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NumNum Review

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After seeing this place pop up on instagram, I was curious to see if it was worth the hype!
With allergies, I emailed ahead of time and was luckily reassured that the menu didn’t contain dairy (apart from the desserts) but the staff would advise when ordering.
Located just a minute’s walk from Southwark station, the restaurant is situated underneath the train tracks so you’ll get the occasional thunderous sound above but it won’t interrupt your conversation. Despite being underneath that, NumNum feels airy and colourful with a large ordering space. It’s very relaxed so it makes a great place to catch up with a friend.


The Food
Between the two of us, we ordered two lychee and chrysanthemum drinks and two wok-fried dishes for our mains: Kung Pao Chicken and Twice Cooked Pork Belly with Fermented Broad Bean Paste, Leeks and Shaoxing Wine. We shared a portion of Pork and Cabbage dumplings (5 per portion) and a bowl of Steamed Purple Rice.

The Dumplings were soft and tasty but I would have like…

By Chloe review

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Continuing my burger conquest, I couldn’t say no to a free vegan burger from By Chloe! You can get yours too by signing up for your voucher on Timeout’s website but 1st August is the last day! 
I had this place on my list for a while so was really excited to find out that free burgers and nachos were being given out for a whole week! 
Their newest store is located at The O2 in North Greenwich. You have to walk all the way round to get to this place as it’s tucked inside. 
Unfortunately they ran out of the nachos when I visited so I could only try their Guac Burger. It’s priced at £9 and if you want fries that’s an extra £4. 

The bun is soft and has random seeds on it but I really wasn’t a huge fan of the patty. The flavour wasn’t punchy enough and it was too soft and thin so didn’t have any contrast in texture to the bun. It’s quite similar to a McDonald’s veggie burger. I did enjoy the crispy tortilla strips inside it though, which gave it a nice crunch and didn’t go soggy. 
The guacamole…

Bella Bar & Restaurant review

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Just a short walk from Clapham South station you’ll find Bella, an Italian restaurant and bar with a relaxed vibe and friendly staff. With a few tables outside, you can choose to enjoy the breeze or sit indoors with larger tables and a darker interior.

With a space suitable for my 7 foodies, I organised my foodie meet-up here. Bella are currently updating their menu but you'll still find the classic pasta dishes such as spaghetti frutti di mare and risotto. However if pasta and fish aren't for you, there are sharing platters and burgers available too.



For starters I ordered bruschetta. The three pieces of ciabatta were perfectly toasted and topped with tomato cherry halves, garlic, parsley and then drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I really enjoyed the crunch from the bread and the juicy tomatoes but I found that there was too much garlic and it was too overpowering for me. If less garlic had been used or cooked a little bit, I think it would have been just right.

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