Evans and Peel Detective Agency

Bars, London, Restaurants

Image‘Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness’- Bryant H. McGill

Sometimes I like knowing something that no one else knows about. Selfish and very hipster sure. Evans and Peel Detective Agency succeeds in creating that feeling even though it is now a well established little speak easy in Earls Court.

I love that you have to create a story that you want the Agency to investigate on your behalf, and then have to continue the story when you arrive at the ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ front door. It all adds to the drama and spontaneity that I often feel we lack on a day to day basis. That little buzz of excitement and anticipation and then the acceptance into the fold, into the bar itself.

Once you’re in you can relax get on to what is really important, the food and drink. Tasty snacks and inventive, generous cocktails, I was impressed. I’m also a fan of the cosy murky vibe, the fact that you are closer than you would usually choose to be to your company and to other groups. There’s a sense of everyone sharing in the collective experience, the community. I completely lost track of time down there, a feeling I relish in the ever busy lives I now lead.

Check this one out. Something a little different and above all a fun night out.

http://www.evansandpeel.com/

@evansandpeel

@rimapatel7

Yauatcha

Bars, London, Restaurants

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I am always doing things I can’t do — that’s how I get to do them.
– Pablo Picasso – See more at: http://www.verybestquotes.com/try-something-new-quotes/#sthash.KVAhZyJb.dpuf

‘I am always doing things I can’t do – That is how I get to do them’- Pablo Picasso

Now for a treat. I’ve been lucky enough to dine at Yauatcha twice now and both times have been exceptional. Falling under the Hakkasan Group, there is similar focus on style, luxury, quality and delicious food. Although, situated about a stones throw away from SOHOs biggest sex shop, Yauatcha has endured in its unassuming corner on Broadwick St for a decade, understandably so.

The moment you walk in the service is almost overwhelming, there are hostesses, waiters, waitresses, bar staff, what seems to be general overseers, all immaculately presented and there to cater to your every need.

We tried a whole range of dim sum all as exciting and delicately balanced as the next. There has obviously been a lot of thought and skill into every thing on the menu, all adding to the Yauatcha experience. The cocktails are also wild and creative, worth exploring a few over an evening for sure! The deserts. Wow, the deserts. If you have space after the dim sum and the numerous cocktails, you have to try one of the equally well executed puds. We went for the macaroons, amazing.

Its rare to find a place that ticks every one of my personal boxes when it comes to dining, but this place does. You do pay for the experience, which is why it is most definitely a treat! However, they have some signature menus for both lunch and dinner, which may minimise the hit to your pocket. If you’re looking to impress or you have a special occasion coming up, Yauatcha would be on my list.

Check out there website here:

http://www.yauatcha.com

interestingly enough, they have another restaurant in India. A big hit!

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@yauatcha