Three affordable restaurants near Notting Hill Gate, London

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We visited the Notting Hill area in London during our recent trip and loved it. It has a nice mix of residential, retail and dining facilities. Tourists throng the area on weekends because of the Portobello market so its probably better to visit on weekdays unless you are looking for antiques or enjoy the market crowd.  Here are the three affordable restaurants which we tried and one which looks really interesting but we did not have a chance to try.

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LOWERCASE Cafe @ LASALLE College of the Arts, McNally Street

Lowercase @ LASALLELASALLE College of the Arts is a leading tertiary institution in contemporary arts and design in Singapore. Within its campus at McNally Street, LOWERCASE Cafe reflects the diversity, progressiveness and creativity of a modern arts college. The spacious cafe’s decor is contemporary yet slightly off-beat; simple yet a bit edgy. It has a relaxed bohemian atmosphere and provides a pleasant space for artsy students to gather for projects discussion, have a meal or just chill out. The cafe is open to the public and serves good coffee and food. Continue reading →


Our 2015 CNY Popiah Lunch – 年年有余!

CNY Poh Piah Lunch01Apart from the usual festivities, Chinese New Year is also about eating. Eating is not just about the consumption of food but is also about the whole social interaction of good company, great food and drinks that makes it a memorable experience. What better way to combine all these elements than a popiah meal at CNY. This year we were grateful guests of our super hospitable hosts who treated us to what we believe is the best poh piah in Singapore.

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Gunther’s Restaurant – award winning restaurant at Purvis Street

Gunthers-8Gunther’s Restaurant located in Purvis Street is an award winning restaurant and has been listed among Asia’s Best Restaurants for a number of years. Modern French cuisine is offered in this fine dining restaurant which was opened by Belgian chef Gunther Hubrechsen. We had an inkling that dinner at Gunther’s would be an interesting one when a platter of fresh seafood, meat, vegetable and a goose egg was brought to our table almost as soon as we were comfortably seated. Continue reading →