Tag Archives: Italian

Rome-inspired food at Palatino, Clerkenwell

Palatino Tiramisu
Tiramisu

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 Italian restaurant Palatino, which looks to the food of Rome for its inspiration. Continue reading

Italian Restaurant: Amici Miei, Shoreditch

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Burrata with Heritage Tomatoes

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. I don’t know what the restaurant looked like before, but it’s recently had a refurb – perhaps to keep up with the hipster food venues in the area. Whatever the reason it’s not over-styled, but modern, clean and cosy. Continue reading

Qvintessenza: an Italian restaurant in Borough

Qvintessenza wines

Wines

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 bright and modern. Italian food in London has upped its game over the years what with the likes of Polpo, Padella Pasta and Locanda Locatelli putting modern Italian cooking firmly on the London map. Continue reading

Weekend Brunch at Theo’s Simple Italian

Theo’s Simple Italian burrata
Charcuterie and Burrata

Brunch is a funny old term where its use has become more and more popular over the years. I’m all in favour of it especially as my favourite, eggs, tend to feature in a lot of the dishes, whether it be sweet or savoury. Theo Randall – ex Head Chef and business partner of the iconic The River Café and award-winning Theo Randall at InterContinental focuses on Weekend Brunch at his newest venture Theo’s Simple Italian at Hotel Indigo.  Tucked away on a residential street off Earl’s Court, Hotel Indigo is casual and cosy with chic interior, which beautifully sets the scene for casual dining. Continue reading

Restaurant Review: Jamie’s Italian, Covent Garden

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35-Day Aged Sirloin Steak

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 buses, serving pukka sarnies on your commute into work. Bish bash bosh. So, when the opportunity came up to try one of the new set menu’s at the Covent Garden branch, I thought it was worth a twirl. Continue reading