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Eden’s Cottage, Finsbury Park, London

Eden’s Cottage, Finsbury Park, London

I enjoy irony hunting as much as the next middle-class, poverty tourist hipster. But truth be told, I simply want fried chicken dammit. The houses of chicken are an intriguing institution and there are so many of these stores here in the UK. The ever […]

London Grind, London Bridge, London

London Grind, London Bridge, London

There are way too many instances of London in that title! Grind & Co is a chain of espresso bars, cocktail bars and restaurants and London Grind is their location on London Bridge, just above Borough Market. My friend Anne and I ventured in one […]

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London

100 Wardour Street is the new form restaurant/ bar/ lounge from the previous longstanding Marquee Club and Floridita. This was all well before my time. I came across it as it was partnered with Hot Dinners for a 50% offer. Can’t see no to them savings. I felt 100 Wardour Street was more style than substance when it came to the food. But at these prices, the complaints are limited.

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Tulip Restaurant, Canterbury

Tulip Restaurant, Canterbury

Our once-upon-a time in Canterbury came to a close with the Turkish stylings of Tulip Restaurant. We spied it on our trek home and calculated we had plenty of time for a sit down dinner before the long bus ride home. It’s a rather impressive […]

Bleecker Burger, Spitalfields, London

Bleecker Burger, Spitalfields, London

It took me a little bit of time before I got my dirty paws on a Bleecker burger, often regarded as one of London’s best burgers around. And I concur. The burgers are massively juicy and some of the best, most satisfying meat patties I’ve […]

Mother India, Glasgow, Scotland

Mother India, Glasgow, Scotland

The mother of all curries? A name that gets heralded around as one of the city’s top restaurants (let alone Indian restaurants) in Glasgow is Mother India. The UK does such a good job of producing such smashing curries, in part to its long history of emigration and popularity. This count as one of my favourite curries. Mother India continues a rich tradition delivering outstanding Indian cuisine in a relaxed, but upmarket atmosphere.

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Pix Pintxos, Soho, London

Pix Pintxos, Soho, London

If it’s look good, then it’s worth a stab. I first came across pintxos back in the madness of Naked for Satan, and it hasn’t appeared at all since then. Pintxos or pinchos are Spanish for “spike” and refer to little bites on sticks. Pix Pintxos is […]

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. London has such a different take on South-East Asian cuisine to what I’m so very used to. But there’s really nothing […]

Eat Saigon, Spitalfields, London

Eat Saigon, Spitalfields, London

Here’s a short review for one of my new preferred Aldgate lunch hotspots. Eat Saigon is a tiny little cafe on Toynbee Street, kinda between the Petticoat Lane market and the Spitalfield market. The offering is Vietnamese: fast, well priced and very filling. I’ve had two visits to Eat Saigon and so far I rate the food I’ve had. Satisfactory for a lunchtime but sometimes the meat does feel a bit funky.

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