Category Archive: London

Places in London and suburbs

Review: Kebab Queen, Soho

I bloody loved my dinner at Kebab Queen. Couldn’t stop smiling all the way through it. I defy anyone with an ounce of fun in them to have a bad time here. But on a serious note, there’s genuinely great cooking going on too. So how do I review the experience without spoiling the surprise …

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Review: Flor, London Bridge

I can see why there’s a lot of love for Flor going around. There’s lots of smoky flame-grilled flavours, plenty of on-trend seasonal ingredients, a stylish and beautiful bar/dining room, and even though it’s a small plate place you don’t have to queue because they take bookings like civilised people. What’s not to like? Well… …

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Review: Rochelle Canteen at the ICA, St James

Food has come a long way in the UK in 20 years. I can remember a time when any sort of visitor attraction – be it a zoo, a gallery, a museum or a country house – could be absolutely guaranteed to have a truly miserable canteen where, because you’re a captive audience, you could …

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Review: Bar Douro, Southwark

This is the first time I’ve lived in London. I mean, I lived for 7 years in Sunbury-on-Thames and 3 years in Richmond and I called myself a Londoner… but hopping on the train once a week to do something around the West End or Kensington really doesn’t count, and my work was always in …

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Review: Morito, Clerkenwell

Small plates aren’t going anywhere. They are the new normal. And to be honest, while I have the occasional grouse at the silliness of some menus, that’s basically fine by me. You want first world problems, try stopping for a light lunch in France anywhere outside of a city. Sandwich? Non. Tapas? Non. Burger? Non. …

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