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Something special: Rosemary Lane restaurant, Tower Hill

rosemary laneSomehow I’ve never been to the Tower of London. However, when I do finally go (hopefully sometime this year if I get organised), at least I’ll know where to eat afterwards… maybe that’s what’s been stopping me? Anyway, it will be at a funny little restaurant called Rosemary Lane, which is in a strange location in the badlands between Tower Bridge and Whitechapel. This is one of those areas that keeps its charms well hidden  – I only found this place through reading the Time Out guide to the 50 Most Romantic Restaurants. Reviews were uniformly positive about the French-Californian style food but commented on its quietness. Continue reading

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Vegan treats on the Rootmaster bustaurant


I remember once a vegetarian saying that nothing made his heart sink more than going to a meat-eating friend’s house for dinner and being served vegetable lasagne… every time. I’d imagine that being limited to the veggie option on a restaurant menu must produce an equivalent heart-sink at times… so what’s it like to go to a vegan restaurant, where you can order everything on the menu? Slightly overwhelming, apparently.

But any vegans who are up to the challenge – as well as curious non-vegans – should definitely check out the Rootmaster Bustaurant, which is parked in the carpark behind the Truman Brewery, just off Brick Lane. Not only can you choose from the entire, enticing menu, but you eat it on the top floor of an Routemaster bus – perfect for anyone who misses those old bangers (my sister says she could always hear the rattling old Number 8 long before she could see it). Continue reading


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