Category Archive: Contemporary

Pidgin: clever, cosmopolitan cooking in Hackney

The restaurant scene in London’s East End has gone from strength to strength in recent years. In the 9 years I’ve been a local here, I’ve seen an increasing number of fantastic eateries… Continue reading

Ellory: exemplary cooking and wines at London Fields’ latest modern bistro

Every now and again, a new restaurant comes along and shoots straight into my shortlist of ultimate favourite spots in London. Such is the case with London Fields’ latest modern bistro, Ellory. A joint… Continue reading

Typing Room: Lee Westcott writes a new chapter at the Town Hall Hotel

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will know what a big fan I am of Bethnal Green’s charming Town Hall Hotel. Having lived in the East End for most of… Continue reading

Oblix at The Shard: Chic, urban dining with spectacular views

Located on the 32nd floor of Western Europe’s tallest skyscraper, one thing at Oblix is for certain: the view you get is pretty damn spectacular. Prepare to be whizzed up all 32 ear-popping levels by their dedicated… Continue reading

Mayfields: British cuisine gets a fresh lease of life at this Hackney gem

Modern British cuisine in London has undergone a significant revival in recent years. It’s out with the bland, boring and boiled. There’s now a focus on seasonality, inventiveness and finesse like never before.… Continue reading

Corner Room: my favourite corner in all of London

As far as my favourite restaurants in London go, Nuno Mendes’ Corner Room has come out unquestionably on top for me for some time now. Ever since my first meal here almost a year… Continue reading

The Wapping Project: dine in a whopper of a power station

Of all the places I’ve eaten in, few come more unique and intriguing than the Wapping Project. With its towering ceilings, cavernous expanses and abundance of natural light streaming in from all directions,… Continue reading

Stripped Back: a Tasting Menu in a playground

So there we were, tucking into a 6-course Tasting menu… the food being plated up, some of the most inventive and intriguing we’ve had all year. Only, we weren’t in some chic restaurant… Continue reading

Pollen Street Social

It’s been barely open a few months, but Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social has already become one of the most touted places to eat in the capital. Word has it that more than 5000… Continue reading

Viajante

It’s taken me a long time to get round to visiting Viajante. The irony of it all is that it’s just a 10 minute bus ride from my place. It’s been open barely… Continue reading

Marcus Wareing @ The Berkeley

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge SW1 | marcus-wareing.com | Mon Aug 30th ’10 Many were surprised to find Marcus Wareing missing from the list of elusive 3-star restaurants when Michelin released its 2010 guide… Continue reading