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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…

Posted in Gastronoughts Good for dates Informal Italian North of the River Pasta

Trullo – Islington – Sublime pasta cookery can be had..

Trullo the Italian job of North London has been around since June 2010. It’s run by Jordan Frieda, an alumni…

Posted in Cheap Eats Good for dates Good for Groups Informal Japanese Noodles North of the River Open Kitchen Sushi

Bento Cafe – Camden – Does it taste good?

I was first introduced to Bento Cafe around 15 years ago by an old flame who got my taste in…

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The Little Viet Kitchen – Supper Club goes Viral!

Husband and wife team Chef Thuy Pham-Kelly and hubby Dave Kelly launched Little Viet Kitchen in the summer of 2015, through…

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…

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Pizza Union, Pitt Cue, Taste London.. This is what Fat Friday’s are about

Fat Friday’s personify quality time consuming one’s bodyweight in high calorie comfort food which invariably/inevitably have a patina of filth….

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 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 didn’t know Chick ‘n’ Sours is a fried chicken restaurant with sour cocktails; ‘like vinegar to chips’…

Posted in Cocktails Counter Dining Craft beer/ales Informal Modern European North of the River Open Kitchen Seafood

Galley – Review (Islington) Brother and sister team throw out the rod

Oriona Robb together with her sibling Marcel Grzyb, the former head chef of 10 years at Soho institution Randall and…

Posted in Cash only Cheap Eats Chinese Informal Mainland China North of the River Sichuan | Szechuan

Xi’an Impression – Review (Holloway Road) There is hope in Holloway

Xi’an Impression is run by the guys from Sichuan Folk. It first opened in July 2015 directly opposite the Emirates Stadium in…