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Passo Old St – you’re definitely not sitting elbow to elbow here and you can flounce around like a spoilt child without anyone noticing

Passo is brought to us in October 2017 to the manor they call Old St from the guys behind the…

Posted in Cocktails Good for dates Posh Nosh Steak

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 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…

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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,…

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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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Luca – Clerkenwell Review.. “British seasonal ingredients through an Italian lens”

Luca in the town of Clerkenwell is famed for its Italian food and is the second instalment from the team…

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Xu Review – Soho – the Sethi family have knocked out another whopper

The Sethi family behind the JKS Group have knocked out yet another whopper called Xu (pronounced Zoo) on Rupert St,…

Posted in Cocktails Curry Good for dates Good for Groups Informal Marylebone Sri Lankan

Hoppers – St Christophers Place. The ring sting is worth it…

Hoppers is a Soho success story with a not so secret weapon of serving up bowl shaped pancakes made from…

Posted in Essex Good for dates Good for Groups Informal Open Kitchen Turkish

Pivaz Review – Repping in Epping

“Pivaz means onion, so come along and peel back the layers of flavour and ambience”. I did exactly that and…