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Category: Food

REVIEW: Luce E Limoni, Russell Square July 6, 2018

REVIEW: Luce E Limoni, Russell Square

WHAT? For owner Fabrizio Zafarana, neighbourhood restaurant Luce E Limoni is a return to his home in Sicily, where he can explore traditional dishes from his upbringing in new and exciting ways. The aim is to create beautiful, no-fuss dishes that let...read more »

REVIEW: Tombo, Soho July 6, 2018

REVIEW: Tombo, Soho

WHAT? Japanese for dragonfly (denoting renewal and positive force), Tombo was London’s first authentic Japanese café & matcha bar. By that, we mean pretty much everything in here is gloriously healthy – and green. WHERE? You can find branches...read more »

REVIEW: United Chip, Clerkenwell July 2, 2018

REVIEW: United Chip, Clerkenwell

WHAT? Sustainable, line-caught fish and chips (crunchy and golden, every time) in a thoroughly modern chippie, sandwiched between Barbican and Angel. United Chip makes big promises, using only freshly delivered, ethically-sourced produce and entirely...read more »

REVIEW: Brother Marcus, Angel July 1, 2018

REVIEW: Brother Marcus, Angel

WHAT? Bright and zesty brunch dishes (so good they’ve won awards), great coffee and evening events a few minutes’ walk from Angel tube station and Islington green. WHERE? Ignore the queues of hungover youths at The Breakfast Club Angel (what’s...read more »

REVIEW: Look Mum No Hands! Old Street July 1, 2018

REVIEW: Look Mum No Hands! Old Street

WHAT? An achingly hipster cycle cafe cum community centre, where a team of four full-time mechanics, baristas and cafe staff work to feed and water city cyclists. Whether you drop in with a flat tyre or book a full service, you can pull up a chair,...read more »

REVIEW: Passo, Shoreditch June 28, 2018

REVIEW: Passo, Shoreditch

WHAT? An all-day Italian restaurant offering incredibly good brunch plates and desserts, not to mention cocktails – crucially, within stumbling distance of Old Street tube station in Shoreditch. You’d be forgiven for walking right by Passo,...read more »

REVIEW: The Duck + Rice, Soho June 28, 2018

REVIEW: The Duck + Rice, Soho

WHAT? Family-style sharing plates of traditional Asian food, served up in a seriously fancy, British-inspired pub hidden behind a beautiful stained glass window. Dreamed up by renowned restauranteur Alan Yau, The Duck + Rice feels sexy and inventive,...read more »

REVIEW: Rascals, Shoreditch June 26, 2018

REVIEW: Rascals, Shoreditch

WHAT? Boasting “the ONLY fully waterproof dining room in London”, this is a restaurant for super fun, super millennial weekending – and it’s 50% vegan to boot. WHERE? In association with cocktail bar cum ball pit Ballie Ballerson...read more »

REVIEW: Scoff & Banter, Kensington June 26, 2018

REVIEW: Scoff & Banter, Kensington

WHAT? Scoff & Banter offers classic British dishes done to perfection – think soul food and Sunday lunches, made with the best seasonal British ingredients and served in a breathtaking setting. Could anything feel more British than beginning...read more »

REVIEW: Boxcar, Marylebone June 26, 2018

REVIEW: Boxcar, Marylebone

WHAT? A stylish butcher, baker and no, not a candlestick maker, but a deli too. Open for breakfast, lunch and evening snacks, here you’ll find a neighbourhood butcher’s shop with an in-house restaurant, where meat is 100% grass fed and sourced...read more »

REVIEW: Mother Clucker, Exmouth Market June 26, 2018

REVIEW: Mother Clucker, Exmouth Market

WHAT? Perennially popular fried chicken truck Mother Clucker *finally* gets its own bricks and mortar site, just along from Exmouth Market.  Building a dedicated fan base out of a converted US Army ambulance parked in the Truman Brewery, Mother Clucker...read more »

REVIEW: Machiya, Soho June 26, 2018

REVIEW: Machiya, Soho

WHAT? Named after the eponymous townhouses of Kyoto, Machiya serves up simple, home-style cooking and beautiful patisserie inspired by Japanese food halls. WHY GO? Near the Harold Pinter theatre and Fashionbite favourite Savini at Criterion, Machiya...read more »

REVIEW: Foxlow, Clerkenwell June 21, 2018

REVIEW: Foxlow, Clerkenwell

WHAT?  The younger sibling of ever-excellent Hawksmoor steakhouse group, Foxlow worships at the altar of fresh British cuisine – namely meat. Huge slabs of it. Awash with parquet flooring, wood panelling and leather banquettes in postal red...read more »

REVIEW: Aun, Stoke Newington June 21, 2018

REVIEW: Aun, Stoke Newington

WHAT? A friendly, independent Japanese restaurant run by a family in Stoke Newington. European ingredients are used to recreate Japanese flavours, plated up Izayaka style (read: it’s super Instagrammable). WHERE? Occupying a prime spot on Stoke...read more »

REVIEW: Rudie’s, Shoreditch Boxpark June 15, 2018

REVIEW: Rudie’s, Shoreditch Boxpark

WHAT: London’s favourite Jamaican casual dining restaurant has opened its second site, in Shoreditch’s buzzy Boxpark. We’ve loved visiting the Dalston branch for a reggae Sunday roast and rum punch brunch, so news of this opening was...read more »