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The Curious Pear choose five places they love in London

The Curious Pear

The Time Out’s Love London Awards are back for a third year, so we're asking you to show some love to your favourite restaurants, bars, pubs, cafés, shops and cultural venues. Feeling overwhelmed by all this democratic responsibility? Don’t panic, because we’ve enlisted some of the city’s top bloggers to tell us where they put a tick on their ballot paper. First up, it's blogging duo Meg Abbott and Issy Croker from The Curious Pear.

Five places we'd give a Love London Award 

Rochelle Canteen, Shoreditch


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'Honest British cooking from Margot Henderson. simple and well executed.'

Noble Rot Wine Bar, Bloomsbury


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'Go here when you're in the mood to drink all the wine.'

Lucky Voice Karaoke, Soho


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Meg is into Fleetwood Mac. Issy is a Billy Joel girl.

Satan's Whiskers, Bethnal Green


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'Taxidermy and dive-bar vibes make it perfect for a nightcap.'

Rawduck, London Fields


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'This covers all bases, from fresh and healthy to down and dirty, and for those truly special hangovers, the range of fermented drinking vinegars is a miracle. They play music on vinyl, you can help yourself to jam and lemon curd from the bar, and no matter how much you drink the staff remain non-judgmental. Best of all, you can book.'

By Meg Abbott and Issy Croker who blog at

Want to shout about your local area? Cast your vote in our Love London Awards


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