North London

Xi’an Impression, Holloway, London

Xi’an Impression, Holloway, London

Xi’an Impression feels so stripped down when you first enter it’s doors in Holloway Road/ Arsenal. But you walk out with such a good impression of this no frills Chinese restaurant, after dining on its delicious and authentic fare.

Salvation In Noodles, Finsbury Park, London

Salvation In Noodles, Finsbury Park, London

Salvation in Noodles might not have the shiniest service, but it’s a fully acceptable¬†hipster Vietnamese option. Finsbury Park doesn’t have the most numerous eating options, so it’s a fair choice for when you need it. For me, Salvation in Noodles (also self-referential as SIN), is […]

The Cellars, Stoke Newington, London

The Cellars, Stoke Newington, London

If ever there was a cure for a mid-winter morning, it would be found on a white plate with lashings of gravy, tasty meat and a gigantic puff of Yorkshire pudding goodness. My friend Judy and I headed into the depths of The Cellars in […]

Dotori, Finsbury Park, London

Dotori, Finsbury Park, London

So… Dotori in Finsbury Park has always been a bit of a mixed bag for me. I agree it’s the best Japanese-Korean restaurant in London. And I’m not sure if I mean that as an aggregate, or that it is the best Japanese restaurant AND […]

Lady Mildmay, Newington Green, London

Lady Mildmay, Newington Green, London

Neighbourhood pub dinner was the order for the day as we welcomed new friends to the city of London. Specifically, into the neighbourhood of Stoke Newington/ Newington Green. I love the leafy charms of the area, it makes me crave living in a real house. […]

Kebab Delight, Wood Green, London

Kebab Delight, Wood Green, London

Staying in the Wood Green meant making the most of the many, amazing Turkish delicacies nearby. The areas is rich with this community group and that shows in the local cuisine on offer. I was lured in by the sweet wafts of the bain-maries of […]

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 […]

The Good Egg, Stoke Newington, London

The Good Egg, Stoke Newington, London

A good egg or a bad egg? We had both sides of the egg on our visit to Jerusalem-styled neighbourhood eatery The Good Egg. It’s a venue with a lot of fanfare, afternoon queues and mentions across much of the hip city press. In fact, […]

Kervan Sofrasi, Wood Green, London

Kervan Sofrasi, Wood Green, London

One of my first food comas in London came in the form of Kervan Sofrasi – and we only ordered a platter for two! The theme here is family-style Turkish but the effect is a major meat-fest. Located more north than I’m used to, my […]