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Bella Italia, Leicester Square, London

Bella Italia, Leicester Square, London

Three (the phone company, not the number) has been super good to me so far. They treat their customers with occasional free crap and this time it was a meal at Bella Italia. It’s not too much of a stretch to think I wouldn’t have […]

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Covent Garden, London

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Covent Garden, London

It’s time to get a little starry-eyed. Michelin starry-eyed. I’ve done over half a year in London now, and it’s a good point to start checking off some Michelin-starred establishments. First on the list was L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Covent Garden. The location was […]

Bageriet, Covent Garden, London

Bageriet, Covent Garden, London

This year I’ve resolved to cut down on the refined sugars. Then it came to lunchtime and I thought to myself: bageriet. Life is for the living and you’ll be living it up when you encounter London’s finest Swedish bakery. Bread, biscuits, cakes, buns, pretzels […]

Mamie’s, Covent Garden, London

Mamie’s, Covent Garden, London

When I’ve ordered flambé crepes, I expect some flames dammit. Unfortunately my mid-afternoon experience at Mamie’s was that one ended up in flames. I’m a grand fan of the humble galette/ crepe (see Roule Galette), and was excited to check out the venue after seeing […]

Flat Iron, Covent Garden, London

Flat Iron, Covent Garden, London

The best £10 flat iron steak you can get in London is at, well, Flat Iron. There’s five locations across central London and the shtick is all the same; cheap, quality cuts with no reservations only a great experience. There was a bit of a […]

EAT, Covent Garden, London

EAT, Covent Garden, London

EAT’s another rather basic eating chain. As basic as the name suggests. I don’t find it quite as tasty as the likes of Pret, who do deliver a consistent level of quality, especially on the salad front of late. I finished up a long half […]

Wagamama, Covent Garden, London

Wagamama, Covent Garden, London

As I love to mention to anyone I meet, I used to work at a Wagamama’s. It’s such a thing here, and back at home no-one really went near it. And something curious always seems me returning to dine at one. Not sure what it […]

Benugo, Covent Garden, London

Benugo, Covent Garden, London

Benugo is another of those chains that seem to pop up everywhere. They run quite a few of the speciality cafes in museums and public spaces. But this one was on the high street (I’m very much still getting used to that phrase). It’s a […]

Kanada Ya, Covent Garden, London

Kanada Ya, Covent Garden, London

I had a tiny bit of time to kill before checking out the nearby Book of Mormon. So I stepped into Kanada-Ya for a rapid fire ramen retreat. My dinnertime ended up being shorter than I had anticipated, but I still made it in and […]