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

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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

Bocca Di Lupo

Though “Bocca Di Lupo” translates as “mouth of the wolf” – for you should come here when you’re as hungry as an animal – it creates food worthy of the gods.  Since its opening in November 2008, this place has been something of an Italian institution on London’s restaurants scene.  The quality of its food, … Continue reading Bocca Di Lupo

Pastaio

Pastaio do know how to build suspense: their Instagram teasers in anticipation of their recent opening were a long-haul.  The number of simultaneous snaps that were posted to build up a whole collage of pasta did create a fuss around #handmadepasta!  What became particularly frustrating was the anticipation they sought to create by not revealing … Continue reading Pastaio

Anima e Cuore

When a Timeout review tells you, in a rather self-congratulatory tone, that a restaurant "has become immensely popular” since their article was published, you suspect you might be onto something good. Anima e Cuore, at the very end of Kentish Town Road, did sound very promising. With buzzwords like, “only 22 covers”, “low prices”, and … Continue reading Anima e Cuore

Mother

Copenhagen’s mother of all pizzerias – Mother (pun had to be made) – has landed in London and most excitingly, it’s laid its roots in my soon-to-be neck of the woods, Battersea. Though I won’t quite be a Nine Elms resident, the developing Circus West Village, underneath the trendy old arches, has a lot going … Continue reading Mother

Forza Win

Italian food, pasta specifically, and I seem to be having something of a renaissance recently. I've enjoyed many a bowl out, from the gorgeous River Cafe and trendy Palatino, to the glorious Padella and the excellent value for money Sager + Wilde. Now was the turn of Forza Win: a Peckham-based establishment offering pasta and … Continue reading Forza Win

Sager + Wilde

I don’t often venture so far eastwards, even/especially on a Friday evening, but wine bar (and it turns out foodie paradise) Sager + Wilde on Bethnal Green’s Paradise Row (yes, infinity with the street name) had been on my radar for a while. Since my media savvy foodie friend from school seemed very keen, why … Continue reading Sager + Wilde

Palatino

In celebration of summer solstice, my companion and I finally made it to Palatino, a new Italian in the heart of Clerkenwell. We'd been meaning to try out Palatino for a while now, especially since enjoying a drink or two here during Clerkenwell’s Design Week when Palatino had hosted an evening curated by the wonderful Bompas & Parr about the relationship between food, … Continue reading Palatino

Made of Dough

A pizza soft launch coinciding with various June birthdays – ideal ingredients for some Italianate indulgence at bargain prices.  Although I say Italian, Made of Dough is South London’s answer to excellent food in the leafy and highly gentrified (on which, see Jay Rayner’s eloquent piece on Tooting here) Bellenden Road. Branching out from the … Continue reading Made of Dough