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Götz Bürkle
Works at Bürkle Development
Attended Universität Karlsruhe (TH)/KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
Lives in London
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Flat White & a Brownie

Lovely, light coffee shop in Camden near Regent's Park. #coffee
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Flat White

Good coffee, but not my location. The lovely and tiny Wigmore Street store moved around the corner right into a tourist hot spot. As this place was moved in Google Maps and not marked as closed and a new location added, I might update my review...
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Meatballs With Mashed Potatoes And Lingonberry Jam

Ikea is a furniture store, but really, you should go there and try the meatballs. It does not look pretty, but it is pretty tasty.
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Dark Chocolate Smarties Cookie & a Flat White Test edit of title

Really nice little place in Primrose Hill. Delicious Smarties Cookie with a strong chocolate flavour. #chocolaty #coffee #test
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Pizza Margarita With Earl Grey

Alright for an airport restaurant. A bit oily and soggy for me, but overall it tasted good. Great tea.
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Flat White

As always, a great Allpress flat white at Artisan in Putney. #coffee
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Flat White & Blueberry Muffin

First impression of the newly opened Kaffeine on Eastcastle Street. It's a great and beautiful coffee shop!
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Margherita Pizzetta

Little Italian place with delicious little pizzetta and a nice dry white wine.
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Chicken Burger, Rosemary Fries & Homemade Lemonade

Juicy, soft and tasty chicken. And a little bit more text just to add a bit more length to this post.

And even a new paragraph - the rosemary fries were delicious, as usual.
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Yes, and they're expanding like crazy in recent months...
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Cappuccino With Something Sweet

Pretty decent coffee in Stuttgart, maybe a little bit pricey. #coffee
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Flat White

My last coffee at Grind in 2014! One of the best flat whites in Putney. #coffee
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I've got to try this!
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Flat White Monmouth Coffee

Lovely place near Little Venice in West London. #coffee
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Project Manager, interested in Enterprise 2.0
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  • Bürkle Development
    web developer, business analyst, knowledge management & enterprise 2.0 guy, 2003 - present
    http://buerkle-services.com/development/
  • Strand Writing & Design
    Project Manager & Copywriter, 2010 - present
  • Strand Writing & Design
    Techncial and Business Interviewer, 2006 - 2010
  • W. Bälz & Sohn GmbH & Co.
    intern - thesis - business analyst (business processes, IT, knowledge management & enterprise 2.0), 2008 - 2010
  • Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
    Tutor for various courses, 2006 - 2007
    Tutor for applied computer science 2; Tutor for software engineering
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London
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Fellbach - Fellbach (Germany) - Karlsruhe (Germany) - Stockholm (Sweden) - Heilbronn (Germany) - London (UK)
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Coffee, wine, food (writing reviews on Google & Yelp). Web developer (currently Python/Django). Entrepreneurship. Knowledge management. Gigs & concerts.
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Since November 2010 exploring London, walking around, drinking coffee, reading articles about knowledge management, enterprise 2.0, entrepreneurship, leadership, management, project management ... and on the tube the Evening Standard ;) 

