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  • London Restaurant Reviews 30

    Top 10 London restaurant highlights in 2010.

    I think 2010 will be remembered as the year of fabulous openings. It wasn’t just the sheer volume, or the startling frequency (at one point, there was a new opening to try every week); rather it was about the sheer quality of the debutants inducted into the class of 2010. Some brought innovation (flaming sushi at Yashin, nitro ...

    On December 16, 2010 / By
  • British 12

    Towpath Cafe: Life beside the canal.

    You might think that something as modest as a cafe on the side of a towpath, used by neighbouring residents as a jogging and cycling route, would always remain hidden and truly a gem. That can no longer the case in the internet age. This sort of concept ...

    On December 13, 2010 / By
  • Chinese 12

    Wing Tai @ Wing Yip: Dim Sum Atmosphere.

    The fish counter at Wing Yip always gets my undivided attention, whenever we visit to stock up the larder. It’s those massive tanks with the filtered running water, the sound of an artificial waterfall, filled with still live and flopping crabs and lobsters ...

    On December 7, 2010 / By
  • news&misc 5

    Wikio Gastronomy Dec 2010 Rankings Preview

    The last Wikio rankings preview of the 2010… and we have a new leader this month (again). These guys blog about the very cutting edge in the world of chocolates. Exciting how this list shifts every month no? Assuming you are still into these stats that is… ...

    On December 2, 2010 / By
  • British 7

    Dock Kitchen 2010 : The Parle Renaissance

    I had a lovely lunch when I visited the then pop-up version of Dock Kitchen in October last year. It was part of Stevie (and kitchen buddy Joe Trivelli)’s mobile restaurant project titled “The Moveable Kitchen” which began at the height of the underground ...

    On November 30, 2010 / By
  • alternative eating 9

    All aboard the Orient Express, Xmas pulling in.

    Are you still stuck on plans for the festive break? I almost forgot that I had filed away this experience till I rummaged through my archives. While we were still sweltering in July, I – very enthusiastically – accepted an invitation to preview the Christmas menu ...

    On November 27, 2010 / By
  • Bars & Pubs 6

    The Warrington Bar : Debauched Galore

    As part of our entertainment plans for out of town friends who had drifted into the Smoke for a weekend break. We sold them the idea that London was a treasure trove of brilliant adventures, whether it’d be food, theatre, the arts or history. The rest of the other criteria were suitable met with walks along the river, taking in The Lion ...

    On November 24, 2010 / By
  • Japanese 5

    Sushi Cafelicious: Great balls of fire!

    How many sushi bars do you know, play bossa nova in the background? Out of that lot, how many deliver to your doorstep? And just how many sushi bars boasts an all-female run operation? Assuredly, sushi bars that satisfy all the above are rare, ...

    On November 22, 2010 / By