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Götz Bürkle reviewed 2 years ago
- The Cafe at Foyles is an interesting place. It draws slightly different folks in than most other coffee shops in the area. Nice old wooden furniture including a few pews and random jazz music in the background make this a nice place to stay. They also have a little stage, so it might be worth to check out what's on there at times. And if you like books, that's a cafe for you, as it is located right within a Foyles book store. It's probably a bit too big to become a favourite spot of mine, but then I will also definitely come back sooner or later to enjoy a jazzy cup of coffee there on the edge of Soho.
Live Music VenueChalk Farm Rd, London, United Kingdom+44 844 482 8008££££
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Götz Bürkle reviewed a year ago
Appeal Very good Facilities Very good Service Very good - I was lucky enough to win a ticket for one iTunes Live concert at The Roundhouse in Camden this summer. The Roundhouse is a decent venue with a somewhat original style and atmosphere. As you go there for the music and not for the food and drinks, you do not need to be upset to hear that the food inside is just average. On the plus side, you can enjoy your drink outside on the terrace. I was a bit surprised at the end, that getting people out of the building was kind of slow and the way from the main room to the exit was not marked very well. This caused some confusion and congestion around the toilets, because a number of people thought that's the exit, as other doors were closed. I really did not expect that at this venue, perhaps someone just forgot to open the door on time or to put up the correct signs. Altogether, The Roundhouse in Camden is a good, but not a perfect venue.
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Götz Bürkle reviewed a year ago
Appeal Excellent Facilities Excellent Service Excellent - When I visited London a few months before I moved here, I went to The Photographers' Gallery. It was a nice place, but then closed for about a year. Now it reopened again at the Soho location. They did a nice job in refurbishing the building, it's a simple and clean exhibition space with some nice corners inside. If you like photography, it's always worth to take a look at the current exhibition. There is a cafe on the ground floor, which is nice and light, but unfortunately you only get rather watery Lavazza coffee. So for the coffee, you're better off walking over to Foxcroft & Ginger or Flat White on near-by Berwick Street. Or, if you want to cross Oxford Street, Kaffeine is also not too far away.
Live Music Venue100 Oxford Street, London, United Kingdom+44 20 7636 0933££££
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Götz Bürkle reviewed 2 years ago
- I wanted to go to the somehow famous 100 Club for some time already, but for some reason I've never made it there. Now, finally, I was there. Not strictly for a music event, but for some mix between poetry and music. Anyway, the venue seems really okay, just the toilets are a bit shit. It wasn't too crowded on that Sunday evening, so it was really fine. Only the air con made it horribly cold at one point. But perhaps that's just me, and when there are more people, I'm sure you're grateful for a powerful air con. All in all, 100 Club seems to me to be quite a good concert venue.
Cultural CenterSergels torg, Stockholm, Sweden+46 8 508 314 00
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Götz Bürkle reviewed 3 years ago
European Restaurant160 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom+44 20 7499 6996£££
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Götz Bürkle reviewed a year ago
Food Excellent Decor Excellent Service Excellent - I guess the Wolseley is one of the places in London you cannot ignore. After a spontaneous little shopping spree around Piccadilly I decided to make the best of the early evening and treat myself to a dinner at The Wolseley. I was given a place immediately and got a table in the salon. A nice little room that is separated from the bigger dining room. I decided to order duck à l'orange, the main of the day. I started my dinner with some nice bread and tasty butter. For drinks I got a glass of Grüner Veltliner, an excellent Austrian white wine. My main was very good, a delicious succulent duck in a great orange sauce. Definitely a dish I would order again. After I had finished my duck, it was time for dessert, so I briefly looked at the menu and ordered the petit chocolate pot. And yes, it was kind of small, but it was very good with a strong chocolatey flavour. Throughout my entire stay, the waiters always topped up my water before I could even think about asking for more. I call this brilliant and attentive service. For me, The Wolseley lived up to its reputation, I had a very enjoyable dinner and there is no question that I will visit this place again.
