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by Taydo @

Hello all! For bookings over 15 people, please send an email to taydocafe@gmail.com. We regret to inform you that We can no longer take group bookings over 35 people in the evenings. If you have a booking for over 35 people, then we you are welcomed to hire out the restaurant any day between 11.30am […]

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Ben’s, Bury St Edmunds

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Ben’s, Bury St Edmunds –  A very lovely setting in a clean and immaculate dining room. It is a little pinky and girly but the interior has a feel of spring even though it was still wintery weather outside.  Identical chandeliers and the organised mismatched furniture has a certain charm. The decoration was quite sparse; the kind of place where echoes were almost possible, so after awhile it made the place feel cold when there was no one else except us. If it was not a restaurant, I would have thought that it was a tea house. The cleanliness makes […]

Song Que Cafe

Song Que Cafe

by boredoffood @ Vietnamese Restaurant – Bored of Food

Song Que Cafe 134 Kingsland Rd, City of London E2 8DY 020 7613 3222 ‎ www.songque.co.uk You know about this place already….Come on you’ve heard of it.…Dalston….Dalston, Kingsland Road…..Yeah! That’s the one. Nestled in the heart of little Vietnam it is the jewel of the area’s south east Asian eateries. I’ve been wanting to eat […]

Kari Kepala Ikan Rampai, Sri Rampai

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Kari Kepala Ikan Rampai, Sri Rampai – The name of the restaurant translates to Fish Head Curry Rampai. Fish head curry is not the only dish that they serve, and I was quite impressed with the other dishes that they had. There, the food served did look quite as advertised in the restaurant. There is also a proper menu to choose from and if you are ordering a plate of vegetables, make sure you ask what they have on that day. Kari Kepala Ikan Rampai serves family comfort food, sharing style main courses of fish, meat and vegetables with a […]

The Chinese Restaurant Will Bring You What They Want And You’ll Love It

by Lily Frohlich @ Secret London

Hunan in Pimlico is a London dining experience unlike any other. Upon arrival diners are asked just two questions – 1. Do you have any special dietary requirements? 2. How spicy do you like your food? – and with that, the meal begins, cloaked in a shroud of mystery. For some uncommonly picky individuals, this might sound like the […]

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Hanoi Cafe

Hanoi Cafe


Hanoi Cafe

Vietnamese cafe on Kingsland Road, Shoreditch. Serving homestyle and street-food inspired Vietnamese food since 2000.

Mien Tay Restaurants

Mien Tay Restaurants


Mien Tay Restaurants

Cuisine from South-West Vietnam

Coal Rooms Peckham review – a train station restaurant that isn’t a dreary chain

Coal Rooms Peckham review – a train station restaurant that isn’t a dreary chain

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Plus a beast of a bacon sandwich Salvaging, reusing and repurposing old fittings and furnishings to adorn new restaurants is nothing new; it’s been an ongoing trend in the English-speaking world for at least a decade, if not more. Renovating old buildings, while judiciously paying homage to their original purpose, has received less attention but … Continue reading

Stock Photo - The Anh Dào Vietnamese restaurant in Kingsland Road, East London

Stock Photo - The Anh Dào Vietnamese restaurant in Kingsland Road, East London


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Samarkand, Fitzrovia

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Samarkand, Fitzrovia – NEW means so much with Samarkand. It a new restaurant, a new cuisine to London and to myself. I always love looking out for new flavours, so when Samarkand came to London a few foodie friends and I put a date in our diaries for this exciting night. Samarkand serves Uzbekistan food and all I knew about the cuisine was getting the right spelling on paper. The colours of Samarkand, blue and gold (a combination I adore), suggest a lot of class. And the place looks dashing. I would love to dress up when I go out […]

Voodoo Ray’s

Voodoo Ray’s

by boredoffood @ Bored of Food

5 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB 020 7254 2273 @voodoo_rays http://dalstonsuperstore.com/features/voodoo-rays Through friends I’d been alerted to this joint via the Charlie Porter blogsite. Joint is the only way to refer to this joint – they serve up a pretty special slice of fine American Pizza, but with a little twist provided by the […]

Shikumen @ Dorsett City, Aldgate

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Shikumen @ Dorsett City, Aldgate – We, the family, do not usually agree on one favourite dimsum restaurant let alone have a unanimous vote for one dimsum dish. So, when there is a new dimsum restaurant in the neighbourhood, we go! Not necessarily to find our ultimate dimsum restaurant but to find one where the collective dimsum dishes could satisfy everyone. Our general consensus were that Shikumen’s dimsum (because they also serve a la carte) was good but slightly on the pricey side. We had more than our usual dimsum lot including a roast duck (£24.90) which is not part […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: TAY DO CAFE WILL BE CLOSED

by Taydo @

Apologies to our customers old and new, Tay Do Cafe will be closed for a short period between the 28th January – 12th February, as the owners will be in Vietnam during those dates. We apologise for the inconvenience, however, Tay Do Restaurant will still be opened as normal. All bookings between those dates in […]

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Review of Salvation in Noodles - authentic Vietnamese noodles!