Creating web applications with Django, PostgreSQL, Bootstrap.
Education
  • Universität Karlsruhe (TH)/KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
    Information Engineering and Management, 2003 - 2009
    Diploma thesis: Incentives and Motivation for Knowledge Maturing and Innovation (motivation theories, knowledge management, web technologies)
  • Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
    Computer Science, Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Philosophy, 2007 - 2008
  • Coursera
    2013 - 2014
    Data Analysis (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Gamification (University of Pennsylvania), Foundations of Business Strategy (University of Virginia), Critical Perspectives on Management (IE Business School), Critical Thinking in Global Challenges (The University of Edinburgh), ...
  • APMG
    Project Management, 2010 - 2010
    PRINCE2 Practitioner; ITIL Foundation
  • Scrum Alliance
    Agile Project Management, 2014 - 2014
    Certified Scrum Product Owner
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Twist at Crawford in Marylebone, near Edgware Road tube station, does outstanding Spanish tapas. Delicious meats, great flavours, lovely service - definitely a restaurant I will visit again. Spanish Tapas restaurant Twist at Crawford opened in early 2015, bringing more excellent Spanish food to Marylebone. The decoration is very typical for new openings these days, industrial shabby-chic, exposed brick walls, hipster light bulbs. A combination that should perhaps best be forbidden outside designated areas of urban edginess. Still, Twist in beautiful Marylebone somehow manages to add a little bit of Spanish authenticity to the mix beyond the standard urban-cool decoration. Staff were very friendly and helpful in the selection of dishes and continued to deliver good service throughout my visit. I started with a white wine, the Madregale Bianco Chardonnay-Trebbiano 2013. They had more interesting wines on the menu, but unfortunately they were only available by the bottle. That said, the Chardonnay-Trebbiano was an enjoyable wine, and surprisingly one of the waiters complimented my choice, as in some parts of Italy, people would also drink white wine with cured meat, he explained. Good to know - often, people expect that you have to drink a red wine with cured meat and cheese. The first dish that arrived at my table was the Paleta iberica de bellota D.O. Reserva 24 months. This basically means, that it was an extensively matured Iberican black pig ham, and as the menu added, it is "nominated best jamon in the world". I am not a big fan of fatty meat, but in this case, the thinky sliced ham tasted great and the fat just added to the flavour. The meat was served with thin, crispy Sardinian bread. I was a bit skeptical first and ordered a bread basket in addition to these thin bread chips, but really, the ham and this Sardinian bread was a perfect combination. The other two kinds of bread were too sweet and too dense for my liking. Not long after the ham, my second plate arrived, roasted chicken thighs, chili, honey and toasted macadamia almonds. I was prepared for chicken pieces on the bone, but was happy to see only boneless chicken, as I find it in general much easier to eat without having to cut around the bones. More importantly, the chicken thighs were one of the best chicken dishes I can remember. The juicy chicken and the sweet sauce together were a heavenly blend of flavours. Finally, the slightly sweet cumin bread also came to good use, when I soaked the remaining chicken sauce up with it, after I had finished the chicken thighs. I rounded off my meal with the lovely fleur de sel chocolate tart. A cold, rich delight with a strong chocolate taste and a pinch of salt. The individual dishes were small, as you expect for tapas, but two of them were filling and left enough space for the dessert. Overall, I was very happy with the portion sizes as well as the friendly and competent service.
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Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa's in Notting Hill is a friendly Swedish coffee shop and restaurant with a simple, almost stereotypically Nordic style and an artsy touch to it. I remember, I read about Lisa's a few months ago, and when I walked around Notting Hill and looked for a place to sit down and rest a bit, I suddenly came across it again and decided to check it out. At day, the place is a light, pretty artsy and lovely coffee shop - right for a "fika", as the Swedes say. When it gets darker and dinner service begins, the atmosphere at Lisa's changes accordingly with lights being dimmed down and candles being lit up on all tables. I had the luck, or maybe misfortune in some way, to be there right between afternoon and evening to witness the change of atmosphere. Kind of like watching the sun set. Due to my slightly off-peak arrival time, it all was a little bit chaotic. For example I was offered a coffee, at least until they came back to me and apologised very nicely that they had run out of coffee. At other places, I might have been a bit grumpy about such a service. At this friendly Swedish place, I was happy just to sit down with a crispy and surprisingly light cinnamon bun. Initially, the idea was to go to Lisa's for dinner, but then really I was just looking for a place to sit down, rest and read after an hour's walk around West London. And Lisa's turned out to be almost the perfect place for a break - even without a coffee. Often, cinnamon buns are dense and heavy, which mostly is fine, but the cinnamon bun at Lisa's was unexpectedly light and fluffy and crunchy. Compared to the IKEA cinnamon bun I incidentally just had earlier that day when I went to one of the furniture empire's London outlets to satisfy my craving for the world-famous IKEA meatballs, the cinnamon bun at Lisa's was a right delight. I enjoyed my time at Lisa's, even though not everything was perfect. Of course, I've instantly decided to go back soon to check out the full evening menu. Most likely, I'll go for the meatballs...and I'm already convinced that they'll be delicious! If you like Swedish or more general Scandinavian food, Lisa's on Portobello Road is a place you should know!
