Category Archive: Other

Flying Solo: London’s best solo dining spots

I find the most satisfying meals I have these days are the impulsive, solo ones. I’ll be honest – I never appreciated the joys of solo dining in my younger days… always slightly… Continue reading

Singburi: Stellar Thai food in Leytonstone

Over the years, exploring neighbourhood gems off the beaten track has been one of the greatest joys of writing this blog. And if there’s one place I find myself trekking out to time… Continue reading

Warung Padang London: incredible Indonesian food in Bermondsey

** UPDATE: Warung Padang London rebranded to Japindo in Nov 2016 following the departure of their previous chef Aak Firdaus Bustaman. Japindo continues to serve Indonesian specialities at the same Bermondsey location alongside a new… Continue reading

19 Numara Bos Cirrik II: memories of Istanbul in Stoke Newington

Ever since my trip to Istanbul last year, I find myself suffering from chronic Turkish food cravings. Never have I had kebabs so mouth-wateringly tasty and juicy. And the luscious Islak ‘wet’ hamburgers…… Continue reading

Shrimpy’s: Skimpy, underwhelming food that’s far too dear for what it is

I’m a big fan of Diners Drive-ins and Dives and often find myself watching re-runs of Guy Fieri on his road trip around the US, hunting down the best stateside diners at anywhere from roadside… Continue reading

The Bratwurst (Soho): Currywurst Craving. CHECK.

Ever since my trip to Berlin last year and discovering the holy institution which is Curry 36, I occasionally find myself waking up with a monster craving for the king of all Berliner… Continue reading

Costa Azul: off the beaten track we go for some proper Latin American grub

Apart from high street Argentinian steak houses and Burrito bars, traditional Latin & Central American food is pretty hard to track down in Central London. Hence, every couple of years or so, a group… Continue reading

Little Georgia: Thumbs up for Georgian food at this hidden away Hackney gem

What makes a great neighbourhood cafe for you? For me, it’s a place which dishes up food that’s hearty yet comforting. It’s run by proprietors that are friendly and warm… who go thru even… Continue reading

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar: Cocktails with Lobster Rolls and Shortrib Nuggets anyone?

I was bitterly disappointed to find out a few weeks back that Hawksmoor Spitalfields would no longer be serving up their glorious weekend Brunch. It seems with the launch of their new bar,… Continue reading

Moo!: a little Argentine grill with a whole lot of heart

You don’t have to be big to be great, and it’s places like Moo! that bear testament to this fact. In the most unlikely of sidestreets in Aldgate, this cosy little Argentinian grill has made… Continue reading

Cay-tre vs. Viet Grill

301 Old Street, Hoxton / 58 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch | vietnamesekitchen.co.uk Amongst the mass of Vietnamese haunts along the Pho mile, these 2 sister restaurants are amongst the best of them. Run by… Continue reading

Cafe Spice Namaste

16 Prescot Street, E1 London | http://www.cafespice.co.uk | ingested Thurs 12th Aug ’10 I’ve been living a stone’s throw away from Cafe Spice Namaste for over 3 years now, and in that time… Continue reading

Nahm.

Halkin Street, SW1 | http://www.halkin.como.bz/eat-and-drink/nahm | ingested Oct 10th ’09 Nahm has been on my hitlist for the longest time now. Call it curiosity with a hint skepticism, but having been nurtured on… Continue reading

Cafe East.

100 Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 7LH | 020-7252-1212 | ingested 4 times in ’09 so far If you’re looking for great Vietnamese Street food off the beaten track, this slick South-East London… Continue reading

MaedahGrill.

42 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel | http://www.maedahgrill.net | ingested once a month We discovered this east-end gem a couple years ago when we first moved to the area. Ironically, what made us venture through… Continue reading

BohoMexica.

153 Commercial Street, Spitalfields | http://www.bohomexica.co.uk | ingested Sept 19th ’09 Judging from pre-lunch whispers of “…Burrito?” on the office floor and the relentless queue of addicts stretching along the pavement outside Chilango’s… Continue reading