fitzrovia

Nando’s, Fitzrovia, London

Nando’s, Fitzrovia, London

I can never get enough of Nando’s and a recent Nando’s sauce retail promotion that offers a free quarter chicken had me clicking at my heels to get back in. For only £1 you get a mini bottle of Nando’s sauce and that then gives […]

Benito’s Hat, Fitzrovia, London

Benito’s Hat, Fitzrovia, London

The friendliest Mexican-ish meal I’ve had to date. I say “ish” as Mexican food is a little weird here in London. Brit-Mex feels like there’s a thrilling edge taken off for the local palate. Fitzrovia is a bit of a desert in the weekends, so […]

Banh Mi Bay, Fitzrovia, London

Banh Mi Bay, Fitzrovia, London

So the box might not look appetising, but this was one of my favourite lunches from my Mealpal subscription. Banh Mi Bay is located in Fitzrovia, so it’s one skip over busy Oxford St to get there from the office. It’s a busy spot for […]

East Street, Fitzrovia, London

East Street, Fitzrovia, London

There’s a growing weariness around any (and the many) attempts at Asian fusion at restaurants, and London (outside of Chinatown) is so full of them. But there’s really nothing to be scared of. Fortunately, a self-aware restaurant called East Street did it justice on this afternoon. […]

Mapa Cafe, Fitzrovia, London

Mapa Cafe, Fitzrovia, London

I’m not completely sure what the schtick with Mapa Cafe is, but there’s three of them in London. They offer a jack-of-all-meals approach: there’s sandwiches, Vietnamese food, coffee, bagels, sandwiches. So whatever takes your lunch time (or other time) fancy. A little confusing but I’m not […]

Dim T, Fitzrovia, London

Dim T, Fitzrovia, London

I love the review for this place that simply summarised it as “quality of the dim sum of horrific… but it at least has the decency to be cheap”.  I was more complimentary. I was content with my recent outing, we were out for a […]

Tortilla, Fitzrovia, London

Tortilla, Fitzrovia, London

Tortilla is a big deal. Or at least, it’s a really, really big burrito. I naively went for the large size (£6.40) and I can’t recall having so much Mexican in one hand. Other than that one time I accidentally grabbed the person-not-my-mum’s arm in […]

Pho, Fitzrovia

Pho, Fitzrovia

Here in London I have a constant craving for Asian food. The choices are few and far between (other than Chinatown) and I haven’t quite found the relaxed authenticity that is so common back in my adopted Melbourne. I got a job. And celebrated with […]