Food & Dining

  • Pho (Restaurant)
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

    Pho To Go? You could make light about their catchy slogan but there’s nothing lightweight about the food served up in this Vietnamese restaurant. The street-friendly name conjures up a fast food snacky feel but it is anything but that. In the highly competitive food service industry it sounds like a half-hearted attempt to stop […]

  • Tenshi Japanese Restaurant
    Tenshi (Restaurant)
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

    If you’ve been left disappointed by the increasing selection of restaurants that promise much and deliver little and are looking for an eatery that packs a quiet punch, then wedged conveniently in that niche between cosy snack joint and full-on restaurant lies a modest little Japanese restaurant called Tenshi. This superb establishment on Upper Street, […]

  • Tina, We Salute You
    Tina, We Salute You
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Food & Dining, Highlights

    Hot new café bar Tina, We Salute You is creating waves in London’s newest community, the East Village, Stratford. A second outpost of the popular Dalston café. Tina E20 epitomises cool, with its shabby chic décor and interchanging window murals. It’s a great place to sit back, relax and watch the world go by, all […]

  • Trew Era Cafe
    Russell’s Brand
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Highlights

    It would be unfair to visit comedian Russell Brand’s Trew Era Cafe simply to sample its vegetarian cuisine when the history behind this venture makes it even more of a curiosity and also proves that some celebrities do have hearts as well as wallets. Brand famously made a stand against developers who wanted to uproot […]

  • Cereal Killer
    Cereal Killer Cafe
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

    It has definitely found a niche market and enjoyed some unique publicity on its launch (if unique is the right word) but is Brick Lane’s Cereal Killer Cafe an aye or nay? The brainchild of hipster entrepreneurs and Irish twins Alan and Gary Keely it seems an innocent enough concept and was regarded as a […]

  • Absurd Bird
    Absurd Bird (Restaurant)
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

    From the publicity literature it’s difficult to work out whether Absurd Bird is a fast-food joint or a restaurant. You’ll not gain too much insight from their website, it’s decorated with wacky images of cartoon chickens which are a tad misleading. A visit to this recently opened eaterie tucked away on a busy corner of […]

  • Levi Roots Smokehouse
    Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse (Restaurant)
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

    I arrived at Levi Roots Smokehouse at lunchtime but barely a few steps inside the door those appetite-tingling Caribbean aromas convinced me that I was in the mood for more than just lunch. Famous for winning BBC2 entrepreneur pitching show Dragon’s Den with his Reggae Reggae Sauce and wooing the judges with his guitar playing, […]

  • Cahoots Soho Mother's Day
    In Cahoots with Mum
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Food & Dining, Highlights

    With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching and the last-minute rush for gifts causing many a card shop swing door to rattle, one inspired treat she might appreciate would be a Squiffy Picnic at vintage themed Cahoots. In fact even your mother’s mother would go for this quirky Soho bar which is modelled on a 1940s London […]

  • EC Clubhouse
    Earlham Street Clubhouse
    Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

    Have you ever found a place so ridiculously, insanely out of this world cool that you simply had to shout it out from the rooftops so the whole world could know about it? Earlham Street Clubhouse is basement bar and restaurant in Covent Garden serving up NYC style pizzas and cocktails in red solo cups […]