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
A little paradise for wine drinkers, Mission in Bethnal Green is an excellent wine bar with a relaxed atmosphere, delicious food and brilliant service. Mission is a beautiful wine bar located in the railway arches at Bethnal Green, just a few steps away from the tube station. While this means that trains are rattling above your head from time to time, it also makes for an original environment remotely reminiscent of a wine cellar. Something that worked well for me. The place spreads a warm and friendly feeling, a little bit perhaps like a more modern take on London staple Gordon's Winebar, just with a distinct focus on Californian wines. The lovely staff, behind the bar and other, are very friendly and attentive, without being pushy. I started my wine journey with two tasters, a Riesling and the Albariño Bonny Doon Vineyard, Monterey County, California, from 2012. After careful consideration, I decided to go with the Riesling Jekel Vinyards, Monterey County, California, from 2011. I expected to prefer the Albariño due to the fact that my last American Riesling experience with the catchy name Kung-Fu Girl left me disappointed, and I avoided any American Riesling experiments ever since. So I was pleasantly surprised that I actually liked this slightly sweet white. In itself, it was no revelation, just an acceptable Riesling. However, in combination with the heavenly rich chocolate hazelnut cheesecake, it did really shine. The typical Riesling flavour complemented the strong chocolate dessert with plenty of crunchy hazelnuts perfectly. For my second glass, I followed the recommendation of the bartender and ordered a special, the 2013 Sadie Famliy Chenin Blanc "Skurfberg", Olifants River, South Africa. By that time, the place has become more lifely and busy, and quite a bit louder. I enjoyed the buzzy atmosphere, for me it was an inspiring place to do some writing, and the service was still great. I was slightly disappointed, that I had to remind the staff of my order of some bread, but as I was in no hurry, I was fine with that. The bread was well worth the wait. It tasted excellent and came with a tasty dash olive oil. I had hardly finished my second white, when the highly attentive bartender already came up with the next suggestion. This time, his recommendation for a light red was the 2012 Pinot Noir Sager + Wilde by Domaine De La Cote, Sta Rita Hills, California. It was a beautiful red with a mildly fruity note, just right for me. After one dessert, some bread and three wines, I decided to head home, but I am pretty sure that I will visit Mission again soon - there are still plenty more wines on the menu that I should try!
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Beautiful plates, accomplished flavours and great service - if that is what you are looking for in a good lunch or dinner, The Strand Dining Rooms is a worthy option. When I went to The Strand Dining Rooms, I really enjoyed the classy atmosphere - no exposed brick walls or other modern-chic in sight, just beautiful dark wood, leather and candles. The friendly and nice staff demonstrated great service throughout my stay. It started before I even ordered when they offered me tasters of different wines - something I always appreciate. To start off, I went with Earl Grey smoked duck breast and confit duck leg rilettes, pear crisps and cranberry, orange and thyme coluis. It was beautiful and really delicious, but I would not have needed the duck breast at all, I would have been happy just with the duck rilettes. The star of the plate probably were the clever coulis. The chicken breast I selected as main came as an equally eye-pleasing plate. The white chicken breast might have benefitted from slightly stronger spicing, but in combination with the sauce and the crispy skin, it all came together and made up a well-balanced dish. And again, the orange-or-whatever sauce - or rather smear across the plate - was probably my favourite element on the plate. The duck egg was tasty with a pinch of salt, but I would have liked a bit more salt on it. What let the rest of the plate down for me were the potato dumplings. I simply found those too herby and earthy in flavour. Without the egg and the dumplings, it might have been almost a perfect plate. Following my current preference for white wine, after the tiny tasting, I opted for the 2013 Vina Garedo from Rueda, Spain. It was pretty fruity, but not sweet. Interesting and kind of intriguing in some way. After I had finished up my main, the staff again proved their attention to detail by topping up my water before I was running dry. They were also cleaning up the table properly to remove all crumbs and leave it as impeccable as it was before I started eating. I took a little break before moving over to a dessert. Then, I finally decided to order the dark chocolate delice - or whatever it was called exactly. It was a stunning and rich chocolate dessert, not exceptional, but really good. The dark chocolate brittle gave the dish some height and tasted great. Combining dark chocolate with orange, or here tangerine, usually works well, so no surprises here. My lovely waitress even convinced me to get an espresso. Despite it being an Italian brand, she said she usually does not need sugar with it, so I thought it could be worth a try. And yes, for an Italian coffee, it really was not too bitter. It was okay to conclude my meal, although it will not become my favourite coffee brand. The Strand Dining Rooms right at Trafalgar Square fortunately is far from being a tourist ripoff and instead delivers actually pretty and tasty food in a classy atmosphere without trying hard to be cool. Refreshing at a time where many new openings in London seem to focus more on edgy style than on compelling customer service.
