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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The stretch of City Road between Angel and Old Street has changed beyond all recognitions during the past couple of years – where once stood disused car parks and Brownfield sites now stand glittering glass behemoths.

Steak stars try their hand at seafood

Marco Pierre White returns to the London restaurant scene

Tasty Brazilian take on Spanish classic

Restaurant review; Clicia, N16

Monday, March 30, 2015

New team retain best of Turkish delight

I’ve eaten in some unusual places over the years – a glass box on top of the Royal Festival Hall, a boat going down the Thames while the cast of Fawlty Towers served us, a Pan Am transatlantic flight-themed restaurant.

Stylish hotel packs an Eastern surprise

Restaurant review: Bonneville, E5

Friday, February 27, 2015

Unfussy French food comes to Clapton

Restaurant review: Den, King’s Cross

Friday, January 30, 2015

You say umami and I say tsumami...

There are not many restaurants that can boast an accolade from the government so before I even stepped foot into Nipa Thai I knew I was going to be in for a culinary treat.

Could 2015 be the year of Greek food?

A might Mediterranean mash-up

Restaurant review: Roka Aldwych, WC2

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Top Japanese dining is worth the expense

Restaurant review: City Social

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sky’s the limit for chef’s tower triumph

If your not a suit clad city type, there’s not all that much to tempt you down to dine on the unpromising stretch of City Road south of Old Street.

Jamie’s protégé makes good bar great

Lobster, according to Christopher Hitchens, is one of the most overrated things in the world. If you agree, probably best to stay away from the newly-opened Lobster Kitchen, in Great Russell Street, because that divisive crustacean is the star of the show.

The Brewhouse, Islinton, EC1

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Those who have enjoyed the many and varied delights of Islington Town Centre after dark will be very aware of the premises the Brewhouse now occupies on the corner of Torrens Street.

Restaurant review: Pond, Dalston, N16

Thursday, November 27, 2014

“Hawaiian food, eh?” said an American-based relative when I told him about my forthcoming trip to Pond. “Mainly spam, from what I remember.”

An insistence on quality and simplicity puts this chicken-focused restaurant ahead of the brood.

A trip to bustling Broadway Market is always a Saturday treat, but all that browsing tends to work up an appetite – at least that’s what I find.

Anyone who’s been to one of the elegant yet raucous Blitz or Prohibition parties will know that Bourne and Hollingsworth, a new restaurant from the same team, is likely to be a stylish, aesthetically pleasing evening if nothing else.

There’s a whole lot of burgers and southern style ribs and chicken being chowed down in London these days, but on the way to Bayou in Camden Town it crossed my mind that this is the first Creole-themed eatery in the capital.

A splash of Gallic flair has landed in Stoke Newington in the form of Oui Madame: a hip new joint with lashings of garlic, fine wine and more than a soupçon of Parisian weirdness.

A Shoreditch restaurant is revamping fried chicken with a menu that is sure to ruffle feathers on London’s food circuit.

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