Guest Post: London’s Best Burgers by ‘Cause Burgers

London loves a good burger! Though to the naked eye there might not seem to be obvious differences between the dizzying number of places slinging succulent patties in brioche buns, trust us, there is! Navigating London’s burger scene is, in fact, a job in its own right. So we wanted to enlist an expert to offer you a definitive guide to the best burgers in London… and maybe one of the worst too!

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Lauren Hughes is the mastermind behind ‘Cause Burgers, the London-based blog dedicated solely to the quest for the best burger in London. Isn’t the name epic for a start?

“Why start a blog?

“… ’cause burgers!”

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Christmas | Gift Guide 2016

You’ve waited all year and now once again it’s time for GastroGays to turn into sassy Santa Clauses! Yes, back by popular demand and annual tradition at this stage, we present our 2016 Christmas Gift Guide.

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Full of foodie options, exciting experiences, heavenly hampers and the cream of 2016’s cookbooks, now you won’t have to trawl through the high street rails or risk square eyes setting in after endless hours of internet shopping. All of the below are our personal, independent pick of the best food, travel and home gifts we can find this year… and every single one would be a delight to find under the tree! So go on, treat the one you love to something they’ll really cherish and appreciate.

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Guest Recipe: Gilli Davies’ Welsh Cakes & Deep-Fried Laver

We haven’t been to Wales in years but it continuously crops up on our travel bucket list. We really should remedy that, but whilst we’re mulling over when we’ll make our way back you cant bet we’re definitely munching on Welsh recipes like these. Esteemed Welsh writer Gilli Davies has a series of brand new cookbooks which have just come out and we’ve got a fab Welsh-with-a-modern-twist guest recipe for you (plus a bonus one at the bottom!)

Caerphilly Cheese and Leek Welsh Cakes

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Chips, French Fries, Frites: The Best in Brussels!

Answer this truthfully. Who amongst you can defiantly say you don’t love chips? We can’t recall ever meeting anyone who dislikes those dreamy fried sticks of potato and we hope our paths will never cross someone of such crass persuasion! Whether you prefer ’em thick-cut and soft inside or thin and crispy shoestrings, chips – or pommes frites, french fries, sceallóga, whatever you want to call them –  are the perfect supporting act for so many dishes in terms of flavour, but can be the star of the show of their own accord… and here’s where we’ve found the best frites in Brussels!

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Chips, Frites, French Fries: The Best Chips in London & Dublin!

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Answer this truthfully. Who amongst you can defiantly say you don’t love chips? We can’t recall ever meeting anyone who dislikes those dreamy fried sticks of potato and we hope our paths will never cross someone of such crass persuasion! Whether you prefer ’em thick-cut and soft inside or thin and crispy shoestrings, chips – or pommes frites, french fries, sceallóga, whatever you want to call them –  are the perfect supporting act for so many dishes in terms of flavour, but can be the star of the show of their own accord… and here’s where we’ve found the best we’ve ever tasted in London and Dublin!

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Review | OX Belfast & OX Cave

It’s 2016 and Northern Ireland has marketed this year as the Year of Food & Drink, a fantastic campaign to encourage and support the visibility of local producers, chefs, suppliers, bars, restaurants and food and drink businesses.  Flaunting their wears and putting their best foot forward, this year in particular is showcasing this part of the world, with proper order, as one of Europe’s top foodie destinations.

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Review | Bullitt Hotel: Belfast at its Best!

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Belfast is an incredibly exciting place right now. Something somewhat unimaginable from the city we once knew a little more than two decades ago, Belfast’s never been better! Recently named one of the safest cities in Europe to visit, Belfast boasts some of the friendliest and most hospitable people you can find, not to mention some absolute must-try places. If the Northern Ireland capital isn’t on your bucket list, write it down right this second (and check out our 48 Hours In… guide to the city) and when planning that inevitable trip, we suggest a stay at one of Belfast’s newest boltholes, Bullitt Hotel!

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