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London Food Map: Restaurants You Need To Check Out

London Food Map: Restaurants You Need To Check Out

For a while I’ve been collating all the restaurant recommendations I get from people so I have a ‘hit list’ of quality places in London I can check out. I was doing all sorts of spreadsheets, then realised something with a geographical aspect would be […]

Greggs, All London

Greggs, All London

Greggs is the largest bakery chain in the United Kingdom with over 1,700 stores. Even in London it dominates the Zomato category with a search yielding 187 rated locations. It’s very unfussy food, with cheap offerings and simple, comfort food category treats. Over my eight […]

Giraffe Cafe, Stansted Airport, London

Giraffe Cafe, Stansted Airport, London

For my travels I’ve frequented Stansted Airport the most, but the food options always annoy me in the morning. There are two Prets, an Itsu and a Leon which can be half-decent. Than you have an even lower tier of Burger King, Wetherspoons and Giraffe. There’s a bunch more to check out, mind you.

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Chilango, Holborn, London

Chilango, Holborn, London

Just chill Sam. And I did with a burrito from Chilango in tow. Chilango was first started from two ex-Skype guys who found it hard to find good Mexican food Over the last ten years, Chilango have expanded to almost a dozen stores littered around London. […]

Troia, South Bank, London

Troia, South Bank, London

On this evening we were in the area for a late night film, and decided to hit up a nearby spot for a spot of dinner. Troia popped up in the search with a winning combination of positive reviews and low pricing. And so it was. […]

Crosstown Doughnuts, Soho, London

Crosstown Doughnuts, Soho, London

I had first encountered Crosstown Doughnuts on my lunch at Tombo, where I declared the matcha one fantastic-inventive-great! So I was just as excited checking out the full blown store in Soho. London’s a big place, which makes it easy to miss a spot, though Crosstown has some coverage with four stores across the scene. There’s some rave reviews and lots of tantalising flavour options which hypes up the experience somewhat. I had the kiwi(fruit) and green apple (£3.50). This is a sourdough based, with a fruit compote with mint-infused white chocolate icing. It wasn’t quite as wow as the cake-based one I had last time, but is a solid donut option for these parts. The sourdough base ends up being too much bread-like for my donut preferences. There’s a good amount of compote in each bite and it’s great tasting. Crosstown make all their own, and you can feel that with every bite having chunks of fruit. Will return.

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8/10

Crosstown Doughnuts Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Pilau, Soho, London

Pilau, Soho, London

Pilau left me a little confused as it’s kind of an Indian-street styled affair, but then it isn’t. The normal menu option is that one selects a size, than a main filling followed by toppings. Mine was different as it was via Mealfix so I […]

Cookhouse Joe, Soho, London

Cookhouse Joe, Soho, London

Week two of new job and we headed off to Cookhouse Joe for a work lunch to see the weekend through. It’s a popular haunt amongst the crew here, and it’s easy to see why with £7 getting you half a chicken, fries, and a […]

Pret A Manger, Strand, London

Pret A Manger, Strand, London

It’s kinda gross how many Pret A Mangers there are all over London. Decidedly mediocre, it’s sad that the only cafes that can afford the inflated rents around here are the chains. It’s real sad. All the foods are ready for you to pick from the shelf, you may as well be dining at a vending machine. Though here you have the luxury of paying extra to dine in (it’s the only thing that’s remotely French outside the name).

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The staff are similarly robotic but at least the drinks are made to order. I had the blasphemous coconut latte and I kinda liked it. On the other hand, I had a bacon egg brioche and it was dry and tasteless. Something branded fresh and homemade, all lies from non-allies. The bircher muesli was okay. I don’t yet understand the fascination the locals have with this place but it’s all over like a plague that’s hard to avoid.

5.5/10
Pret A Manger Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato