Sushi | When Sushi Met Ikea

    I would have never believed I was going to love a Danish Japanese restaurant. Let’s face it, Denmark has become in a culinary centre so it was about time that some of their concepts start to spread around the world. The place Sticks ‘n’ Sushi. The credentials “voted the best sushi restaurant in Copenhagen”. The concept sushi and Yakitori. A Modern concept from Denmark that was born 18 years ago, Two locations in London Wimbledon and Covent Garden. Ample space, modern, upscale, Scandinavian atmosphere and functionality, definitely the place is IKEA meets sushi...

  6. The place was completely packed on a Sunday noon, we got the all day breakfast, including Royale and Benedict eggs, and ham and gruyere croissant...

  7. I went to Tunbridge Wells for a couple business meetings and stayed at the Hotel du Vin. A lovely grade II listing mansion built in 1762. I quickly remembered the great BdV burger I had in their now closed bistro in London. The BdB Burger quite similar to the London one, bacon, Gruyere, sauce as a side, and frites....

  8. The burger rush that invaded London keeps full throttle. We still have the frenzy for the perfect patty between buns, and there is no exception with the two American burger joints that just crossed the pond. Queues are still in full size to get a burger in any of these chains. But I finally saw an opportunity, not too crowded for the Five Guys during Wednesday lunch time. I’m amazed how crowded the place still is...

  9. Published : Saturday, 24th August 2013

    Buenos Aires Wimbledon | Mi Buenos Aires en Wimbledon

    Buenos Aires is an Argentinean steakhouse chain with 6 restaurants in London and 2 more not too far from the outskirts of the M25. We went to the Wimbledon place, it was packed, Friday night, lots of people eating out, dimmed lights, wooden décor, some old photos and tango dancers paintings. The beef is imported from Argentina, it comes refrigerated but not frozen to assure the meat doesn’t lose any of its quality and flavour...

  10. Published : Thursday, 6th June 2013

    Barrio East | The Barrio is in East London

    The newest of the three is Barrio East. They opened back in November and started the brunch a few months back. It’s the only one with a full menu, as Barrio Central only do some tapas. The chef in charge is Beatriz Maldonado, Colombian born, took her time traveling around Latin American, learning and improving recipes. Now as a head chef of Barrio East she is giving us traditional cuisine in a balanced menu that is a culinary journey through the region...

  11. Published : Monday, 26th November 2012

    Barrafina | Una Barra muy Fina en London

    Since I’m back in London I have been finally going to places I wanted to try for a long time. Another one in that list was Barrafina. Spanish tapas bar with no tables just a long L shape bar, friendly Spaniard staff, and fresh ingredients. The barra We arrived at the place, joined the 30 min queue, and ordered a Cava while waiting for our bar stools. Opened the night with some pimientos de Padron, nice good flavour. Pan con tomate, Catalan style, not as good as I have had in Barcelona. Ham croquetas, great flavour, the potato croqueta with the twist of the jamon, really nice...

  12. Published : Saturday, 24th November 2012

    Dishoom | Let the Curry roll

    Let’s face it, I was in Brisbane for approximately 4 months and no good Ruby Murray house there. So as soon as I was back, with all the curry withdrawal symptoms kicking in, I decided to finally visit Dishoom. It has been on my list for a while. A Bombay café, never been in Bombay but let me tell you it looks like a French Bistro with cooler lamps. Great atmosphere, relax place but still you can hear the noises from the kitchen, and similar to any other curry houses all the food gets to you quick and almost together...