Posted in Craft beer/ales East End Gastropub Hackney Informal Modern British North of the River

Marksman – a chef’d up boozer in Hackney get’s Michelin’s pub of 2017

The Marksman in Hackney was launched in May of 2015 by two veterans in the game, Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram…

Posted in Alfresco Dining Borough Market Cash only Cheap Eats Chinese Coffee East End Informal No bookings North of the River Seafood

Gastro Day – Dumplings, coffee, pastel de nata, scotch eggs and a crab bao!

The brief for Gastro days is simple – walk from place to place (you will burn more calories and therefore…

Posted in Alfresco Dining Asian Barbeque Cheap Eats Cocktails Craft beer/ales East End Informal Italian No bookings Street Feast Wine Bar

Dinerama – the 3rd child of Streetfeast

Dinerama the 2 floored trifecta from street food blazers Street Feast first opens back in June 2015 but goes into a brief hiatus…

Posted in Cheap Eats Cocktails Counter Dining Craft beer/ales East End Fried Chicken Informal North of the River Open Kitchen

Chick n Sours – Review (Dalston) It’s fried and it’s good here

In case you don’t know Chick ‘n’ Sours is a fried chicken restaurant with sour cocktails, ‘like vinegar to chips’…

Posted in Curry East End Indian Informal No bookings Spitalfields

Gunpowder – Review (Spitalfields) My 3 visits – their chops are king

I’m not sure about everyone else, but when I think about curry (*British word sigh*) in the East End, my…

Posted in Alfresco Dining East End Informal Open Kitchen Portuguese Spitalfields

Taberna Do Mercardo – Review (Old Spitalfields) My first Nuno Mendes experience

Nuno Mendes, born and raised in Lisbon first arrived in London in 2008, having trained at culinary school in San…

Posted in East End Informal Modern European Open Kitchen

Pidgin review (Hackney) – high ranking amateurs turn pro

Before Pidgin there was the acclaimed supper club ‘The Secret Larder’ that friends James Ramsden (who is also a broadcaster & food writer) and Sam…

Posted in Alfresco Dining Borough Market Cheap Eats Coffee East End Informal No bookings Open Kitchen Pop-up Street Feast Thai

Hangover free Saturdays should all be like this: Borough Market, Dinerama (Street Feast) eaten and Som Saa – Reviewed

This is a message for those who are tired of feeling sick on Saturday morning from getting over the night…