Category: Reviews

The Royal Oak, Gastropub – Twickenham

The Royal Oak, Gastropub – Twickenham

Hippo Inns, a restaurant and pub group, add a tenth pub to its portfolio in the form of The Royal Oak in Twickenham. The modern refurbished gastropub is spread over two floors, with upstairs catering for private functions and the ground floor offering a bar, […]

Rome-inspired food at Palatino, Clerkenwell

Rome-inspired food at Palatino, Clerkenwell

Stevie Parle started out his cooking career at the infamous River Café where other successful chefs have trained such as Theo Randall, Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver. Parle has since moved on to open Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Sardine and Craft London. His latest edition is […]

Chai Thali – Indian Street Food Restaurant and Bar, Camden

Chai Thali – Indian Street Food Restaurant and Bar, Camden

Street food has been on the scene for a number of years now as well as the ongoing trend for small sharing plates. The latest addition to combine both of these is Indian restaurant and bar, Chai Thali. The restaurant is located in Camden on a road that’s […]

Italian Restaurant: Amici Miei, Shoreditch

Italian Restaurant: Amici Miei, Shoreditch

Shoreditch really isn’t short of decent places to eat and is home to cuisines from all over the world from Vietnamese to Turkish. Amici Miei (translates as ‘My Friend’) adds to the nix with their Italian restaurant located at the Hoxton end of Kingsland Road. […]

Yuu Kitchen: South Asian Fusion Restaurant in Aldgate

Yuu Kitchen: South Asian Fusion Restaurant in Aldgate

Yuu Kitchen is a right gem of a place located on the Aldgate end of Commercial Street. It’s a fusion-style restaurant bringing South East Asian and Pacific Rim flavours to the table. The décor is busy with Manga-style pop art, but it’s also inviting. I […]

Qvintessenza: an Italian restaurant in Borough

Qvintessenza: an Italian restaurant in Borough

Qvintessenza may not be the easiest of names to pronounce (I think the ‘Q’ is silent), but it’s an easy place to like. It’s a new Italian restaurant in Borough, which sits on the quieter end of Borough High Street. Inside the styling is finely crafted […]

Restaurant Review: Jamie’s Italian, Covent Garden

Restaurant Review: Jamie’s Italian, Covent Garden

By contributor Mathew Lea. It’s almost impossible to go anywhere in London these days without seeing something with Jamie Oliver’s name on it. Cookbooks, restaurants, kitchen equipment, cooking schools, TV shows. It won’t be long till there is a fleet of Jamie Oliver branded London […]

Restaurant Review: Talli Joe, Covent Garden

Restaurant Review: Talli Joe, Covent Garden

Okay, I’m just gonna put it right out there and say that I might have found my new favourite Indian restaurant, it’s called Talli Joe. I have a Caribbean heritage where Indian spices are frequently used in Caribbean cooking, such as Curry Goat and roti. […]