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October 20, 2010

Yelp's WestFest

Posted by Lizzie G

Last night Yelp London took it west, way west, for Yelp's WestFest. With the Yelp London community wrapped up warm this cold October evening, Under The Westway @ Portobello provided the scene for some fabulous local businesses to showcase what they do best.

WestFest 1 Photos taken by Kit Oats

Yelpers were spoilt rotten as the music was pumping and the BrewDog Beer was flowing, noshing on everything from Saf's hummus and homemade harrissa on organic crostini paired with Juniper Green Organic Sloe Gin Fizz, to Ukai's sumptuous sushi selection served alongside Tazaki Food's array of sake and plum wine.

WestFest 2
Wine bag anyone? Oneglass Wine dished out their fabulous vino all evening (which may have influenced some of the dance moves.) Non-dancers could grab a bag of popcorn and take a seat in the Portobello Pop Up Cinema or they could silde into the back seat of the Megabooth Taxi and get snapped. Check out all those fabulous photos here (photos to come shortly)

WestFest 3 Markers Mark served up some tasty concoctions that really got the party started, but it could have also been the fabulous London Roller Girls that had an influence on that too. Yelpers still can't stop talking about the mouthwatering morsels on offer from La Sophia; feta and aubergine salads and pan fried king prawns created a drool pool as La Sophia's expert chefs cooked these up right in front of the guests.WestFest 4 Rumbling tummies were stopped by El Caminon's tasty tostadas, Bee Me kept everyone warm with their hot chocolate and strawberries and Creme De La Crepe's sweet and savoury creations created quite a stir. Sweet tooth cravingings were curbed at the Euphorium Bakery table where a selection of macaroons and busicuits were on offer. It's thirsty work all that eating, so yelpers could grab a bottle of their favourite Vitamin Water from their VW Van!

Picnik collage   A huge thank you to all the generous yelpers who donated money to LifeLites on the night, who raised over £200 for children in hospices across the UK. In this beatiful space covered in graffiti, street dancers entertained and the DJ spun his tunes, creating what has to be the best party Yelp London has ever seen.

And if that's not enough, all this week the fabulous businesses involved are giving special discounts. Print out this flyer and take it along with you.

Want more? Check out some of the photos taken by Kit Oats and the very talented Jason E here, read the reviews, catch up on all the gossip on talk and check out all the fantastic discounts avaliable all week.

Until next time...


Lizzie G and the London Yelp Crew



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It is really informative and impressive and photos are great.I am really excited to see this blog.Thank you very much for this blog.

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