"After years of continuous eating,'A Girl has to Eat', a self-confessed food lover and eat-aholic, has been spurred on to create her own food guide & blog. Read about her fabulous (and sometimes not so fabulous) culinary adventures in her restaurant reviews. This and more!"

1947 London

Posted on Wednesday, 13th November 2019

From the founders of the award-winning Chai Thali group, 1947 London is a modern Indian restaurant and cocktail bar set in an opulent subterranean space on just off Fitzrovia’s buzzing Charlotte Street (the entrance is on Rathbone Place). At the helm is Chef Krishna Negi who is a protege of Michelin-starred Vineet Bhatia. At 1947 London he has created a menu which pays tribute to recipes that evolved out of the movement of peoples and cultures during the partition in 1947.

The look and feel of 1947 London is glamourous, with sumptuous textures and warm dark colours to set the mood. Most enchanting are the giant-sized hand-crafted roses crafted by paper artist Karen Navalta which decorate the entrance of the restaurant and cocktail bar. Using recycled cardboard, Karen turned these into 1000s of petals, stems and buds, and then painstakingly hand sprayed them in rose-gold, copper and frosted plum to create a striking wall feature.

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1947 London

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How to cut out unhealthy food from your life

Posted on Monday, 7th October 2019

It’s a shame that most food that tastes good is usually unhealthy. You don’t need to scrap out everything you love eating completely, it’s just about eating in moderation and ensuring you get some daily fitness into your routine. Here are a few tips for cutting out the unhealthy food in your life.

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Plan Out Your Meals
Meal prep is essential when it comes to eating healthy. When you don’t plan ahead, trying to decide on a healthy meal when you’re hungry normally results in you buying something that’s not fresh or ends up being processed. That’s because when you’re hungry, your body is just focused on getting food into your stomach. So take a moment at the start of the week to plan your shopping list and to prep your meals in advance. That way, you’ve got the food you need, planned for the week ahead, and that everything you’ve bought is mostly fresh and not containing all those ingredients that aren’t good for you.

Try A Food Subscription Service
Food waste is something many of us try to avoid where possible, and there is more of a conscious effort to waste less. A food subscription service might be a good thing to try out if you’ve not yet given it a go. Meal kits for families are very popular in many households, but you can also get subscription services for smaller households of couples or individuals. These meals come with a how-to guide of how to cool it and has all the ingredients specific to the meal. That means less waste and hopefully saving more money in the process.

Give Something A Try Once
There’s probably plenty of food that you’ve yet to try, or maybe you tried when you were younger and hated. Your taste buds do change over the years, and those who loved sugar as a child may now prefer savory as a treat for dessert. It’s always best to live by the rule of trying something once when it comes to food. You may surprise yourself and end up liking some of the healthier options that never seemed appealing in the first place. Try everything once and give yourself the opportunity to revisit a certain food later on in life as you may find your taste buds have changed, and you now like it.

Avoid Certain Aisles When Shopping
When food shopping in a grocery store, it can be very easy to drop food into your shopping trolley or basket. There will be certain aisles in a store that have more unhealthy food options, and this can be a distraction from what you’re trying to aim for. So when you shop in-store, try to avoid any aisles where the unhealthy, junk food lives. Make a rule for yourself that when in line for the checkout, you do an audit of your shop and take out anything that may have slipped its way in.

Having a good relationship with food is essential to living a long and healthy life!

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Tips For Freelance Writers

Posted on Friday, 27th September 2019

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There is no denying that the freelance market is booming at the moment. There are more people working from home than ever before. There are a lot of benefits that are associated with this. However, this does not mean that working on a freelance basis is a breeze. There are a lot of different hurdles that you will need to overcome in order to ensure this business venture is a success. With that being said, continue reading to find some tips for freelance writers.

