A Radical Approach

Is there anything worse than a favourite place changing their menu and just becoming a shadow of its former self? Yes probably, famine, pestilence, war, all that stuff. Radicals and Victuallers, an Upper Street ‘gastropub’ has been a frequent stop for me since it opened. Mainly because you can almost always get a seat and…

Vancouver Edition: Wo Fung Desserts

I’m always excited whenever Andrew flies into Vancouver – because the drive back from the airport is a great excuse to get some of the best damn chicken wings I’ve ever had!  I first heard about these magical wings from a German girl while I was still living in London.  She frequently flies into Vancouver,…

Trishna, Marylebone

Before there was 2016 critics’ favourite Hoppers, there was its culinary daddy, Trishna. The Sethi family are legends in London, their magic touch extending from Michelin-starred Trishna and Gymkhana through to Lyle’s and street food turned bricks and mortar Bao. Their first love though is Indian food. Due to its (Brentry?) wave of immigration from the…

The Weekly Munch, 13-19 Aug 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Linzi: Do you ever go out for dinner and think, ‘ooh I’ll go for something healthy’ and then end up with a plate of butter? Maybe that’s just me, I call it ‘menu panic’. We were visiting my hometown of…

Art and cake II. – Au ciel, Dulwich Village 

So here’s the big reveal: I’m looking for work. So I had some time off and decided to go to the Dulwich Picture Gallery. I also wanted to check them out as they just posted a great role. I have to admit that this Gallery is not one I visit very often, as one has…

To Bao or Not To Bao, that is the Queue-stion.

I can’t even begin to tell you how many times my friends have mentioned Bao. I also can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked by the Soho branch to see a queue of people outside that stretches down the street and around the corner. The only thoughts in my head are that it can’t…

Found: the best burger in London. 

Now the burger wars have been raging in London for as long as hipsters have been wearing their granddads’ cardigans and buying moustache wax without a trace of embarassment. Lofty claims to have created the best burger have been made by many and countless articles listing the new and current favourites. Burgers have become more…

MASH – An American Steakhouse with a Danish twist

MASH stands for Modern American Steak House – yet despite that it has Danish roots so I was thoroughly confused about what to expect. However, a 50% off all steaks (except Wagyu) summer special was too good to resist and I rallied a crew to head down for a bit of a meat feast. I…

64 Degrees, Brighton

I’ve watched the small plates revolution sweep through big cities on my culinary explorations. They enable chefs to create smaller plates of flavour explosions and it’s fun to explore more plates of new ingredients and combinations though be aware that in some small plates restaurants, the costs can stack up quite quickly. Chef owner Michael…

The Weekly Munch, 6-12 Aug 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Becky: Its back to cousin Sherrill’s patio again this week for lunch, and man does she mean business when it comes to home cooking!  There was a selection of charcuterie and cheese, dill potato salad, an heirloom tomato salad, and…

Art and cake I. – Anderson & Co., Peckham 

I’m a little bit like Grant when it comes to cake: I love eating it, but … somehow the English never get it quite right. Even so, once in a while I’m going for a “Kaffeekränzchen” as the Germans say. It means …literally the translation says a small coffee crown, but of course what it…

Kitanoya Guu Original Thurlow, Vancouver

There’s one major problem with living in London: Japanese food is expensive. Even “cheap” Japanese food (I’m not just talking sushi like Vicky mentioned in her Dinings review). When I went to the soft launch for an Izakaya with Bella, she was floored at how expensive the food is as an Izakaya in Japan is…