The Cake App & Iddu London|Review

It’s a special date, you had an amazing meal, the waiter was super helpful, but now you need to leave and that bill is taking forever to arrive to your table. Don’t you just wish you could walk away and not have to worry about it?

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There’s an app for that!

I’ve been recently using CAKE, which is an app that allows you to pick a place with a credit offer on, open your own tab at the beginning of your meal then split or pay the whole bill and leave when you’re ready.

It gives you plenty of extra time and less worries!

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I’ve tried it for the first time at Iddu London, a modern Sicilian cafe space with patio seats in South Kensington. My date that day was my sister and we had a lovely brunch before heading for a walk in London.

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Iddu is a lovely place with an excellent service and food. We ordered the sweet potato soup of the day, the Penne alla Norma, the Salmon Tartare, avocado and quinoa and scrambled eggs. I definitely recommend it!

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The CAKE app just made the whole experience very easy, no worries, no stress and gave my sister and I the opportunity to just talk and relax.

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You can download the app here. And you can check all the places they have it available here.  And by using my code TIGERCAKE, you can get £5 to start on the app! I promise you won’t regret it!

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Chewsy Natural Gum | Review

I’ve always been a chewing gum fan, until I had to wear braces for 2 years and my addiction had to kind of slow down. I literally stopped buying gum.

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After having my braces taken away and being able to chew gum with no difficult at all, I didn’t have the need to have it anymore. The addiction stopped. But this happened until I decided to try natural and sugar-free chewing gum.

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Chewsy is the only 100% natural and sugar-free chewing gum in the UK made with only 5 natural ingredients sourced from trees. That means no aspartame, no artificial flavours or sweeteners, no preservatives, and no plastic gum base.

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It has an extremely soft chew, and sweetened with natural xylitol for healthy teeth. And because they only use natural ingredients, their gum is biodegradable. Thumbs up for that!

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The regular chewing gum is filled with a lot artificial stuff including aspartame, acesulfame-k, BHT, and a plastic gum base.

I definitely recommend you to try this healthy and tasty gum!

Visit Chewsy’s website here.

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Oblix Restaurant Review

For me, The Shard, is one of the most beautiful buildings in London and I’ve always been curious about the views from up there. So on my boyfriend’s and mine second year anniversary, we’ve decided to have dinner at one of the Shard’s restaurants, The Oblix.

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You have the option to have dinner at the restaurant or at the Lounge, where you can still order from the menu a la carte, but the ambience is slightly different.

We’ve chosen the lounge with live music and the same amazing views from the city of London. It’s when you are up there that you realise how big and energetic this city can be. In a way it make me feel good about the fact that I have the privilege to work in such an amazing city. But I also loved the thought of every day being able to go back home to a calmer area such as Kent. It’s great to have the best of both worlds.

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But enough with the views and let’s talk about food!

I ordered the lobster & scallop ceviche, jalapeno, coriander & sweet pepper. I haven’t eaten lobster in quite a while because not every chef knows how to cook a proper one. But I trusted the chef this time and, good thing I did, because it was simply delicious. As a side I went for the green beans, pancetta & truffled ricotta. Let me tell you, it was a match made in heaven.

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My boyfriend ordered the sea bass, fennel & olives and for a meat lover he had to confess he enjoyed it a lot. As a side he had the mashed potatoes, garlic crisps, which, of course, I had to steal and I recommend it 100%.

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For dessert we both have very similar tastes and we both chose the pecan nut & chocolate bar, crunchy bourbon ice cream. One for each, because desserts were not made to share. We both agreed that it was delicious but we wouldn’t add as much pecan nut. It’s a bit overwhelming.

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Overall, it was a great experience, and even though you might look at the prices and think it’s too expensive, I would recommend it at least once in your life. You will not feel sorry.

Visit Oblix Restaurant website here.

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For more restaurants, hotels’ recommendations or any tips to travel to London, e-mail me at travelwithgoldleash@gmail.com and get your digital travel guide.

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