Tag: london

Master of Coin: Tips for Being Frugal in London

Master of Coin: Tips for Being Frugal in London

A friend of me asked this week: “how much does it cost to be a Londoner”? I thought to myself, sure it’s plenty, London is one of the most expensive cities in the world. However, it’s not as much as it used to be. London […]

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 months in London I’ve frequented quite a few Greggs in my time and no doubt most Londoners do.

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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. […]

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. Located in South Bank and offering casual Mediterranean, Troia is a step up from the usual chain/ touristy eating. We ordered the London Set Meze (£13 p/p) which gave us a cornucopia of many of their treats. We were wowed by the sheer quantity of food, and almost didn’t expect two rounds of food. Eleven different dishes made for a crowded table: hummus, casseroles, kofte, dips, falafels; we sure didn’t leave hungry either. Service was on the slow(er) side compared to other Med places we’ve been to, but the quality was reasonable and the sheer variety was entertaining. I may not have had any individual favourites from the menu but an all round happy meal.

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7/10

Troia Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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 […]

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 side from a selection of coleslaw, salad and corn. You also get a sauce, mine was garlic and yeah, sorry about that afternoon breath. Not quite an aioli, there’s a rustic chunkiness to this sauce.

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The chicken’s cooked really well, and you get plenty on the tray for a end of week appetite. Chips are good, but rumour has it that you get way more when you get takeaway. I was a bit meh on the corn, and the chicken could have benefited from a few herbs, but altogether, a fairly good lunch break.

8/10

Cookhouse Joe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato