Tag: fries

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 […]

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 of Dalston, and the equally cool Farr’s School of Dancing. By the way, this isn’t an actual dance studio anymore. It was back in the 1930’s but today it’s a classic Hackney pub and all round hang out space. And as we found out, packing some seriously kickin’ burgers.

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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 […]

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 the menu prices are fab. Most of the mains are under 15€ including my La Plance Paysanne.

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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 […]

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 remember that was a fervour from my friends in New Zealand who raved about it in NYC. But whether is a weak import or bad timing, it didn’t do anything for me.

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