On my recent sojourn to Zaap, as you might recall, I walked past its neighbour ‘Oaks’; a restaurant that had been on my “to go” list for a while, as a food blogger you quickly wrack up a ton of these. But what was in stark contrast was that Zaap was full to the brim […]Read more "Oaks, Nottingham [Grill]"
Nottingham saw two new Thai restaurants recently, both with a similar branding concept but Zaap seems to have come out triumphant. Whilst street food is abundant and part of the soul of Thai food it is rare to see a Thai restaurant in the UK focus on this aspect of cooking despite the developed Thai […]Read more "Zaap, Nottingham [Thai]"
Grain Store sits snugly within the recently redeveloped Granary Square vicinity sharing space with Dishoom, Caravan and Yumchaa (and Central Saint Martin’s campus) creating a rather vegetarian friendly enclave. And that is the main reason why I found myself at Grain Store on a Monday evening, for a “kind of” vegetarian friend in King’s Cross to […]Read more "Grain Store, Kings Cross [Modern European]"
Le Garrick has the perfect atmosphere and back story for a romantic dinner, the couple who owns the restaurant now actually met here! Set over two floors the ground floor is rather unassuming compared to the cavernous nooks and crannies in the basement. Service was nice and attentive and there is a homely atmosphere to […]Read more "Le Garrick, Covent Garden [French]"
Bangkok boasts to be the first Thai restaurant in London having opened its doors in 1967! However, this is the first time I’ve been but it feels like nothing would have changed since they opened back in the 60s. The menu looks more Pan-Asian, with a Thai focus, than simply Thai. Though the decor is […]Read more "Bangkok, South Kensington [Thai]"
Burger and Lobster generated a storm when it first opened in London with its simple menu, steal of a lobster and no booking policy. A few years down the line and over half a dozen branches later Burger and Lobster is still going strong and has become the go to place for a cut price lobster, this […]Read more "Burger and Lobster, Farringdon [North American]"
For some reason I’ve never been to Pitt Cue Co. despite it having been on my bucket list since it opened a few years ago after a successful stint as a food truck. Buoyed by my coming trip, now current trip, to the US I thought it’d be a good time to compare the best […]Read more "Pitt Cue Co, Soho [North American]"
I’ve been to two different branches of the perennially popular Breakfast Club. The first time was for brunch at their 50/60s, Julia Childs’ inspired cafe at Battersea Rise whilst on the most recent occasion I went to their Spitalfields branch, a much dingier, almost “too-cool-for-school” interior filled with assorted knick-knacks to keep the 80s child inside you […]Read more "The Breakfast Club, Spitalfields [Cafe]"
Shoreditch just welcomed a new Scandinavian smokehouse among its growing food scene. Filled with jars of pickles and Scandi vibes galore, this place is like an instagramers’ heaven. Whilst I’ve not been to Barnyard it seems there are instant similarities to the style of the two as consultant chef, Matt Young, previously worked there. But […]Read more "Rök, Shoreditch [Scandinavian]"
I confess, I’m a pretty “slow” food blogger so it’s taken me a while to get to this ‘pop up’, courtesy of Bone Daddies. Shackfuyu is only meant to be a year long pop up (wait, those two phrases don’t make sense together) but I hope it stays or I’ll have to get back into […]Read more "Bone Daddies Shackfuyu, Soho [Japanese]"