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Tonkotsu East, Dalston, London

Tonkotsu East, Dalston, London

This last week has a seen a whirlwind of flat viewings as I embark on my next quest to relocate. Since my work is now out east, there’s not so much reason to stay in Westminster, plus I’m lazy and love a commute to work […]

Volcanic Grill, Dalston, London

Volcanic Grill, Dalston, London

The crowd erupts into applause. We were promised the best bacon cheeseburgers in town and boy, did we get them. Volcanic Grill is a six week old pop-up kitchen residency specialising in a South African-barbecue style of cooking. They’re located in the very hip neighbourhood […]

Breddos Tacos, Clerkenwell, London

Breddos Tacos, Clerkenwell, London

Early on in my UK residency, It took an ex-street stall serving modern, fusion-brunch tacos to convince me that London has some hidden dining gems. And convince me Breddos Tacos sure did. My temporary flatmates and I headed around to Clerkenwell to check out this […]

The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell, London

The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell, London

It doesn’t look it at first instance but the Modern Pantry lives up its “modern” moniker. It offers an inventive menu with worldly flavours and contrasting influences. However, I didn’t quite enjoy my experience at The Modern Pantry as much as I was expecting. That’s not […]

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Stoke Newington, London

L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Stoke Newington, London

New to London, new to Stoke Newington and with a lot of pizzaz. Formerly queue-centric, but much more relaxed these days. Still loud. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele is the latest extension on the book-famous Neapolitan pie joint. A local favourite for many years in its […]

The Victoria, Mile End, London

The Victoria, Mile End, London

The night was young and we were situated at The Victoria for my friend’s leaving do. It’s a bit of an institution for the locals, as most neighborhood gastropubs are and surely would have evoked some fond memories for the folk. I was pre-warned the […]

Poppies, Brick Lane, London

Poppies, Brick Lane, London

Legacy and a touch of British culture; our food tour squeezed in both at our stopover at Poppies. The tour company’s pretty thoughtful, my aversion to seafood was easily managed with a substitution to a vege pasty and they take care with any dietary requirements […]

Cay Tre, Hoxton, London

Cay Tre, Hoxton, London

This week we had our agency away day, and whilst I lasted as long as I could with the drinks courtesy of the company tab (that’s a reasonable while, mind you) the hunger eventually came into play. There’s only so long fries can delay an inevitable, […]

Cereal Killer Cafe, Brick Lane, London

Cereal Killer Cafe, Brick Lane, London

Cereal-isly? You guys have a cereal-themed cafe? I went along, and I’m glad I did, but it certainly wasn’t killer. It’s a super happening spot, no doubt driven by a glow of nostalgia and a ounce of curiosity. Service was a killjoy. You have to […]