Food and Drink

Serve up Strangers at Home – Strangers Coffee Review


Have you seen the McDonald’s advert that takes the micky out of the overcomplicated and overpriced hipster cafes? Surely, when the fast food giant attempts to steal the customers from small, independent coffee houses, it is a compliment and acknowledgement that these coffee houses are creating and providing something that people want; good coffee. Strangers […]

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Date Night Cocktails for Valentines Day


We’ll be honest, we don’t need much excuse to persuade us to embrace cocktail hour – but date night is as good a reason as any! If you’re still in the first dates stage of your relationship, mixing up cocktails together instantly gives you something to chat about – and if you’re in the long-term […]

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The Holy Birds, London


“Poulters and Cocktails” was all the intrigue we needed when Janes were invited down to the launch of East London’s newest restaurant venture. Just a 5 minute walk from Liverpool Street Station, this ’60s-inspired eatery has caught onto a fabulous trend – birds and cocktails! The Holy Birds is certainly unique. The swinging interior design […]

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Going Vegan – want to give it a go?


Whitney heads to VegFestUK in London to see what’s so good about a plant-based diet… Eating meat (or animals) is something that most of us mainstream kids are not brought up to question. It’s a simple fact that chicken nuggets, Mum’s spaghetti and a burger at your mate’s barbecue are all deliciously normal parts of […]

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Eat your greens! World Vegetarian Day


Be honest now. How many of your main meals in a week contain meat as an ingredient? All? Around half? How about none? Whether you eat it or you don’t, we’re sure Holly will tempt you with her veggie meal-time treats! It might be hard to imagine if you are a meat eater, but you […]

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Bloom-ing marvellous: Gin Pop-Up

Bloom Gin bar drinks

Whether you’re prolonging that summer feeling and enjoying some autumn rays, or drowning your sorrows at the shortening days – get yourself to Bloom Gin’s pop up at Broadway House for some seasonal gin-fuelled festivities. We popped a long to sample the delicious Bloom Gin cocktails on offer. Gorgeous rooftop terrace location Nestled in the […]

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Beating the Post-Holiday Blues

beating the post-holiday blues

Ugh. That first day back at your work desk – pressing the ON button, making a coffee, repeating your 1-2 sentence snap summary of your recent holiday to every colleague that asks “How was it then?” – it’s the worst. Sure, you should be grateful that you have this job as it helps you afford […]

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Put the oven on! 5 speedy baking recipes for GBBO

GBBO baking recipes

How long have you been counting down to the first episode of the Great British Bake Off? Series 7 starts at 8pm this Wednesday (24th August) and a fresh batch of 12 bakers will once more don their aprons for 10 tense weeks of showstoppers and technical challenges. Brightly coloured jackets and an unlimited number […]

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A sparkling short break: Champagne region

Champagne region short break

Does anything sound more glamorous than popping across the channel for a long weekend in Champagne? Fortunately, it’s not only super glam-sounding, it’s also easy to organise and perfect for a short break. With the summer bank holiday coming up, indulge in a bit of bubbly in the beautiful region of Champagne. We headed across […]

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Keep Calm and Be Cool

Keep Cool in the heatwave

With the heatwave lasting well into two weeks now, it’s time to start thinking about ways to keep cool. In the office, at home or even at the gym, here at Average Janes we have all the answers! Neat ways to keep cool in the heatwave Our top tips for keeping your cool in this […]

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Get the scoop! Top ice cream spots

Top ice cream hot spots

We are loving this heatwave, basking in the glorious long evenings and desperately seeking cooling refreshments during our lunch breaks! To help you out, we’ve found some of the hottest ice cream spots to grab a cooling treat. We’ve tracked down the best scoops, make-your-own recipes and even some champagne lollies – delicious. Hottest Ice […]

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Cuban Nights: The Rib Room BACARDI Summer Terrace

The Rib Room bacardi cocktails

Fancy whisking yourself away to the sultry Cuban heat, but – like us – can’t afford the air fare or travel time? Well, we have the answer! We’ve been checking out the Cuban-themed BACARDÍ Summer Terrace at The Rib Room in Knightsbridge, London – the perfect location for a bit of weeknight escapism. Located in […]

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