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February 2012

Food, restaurants, review

Kerbisher and Malt, Hammersmith, Restaurant Review

February 21, 2012

http://www.thoroughlymodernmilly.com/2012/01/kerbisher-malt-fish-and-chip-shop-hammersmith/

Fried Calamari

On Tuesday evening Lanky Girl and Co went to an event hosted by Qype at Kerbisher and Malt a rather cute and contemporary chip shop on Shepherds Bush Road in Hammersmith. Fish and Chips are one of those dishes that everyone tends to have strong opinions about. I went to the event thinking I knew as much as there was to know about fish and chips but came away surprised at how much I didn’t know. Being brought up in East London I can remember enjoying countless trips to our local chip shop Brothers when either of my parents couldn’t be bothered to cook. No other chip shop I have visited has been able to better my childhood chippy until now!

Kerbisher and Malt’s selling point is the fact that the food is stripped down, unadulterated and tasty!

For the environmentally conscious it is helpful to know that:

  • The fish they buy is fresh and bought unfrozen from Billingsgate market from sustainable stock.
  • They make their own batter from scratch and fish is available to buy battered, grilled or covered in matzo meal.
  •  The chips are double fried and the oil they use is recycled into bio fuel. I was particularly impressed when they told us their food was free from preservatives and additives.

On entering the restaurant we were received by founders Nick and Saul who proceeded to give us a history of how they started and what makes their fish and chips so good. We were also were given fried calamari that I’m not embarrassed to say I could not stop eating!

To try we were given Cod, Coley and haddock to try and many of us could not tell the difference much to my chagrin. For someone who doesn’t like batter having the option of grilled fish was perfect. The fish tasted fresh, perfectly cooked and delicious. We also enjoyed chips, fennel salad, homemade baked beans and a glass of sherry.  By the end of the meal I was stuffed and smiling! Kerbisher and Malt definitely deserve the praise that has seen it voted best contemporary chip shop in Britain by Esquire magazine.

Lanky Girl’s verdict?  Easily the best fish and chips I have tasted in a long time. Next time you’re in Hammersmith definitely pay them a visit.

Kerbisher and Malt Menu
Kerbisher and Malt’s Menu
Tasty Double fried chips
Tasty Double fried chips
Coley, haddock and Cod
Coley, haddock and Cod 
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Other Qyper's

 Kerbisher and Malt

164 Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7PB

Competition, Fashion

Win Tickets To Vodafone London Fashion Weekend 23-26 February 2012 With Chambord

February 19, 2012

The London Perspective has once again joined forces with Chambord to offer you the chance to win tickets to London Fashion Weekend!  For all budding fashionista’s London Fashion Weekend is not to be missed. For those that don’t know Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is the consumer event that follows directly on from London Fashion Week, using the same exhibition and catwalk venue. Vodafone London Fashion Weekend is essentially a designer shopping event, where members of the public can shop from designers of London Fashion Week calibre, from the high profile to the emerging, at reduced prices. (Sssh I managed to snag a pair of J brand jeans for just 10 pounds!). 

Win The Ultimate Fashionista Day Out!

Chambord, the ‘spirit of fashion’ will be making a welcome return to VODAFONE London Fashion Weekend in February 2012, bringing with it an added touch of French chic to London’s fashion scene as well as hosting the exclusive Chambord Platinum Club Lounge.

Chambord black raspberry liqueur is the spirit of fashion and has been enjoyed by the style elite at some of the most exclusive designer parties.

lanky Girl Strikes The Pose

Do you and your friends live and breathe fashion? Chambord is giving you the chance to follow in the footsteps of the fashion crowd and win the ultimate fashionista day out.  You could win a pair of VIP tickets for Friday 24th February to London Fashion Weekend, plus entry to Chambord’s Platinum Club Lounge.  Here you can enjoy a complimentary Chambord and Champagne while learning how to strike a model-worthy pose thanks to top fashion photographer Fabio Affuso who Chambord has enlisted to help you always look your most fashion fabulous in photos.  Three runners up will win a pair of standard tickets to London Fashion Weekend.

