Q & Eats – Dance Flow Lift

I had an idea, why not mix getting to know blogging superstars with reviews of the cheaper places to et in London.

Well it happened, and the first up was Natasha from fabulous blog Dance Flow Lift, one of my fave reads, and of course a nominee for blog of the year at our last awards for her health and fitness blog.

The chosen venue was Comptoir Libanais just off Carnaby St.

We’ll look at the food first, I’ll confess when it comes to cheap eats that are easy yet tasty, this is a real go to for me. Love the tagines and Lebanese influenced choices, this time I had the Veggie Moussaka, rich, filling and just right for hitting the spot on a chilly winter day. When you want something to take the chill off, make you feel full and happy the rich mix of spice and pulses will always get you there.


As for Natasha . .


“The atmosphere at Comptoir Libanais was certainly buzzing Saturday lunchtime, but luckily it was just a short wait to be seated. With tables packed closely together, it had that communal eating feel, while still having individual tables which helped create the buzz and street food style appeal and ambience.

From a wide ranging menu I chose the Sojok Man’ousha which turned out to be a Lebanese style pizza with fragrant lamb sausage. Delicately flavoured, I could taste spices and cinnamon from the first bite. The lamb sausage tasted great with subtle yet distinctive flavours.


I also had their Roomana homemade lemonade flavoured with orange blossom & pomegranate which was a lovely, refreshing compliment to the flavours of the dish.”

With the entire bill coming in at just under £24 for the two of us including a drink and service you really can’t fault this bustling, vibrant corner of the Middle East in Soho.

Well that out the way, on to the quick fire questions.

Fave Designer

Alexander McQueen

Neoprene, Neo Right, or Neo Wrong


Heels or Flats

Depends on the occasion

Dress to impress or casual

Depends on the occasion

Print Or Plain


Best Thing you bought

My Loubs

Can a t-shirt save the world

No it’s what you do with it that counts

One idea to change the world


Saying you live by

Don’t be afraid to give up something good to go for something great

What do push up bars actually do

Allow you to get lower with your chest, and help with wrist issues

Which is better, established fitness programs, or new crazes

Established fitness programs

What’s the truth about rest days for non-athletes


Are mountain climbers just a way of PT’s having fun through your misery

No, but Burpee’s are.

If you could only do one dance style what would it be


Who do you want to win Strictly


Mayo or Ketchup


Song that always gets you dancing

Anything by Glen Miller

Should Scrappy Doo be tasered

No idea

*Editors Note – at this point I may have gone off on a tangent about how Shaggy & Scooby were the great American Anti-Heroes, and how Scrappy Doo ruined it. I should probably say Sorry

Best breakfast

Poached egg on toast

Fave Muppet

Miss Piggy

Who would be your celeb parents

Wynona Rider & Morgan Freeman

Fave poem

In Flanders Field

*I’ve added it at the bottom for you all to read, very poignant
Mayor for a day what do you do

Safer cycling

What book should FW followers read

100 Years Of Solitude

One piece of advice for the reader

Don’t sweat the small stuff


So there we go, a quick insight to a blogger I love, and despite the quick fire nature of these questions we had a delightful near two hours discussing a multitude of things. I urge you all to go and have a read of the blog, it is genuine, unique, and written by someone both knowledgeable & passionate about their chosen subjects.

Blog: danceflowlift.com
Twitter: @danceflowlift
Insta: @danceflowlift

As promised the very beautiful poem by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

About Ross Pollard

Since starting writing on my 31st birthday in 2011 I have held a number of positions at magazines and websites as well as regularly producing articles for numerous publications alongside contributing to TV & radio shows as a freelance fashion journalist including Hoxton Radio & Fashion One TV. Alongside writing, I have worked in other industries helping to design & grow digital platforms, develop businesses and support operations practices. This experience has proved invaluable in building an understanding of how businesses work, and the landscape in which retail, B2B commerce and other commercial operations develop. Knowledge of commercial interests has helped shape my fashion industry insights beyond critiquing of garments

One comment

  1. What a cool idea for an interview! That food sounds delicious, it’s made me hungry. I’ll definitely go and check out Natasha’s blog! 🙂 xx

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