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Taberna Do Mercado – revisited

I’ve not been to Portugal yet to truly experience their culinary offering (a stag trip to the Algrave eating kebabs…

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Paternoster Chop House (St Pauls) Review

Paternoster Chop House has been around since 2004 and is one of many restaurants from the D&D conglomerate. It’s located in Paternoster Square,…

Posted in 1 Michelin Star Cocktails Covent Garden Craft beer/ales Fitzrovia French Informal Open Kitchen Tasting Menu Wine pairing

Birthdays should always involve good restaurants – Portland for lunch and Frenchie for dinner will have your mouth dancing

What do you do when you’re tasked with organising a day and night of restaurants for a friend’s birthday? You…

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Molé Taco Bar – revisited

I was that enamoured by Molé Taco Bar during my July visit, it made me come back twice on my own steam…

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Berners Tavern for breakfast, Portland for lunch.. This is what you do when friends come to visit. What an afternoon!

I’ve been to Berners Tavern many times now for dinner and lunch but never for breakfast so having an old works reunion…

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Santo Remedio – Mexicana in hipster land – where has it gone?

Santo Remedio comes to Shoredtich’s Rivington St in March of this year bringing a blend of modern and street food…

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Frenchie – Review (Covent Garden) – a bistro with a sharp suit? Trés Bon!

Greg Marchand opens “Frenchie” in February this year, a name coined for him by Jamie Oliver when he was the…

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Ember Yard – Review (Soho) My first and most recent visits

The Ember Yard is the fourth instalment from the Salt Yard Group and my second voyage in conquering all of their restaurants after staying…

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Absurd Bird – Review (Spitalfields) Twisted Southern US fare

Absurd Bird comes to Spitafields’s Commercial Street in March this year with the headline of ‘bringing the soul – warming comfort…

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Le Bab Revisited

I first came here back in February this year and loved the concept of old uni friends collaborating to create Le…