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The American States To Add To Your Bucket List

Posted on Wednesday, 25th September 2019

The American States To Add To Your Bucket List

Heading to the USA may seem like one of those trips that would be bucket list worth, wouldn’t you agree? With so many states and destinations to choose from, you could spend your whole traveling life visiting every inch of it. However, there are some destinations in the US that are worth adding to your bucket list and should certainly be high on the priority list for your future holidays. For many different reasons. With that in mind, here are some of the best states to inspire you for your bucket list.

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American States – London Food Blog

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Bingham Riverhouse Restaurant

Posted on Wednesday, 7th August 2019

Bingham Riverhouse Hotel, Restaurant & Bar is located in leafy Richmond. We came to sample their refreshed menu on one of the hottest days of the year. To avoid the direct sunshine on the otherwise charmingly chic terrace, we sat in the airy room indoors: all starched table linen, big mirrors, bold abstract art and polite staff. Elegant, grown up, with subtle touches of playfulness, like the retro travel guides in the corridor by the loos. Any minute a 21st century version of Poirot might walk in and clandestinely perch himself by your side, ordering a cocktail or two – which are lovely, by the way.

The food is every bit the 21st century though: French techniques with global flavours and Scandinavian aesthetics. Modern British basically. You can have a set menu of 2 or 3 courses, or a tasting longer menu. We opted for the former. All food served in really lovely ceramic plates of natural colours; so tactile to the touch that we kept stroking the plates like they were cats on our laps!

But to the food. We started with a plate of ‘torched’ mackerel – very fresh and toothsome – served on a bed of spring onion mayonnaise and a pepper and fennel ‘escabeche’. We weren’t certain why the salad was called like this, since the fish hadn’t been marinated or cooked in the sauce, as the traditional recipe normally calls for, but we didn’t really care, because the dish was light and lovely and went down a treat with a glass of chilled Italian Viognier (the wine list has been put together with a thought for less common names, and a lot of love for the Gallic neighbours).

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Bingham – Mackerel

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How To Spend A Weekend In NYC

Posted on Tuesday, 18th June 2019

Planning a weekend trip to New York City is always going to be a lot of fun. it’s a great place for a weekend away with your sweetheart or a trip with your girlfriends. And here’s how you can spend your time.

Wine & Dine

The very first thing that you’re going to want to add to your agenda, whether it’s a romantic trip or otherwise, is think about the restaurants that you want to visit. Because there are so many incredible places here in NYC, why not enjoy one or two of them? Just make sure that you book in advance if you don’t want to be disappointed.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

The next thing that you’re going to want to be able to do, is a spot of shopping. Because NYC is known for its shopping. And there’s a lot here to explore. So, if you know that you would like to be able to get through a certain amount of stores, then it’s a good idea to have a plan of action or at least write a list for yourself. And then, you can hit the stores and shop til you drop.

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6 Simple Ways To Cut The Cost Of Eating Out

Posted on Tuesday, 26th March 2019

The food industry is buzzing at the moment, new trends like gourmet fast food and veganism, and the introduction of different cuisines from around the world means that you’ve got more choice than ever when it comes to eating out. There are so many amazing restaurants out there serving delicious food and you probably want to try it all. The only problem is, you probably don’t have the money to do that. Eating out can be quite expensive and most of us don’t do it as often as we’d like to because we just can’t afford it.

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But what if I told you that eating out doesn’t always have to be expensive and you could start going out to all of these amazing new restaurants that are popping up nearby? It might sound too good to be true but it isn’t, just use these simple tips and tricks and you can afford to eat out more often.
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A Taste Of Miami: A Food Lover’s Guide

Posted on Wednesday, 21st November 2018

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Miami is another city to add to your foodie bucket list. Why? Drum roll please…

Miami has been voted as one of America’s top food cities, falling just behind Portland, Oregon and San Francisco! You can find out more here. With some fantastic restaurants, kitschy diners, and the famous South Beach Wine & Food Festival, there is much to tempt your taste buds in this beautiful part of the world.

Interested? Sure you are, so let’s dig in.

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