Le Menar – Fitzrovia

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Spiced Rack of Lamb
with Aubergine Moutabal and Chermoula

Great things are happening in the kitchen of Le Menar. Located in the quiet and unassuming part of Fitrovia, this charming restaurant offers a modern, unique take on North African and Middle Eastern cuisine. I met with head chef Vernon Samuels who is quite the character and whose passion; exuberance and confidence shine through onto the plates he serves. Continue reading

The Real Greek – Soho

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Tonia’s Prawns with Feta 

By contributor Mathew Lea.

The Real Greek is a restaurant chain that has been in operation since 1999, although only recently have they started to expand into the more popular areas of London. Their new restaurant, in Soho, is located on the trendy Berwick Street, just off Oxford Street. Continue reading

Ceru: Levantine Pop Up in Fitzrovia


There really is no shortage of respectable places to eat in Fitrovia. Grabbing a slice of the action with its Levantine cuisine is, Ceru. Ceru sits in a prime location on the corner of Rathbone Place with a great view to people watch from. This pop up restaurant, with its bright yellow and blue décor is small inside, but the food big and bold in flavour. Continue reading

Pullman: First class travel, first class food

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South Devon Crab

When they run smoothly, getting around by train can be a great way to travel. However, the food offerings can leave a lot to be desired. And this is where First Great Western and seafood chef and restaurateur Mitch Tonks have upped the ante, by joining forces to create a new lunch and dining menu for the UK’s only fine dining rail car service, Pullman. Continue reading

Den-Udon, King’s Cross

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Pork Belly and Cabbage Udon

Lovers of deeply rich, full-bodied ramen, have a fresher and lighter option in town, with self-proclaimed ‘udon evangelists’, Den in King’s Cross. Den resides in a converted Victorian pub, where minimal, light Japanese inspired styling with communal tables and benches are within. Continue reading