Carnaby Street does events every now and then and we took advantage of a recent one for a cheaper (cough, bargain) dinner over at Dirty Bones. There’s three branches of Dirty Bones in Carnaby, Soho and Shoreditch. Their menu is New York style American comfort […]
I’ve had two experiences at Tombo Poke Matcha Bar in Soho. Once with the takeaway via MealPal and another for a sit down group meal. For both experiences I do find the food at Tombo Poke tasty and of high quality but the portions are […]
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 you a free quarter chicken with a spend over £5. Bargain much? Though that being said the Nando’s store in Fitzrovia was closed a painfully long time, so I had to make a few attempts to get in. During their renovation the Nando’s store in Soho was also closed a while. A bit of a Nando’s famine in the city. So when I finally made it in, I was more than ready.
What’s clucking near you? Today’s review is of the Kilburn branch of the Chicken Cottage chain. Britain has such a curious obsession with these clever cut-priced eateries. It’s laughably cheap how it all is, though one must wonder how they keep those prices down. It’s […]
My last weekend saw me adventuring out to Budapest, Hungary. And that’s not a city I knew much about at all. But I landed back in London feeling like I saw a unique place that’s well worth visiting. And well worth raving about. My last […]
I’ve had a mix of experiences with Etto across Melbourne, with the South Melbourne one being my usual go to due to proximity to my now former office. The menu is mostly pasta, wholly customisable, as well as other Italian treats and sides. On the restaurant side of pricing for street pasta, but it comes quick and with good service. I was quite a fan of the carbonara from my first visit – perfectly creamy, cheesy, the right treat for a cold afternoon in. My last visit I picked up the Black truffle and Salami ($19) which I wasn’t quite as enamoured with. The pasta wasn’t fully hot on this occasion and the butter was a bit of a pool. Much too splashy for my liking. The extra chicken was worth it and it was a more than filling lunch fix with it in the mix. Also, they seem perpetually out of the gnocchi option, which makes me sad.
My week-long Toronto holiday (of eating) kicked off at the Canadian institution that is Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill. There are at least 97 of these stores that I can count, and it has a humble rap for being an old peoples’ dining hall. Still, it […]
Cheap, multi-variate, Ecuadorian lunch cuisine? Well, that’s not something you certainly see every day. Unless you’re in Soho. My lunch box for Thursday was from Tostado, which offers a on-the-go option for busy people like myself. Or just impatient people like myself. Sam’s choice was the chicken […]
After visiting a friend, I ended up Kilburn main street, where there’s as many chicken shops as there are lampposts. Its insane. And I’m slightly jealous, since my home postcode of WC1 doesn’t have any. I’m sure my liver is all the more better for it though. Pepe’s Piri Piri looked the cleanest so that was my reckoning for the pick. It’s hard to fathom how these guys turn a profit on the £2.50 deals, with mine including one chicken piece (breast), two wings and fries. Multiple chicken-based permutations are available. I also splashed out on a £1.29 chicken steak burger and non-tap water.
Fries are reasonable, not remarkable, and the burger almost tasted of chicken. These guys were busy on this evening, plenty of folks popping in for their meat fix. Wings were teensy in size but I liked the coating on them and on the chicken too. A hint of sweetness, pepperiness – you could tell they were going for something KFC-like and Pepe’s didn’t disappoint along the way. Nice, tender meat and service was friendly. Probably a good thing I’m not closer, otherwise it’ll be such an easy re-visit.