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London Steak House Company… Then came the beef short ribs – two slabs of melting, sticky pieces of flesh with a good coating of BBQ glaze

The London Steak House Company formed in 2008 and first opened in the City just off Bishopsgate – you’ve probably…

Posted in Cocktails Craft beer/ales Fried Chicken Good for Groups Informal Shoreditch

Red Rooster Review… It’s fluent in live music and soul food

Behold Red Rooster and the man behind it – celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson. He’s Ethiopian by descent but was raised…

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Leong’s Legend – The lustrous skins hold sweet minced pork and hot soup that explodes in your mouth like a culinary flavour bomb

Leong’s Legend, sister restaurant to Dumplings Legend specialises in Chinese food from Sichuan, Shanghai and Taiwan. It’s been a stablemate…

Posted in Bistro Counter Dining Craft beer/ales Good for dates Informal Modern British Soho Wine Bar

Duck Soup Soho Review – they have wandered the world, discovering many cooking styles

Ducksoup, a 40 cover datenight-ish Soho gem is run by Clare Lattin, Rory McCoy and Julian Biggs. All alumni of…

Posted in Cheap Eats Craft beer/ales Farringdon Gastropub Open Kitchen Steak

The Eagle Clerkenwell – the bifeana is boss

The Eagle is a gastropub, a bare bones one that extoll the virtues of simple cooking as a pub should….

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Smoking Goat – Shoreditch – The flavours will summon you like a mistress in the night

When Smoking Goat Soho was still about, you would often find me there chowing down on their fish sauce wings,…

Posted in Cocktails Counter Dining Craft beer/ales Gastronoughts Good for dates Indian Informal Open Kitchen Soho

Kricket – Soho – Being different on the food front is the feather in the restaurants cap

Kricket on the face of it seems like the well-worn sock of all cliches. Once upon a time they were…

Posted in Cheap Eats City Informal No bookings Sushi

K10 Broadgate – Utility Sushi

K10 Broadgate has been doing its thing since February 2013, replacing Ping Pong, the very bang average dim sum chain….

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Smokehouse Islington Review – food so good we forgave the imaginary service

Smokehouse Islington has been doing their thing since August 2013 and is one part of the quartet they call Noble…

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Flat Iron Shoreditch Review… It has boss levels of umami with salt, fat and cheese caramelised in all of the right places. I can’t endorse it enough.

Charlie Carroll is behind the roaring success they call Flat Iron. After a stint at Wahaca, he went out on…