Restaurants – London

Sushinho City review

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Sushi made with Italian fillings like olives, basil and calamari. Mushroom ravioli with korma sauce or spaghettini with lamb curry. Tandoori chicken pizzas. Indian curry burritos. Pesto gyoza dumplings.  Prawns in chocolate sauce. Ah yes, it’s astonishing the number of culinary crimes that people are willing to commit in the name of “fusion food”.  The theory […]

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Bedford & Strand sherry and food pairing

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Isn’t it funny how, despite living in London for many years and walking down a particular street many times, it is entirely possible to look straight past a particular shop or restaurant?  When a friend of mine invited me to dinner at Bedford & Strand earlier this year and said it was in Bedford Street, […]

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Chiswell Street Dining Rooms

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I must to admit having a bit of a soft spot for the excellent gastropubs operated by the ETM Group, a group founded by brothers Tom and Ed Martin back in 2000 and which now operates 10 venues across central London  smart City gastro pubs, contemporary brasseries/bars, and small neighbourhood pubs. I think they generally strike […]

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Naga restaurant review

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Am I the only one whose heart sinks when I read about a restaurant where the cuisine is described as pan-[insert huge geographical region here]? Africa is a continent, not a country (as they say), and a vast, not-very-homogenous one at that), and pan-African cuisine can only lead to the kind of messy culinary copulation […]

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Blue Boar Smokehouse & Bar review

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  One of the things that puts many English-speakers off learning another language is the annoying habit that our European neighbours have of giving nouns a gender.  There seems to be no rhyme or reason why a chair should be feminine and a poem masculine; or indeed why a table should be feminine in French […]

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Moti Mahal – matching Indian food and whisky cocktails

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If you live in London, then it’s pretty certain that at some stage you have stumbled out of a pub and down Brick Lane for a late-night curry.  Hell – it’s a London rite of passage and practically part of the Britishness test to decide whether you are worthy of citizenship!  And on these hazy, […]

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Rosita & The Sherry Bar review

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When I was a student, a friend an I loved playing a game where you tried to imagine what your pet would drink if they were human.  In this way, we figured out the the neurotic small dog would drink a white wine spritzer; the black cat with the attitude of a panther would drink […]

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