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Aubaine in Hampstead is a friendly French restaurant with an upmarket spin, while having an approachable and somewhat casual, relaxed ambience. My fillet steak was great, the sauce unfortunately not so much. One rainy Friday evening, I was on my way to a concert of the brilliant Ligeti Quartet in Hampstead, and French restaurant Aubaine was right between the tube station and the venue, making it the perfect dinner spot for this occassion. Sadly, I had to skip a starter and went straight to the main course. I ordered a beef fillet with peppercorn sauce. To be honest, I was a little bit disappointed by the sauce - it was not distinctly peppery, and really, did not add anything to the dish. I was not even entirely sure if it actually was peppercorn sauce, it was almost more like a bernaise sauce. However, the meat itself was expertly cooked, medium-rare to medium with a great texture and a nice beef flavour. The spicing of the fillet steak was well-balanced with a delicious crust. The fries were not really memorable. They were alright, without anything that would make them a stand-out side. Following my current preference for white wine, I ordered the cheapest white on the list. Not because it was the cheapest, but due to the kind of limited selection by the glass - the other options simply did not sound tastier to me. I would say that it was a good choice together with the steak. The somewhat sharp flavour is not what I usually value very highly, but in combination with the meat it was fine. Anyway, next time I will go for a different wine. Overall, the wine list reads decent, it's just that the ones offered by the glass did not excite me at all that evening. As wine lists change regularly, maybe, at my next visit to an Aubaine restaurant, I will find a more compelling selection by the glass. Throughout my dinner, I was served by one waiter and two waitresses - all were really friendly and professional, while one was particularly nice. The service was good, only slightly impaired by me being under time pressure. As I was in a hurry, I had to leave without dessert. I was a bit unhappy about that, but I decided that this just gave me a reason to go there again soon! On my way home, after the concert, I did not pop in again for dessert, but instead decided to checkout another place and stopped by at the excellent food stall La Crêperie de Hampstead just up the road. Highly recommended - I would say even as a second dessert after you have already enjoyed a first one at Aubaine.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Bunnychow is a South African street food restaurant in Soho that offers interesting flavours, packed in tasty buns. If you are tired of burgers, burritos and other current food trends, Bunnychow might be the place you will enjoy. Located on Wardour Street in busy Soho, Bunnychow is a great addition to the London food scene, I think. The little restaurant offers South African street food - I have no idea how authentic it is, but I like it! The range of dishes is somewhat limited to different flavours of the same thing: a bun filled with something. As I had never been there before and had no idea about the food, it took me a while to put together my order. While I was standing and wondering, the very supportive staff helped me by guiding me through the menu and also offering me tasters. I could not decide between the Chakalaka chicken filling and the pulled pork filling. After eating a few bites of the two fillings, I was not much wiser, because I liked both. At the end, I went for the chicken option. To go with my food, I chose the Madiba's juice, and exciting mix of grapefruit, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. When my dish was ready, my name was called out and I could collect my order from the counter. It came on a nice and practical plate and basically was really a bun used as a bowl and filled with a juicy filling in combination with a fruity and crispy topping. It tasted great, and being a fan of bread, I liked the idea of the food. After finishing off my bun bowl, I was very satisfied with my visit to Bunnychow and will definitely go again. It probably also makes a great snack for takeaway.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
The Potting Shed Bar & Restaurant, a stone's throw from Marylebone Station, does a good chicken roast - worth a try if you're looking for lunch or dinner in the area. One Saturday on my way home, I walked past The Potting Shed Bar & Restaurant in Marylebone near the station and thought it might be worth a visit. So a few weeks later I decided to head there for dinner. The Potting Shed is a little gastropub in the basement of a Marylebone hotel. The place sports a selection of cricket relics, and other than that, the room, or maybe more accurately rooms, is dominated by light green colours and a white ceiling, which made a nice contrast to the dark, wooden floor. Overall, the place looks modern with stylish lamps and a few typical contemporary hipster-style elements. Depending on where you sit, the atmosphere can vary widely - there is a large communal table, two booths, a row of small lounge tables and also a more typical restaurant area. Altogether, an interesting mix, including the patchy, artsy stools around the lounge tables. The background music at The Potting Shed added to the relaxed and casual atmosphere. It was not too load and just right to provide some convenient background noise. I started my dinner with a white wine, a 2013 Picpoul de Pinet from Languedoc which came quickly and was alright. Not the best wine ever, but absolutely fine. It took a while until a friendly breadman came to offer me a little bun. It was piping hot, that's probably why it took some time. It tasted good and came with a bit of butter, just like you would expect. My roast Suffolk chicken was perfectly cooked and was rich in flavour. The carrotts on the plate were cooked slightly too long for my taste, as I prefer them a bit firmer and not too soft. I was not convinced when I read celeriac purée on the menu, but actually it blended well with the delicious chicken gravy and definitely added something to the dish. The hand-cut chips were kind of thick, but not too thick to cool down during my dinner. Once I came to terms with the size and the temperature, I did really enjoy the chips. Some were properly crispy, others were a bit softer, still alright. In summary, The Potting Shed is a friendly and quiet place with quality food. Definitely a gastropub I can recommend for dinner or lunch.
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