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Category: Food

REVIEW: The Real Greek, Dulwich Village November 9, 2017

REVIEW: The Real Greek, Dulwich Village

Guest food writer Nathaniel Collins reports on the latest addition to South East London’s picturesque Dulwich Village. The Real Greek, a restaurant specialising in eastern Mediterranean cuisine, has forayed into areas that high street more »

REVIEW: The George & Vulture, Hoxton October 11, 2017

REVIEW: The George & Vulture, Hoxton

WHAT? A gloriously cosy little pub on Hoxton’s Pifield Street, minutes from the noise of Old Street and Shoreditch – go for a pint (or three), stay for the insane sourdough pizzas. The G&V, as it’s affectionately known, more »

REVIEW: Primrose Bakery, Covent Garden October 10, 2017

REVIEW: Primrose Bakery, Covent Garden

In search of a truly stunning cake for a sibling’s 25th birthday, we stumbled upon Primrose Bakery in Covent Garden. A delightfully twee cake shop in the middle of bustling central, it offers all manner of celebration cakes, plus cookies, brownies, more »

REVIEW: Oslo, Hackney October 10, 2017

REVIEW: Oslo, Hackney

WHAT? A conveniently placed nightclub cum gig venue backing onto Hackney Central station, Oslo doubles up as a remarkably chilled out workspace and brunch spot during the day. Evenings might bring intimate gigs, talented DJs and round the block queues, more »

REVIEW: Butterscotch Bakery, White City Place October 9, 2017

REVIEW: Butterscotch Bakery, White City Place

London foodies worth their (pink Himalayan) salt will have already heard of Bea Vo – the Virginian chef behind the belly-busting Feed Your Soul family bringing the best of American food to this side of the pond. When you’ve had your more »

REVIEW: Down Hall, Hertfordshire October 9, 2017

REVIEW: Down Hall, Hertfordshire

WHAT: An imposing country house hotel on the Essex and Hertfordshire border, boasting rolling green grounds, ornate interiors and a seriously luxurious (if little) spa. WHY GO? For some blissful hours spent massaging aches and pains in the indoor whirlpool, more »

REVIEW: Proud East, Haggerston October 3, 2017

REVIEW: Proud East, Haggerston

WHAT: Find us a cooler casual date venue on the canal. We’ll wait. WHERE: Perched on Regent’s Canal, a few minutes’ walk from bustling Kingsland Road, Proud East is somewhat of an open secret among East London hipsters. Comprising more »

REVIEW: Lazy Hunter, Camden October 3, 2017

REVIEW: Lazy Hunter, Camden

WHAT? Bringing a ‘touch of nature to urban London’, Lazy Hunter delivers to Camden what Jamie Oliver might have dubbed ‘proper man grub’ in the noughties (with less of the schtick). Think towering burgers, pork sausages more »

REVIEW: Blanchette East, Brick Lane September 19, 2017

REVIEW: Blanchette East, Brick Lane

WHAT: An incorrigibly authentic French restaurant hiding in plain view behind the busy market stalls of Brick Lane. The epitome of a neighbourhood gem, think Art Nouveau tiling, distressed walls and lush botanicals, but a fun surprise around more »

REVIEW: Lupita East, Liverpool Street September 19, 2017

REVIEW: Lupita East, Liverpool Street

WHAT? With three branches across London, Lupita prides itself on authentic Mexican food at great prices, from crispy tacos to super-filling enchilada bowls via gigantic curls of crunchy fried cheese smothered in guacamole. Expect the usual facets more »

REVIEW: Tuyo, Broadway Market September 18, 2017

REVIEW: Tuyo, Broadway Market

WHAT: Beneath a bevy of beautiful botanicals, a beguiling mix of Middle Eastern and European food is served by ex Salt Yard chef Ricardo Pimental. WHERE: In a charming spot just up from Broadway Market’s myriad hipster delights, perched on more »

REVIEW: Coqfighter, Boxpark Shoreditch September 18, 2017

REVIEW: Coqfighter, Boxpark Shoreditch

  WHAT? Vodka-battered chicken wings, panko fried chicken burgers and piles of crunchy pickles so good they’re sure to ruffle the Colonel’s feathers. WHERE? Boxpark Shoreditch’s myriad food options lacked a posh chicken shop, more »

REVIEW: Marcella, Deptford September 1, 2017

REVIEW: Marcella, Deptford

WHAT? The latest venture from the team behind gloriously unfussy neighbourhood Italian, Artusi. Bringing a taste of the Adriatic coast to Deptford, Marcella continues the focus on well-sourced, simple ingredients served in sparse, trendy environs. more »

REVIEW: Clutch, Hoxton August 30, 2017

REVIEW: Clutch, Hoxton

WHY GO? ‘Guilt-free’ and ‘fried chicken’ aren’t words you’d normally put together, but Clutch‘s (free-range) poultry is fried in nut oil, which leaves you less bloated and your skin clearer. Listening now, more »

On BLACKHEATH (SEPT 9-10): The Most Family-Friendly Music Festival Around? August 28, 2017

On BLACKHEATH (SEPT 9-10): The Most Family-Friendly Music Festival Around?

Festivals today aren’t what they used to be. Or, more to the point, what I look for in a festival has completely changed. Gone are the grungy, muddy, beer soaked days of hedonism – I can’t imagine anything worse then being trapped more »