Live Music Venue21 Notting Hill Gate, London, United Kingdom+44 20 7460 4459
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Götz Bürkle reviewed a year ago
Appeal Very good Facilities Very good Service Very good - A few weeks ago I was at a little festival at the Notting Hill Arts Club. The venue is just a short walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station, but the entry is easy to miss if you do not know exactly where it is. Notting Hill Arts Club is smaller than I expected. It is a nice little concert venue with two areas, not really two different rooms. One area has the stage and the other area the bar. The round bar is in the middle of the room, a nice feature. If you like listening to music, you should check out what's on at the Notting Hill Arts Club in the coming months.
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Götz Bürkle reviewed 7 months ago
- I went to Altitude 360 when Pop Up Ping Pong (https://twitter.com/PingPopPong) hosted its brilliant ping pong party there in collaboration with #BRGR (https://twitter.com/hashtagbrgr). It is undoubtedly a great location with good views over London. I would go there again alone for the view. You can walk around, look in every direction, pick your favourite view and sit by the window to enjoy the sight. I read about Pop Up Ping Pong before I went there, they popped up at a few other locations in the past, and I will definitely go to their next event. I was not entirely sure how drinking cocktails, eating burgers and playing ping pong go together. How stupid I was - it's simply the perfect recipe for a great night out! I played a few rather competitive types and a few relaxed people, at the end it was always big fun. When I arrived the bar was overly busy and quite unorganised, they simply could not cope with the amount of people coming through the doors and asking for drinks. Many people got frustrated by the waiting time. Later it got better, but still, I was disappointed that a bar at a prime event space did not get their act together. It also got very hot up there; with closed windows, the air conditioning was a weak point and the while all these crazy matches were being played, the heat became an issue. Perhaps, Altitude 360 was a little bit above capacity, or they just were not properly prepared for an event of that scale. It did not help, that Altitude 360 did not allow the organisers to play their own music. Now, when it comes to Altitude 360, it was not a perfect event. But overall, Pop Up Ping Pong is a great idea that worked well. The small burgers - which should perhaps be called sliders - taste excellent. So does the tasty crack pie. If you like burgers, or ping pong, or even both, you should not miss their next pop up - follow https://twitter.com/PingPopPong for the latest updates on dates and locations. And if you have a corporate event or birthday party coming up, it might well be worth to take Altitude 360 into consideration when you look for a nice location with impressive views. But honestly, my good review reflects the event itself more than the event space.
Dim Sum Restaurant15-17 Broadwick St, London, United Kingdom+44 20 7494 8888£££
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Götz Bürkle reviewed 2 years ago
- In short: Delicious food, great interior, kind of slow service. But still nice staff. I passed by this place so many times, but never actually went in. On a Sunday evening I decided to change that. This is a modern and nicely styled restaurant. Part of the bar is an aquarium, seating is relatively low, it's just a bit different from most other restaurants. That makes it interesting. And the food was really good. I just realized that it even has a Michelin Star.
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Götz Bürkle reviewed 3 years ago
- When I arrived they were playing "Little bit" by Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li. The first time I listened to this song was when a friend posted a link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=se4ZyybnCxU somewhere, where Lykke Li performs "Little bit" in Södermalm in Stockholm - while I was actually studying in Stockholm. And as I love Stockholm, that was definitely one of the best welcome songs they could have chosen, if they would have known that I'm coming ;) I took prinskorv with scrambled eggs and toast - sort of a Swedish version of an English breakfast. As dessert, I had to get a kanelbulle and a cappucino. It would not be fair to compare the cappucino to the one you get at nearby Kaffeine, but it was okay. And you won't get real kanelbullar at Kaffeine! ;) Furthermore, in Scandinavian Kitchen you cannot just eat great Swedish or more general Scandinavian food, you can also buy other Scandinavian stuff, like Swedish Marabou chocolate and the like. So for everyone, who likes Sweden or any other Scandinavian country, stopping at Scandinavian Kitchen can never be wrong. The only problem for me: now I want to visit Stockholm again. As soon as possible ... :)
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