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My London Week: Time Out and about

Posted at 1:01 pm, October 10, 2011 in Food & Drink

My London Week coffee © Charmaine MokWe know you’re all curious about what other fun stuff Londoners are getting up to (we sure are) so we thought you would be interested to know where members of the Time Out team have been gallivanting about town. This week, Charmaine Mok, our resident foodie, shares her adventures:

My London Week at the London Restaurant Festival © Charmaine Mok– Naturally, it was food-heavy week, starting with the beginning of the London Restaurant Festival, at Sat Bains’s one-day pop-up restaurant at Fortnum & Mason. A great opportunity to taste the inventive chef’s cooking – his eponymous restaurant in Nottingham started the week with one Michelin star, graduating to its second on Thursday.

My London Week Big apple hot dogs © Charmaine Mok– From haute cuisine to hot dogs, Abiye Cole’s Big Apple Hot Dogs was another highlight.

– A short trip to Dover Street Market, mainly for the towering carrot cake and jasmine silver needle tea on the top floor Rose Bakery; leave feeling sated, if sharply aware of one’s lack of fashion sense.

My London Week at Koya © Charmaine Mok– Big day on Thursday as London wakes up to the news of Steve Jobs’s passing. Stopped by the Regent Street and Covent Garden Apple stores to pay homage – naturally, shooting some photos and videos with the trusty iPhone. Day doesn’t get any less mad, with the unleashing of the 2012 Michelin results for UK & Ireland; Koya receives a Bib Gourmand recommendation, so we naturally head there for lunch to ‘re-confirm’ the accolade. Top marks.

My London Week at the Renegade Craft Fair © Charmaine Mok– East London weekend. Pondered peg legs and parrots at the Museum of Docklands’s ‘Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story’ exhibit, followed by a jaunt through Brick Lane (stopping for bagels, natch) for London’s first Renegade Craft Fair, encountering fish printing and far too many twee owls for comfort.

Watch her week below:

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