Meat and Shake in Tooting is one of a family of three scattering London serving up artisanal burgers, BBQ’d meats and a variety of milkshakes. The local Muslim community have embraced the fully halal menu at Meat and Shake which offers a refreshing change to the high density of Indian restaurants and takeaways in the area. Continue reading
On a sunny Friday evening we arrived at the lively Prince Albert pub to find groups of happy customers spilling out onto the road enjoying the evening sun with cold drinks and scrummy looking nibbles. As we stepped inside, the pub had a bustling atmosphere but the bar queue wasn’t unbearable – it’s hard to find pubs that manage to conquer this, especially on the flank of Battersea Park. Decked out in rustic finery, welcoming dogs at the bar and hosting a vast selection of guest ales and craft beer, we knew we were in for a treat. Continue reading
Nanban, the new Japanese haven set back from Brixton Market is the brainchild of the 2011 Masterchef winner, Tim Anderson. The modern fit out seems temporary against the weathered brick wall shell, made even more lightweight with cork stools, plywood tables and wheeled huts, tuk-tuk esque catering for larger parties. Continue reading
Smith’s restaurant in Wapping is located on the north side of the River Thames with a fantastic view of Tower Bridge. Smith’s has been serving fresh fish for 60 years and now offers a fine dining experience in a contemporary environment. The interior depicts a stylish yacht with incredible views of the water, white tablecloths, a live pianist and an abundance of smart waiters. Continue reading
The Chambers of Flavours is an immersive dining experience inviting its guests into the bowels of a tasting machine, mixing concepts and cuisines revealed only on arrival. At £70 a ticket, this dining experience may seem expensive, but this sensory overload, consisting of different themed rooms, a separate one for each of the courses along an unpredictable theatrical journey is worth every penny. Continue reading
An alpine retreat has found it’s way to Clapham North in the form of The Lodge, one of Jimmy Garcia’s winter pop-ups. Hidden behind a wooden door on Landor Road, the cosy restaurant is lined with timber panelling, animal skins, retro skis and filled with a rich aroma of fondue and mulled wine.
Soho is famous for sex. And sex sells. La Bodegra Negra jumped on this bandwagon, and dressed its ‘shop front’ in neon invites; ‘GIRLS THIS WAY!’ and ‘ADULT VIDEO!’ It’s exterior is not one of an expensive, Mexican eating house, reiterated by the playful mannequin and door-lady donning a PVC gimp suit and chains. Continue reading