Ramen Wars: Ittenbari Soho

It’s Ramen Wars! The next contender is Ittenbari Soho, a small and spartan Ramen house just off Piccadilly Circus. Ittenbari was actually one of the first ramen joints I tried in London (back in the good ol’ days of Ramen Club organised by the effervescent Josy) and I remember it fondly. So, naturally, I needed…

Ramen Wars: Bone Daddies, Soho – better than Tokyo

If you’ve just fired up Googlemaps for directions to Tokyo, thinking “WTF, is that some new ramen joint in Dalston I’ve never heard of?  How did this pass me by?  Cordelia!  Pass me my bloody iPhone and get us a table for two this VERY INSTANT” then just hold your horses. I mean the actual Tokyo.  Yeah, the one in…

Flat Iron: ‘Damn, I missed my free ice cream’

Flat Iron was part of London’s first wave of ‘restaurants that served you one thing’. The original on Beak street had long queues outside for ages (because who can say ‘no’ to a £10 steak) but I heard that the new branch on Henrietta Street was much bigger (ergo less queue?!?!?) so I popped over for a…

Mishkins: An inexplicable crush

We’ve all had those crushes. You know, the kind where secretly, you know you shouldn’t but your heart just races a little and you subconsciously lick your lips a little at the slightest thought of it. Your fingers start playing with your necklace (or chest hair/plain normal hair) and it’s like you’re looking at the…

Chai Ki Canary Wharf

Chai Ki is the little brother to the established Roti Chai restaurant in Marble Arch/Marylebone. Located in the new Canary Wharf Crossrail station, it’s a brilliant modern take on Indian classics that’s great for both a quick lunch with the team or a chill catch up with a friend. The décor is crisp and modern…

Press Visit: Prime Burger Euston

Prime Burger is a relatively new burger joint located in Euston and St Pancras stations. The concept is a step above your standard fast food (McD’s/BK) and more along the lines of Shake Shack and 5 Guys. I was invited to try it out by @TheCultPR so headed down during the week to Euston. Located…

Roti Chai

Roti Chai was on my radar ages ago from when they competed in the inaugural Ribstock competition. Their spiced rib was spectacular and I’ve been meaning to try out the restaurant ever since. The venue has two parts – a casual street food café on the ground level and a more formal restaurant setting on…