The derelict building next to Earlsfield station has been a source of intrigue for thousands of commuters over the years. But in recent months, the intrigue has moved on to excitement as the development of The Earlsfield moved swiftly on. Tonight was the launch night and Matt and I went along for a sneak peek.… Continue reading The Earlsfield – from derelict ticket office to the hottest ticket in town
I’ve written about a Salt Yard Group restaurant before and if you happened to come across it then I’m sure you’ll have noticed that it was a hugely positive review. :: Read my Opera Tavern review here So positive in fact, that I knew I needed to get back to one of their other restaurants… Continue reading Ember Yard review
There are dozens of places to sample sushi in London and we’re happily working our way down the list. On Friday we decided try a place no one we knew had heard of, in an area we don’t really know at all. Merton Abbey Mills is on the site of one of the most important monasteries of… Continue reading No bum notes at Rock Star Sushi Bar
Last week I read that we eat twice as many calories at a BBQ than we do for a normal meal. Scary, but understandable given how tempting everything always is and it would be rude not to have a sausage, burger and chicken leg wouldn’t it?! With that in mind, last weekend when we had… Continue reading Proper spicy sausage pasta!
Last week Matt and I went to Gilgamesh in Camden for the first time. We had been tempted by an offer I saw online for an opportunity to try out two courses from their new a la carte menu for £14. Knowing that the restaurant was not cheap we thought this seemed like a great… Continue reading GilgaMESS – but I have high hopes for next time
I promise I do venture out of south London sometimes but here I am again writing about Tooting! Tota is a cute little restaurant with a sparkly façade and friendly staff on Tooting High Street. The menu is very eclectic, with everything from ribs and steak to vegetarian curry and fish. The small menu is… Continue reading A Trip To Tooting’s Tota
It’s summer – well it was – and we’ve been trying to eat lighter meals using seasonal ingredients. I’d read loads about replacing pasta with courgette as a healthier alternative so we thought we’d give it a go. We don’t eat a lot of pasta but every now and then we get a hankering for… Continue reading Courgette instead of pasta and cauliflower not rice
We did it! We got a table at Chiltern Firehouse! It took a bit of wrangling and a few terse emails regarding their non-existent booking policy but on Saturday we finally ate there. This Marylebone restaurant has been hyped up more than any other I can recall recently. It has had a steady stream of… Continue reading Chiltern Firehouse – tasty but not special enough for the hype!
Apparently there are 34,488 ramen shops in Japan and judging by recent openings, London appears to be trying to compete. A walk around Soho will throw up dozens of new options for some slurpy noodles. We chose a boiling hot Wednesday to go and sample this speciality at Tonkotsu in Dean Street. This is a… Continue reading Looks like ramen is here to stay
I’ve written about Tooting before and the fantastic range of eating options it has. Just this weekend the chain Honest Burgers opened a branch near Tooting Broadway tube – it already has restaurants in Brixton Market, Soho, King’s Cross and Camden. Eating curry on a baking hot night may not be everyone’s cup of tea… Continue reading There’s nothing wrong with substance over style!