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The Merchant's Tavern

In November 2000 I breathed a sigh of relief as we published the third edition of the Rough Guide to London Restaurants. Over 350 restaurants and a page for each, a mission that involved endless hours hammering at the keyboard and several hundred meals some good and some bad. Old guide books make great reading, in 2000 the entry for the Cantaloupe starts “Property people keep saying that Shoreditch is the in place to live, but until you visit somewhere like Cantaloupe you may be forgiven for not believing them. It’s been trading happily since 1996 and is packed to the gunnels”.


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