Category Archives: restaurant reviews

BIRD

TweetIt’s very easy to be cynical isn’t it? Especially in East London, when so many places appear to be simply ticking off a list of current trends; industrial fit out, stripped back cool, fried chicken, cocktails, doughnuts etc etc. It’s … Continue reading

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Picture

TweetI’ve had Picture nagging at me from my ‘to visit’ list ever since I first came across it, I think on Lizzie’s blog, almost a year ago. It’s a restaurant that I don’t think has ever really reached deserved peak … Continue reading

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Casual Dining Spots; Roti King, On The Bab, Burro E Salvia, Dindin Kitchen

TweetAs much as I enjoy a leisurely evening of cocktails and nibbles or a long, lazy brunch at the weekend, there’s also something to be said for cheaper, maybe more perfunctionary eats. Be that a working lunch or an early, … Continue reading

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L’anima Cafe, *that* N’duja & A Peach, N’duja & Comte Toastie

TweetI hurriedly made a reservation during L’anima Cafe‘s soft opening around a month ago, if I’m honest on the merit of just a couple of items that had been brought to my attention via social media. It’s often the way. … Continue reading

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The Palomar & Arabica Bar & Kitchen

TweetI’m always attracted to food that’s roughly influenced by the Middle East, there’s something mystical about the fragrant and often heavily spiced cuisine that I find so utterly different from the food I was brought up on and therefore bewitching. … Continue reading

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Revisiting New York & Williamsburg

TweetI forget how vast the states are and how different each of the towns and cities within it ¬†feels. I felt it when I first visited Williamsburg last Christmas, an eery stillness I hadn’t come across before, so far removed … Continue reading

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8 Hoxton Square, Quality Chop & White Lyan

TweetI’d been keeping an ear to the ground for news on the sister restaurant of 10 Greek Street ever since I heard news that there was to be one. You see, although I quite liked the first, I’d never really … Continue reading

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Blanchette Soho

TweetEvery now and then, a place opens that entices you to embrace it like an old friend, promising very quickly to become a regular haunt. Sager & Wilde last year was immediately one, Duck Soup in the past, Mishkins and … Continue reading

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Tinello and a Truffle Tantrum

TweetTinello has been around for about three years but it only came to my attention a few weeks ago when a bunch of my friends attended a sort of relaunch evening. As is often the case when a small group … Continue reading

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Rita’s Take 2

Tweet There are some openings that immediately take precedence, jumping straight ahead of the queued list of venues I want to try. Usually these are places where I know something of the owners or chef, so already have an insight … Continue reading

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