I'm chunkylefunga from London. I've been Qyping since 12-06-2012
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23 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7DA
26-04-2013 (updated on 03-06-2013)
The music is late 90s/00s so if like me you were a child in the 90/00s you'll be filled with instant nostalgia.
It was busy but not too busy were you couldn't get to the bar.
We only stopped for a quick drink, grasshopper and whiskey sour but they were perfectly made. The barmaid had good banter, we joked about the manliness of me having the grasshopper and the girl I was with having a whiskey sour. If you guys haven't had a grasshopper I recommend it, it tastes just like after eights and if you're really naughty you can get it with a scoop of ice-cream too.
Tip for you guys: download the free 'bar at one' apps (all phones). There's a section in the 'happy hour' part called 'your appi hour' this allows you to get 2 drinks for the price of £9.50 for the next 60 minutes (there's a literal countdown on your phone - the barman will give you a code to start the countdown). This is really useful as you can use it at anytime of the day. I used it yesterday at 8pm so it works perfectly.
93 Leonard Street, Old Street, London EC2A 4RD
I waited over twenty minutes standing at the bar like a lemon waiting to be served. One barman rather than serve people in order just seemed to randomly pick people to serve. The other barman spend the whole twenty minutes playing around with his back to us whilst playing around with the fridge.
I shan't be returning here.
41 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D 6PY
The building itself is pretty big so I've never had to wait for a table and I've been after London protests when numbers are higher than normal.
The food was ok but not amazing, certainly not better than any of the restaurants that surround it.
If you need a guaranteed place to eat, especially if you're a large group then this is the place to go but other than that it's nothing to write home about. Bring back the banter!!!
Wembley National Stadium, Brent, London HA9 0WS
The food a drink is pretty pricey considering the rest of Wembley is pretty cheap.
£6.50 for a plain hotdog with a bit of onion and nothing else is far too expensive for the quality and quantity. If you like hot chocolate then don't order one here. It's just hot water with a little bit of chocolate powder and again will set you back a few quid.
When I've been before they've always announced when half time was over and the match was going to start except when I went last Saturday when they didn't announce it at all. Which is pretty bad, especially as it was a cup final as people had paid good money to see the match.
The pitch itself is nice but I feel that the facilities provided hamper this from being a great stadium.
I also fail to see how those idiots spent £1 billion on building this with a budget of £100 million. It barely looks like a £100 million stadium. For a billion it should be a lot better.
Between The Bridges, Abu Dhabi
The pool was pretty empty, it was mostly surrounded by women sunbathing which suited me just fine as I'm a swimmer and not a sunbather. I only had breakfast there during my stay but the selection was good.
Note to any runners out there. I'm always training for a marathon so did a few half marathon practice runs during the week. Just be warned that a few miles down the beach the sand basically becomes like quick sand in texture and you will sink a good two feet before you know what hit you. It took a fair bit of strength to get out and I'm a fit young male! There aren't any warning signs so my advice would be just to stay at least 30 feet from the shore and stay alert if you really want to run on the sand.
Hounslow Road, London TW13 4BY
7 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 3DA
The ambiance is nice and the crowd were lively. It's what you'd except from a decent pub.
It was a nice sunny day yesterday but for some inexplicable reason the garden was closed and for that I'm docking a star.
186 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1LA
I like the ambience of this place, it's nice and chilled out but warm at the same time.
The staff were friendly and the drinks were made properly, and a double really was a double (you tend to forget what a double looks like if you drink a lot in central London).
There was a group of us so we all decided to eat here. I'd already eaten burgers twice this week at other restaurants (talis est vita) so I opted for the chicken. The chicken itself was nice and the gravy complimented it well but I was left a tad hungry afterwards as it really needed a couple of portions of vegetables to go with it, which one would except for a £12 meal.
A gin and tonic along with a double vodka lemonade came to £12, so expect to pay the usual London prices here.
I don't normally check-in with Qype, mostly because I simply forget to, but there was a sign stuck on the window reminding me to do so. I've never seen a Qype sign before, thanks whoever put it up, I'm now the champion of this pub :-)
4 - 12 Regent Street, London SW1Y 4PE
The food as promised arrived in less than 15 minutes, we had the gyoza's (all varities) for starters which were delicious though I was surprised that the sauce had a small kick to it, not had that before.
For the main I had the Peking duck which was nice, not as good I'll admit as when I was in Peking/Beijing but still it was nice. Could have done with more sauce, instead of having to ask for more.
During the wait you can play around with which image to have on your table. I put it on shuffle so you'll go through pretty much all of them in the course of a meal (the image changes every 2 minutes).
There are three games to play but only one is multiplayer (they really should all be and hows about more games, three isn't enough.) Still though it's been years since I've play battleships. It's amazing how intense a game can be.
It's great for tourist's if you're looking for places to go afterwards as one of the options is a map of nearby places to go to. You can also order a taxi, not that I ever have but I find it always provides one with a light hearted moment to tell your companion that you are sending them home because they are drunk.
It was odd to be charge the usual 10% service charge, I mean what exactly did the waiter do, I'm not exaggerating when I say we were less than 5 feet from the kitchen. I'm not quite sure he earned £10 for walking 5 feet twice :/
If you want to sample some of the food for free, if you check in with 'four square' app they let you give you some fish samples at the bar. I didn't try any as I was there for a meal but it came up on my phone so I'm just letting you guys know.
11-12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HZ
I opted for a chocolate, tropical and finally an apricot martini. The martinis tasted nice, the chocolate is as good as the reviews say, the others were ok, though the fruit peel that was put in my apricot drink was more of a wad then a peel. The service was instant, the staff were friendly and the drinks were made very quickly compared to a lot of other cocktail bars.
I found the drinks themselves to be weak. My tolerance of alcohol is pretty normal and after three martinis one should be feeling a little buzz but I was completely sober. I ordered a martini in another bar later on and the strength difference in a proper martini was quite noticeable.
The place itself was too hot and stuffy inside. The air-conditioning should have been on in this place. We moved on to another bar in the end to get away from the heat.
If the heating was perfect I'd give this place another star.
If the drinks were as strong as they're supposed to be I'd give this place another star.
So five stars are indeed in reach, so step up your game Dirty Martini.
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