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…

Posted in Cheap Eats Cocktails Craft beer/ales Informal No bookings Shoreditch Steak

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 Cantonese Cheap Eats Chinatown Good for Groups Informal

Wong Kei Chinatown Review… The uncompromising rudeness was part of the romance

Wong Kei is one of the longest standing Cantonese institutions in Chinatown, it’s a multi-storey restaurant with its own Wikipedia…

Posted in Chinatown Chinese Informal Noodles Open Kitchen

Jen Café Review – Chinatown – come here to get your gap filled

If you’re in search for tummy filling, reasonably priced, and above all tasty food in a welcoming place then Jen…

Posted in Cheap Eats Fried Chicken Good for Groups Informal New Malden South of the River Suburbia Surrey

Kang Nam – New Malden… It serves up the customary stablemates

Kang Nam is one of the latest additions to the already strong fleet of Korean restaurants in New Malden. It…

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 Dress to impress Farringdon Good for dates Italian Posh Nosh

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…

Posted in Burgers Cheap Eats Covent Garden Good for Groups Informal

Five Guys Review – Covent Garden & Oxford Circus. We hunker down and shovel slabs of moo covered in viscous American cheese..

Over the years I have wondered past Five Guys of Covent Garden on numerous occasions and wondered what the queues…

Posted in Burgers Cheap Eats Cocktails Good for Groups Informal Japanese Open Kitchen Soho Sushi

Ichibuns Soho Review – It’s a place for dirt bag teenagers who’ve grown up and like a bit of refinement in their junk food.

Ichibuns is a three-floored 90 cover restaurant concepted by Robin Leigh, a Nobu alumina and is backed by the folks…

Posted in Cocktails Good for dates Informal Soho Taiwanese

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,…