Tag Archives: London

Picture Restaurant – London

Picture Restaurant is a small modern-British establishment that serves wonderful food in a relaxed and toned-down atmosphere. Situated just behind the revamped central London BBC offices, it is often awash with BBC executives looking to finish their long day with a plate of something lovely, and do doubt; a glass of something bubbly. I recently […]

Copita – Soho

While you may have to queue to get a seat in this busy little tapas restaurant, it is totally worth the wait. Tapas for vegetarians can be a bit hit and miss. Sometimes there are some great choices and in other restaurants you are lumbered with olives and bread while meat eaters get stuck into […]

Brixton Village Market

A stone’s throw from Brixton’s underground station is Brixton Village Market. The covered market is home to a throng of cafes and restaurants serving a range of cuisines from cutesy cupcakes to artisan pizzas. But it hasn’t always been like this. There has been much debate about the gentrification of Brixton and while the trendy […]

Polpo

Apparently Polpo is a bàcaro which is a Venetian word to describe a humble restaurant serving simple food. That may be the intention when Polpo first opened, but this small chain has now become one of London’s most desirable foodie hangouts. It recently received some free publicity by appearing in Jay Rayner’s list of top […]

A Trip Down Memory Lane at Mangals 2

I recently spent part of my weekend in my old stomping ground of Dalston in East London. A lot has changed – dingy cellar bars have been replaced with trendy celeb spotting joints, and Turkish furniture stores have been transformed into organic cafes. It’s still fun though – with some of the same bonkers characters, […]

Breakfast Club Review

Breakfasts are totally underrated in the UK. When I do manage to have breakfast, it normally consists of coffee and marmite on toast. Aside from hotel breakfasts or grabbing a quick croissant en route somewhere, I don’t think I’ve ever purposely eaten out for breakfast. I’d heard a lot about the Breakfast Club chain, but […]

Tayyabs – the Best Curry in Town

Curry restaurants are usually great heavens for vegetarians and Brick Lane in London’s East end is riddled with them. But, for those in the know, it’s best to venture south from Brick Lane and tucked away behind the Whitechapel Hospital is Tayyabs, a family run restaurant specialising the finest Punjabi cuisine. Tayyabs offers more traditional, […]

All Hail the Cheese Toastie

Traipsing through Waterloo on Saturday I found myself in a very lucky situation: not only was I early to meet a friend and therefore had time to kill, but I had also stumbled upon a cheese and wine festival tucked behind the Royal Festival Hall. This weekend-long food festival was made up of around 40 […]

Duck and Waffle

From the outset, it’s pretty obvious that this restaurant does not specialise in vegetarian food. Choices on the menu are pretty slim, but don’t let this put you off. What they do have is great, and the views aren’t too bad either! Based on the top floor of Heron Tower, the restaurant overlooks the city […]

Newington Green Fruit & Vegetables

It seems that I’m spending less and less time in the capital. Over the past few years I have morphed from a fully fledged Londoner who would sit in east London pubs chatting about the merits and pitfalls of the gentrification of Hackney, and have turned into a wanna-be Bristolian who doesn’t know my Banksy’s […]