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Duck and Waffle Local, Covent Garden, London

Duck and Waffle Local, Covent Garden, London

Duck and Waffle Local is the spinoff sibling from the iconic Duck and Waffle high in the sky at level 40 of the Heron Tower. I’ve had two visits to this Covent Garden/ Haymarket/ St James’s location, with extremely mixed results. Overall I conclude that […]

Ten Cases, Covent Garden, London

Ten Cases, Covent Garden, London

We celebrated the end of the year with a team lunch out at Ten Cases in Covent Garden. Whilst the food was kind of good, the service was definitively, one of the most shocking I’ve had to date. Not sure if our waiter was having […]

Lao Café, Covent Garden, London

Lao Café, Covent Garden, London

Hailed as the first restaurant in London offering Laotian cuisine, Lao Café proved to be a surprise hit for my friend Arielle and I. We stumbled through Covent Garden seeking gastronomic respite and found it here. Less than one year old, Lao Café first started as a pop up from the co-founder of Rosa’s Thai, and there’s plenty of similarities between that chain and this one. Cosiness, efficient service and at the heart of everything: great quality food.

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Bella Italia, Leicester Square, London

Bella Italia, Leicester Square, London

Three (the phone company, not the number) has been super good to me so far. They treat their customers with occasional free crap and this time it was a meal at Bella Italia. It’s not too much of a stretch to think I wouldn’t have […]

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Covent Garden, London

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Covent Garden, London

It’s time to get a little starry-eyed. Michelin starry-eyed. I’ve done over half a year in London now, and it’s a good point to start checking off some Michelin-starred establishments. First on the list was L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Covent Garden. The location was […]

Bageriet, Covent Garden, London

Bageriet, Covent Garden, London

This year I’ve resolved to cut down on the refined sugars. Then it came to lunchtime and I thought to myself: bageriet. Life is for the living and you’ll be living it up when you encounter London’s finest Swedish bakery. Bread, biscuits, cakes, buns, pretzels and brioche with a touch of the Nordic tradition all available in Covent Garden. For such a small store, Bageriet sure pack a lot of variety in. I did find the service on my visit cold but the baking is hot hot hot.

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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 […]

Mamie’s, Covent Garden, London

Mamie’s, Covent Garden, London

When I’ve ordered flambé crepes, I expect some flames dammit. Unfortunately my mid-afternoon experience at Mamie’s was that one ended up in flames. I’m a grand fan of the humble galette/ crepe (see Roule Galette), and was excited to check out the venue after seeing […]

Flat Iron, Covent Garden, London

Flat Iron, Covent Garden, London

The best £10 flat iron steak you can get in London is at, well, Flat Iron. There’s five locations across central London and the shtick is all the same; cheap, quality cuts with no reservations only a great experience. I left happy with my experience that didn’t feel like a discount eatery despite kind of being one.

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