155 Bar & Kitchen, Farringdon Road, London

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word: Designer
Food:  Modern classics
Service:  Attentive and friendly
Presentation:  Beautiful interiors, I love the decor – think modern take on 70’s chic
Ambience: Very quiet when we first visited, it’s now picked up the pace and has a real buzz
Location:  Clerkenwell, just a hop-skip and a jump away from Farringdon station
Value for money:  Standard London  prices
Worth a visit?:  If the intro offer was still on, I’d say YES GOGOGO NOW…but It’s not.  Good modern food in a beautifully finished restaurant

I’m loving 155 Bar & Kitchen, the new(ish) kid on the block in Farringdon, set into the Clerkenwell Collection, a newly refurbed ‘out-of-the-box’ retail and gallery space.

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Urban Bistro, Dubai Media City, Dubai

HONESTLY’S VERDICT
In a word:  Classic
Food:  Great variety, portion size, classic dishes done very well and healthy options.  I’d definitely recommend a visit to sample breakfast Urban Bistro-style
Service:  Not bad, not amazing
Presentation:  Nice interiors with plenty of stuff to look at; the view, books & magazines, jars of cookies, bowls of salads, people and unpretentious food presentation
Ambience:  Busy with the work crowd for lunch, otherwise you’ll find it chilled and the perfect place to linger
Location:  Fab for Media City workers; probably the best location in DMC in terms of views.  Also perfect for Marina residents who are bored with the standard offerings on The Walk or Marina Mall
Value for money:  Very much so
Worth a visit?:  Definitely, it’s one of those places that has become a regular haunt because they’ve got the formula right: food, price and service

Urban Bistro has become a regular haunt and the reasons we go back time and time again is they have the formula right: they serve good-quality, healthy food, generous portion sizes, a variety of dishes from breakfast through to evening, plus, it’s reasonably priced.  A rarity to find such a combination in Dubai.

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