The Potato Project

 

I used to eat jacket potatoes with a drizzle of olive oil, not baked beans or ever butter, olive oil, very odd and not very imaginative, thankfully the guys at The Potato Project are here to help, especially if you’re failing at food like I am. 

Available on the menu combinations such as Autumn wild mushrooms + spinach + blue cheese & truffle oil, Thai chicken + coconut & lime curry and The naked potato with butter (just encase you’re a fan of the classics) all available on both sweet and your classic jacket potato.

 

Also available is a side of Sweet potato hummus with pear, Gin & Tonic ice Cream and coffee which, I think, is flirting with me??? 

 

 

 

The Time:  Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm

The Place:  

27 Noel Street, Soho, London W1F 8GZ

99 George Street, Unit 30 Boxpark Croydon, CR0 1LD

Price:  Start from £4.20 for a main and £2.60 for a side

Contact:  thepotatoproject.com

 

 

 

 

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bombayrotti Baker Street

You’re in Baker Street, it’s lunch time and you feel like something a little different, then take your backside over to Bombayrotti.

An new style of eatery that serves Indian food with a modern twist. Rottipizzas, Rotti Rolls (Bombayrotti’s version of a Kathi Roll) and Indian Burritos are a some of the treats on offer, a few of which being suitable for vegans & vegetarians so all can enjoy

So if you’re in need of a bite but don’t have time to seat and eat then go grab a burrito to go, Indian style.

 

The Time:  Mon – Wed 11am – 7pm,  Thurs – Fri 11am – 10pm & Sat 12 – 10pm

The Place:  74 Baker Street, London, W1U 6TB

Price:  Start from £4

Contact:  bombayrotti.com

 

 

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One 10 Cycle

 

Cycle classes have just been upgraded from ‘hmm’ to ‘Yeah OK’, gone are the days of boring sessions and an hour of repetitive motion, it’s time to inject some excitement and technology into your ride.

 

At One 10 Cycle every pedal you push is recorded so you can keep track of your progress and achievements.

There’re 2 types of classes on offer at One 10, Paceline which is a fast paced, HIIT style workout where you can live track your progress against your fellow riders, and Nirvana which focuses more on an immersive full body work, where you move to the rhythm and enjoy the energetic music.

 

A juice and shake bar is also available onsite where you can pump self full of nature after your session.

So if you’re after a new style of spin workout then get your buns down to Baker Street, you’ll be sore but happy.

 

The Time:  Class times vary, check time table here

The Place:  16 Baker Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 3BL

Price:  You purchase credits to book sessions, £20 per class or you can block purchase credits at a discount

Contact:  one-10.com

 

 

 

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Marble Arch Pop-Up Theatre

 

Want to go to the theatre but also want to scout around Hyde Park and Marble Arch?

Well you’re in luck, from 29th August the Olivier Award winning production of Five Guys Named Moe will be showing at a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, right next to Nic Fiddian-Green’s Giant Horse Head (called Still Water).

 

Much like the secret cinema experience the pop-up theatre and surrounding structors will be designed in a 1940s New Orlean jazzy style, guaranteeing that you stay within the world of the Moes before, during and after the show has finished.

 

The Place:  Marble Arch, London W1C 1CX opposite Marble Arch Tube Station

The Time:  Tickets available from 29th Aug – 25th Nov, performance times and prices vary 

Tickets:  Buy them here

Contact:  fiveguysmusical.com

 

 

 

 

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Street Sweets

 

Sweetie lovers rejoice (& pre-book an appointment with your dentist) a street market dedicated to all things sugar, pastry and cake has made a temporary home on Covent Garden’s Mercer Street.

 

Just desserts is a fortnightly street market selling a variety of cakes, brownies, tarts, pavlovas, gelato, basically everything you might want as an after meal treat (because no meal is truly complete without a dessert). 

So if you have an addiction to the white powder (SUGAR, I’m talking about sugar!) or just feel like checking out a new market head on over to Covent Garden. Why not, right :0)

 

Dates: August 24th & September 14th

Time: 11am – 6pm

Where: Mercers Walk, Mercer Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9QR

contact: Twitter @justdessertsldn

 

* info used from Londonontheinside.com, Eventbrite.com

* images used from twitter.com

 

 

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Smart Birdy Street

Fancy generating some electricity while breathing in cleansed air, doing a bit of shopping all on your lunch break, then head over to Bird Street.

