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American

Spuntino: Classy American diner food

Hangover posh diner style food is Spuntino’s speciality and branching off from the likes of sister restaurants Polpetto and Polpo Spuntino does so effortlessly, with a deliberately distressed decor, tiled walls and low-key lighting, perched bar stools and cool vibe as plate after plate of polished, sleek sliders, pizettas, croquettes and slow cooked pork. This ...
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British

BOBO Social: Posh burger revolution strikes a high note

The posh burger revolution continues on our city streets thanks to its latest incarnation in Fitzrovia, BOBO Social, a high end burger restaurant (no hint of a dinner but rather a charming quaintness) with genuine truffles, rare-breed beef served rare and several polished Mediteranean style tapas plates that scream the chic simplicity of other de ...
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Breakfast

TBC: Spacious cafe concept with homely classic food

Hip Shoreditch plays host to an array of modish cafe venues and The Book Club is no exception, occupying quite an expansive space in a lunch-time and late night drinking venue that occupies a former Victorian Warehouse on Leonard Street. The interiors feature the common exposed brick walls, simple but sleek wooden furniture and floorboards ...
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Diners

BRGR.Co Soho: Sterling Burgers in London’s Capital

The American diner trend is ever expanding with Michelin chefs even opening outlets across London to tailor to our more modern palate and soup up the greasy offerings we’re used to from typical fast food outlets. Jumping on the bandwagon, BGRR.Co is another similar concept located in Wardour Street in the heart of Soho, a ...
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Breakfast

Honky Tonk Clapham: Bountiful, delicious brunch

A typical diner style venue Honky Tonk Clapham boasts an array of burgers and a typical weekend brunch menu that can be seen in many trendy dining outlets across London, particularly the Clapham area. Exposed brick walls and dim lights are typical of such haunts and it’s a welcome addition to the dining scene in ...
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Bars and pubs

The Portman: Better than your average gastropub

I’m a professed gastropub loather on most accounts. They linger haplessly in between a pub, restaurant concept, offering fine dining menus that rarely meet the criteria of proficient culinary art and cuisine at any level. It’s a recipe for disappointment to be offered soused mackerel with horseradish cream or chocolate cremoso only to find that ...
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Cafes

Patty and Bun: London’s best burgers?

I’m an absolute food snob. I spent years as a vegan, eating a purely organic diet. I wrote a book on toxic chemicals in cosmetics and believe me, the same crap goes into the food we eat. Still, every now and then I get a craving for a big beefy burger that’s dripping with cheese ...
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Hotels

Apero: Modern Mediterranean food worth savouring

I’m concerned on my latest restaurant venture that I might yet again experience a dearth of decent food. I need to climb out of the Michelin boat but I rarely find a restaurant that makes it a worthy venture. I am pleased to say that Apero Restaurant at The Ampersand hotel has truly convinced me. ...
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Breakfast

The Table Cafe: Reasonably priced lunch destination

I dragged myself to Southwark because even top celebrities bother to grace the premises of London’s top dining venues. I wasn’t expecting to be blown away by The Table Cafe, but I’d heard some rather favourable reviews, even comparisons to Yotam Ottolenghi. Founded seven years ago by Shaun Alpine-Crabtree The Table Cafe focuses on local, ...
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Bakeries

Daylesford Organic Pimlico: Offering Fine Organic Fayre

Daylesford Organic have been producing organic food for over 30 years. The concept is centred around a working organic farm (originally established by Carole Bamford) and a passion for seasonal, ethical produce that has translated into two London-based farmshops and cafes and seasonal organic, produce sold in Waitrose and other independent stores nationwide. There are ...
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British

Searcy’s Champagne Bar: A solid performance for lunch

As I enter King’s Cross St. Pancras International Station I am immediately reminded that travelling isn’t the most enjoyable of experiences, and as much as a station is given a glossy re-working it’s still not the most desirable venue for a spot of lunch or dinner. Still, Searcy’s Champagne Bar and Restaurant is somewhat of ...
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Cafes

Honest Burgers is Honestly Average

There are four outlets of Honest Burgers in London (Brixton, Soho, Camden and Portobello Road) and despite not particularly loving burgers or beef, I occasionally get a hankering for a big greasy burger laden with cheese and lashings of other ingredients you won’t normally find adorning my plate. Still, I prefer locally sourced, organic produce ...
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