Review of Salvation in Noodles - authentic Vietnamese noodles!


The Greedy Panda

With the ever expanding food scene in London, it takes effort to visit every restaurant on my list of places to try. Salvation in Noodles has been on my list for too long, so one sunny Saturday I decided to tick it off once and for all. God Knows why I didn’t do it sooner! My main aim was to have th

FIRST LOOK: “Salvation in Noodles” Vietnamese Noodle Shack (35 Pics) @SINDALSON

FIRST LOOK: “Salvation in Noodles” Vietnamese Noodle Shack (35 Pics) @SINDALSON


@wilkes888 - London based Food & Drink-o-phile

  Plenty of Vietnamese restaurants can be found on Kingsland Road and north of Chinatown in Soho. In fact, the lower half of Kingsland Road is colloquelly known as the ‘Pho Mile’. …

Ishtah Turkish Restaurant | A New Old Favourite in Central Finchley, London

by kaveyeats @ London – Kavey Eats

We moved to North Finchley over 20 years ago, and discovered Izgara restaurant in Central Finchley not long after it opened in 1999. Although it’s not as local as the restaurants along our own high street 1.5 miles to the north, we loved the Turkish menu, friendly service and the windows all along the front... Read more »

The best dishes of 2017 – food that you need in your life

The best dishes of 2017 – food that you need in your life

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

2017 has been an incredibly hectic year for London restaurants, even by the frenetic standards of this city. Despite the closure of some much missed favourites, new restaurants have continued to open at a dizzying and surely unsustainable pace. Some of that has been driven by a modest influx of celebrity chefs from abroad – … Continue reading

Giggling Squid: An En-Thai-cing New Restaurant In Wimbledon

Giggling Squid: An En-Thai-cing New Restaurant In Wimbledon

by Tabish Khan @ Londonist

Succulent prawns and a lighter cheesecake.

Salvation in Noodles Team to Open MAM — Vietnamese BBQ in Notting Hill

Salvation in Noodles Team to Open MAM — Vietnamese BBQ in Notting Hill


Eater London

Colin Tu’s third restaurant will open on All Saints Road next month

Salvation In Noodles | Sinful Vietnamese Noodle Shack in Dalston, London

by kaveyeats @ London – Kavey Eats

This little Vietnamese noodle restaurant has been serving simple, tasty Vietnamese noodle dishes to Dalston residents (and anyone willing to travel) for nearly three years; indeed in the time it’s taken me to finally make my way there, founder Colin Tu has launched another Vietnamese restaurant, MAM, in Nottinghill and a second branch of Salvation... Read more »

Darjeeling Express review – Kingly Court Indian has inner beauty

Darjeeling Express review – Kingly Court Indian has inner beauty

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Judging a restaurant on more than how good it looks on Instagram Update 31/7/2017 – added remarks about the bone marrow to the details of the goat curry An opinion column published on the newly launched London version of Eater caused a small stir among the capital’s restaurant watchers. The piece railed against the pernicious effects … Continue reading

Old Tree Daiwan Bee review – the other Taiwanese restaurant on Rupert Street

Old Tree Daiwan Bee review – the other Taiwanese restaurant on Rupert Street

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Xu’s cheaper and more homely neighbour By accident or design, the sumptuously superlative Xu isn’t the only Taiwanese restaurant on Rupert Street. The West End’s most unlikely restaurant side street is also home to Old Tree Daiwan Bee. This oddly-named Taiwanese restaurant originally started out on a site in Golder’s Green and must be one … Continue reading

Salvation In Noodles | Sinful Vietnamese Noodle Shack in Dalston, London

by kaveyeats @ Kavey Eats

This little Vietnamese noodle restaurant has been serving simple, tasty Vietnamese noodle dishes to Dalston residents (and anyone willing to travel) for nearly three years; indeed in the time it’s taken me to finally make my way there, founder Colin Tu has launched another Vietnamese restaurant, MAM, in Nottinghill and a second branch of Salvation... Read more »

20 of the best restaurants in Hackney

20 of the best restaurants in Hackney


Movebubble - Doing it for renters

There are so many different and awesome restaurants in Hackney that it's really hard to pick a top 20 list, but we think we've done a pretty good job.

Bodean’s, Muswell Hill

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Bodean’s, Muswell Hill – before I dined at Bodean’s I knew the restaurant’s menu was bound to be meaty. Studying the menu more intently to decide what to order, I realised that Bodean’s menu gives a complete picture of an ideal barbecue party. I was quite impressed and at that moment I felt like we should have invited a couple people that evening. With only the pair of us dining, it was quite a challenge to order the different dishes to share, firstly because we noticed that portion sizes were quite generous, and secondly we could not get the variety […]

El Muro review – Mexican food comes to Muswell Hill. Sort of.

El Muro review – Mexican food comes to Muswell Hill. Sort of.

