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Foodie heaven in Brooklyn, New York

For my first visit to New York I had arranged to stay in Brooklyn – and was so pleased that I did. Not only was it a lively, culturally diverse part of the city, but it also had some fantastic restaurants to satisfy the foodie in me at non-Times-Square prices.

During the visit, I found three fantastic restaurants that I needed to share. Each one offered fresh, quality food, great flavour and a range of appetising drinks, along with friendly service and welcoming atmospheres. They all seemed to be consistently busy, always a positive sign in my opinion.

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The Old School Yard, Borough, London

Old School Yard Bar cocktail
‘Liquid Libido’

I debated whether to post this simply because, well, I like my little hideaways. But here goes 😉

It’s a Thursday evening in London, the hunt is on for a place to eat, drink and catch up with a friend. We considered a few options before settling upon The Old School Yard, on Long Lane close to London Bridge and Borough underground stations.

First impressions… It’s a little off the beaten track and I did wonder whether we had the right place however the brightly coloured signage left no trace of doubt. This place is true hidden gem in the hustle and bustle of crowded London bar’s, particularly during happy hour with a good sized bar and plenty of seating including an outdoor area.

The school yard theme throughout the bar is impressive. A mix of 1990’s icons such as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and graffiti-covered school lockers gave it the authentic touch along with a range of old school music to really take you back a few years. We were in our element to say the least! Continue reading The Old School Yard, Borough, London