SuperStar BBQ, Korean Restaurant

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Superstar BBQ grill and Ingredients

One of the joys of eating out is someone else cooking the food for you. However, at new Korean restaurant, SuperStar BBQ, you cook the food. Superstar BBQ sits just off Tottenham Court Road on St Giles High Street alongside neighbouring Asian joints Ippudo next door and Kanada-ya opposite. What does Superstar BBQ bring to the mix? Well, whist the other two neighbouring restaurants specialise in Japanese ramen, here the inspiration is Korean and offers a completely different dining experience. Continue reading

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen – Pop Brixton

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Lamb and Peanut Sauce

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is located in a prime spot within Pop Brixton. Its container overlooks the main gathering area on one side and the market hustle of Station Road on the other. Continue reading

Brixton’s Rock – Fish and Chip Shop

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Kid’s Cod and Chips

Finally, Brixton has a fish and chip shop worth mentioning and it comes in the form of Brixton’s Rock, little sister to Brockley’s Rock. It’s a sparkly fresh and clean looking shop, which serves a selection of sustainable fish alongside chip shop staples such as saveloys and pies. Continue reading

Shake Shack – Westfield Stratford

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SmokeShack Burger

By contributor Mathew Lea.

Shake Shack is an American burger chain which opened its first venue in the UK in July 2013 at Covent Garden. They recently opened a second venue at the popular shopping centre Westfield in Stratford.

Burgers have seen a big increase in popularity over the last few years, with brands such as Patty and Bun, Five Guys, Hache and Byron competing for the coveted burger hall of fame. Shake Shack has thrown itself into the mix, and might have found a niche in the market with its concrete (frozen) custard, although I wasn’t convinced their burgers are quite at the same standard as other established brands. Continue reading

The Pointer: Restaurant, Butchers and Farm in Brill

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The Pork

A couple of years ago I ate at what turned out to be my favourite restaurant of that year, The Pig. The food was great, but what I loved most was their dedication to sourcing ingredients within a 25-mile radius. The result of which was super fresh and very seasonal food. Since then a few other places have embraced this approach, but taking it to the next level is The Pointer. Continue reading