El Pastor

Tacos and tortillas chips are freshly made everyday at El Pastor and even the sounds of these words conjure up all the fun of Mexican fare.  El Pastor is part of the wave of Mexican restaurants that have recently opened in London.  So far, my favourite is probably Corazon, followed by Santo Remedio and Breddos Tacos.  Whilst … Continue reading El Pastor

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Bone Daddies

Ask most people in London what their favourite ramen haunt is and nine times out of ten their answer will be “Bone Daddies”.  The name comes from the rich bone stock that forms the base of this noodle bowl, and the brains behind it is the impressive Ross Shonhan (ex-Zuma and Nobu).  The ramen bar … Continue reading Bone Daddies

26 Grains

Although the signature grain of Neal’s Yard’s 26 Grains is the oat – their porridge, both sweet and savoury, is the stuff of some serious oat cuisine – I was here this evening for an evening late.  None of the three/four courses on their set supper menu featured porridge, perhaps offering founder Alex Hely-Hutchinson, who … Continue reading 26 Grains

O’ver

A sister’s birthday in my family spells pizza.  Hurrah, a chance to sample Neapolitan pure sea-water made pizzas over at O’ver (pun intended).  And they’re finished with organic olive oil from Sicily! The finest of Italian produce all round.  Yes, you right to detect a hint of sarcasm. O’ver’s USP, in their words, is to … Continue reading O’ver

BabaBoom

As part of my long and rather staggered relocation to Battersea (a choice which is, admittedly, my own!), I decided to finally test out a local brunch/lunch spot on Battersea Rise. It’s also diagonal to Soif, a natural wine bar, which is also on My List, but more on that one that another time. In … Continue reading BabaBoom

Passo

January eating out feels rather luxurious, but when on gardening leave, it’s inevitable! Passo was at the top of My List, overdue from last year, in fact, when their soft launch had totally bypassed me.  Passo is from the same team behind the Rum Kitchen and the fantastic Foley’s (on which, see my review here) … Continue reading Passo

Kricket

I seem to be eating Indian food out a lot of late. Take Jikoni, for example, on which see my thoughts here. I’m not quite sure how this has happened. Perhaps my intrigue of novel takes on age-old recipes and dates (both of the tamarind chutney kind and the other kind – which is why … Continue reading Kricket

Shawarma Bar

For my Last Supper with a few colleagues, I picked out Shawarma Bar sitting smack back in the middle of Exmouth Market.  I’d been meaning to dip into this cosy little spot – and a plate or two of its mezze – for some time.  Following the well-trodden path of dead-end job, to street truck, … Continue reading Shawarma Bar

Sticks’n’sushi

Sticks’n’sushi (SnS) feels very sleek.  As soon as I walked into its Victoria set-up, I felt like I was at a client dinner, probably in an expat-city centre a la Hong Kong or Singapore.  This corporate vibe is probably also a result of its location smack bang in the middle of the Nova complex.  Though … Continue reading Sticks’n’sushi

Jikoni

Blandford Street is ideally located: a stone’s throw away from chaotic Oxford Street and the Wigmore Hall, and more discrete than the adjacent Marylebone High Street, it offers relief for shoppers and concert-goers alike.  This relief comes in the form of both top notch bars (The Clarette is not one to miss, but more on … Continue reading Jikoni