Flat Iron, Soho [Steak]

£10 for steak! That’s all it needs to get me in the door but for a long time that foot never went through those doors maybe for the fear of a long queue or maybe steak still feels like a payday meal but this time we were going, even if there was a queue! Luckily […]

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Franco Manca, East Dulwich [Pizza]

A work lunch led me to this popular pizza joint at East Dulwich. This once hipster pizzeria originated in the, formally, dingy depths of Brixton Village but now finds itself in every neighborhood imaginable, even Westfield! They are famed for their sourdough Neapolitan pizza, that is “highly digestible” and homely in appearance. We ordered three […]

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Po Cha, Waterloo [Korean]

Having been to the now defunct St. Giles branch, many years ago, I was surprised to find that they had relocated to Waterloo. The blame coming down to Crossrail’s mass exodus of the Koreantown in St. Giles and now Po Cha finds solace in the rather eclectic Lower Marsh in Waterloo. On my visit they had […]

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Vico, Covent Garden [Italian]

Last week I got myself a spot at Vico’s preview event. I say spot because Vico disapproves of the comforts of a traditional seat. Vico’s concept is casual Italian street food so seating is sparse and tables designed to be perched on. Food is priced by weight so after ogling intently at the counter at […]

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Isarn, Angel [Thai]

Isarn is curiously located on a rather uncharted part of Upper Street, a little further north than the clustering of restaurants towards Angel and a little further south than the clustering around the Almeida Theatre, resulting in a rather quiet dinner service despite having read great reviews. Well, it’s your loss, more food for me! […]

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Kanada-ya, St. Giles [Ramen]

London has been going through a ramen craze in recent years and it doesn’t seem to be tailing out anytime soon with the additions of Kanada-ya and the Japanese mega-chain Ippudo, bringing part of the East into the thriving scene. Having tried a number of ramen joints in London, Hong Kong and Japan, I have […]

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