For your chance to win, answer this question:

 What flavour is Chambord liqueur?

You can enter two ways: 1) Send your answer to Lanky girl on twitter @arigato23 and use the hash tag #chambord or email your answer to thelondonperspective@gmail.com and leave a comment saying “i’ve emailed answer”.

Winners will be chosen at random and the competition will end midnight Tuesday  21st February.

To include:

This competition is only open to UK residents over the age of 18. VIP tickets are valid  for Friday 24th February only. Standard tickets will be valid for other days. No cash alternative will be offered and one entry per person. 

PLEASE ENJOY CHAMBORD RESPONSIBLY

Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur©2012. Chambord is a registered trademark.  All rights reserved.

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY.

Thanks to everyone who entered. The winner of the VIP ticket to London fashion weekend is Anna Fernandez! Runners up are: Ewa Lewucha, Alex A and Sandra Wonisch. You should recieve an email shortly.

Fashion, London

Scoop International Fashion Show 2012 – The Saatchi Gallery

February 13, 2012

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On sunday afternoon Lanky girl and Co had the pleasure of attending Scoop International fashion Show at the Saatchi Gallery. Scoop is a boutique tradeshow, showcasing emerging and established directional fashion designers. Bringing together more than 150 international apparel, footwear and accessories labels in London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery. Here are some of the designers that I recommend that you check out.

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Jackets by Spanish label Vilagallo

What I loved about Vilagallo is their bold use of colour and the quality of the stitching. They seem to have taken a lot of inspiration from quirky British styles. The prices are fairly reasonable going for around 83 pounds. Unfortunately I think they possibly are only available in Spain, so next time I’m over there I really have to check this label.

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Katya Wildman Dresses

Katya Wildman makes beautiful clothes to suit women with curves, Nigella Lawson has been pictured in many of her creations. You can buy her clothes online at http://www.bombshellbykatyawildman.com

Beautiful shoes by Robert Clergerie

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Beautiful shoes by Robert Clergerie

Robert Clergerie is a french designer who makes the most beautiful, well crafted shoes, I fell in love with the velvet green pair shown above. You can buy some of his shoes online. For more info visit http://www.robertclergerie.com/en/

Bagllerina Shoes

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Bagllerina Shoes

Girls living in London will know that if you are going to wear heels on a night out it is always practical to bring a pair of ballet pumps to wear when your feet get tired. Bagllerina are the ultimate lifestlye brand. The french label makes leather fold-able ballet pumps which come in very chic leather bags. They haven’t got a stockist here yet but you can buy online at http://www.natkinparis.com

If you get a chance attend Scoop International  it is every boutique buyer’s dream. For more information please visit http://www.scoop-international.com/

cafes, London

The Bridge Cafe – Dalston – Review

February 7, 2012

the bridge coffee houseThe best thing about living in a city like London is that its sheer size means there is always something new to discover. Last week I was introduced to The Bridge Coffee House in Shoreditch. Situated on Kingsland Road, entering into the Coffee house is like stepping back in time. Decorated with old photographs, trophies, memorabilia and chandeliers it is a shrine to all things vintage. The Bridge is small, warm, cozy and run by friendly staff. Offerings include delicious tarts, cakes, tea and coffee. With the furnishings you can see that there has been a lot of time and effort put in to making it look authentic. They even have an old cash register which means they can only take cash for now. The Bridge Coffee House is a great place to take a date or somewhere quiet to work (free wifi). Make your way upstairs to be greeted with a lovely surprise. Sssshhh… click here if you can’t wait to visit.

Cakes At The Bridge Coffeehouse Shoreditch

Cakes At The Bridge Coffee house Shoreditch

The Bridge Coffee House is at 15 Kingsland Road London E2 8AA