Located next to Selfridges Oxford Street, Bird Street has been transformed into a techie smart oasis.

A row of pop up shops and eateries where Good Mood Food, smoothies, environmentally friendly & tech based accessories can be purchased.

 

Smart paving that helps generate power for the pop up shops & street lights (plus data collecting).

 

Andddd a bench that purifies the air around you while you sit in it, to help clear the lunges and the soul.

 

All surrounded by greenery & peaceful sounds to make your lunch break a serine experience, before you head back to the madness of the office. Perfect.

 

 

 

 

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Hotchips and Dips

I love crisps (or chips depending on which side of the Atlantic you identify with), you love crisps, everybody loves crisps. Beautiful pieces of potato based kit covered in tasty flavourings, created to elevate that most evil of beasts, the hunger pang.

But don’t you sometimes long for more than salt & vinegar treats?

What about Shetland Black spud chips served with Lemon Tart & Raspberries Pudding Dip, or Highland Burgundy Heritage Potatoes paired with a Baba Ghanoush (a smoky aubergine dip with lemon & garlic) Savoury dip, sound good, then get your backside over to HipChips in Soho.

 

Available to the adventurous are a number of seasonal heritage potatoes with a selection of savoury & sweet dips, to be paired you see fit.

HipChips Menu

So go forth crisp lover and experience everything thy potato has to offer.

 

 

 

 

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The Milk Train

 

Summer is on it’s way (supposedly) and what better way to enjoy those long hot days than with ice cream served on a cloud.

Milk Train Cafe in Covent Garden as brought the trend of accompanying ice cream with a fluffy mound of candy floss from Taiwan to our shores. 

 

Choose your ice cream flavour, they offer vanilla, matcha, hojicha (roasted green tea) and a few others, chose your extra, and then watch as they surround your cone with the sugary treat that as finally escaped the fairground. 

Just a note you don’t have to have the candy floss, but why the hell not huh, YOLO (yes I went there!).

 

 

 

  • The Time:  Tuesday – Thursday 12-9pm, Friday 12-10pm, Sat 11.30am-10pm, Sun 11.30am-8pm
  • The Place:  44 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HA
  • Price:  Starting from £3.50
  • Contact:  www.facebook.com/milktraincafe/

 

 

 

  • Images used from twimg.com, theculturetrip.com, swirled.com
  • Info used from hot-dinners.com, metro.co.uk

A Taste of Barbados

During these days of minimal sun we could all do with a dose of Caribbean culture and warmth, so this Saturday and Sunday head over to South Molton Street by Bond Street Station for some Bajan 5 star cuisine, a mixture of live music including Calypso and Jazz, Art, health and wellness demonstrations and last but not least Rum masterclasses.

Not a bad way to spend a chilly Saturday in May.

 

  • The Time:  From Friday 5th – Sunday 7th May, all day
  • The place:  South Molton Street, London, W1K 5QE
  • Price:  It’s free baby (thought so attractions maybe have a cost)
  • Contact:  Google search!!!

 

  • Images used taken by yours truly
  • Info used from eventbrite.co.uk

Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat them…

 

… the more you fart.

 

The musical fruit has taken up temporary residency in Selfridges Foodhall to celebrate 50 years of the bean’s popular slogan ‘Beanz Meanz Heinz’.

From 27th March to 23rd April you can visit the pop up bean bar on the department store’s ground floor to grab a beany bite (how many times can I say ‘bean’ in one post), dishes include ham hock, scrambled egg and crispy bacon all teamed up with the famous tomato bean.

 

So if you’re a fan of the nation’s favourite orange food, after the Wotsit, then pay the bar a visit this Easter holiday.

 

The Time:  Every day of the week between 27th March – 23rd April, 9am – 7pm Mondays to Saturdays and 11.30am – 6pm Sundays.

The Place:  Selfridges Ground Floor Foodhall, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB

Tickets:  It’s free baby, meals start from £3 each

Contact Info:  For further info click here

 

*Info used from timeout.com & selfridges.com

*Images used from timeout.com and taken by one’s self