Category Archives: Restaurants/Pubs

Asadal Korean Restaurant, Holborn

I’m a fan of oriental food generally, so finding something different to the standard Chinese or Thai choices is always welcome. Asadal certainly fits the bill of being different, with food cooked at the table and menu that’s pretty baffling … Continue reading

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The Pride of Spitalfields pub

The Pride of Spitalfields is definitely one of the best east end pubs I’ve found so far. Good beer, a good location, and near my office. The barman also remembered my order even though I’d even been to the bar … Continue reading

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Meson Los Barilles tapas, Spitalfields Market

After wandering around Kinetica for an hour, we wandered off to a small Spanish restaurant called Meson Los Barilles. It’s also in Old Spitalfields (the proper old bit), and just off the main very commercial drag of Giraffe et al. … Continue reading

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Le Mercury, Upper Street, Islington

I first went to Le Mercury in 2004 after meeting an ex work colleage across the road in the Old Parr’s Head. The pub (Parr’s Head) seems to have closed down, which is a shame, but Le Mercury is still … Continue reading

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Best restaurant menu ever

I want to go to a restaurant with a menu like this: Translation at its best

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Parreira Tapas Bar, Leyton

Leyton isn’t exactly oversupplied for restaurants so a trip out on a Saturday evening is inevitably going to lead here at some point. Even at this peak time, the place wasn’t particularly crowded but there were enough people there to … Continue reading

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Review of Souk Restaurant, London

I went to Souk last night, a north African restaurant near Covent Garden, and what a strange place it was. Lots of low seating, low tables, and general ‘aren’t we in a tent?’-ness. Except, it isn’t in a tent, and … Continue reading

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The Crown and Sceptre review, Great Titchfield Street

There aren’t many pubs I’d ever say this about, but I can honestly say I never want to go back to this pub again. The place doesn’t look too bad, and there’s space to stand outside, close to Oxford Circus, … Continue reading

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Review of Soho Thai, St Anne’s Court, Dean Street, London

I spent yesterday evening in the Soho Thai on St Anne’s Court, just off Dean Street. I’ve never noticed it before but it’s quite a small, unassuming place, especially given its location in Soho. Apparently it’s part of the Thai … Continue reading

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Stringray Globe pizza restaurant, Hackney

Hidden away (kind of) on Columbia Road in Hackney, just off Hackney Road, is a small pizza restaurant called Stringray Globe. We’ve been there for Friday lunch a few times now and it’s been very good every time. I can’t … Continue reading

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