Monthly Archives: December 2009

Balan’s – Soho

Balan’s is generally known for their breakfasts. They usually get overall good reviews for food, but bad for service – which generally is how breakfast places go. I, however, went for dinner on a Sunday night. My friend and I … Continue reading


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Pizza East – Shoreditch/Bethnal Green

Pizza in London compared to America, is mostly ‘just ok’.  For me, when you pick up a piece of pizza, it should be thick enough not to droop and to support the toppings that are on it – and all … Continue reading


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Boheme Kitchen and Bar – Soho

I came to Boheme Kitchen and Bar with a couple clients and colleagues for our Christmas lunch. I’d been to the Boheme coffee shop next door, but never to the restaurant. I had mixed impressions when we walked in. Part … Continue reading

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Koba – Fitzrovia

I love Korean food, and about a month or two ago, I realised it had been way way way too long since I had any. In fact, going over the back catalogue of restaurants in my head, I couldn’t actually … Continue reading


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Basili – Finchley Road (Takeaway)

It was one of those Fridays where I just couldn’t imagine cooking. My work permit renewal application had just been approved, and I thought a bit of a celebration was in order. Maybe my flatmate would want to go out … Continue reading

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Eastside Inn – Farringdon (Thanksgiving Dinner)

Last year, on my first Thanksgiving in the UK and away from my family, I worked late and ended up eating buttered noodles over the sink. It sucked, and I vowed that I would never let it happen again.  So … Continue reading

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Vinoteca – Clerkenwell

I had been wanting to go to Vinoteca for AGES, and for some reason, it just never worked out. The first time it was a bank holiday, the second time they were just randomly closed and the third time, they … Continue reading

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Med Kitchen – Cambridge Circus

Normally I wouldn’t find myself anywhere near one of these restaurants. So how did I end up here? Friday night last minute + Top Table reservation gone awry + going to Avenue Q down the street + no other choice … Continue reading

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A Rum Do Two at Hush Brasserie – Mayfair

When I think of molecular gastronomy, images of olive gel bubbles from El Bulli or liquid nitrogen starters from The Fat Duck spring to mind – not so much cocktails. But really, the concept is the same. So why not? … Continue reading

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The Water Poet – Spitalfields

There’s nothing like a good Sunday Roast. I came to The Water Poet on one of those ‘maybe this is the last nice day before winter’ days where, even though it’s a bit brisk, you force yourself to sit outside. … Continue reading

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