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…

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 Craft beer/ales Gastropub Good for dates Good for Groups Informal Islington North of the River

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…

Posted in Cheap Eats City Craft beer/ales Gastropub Good for Groups Informal

White Horse EC2 Broadgate Review… It’s a nod to boozy lunches and mischief when the gaffer turns his back

The White Horse is a stalwart City boozer with enough rustic charm to belong in the Surrey Hills – just….

Posted in Bistro Borough Market Burgers Craft beer/ales Good for dates Informal London Bridge Seafood Wine Bar

Elliots Borough Market Review…We get to enjoy the pleasures of their virtuous use of small time growers

Elliot’s was founded in 2011 by Australian Brett Redman and being on the edge of Borough Market, I’m pretty certain…

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Hixster Bankside Review – the place wreaks of City shenanigans..

Hixster Bankside is Chef Mark Hix’s 7th restaurant in London and holds the same chicken-or-steak notion as his famed Tramshed…