Visit Morocco

On 8th October 2019, The Amba Hotel in Marble Arch, London played host to the Moroccan Tourism Roadshow in the UK. The evening began with a drinks and canapés reception, where succulent chicken and pastries were doing the rounds. ​

During the informative part of the event, there were 14 suppliers present that showcased a plethora of luxurious Riads (traditional Moroccan houses), resorts, culinary delights, historical & cultural trails and outdoor activities on offer throughout these storied North African shores. Furthermore, there were local samples of Moroccan fashion and flavours, such as soaps and purses.

Each supplier ensured full engagement from agencies and journalists with a touch screen quiz at the end of each presentation. Indeed, the 78 attendees were divided into groups as they went around the 14 tables with continual ideas being bounced off one another as the atmosphere became a melting pot of Visit Morocco enthusiasts. Indeed, the winners of the quiz received glorious gifts.

The evening concluded with a melodious theme of Moroccan instrumental music over the course of a sumptuous three course meal. The lineup on the menu was befitting of the fusion based Moroccan cuisine that combines the best of the Mediterranean and North Africa. Dishes included Hummus, Tangines, Olives, Roasted Vegetables and Moroccan cake.

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Mumbai comes to London

When a restaurant menu says that a little extra time might be taken to cook the food, I have now learnt to accept it for good reason. This is because it generally equates to greater quality as illustrated by the Indian sports bar and lounge, Mumbai Junction in Harrow, northwest London. Afterall you are eating in someone else’s den and part of the whole experience is them providing a homely hospitality.

A different meaning to the term ‘MJ’ often associated with the famous singer

Indeed, you can experience all synonymous with Mumbai at this junction. Television screens air a plethora of Bollywood soundtracks whilst any mainstream cricketing event from Mumbai is first choice on the box, not least an Indian Premier league match. The television views compliment your seated position. Whilst many of you might associate lollipops with all things sweet, you must try battered chicken lollipop dish at Mumbai Junction. It comes with a sumptuous sauce and has meat lovers chomping by the bit.

How many lollipops can you handle?
Positive food colouring creates an appetite

Fusion food can often sound better in description than the final product. However the five star chefs here ensure careful quantities of homemade spice and flavour are incorporated to produce flavoursome dishes such as Haka noodles. Indeed the main courses are on par with the starters, unlike some restaurants where the curry sauce is far in excess of the meat or veg content of the dish.

Eyes up eyes down as the food and televised entertainment blows you away

There is also a conservatory that hosts private events. Lucky diners may find themselves immersed in one as an unofficial guest. This only adds to the busy and buoyant atmosphere of Mumbai Junction. Hence, next time you hear someone in London state that they wish to go to Mumbai, just point them in the direction of their very own backyard.

All Star Lanes

The decorative lights accentuate the bowling lanes and gives you that added forward vision to create sensational strikes. A Wacky Wednesday could be in the making if you knock over a lucky red and become the King Pin, at which point a chilled bucket of Budweiser will be waiting for you!

With branches across London (including Westfield) and Manchester, the M1 lanes north or south will lead you to All Star Lanes. Indeed, when the skittles fall, the food and cocktail servings rise with a plethora of beverages and sumptuous dishes on offer. By way of example, the Smoked Tofu skewers are served with a fiery pineapple & chilli relish that in itself is worth polishing off! The breakfast items include pancakes and intense maple syrup. Hence ‘sweet’ strikes come in more than one form at All Star Lanes.

The foodie trail extends to the Crab & Sweetcorn Chowder that is creamy and utterly delicious with a warm peppery flavour. Should you fancy a cheese fest, then delve into the Halloumi salad in a bed of juicy figs, ruby red pomegranate and quinoa.

There is also the possibility of a more liquid lunch should you order a main dish and take advantage of the Bottomless Brunchin’ experience. This comes with two hours of bottomless Prosecco, Mimosa or Craft Beer for just £20 extra per person.

The spacious layout ensures that the sound of balls clattering skittles is not audible in the dining area. Should you wish to experience bowling, beverages and brunch in an upmarket environment then All Star Lanes awaits your visit by clicking here

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