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Dirty Bones, Carnaby, Soho, London

Dirty Bones, Carnaby, Soho, London

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 […]

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 […]

Florentine Restaurant & Bar, Lambeth, London

Florentine Restaurant & Bar, Lambeth, London

The influences are diverse, the food is aplenty and our brunch at Florentine concludes as a roaring success. My friend Craig and I had a fantastic time checking out the new-ish restaurant and bar that’s part of the Park Plaza Waterloo. It’s minutes from South Bank with that extra distance making for one of the finest dining options in these parts. The menu is brasserie and there’s some signature highlights including the flat breads, steaks and the unmissable ostrich egg option. As well, the cocktails and bubbles range at Florentine is superb and that’s where our time and this review starts at!

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Le Carbet d’Oc, Toulouse

Le Carbet d’Oc, Toulouse

So… we weren’t quite ready for how late Toulouse dinnertimes start. We had been pondering why most of the street felt so quiet. It turns out a lot of places don’t begin their dinner service until 8pm. We were already hungry.

La Planxa, Nice

La Planxa, Nice

I’m a torn man. I liked the food at La Planxa but the service was terrible and it ultimately overshadowed the dining experience as a whole. I was led into La Planxa due to the positive Tripadvisor reviews (occasionally dodgy at times, I know) and […]

Chicken Cottage, Kilburn, London

Chicken Cottage, Kilburn, London

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 a quick service restaurant, with frills in short supply. They pass those savin’s over to you.

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Pepperoni Restaurant, Cannes

Pepperoni Restaurant, Cannes

Located in a nice buzzy street, with a lot of other food options I’m not sure what exactly about Pepperoni stood out. It did have a few locals sprinkled around. But how did I make my way to Cannes? Well, it ended up being a […]

Shake Shack, Leicester Square, London

Shake Shack, Leicester Square, London

Cheese, cheese, everywhere. That’s the good part. Everything else about Shake Shack UK was disappointing for me. Originally starting out in Madison Square Park in a literal shack, the chain had exploded globally and eventually found it’s way to Leicester Square here in London. I’d always […]

The Magic Garden, Battersea, London

The Magic Garden, Battersea, London

My big brother’s currently in town, and we had our second catchup meal in the quaint neighbourhood of Battersea. Our newly engaged friends were along for the ride. Being London, the weather was questionable on this Bank Holiday. The Magic Garden has an eclectic, funky vibe. Littered around (litter = literally) there’s an old car, mystery shed and a mosaic of old furniture. Coupled with the soft, dirt ground, it made me wonder if it’s for kids or drunk adults. Either way, it’s a good time. Few others ventured out to the Magic Garden on this afternoon, but the meals still sure took their time. Menu choice for this day was more limited. So three of us veered towards the burger and my sibling went for the fried calamari and cauliflower fritters.

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