8 Hoxton Square Restaurant, Hoxton, London.

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I certainly managed to fit in a lot of great restaurants whilst I was back in the UK, although it’s safe to say that the list of places that I want to eat at next time is already impossibly long! It was with some difficulty therefore that I decided that my last dinner in London (coming hot on the heels of lunch at Lyles) would be at 8 Hoxton Square http://www.8hoxtonsquare.com/  the second restaurant from the owners of 10 Greek Street, chef Cameron Emirali and his front of house partner Luke Wilson.

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The Alford Arms, Frithsden, England.

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I was lucky that my lovely friend Emily was able to take a half day holiday in order to have one last lunch with me before I headed back to Bangkok, and she drove us out into the pretty hamlet of Frithsden not far from the beautiful Ashridge estate at the foot of the Chiltern Hills for what was to be a simply delicious lunch at the Alford Arms pub http://www.alfordarmsfrithsden.co.uk/. Continue reading

Lyles, Shoreditch High Street, London.

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One of the restaurants I was determined not to return to Bangkok without eating at was Lyles http://lyleslondon.com/ on Shoreditch High Street, a partnership between former St John Head Chef and “Young Turk” James Lowe and former St John and Gymkhana front man John Ogier, that has been wowing the critics since it opened earlier this year. Continue reading