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

It’s better than Tex-Mex. Just. Reviewing restaurants means I meander all over London, seeing firsthand the disparate boroughs, villages and neighbourhoods that make up this sprawling metropolis of ours. It’s tempting to think that once you venture outside of the capital’s core restaurant areas (Soho, Islington, Shoreditch and The City, or thereabouts), you would have … Continue reading

Plaquemine Lock review – Creole and Cajun pub food on the Regent’s Canal

Plaquemine Lock review – Creole and Cajun pub food on the Regent’s Canal

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

The gastropub cousin to Bocca di Lupo Most new restaurants launch in a blaze of publicity glory with press releases spamming inboxes, repetitively woolly social media chatter, oversubscribed launch parties, a Ryanair-style rush for reservations and fawning coverage from all the usual suspects. Plaquemine Lock, the new gastropub from one of the bods behind Soho’s … Continue reading

Jerusalem Home-Cooking And Palestinian 'Pizza': Have You Tried This Soho Restaurant?

Jerusalem Home-Cooking And Palestinian 'Pizza': Have You Tried This Soho Restaurant?

by Lydia Manch @ Londonist

Don't miss the tahini ice cream

Summer Closing details

by admin @ Cafe East

Here at Cafe East it’s been another great few months thanks to the continued support of our valued customers. We really do appreciate your custom. We have all been working very hard to bring you delicious Vietnamese Home Cooking day in, day out. As a result we’re going to be taking a short break from […]

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Levi Roots Carribean Smokehouse, Westfield Stratford City

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Levi Roots Carribean Smokehouse, Westfield Stratford City – Apart from the three major food courts inside Westfield Stratford City, there are plenty of restaurants outside of the shopping complex. Most are chain restaurants – Jamie’s Italian, Shake Shack, Busaba Eathai, Ping Pong – so, first impression of Levi Roots Carribean Smokehouse was, just another chain restaurant nestled in the shopping bazaar of Westfield Stratford. Why? Because of Levi Roots. Firstly, it was his musical background, followed by his Levi Reggae sauces and now, a Carribean eatery. Not knowing much about him, I assumed that it was just a stardom restaurant. […]

Salvation in Noodles: SIN in Dalston – Restaurant Review

Salvation in Noodles: SIN in Dalston – Restaurant Review


Methods Unsound

Salvation in Noodles: beaming like a little beacon of yumminess in the face of a long journey home, serving up pho and other Vietnamese delicacies.

Cottons, Vauxhall – Rum Masterclass

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Cottons, Vauxhall – I felt a little shy accepting the invitation from LovePopUps London for another Cottons review. It was just this summer that we had visited the then newly opened Cottons Rhum Shack in Shoreditch, but now we are back at their new branch in Vauxhall. Cottons Vauxhall is the fourth addition to the Cottons Rhum Shack chain bringing Caribbean food to West London. We sampled a range of starters. Food was spicy. Portion sizes seemed slightly on the small side compared to the Shoreditch branch we had visited. Unanimous thumbs up for the deep fried calamari. Abundant of warmth […]

Dalston Rioters Gone Wild in Hackney, Using Death of Rashman Charles as an Excuse

by Remi Makinde @ Hackney Hive

Dalston right now, probs stay away if you’re near pic.twitter.com/1fklh9c3A5 — Louise Donovan (@louisedonovan_) July 28, 2017 Please follow us on twitter for live updates. More to follow.

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Temporary Closure for Kitchen Maintenance 11-12 May

by admin @ Cafe East

We regret to inform customers that Cafe East will be closed on Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 May 2016 for essential kitchen maintenance. We will be open again on Friday 13th May and look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant for more authentic Vietnamese home cooking. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Miss P’s Barbecue review – proper BBQ comes to Croydon

Miss P’s Barbecue review – proper BBQ comes to Croydon

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Disclosure: I backed this restaurant’s crowdfunding effort on Kickstarter (in the range of £50-£100). Update 17/10/17 – corrected details about the pulled pork and fixed some typos. Unlike some other reviewers, I’m not obsessively critical of the famed Michelin Guide (not that either gives a fig about what I think). While it certainly has its … Continue reading

7 BYOB Restaurants In London For A Brilliantly Cheap Night Out

7 BYOB Restaurants In London For A Brilliantly Cheap Night Out


Secret London

Eating out in London can be pretty damn expensive so when there’s an option to BYOB (we’re talking booze here, although bringing your own bitchez is fun too), then you can count us IN. …

Bala Baya, Southwark

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Bala Baya, Southwark – The Southwark neighbourhood, though close to myself, isn’t really somewhere that I intuitively go for when I want to dine out. When night falls, the area is quiet and exudes an urban feel of being in between an office and residential area. However, off the main road a handful of restaurants found under the railway arches change that street into an oasis of foodie utopia. Bala Baya, an Israeli restaurant, is the newest addition to the collective restaurants at Union Yard. A different cuisine landed in the neighbourhood meant that I was instantly at their door […]

London's Best Vietnamese Restaurants

London's Best Vietnamese Restaurants


Londonist

Spice and rice.

Core by Clare Smyth review – fine dining where meat isn’t the main course

Core by Clare Smyth review – fine dining where meat isn’t the main course

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Not nearly as cliched as you might think at first glance Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A fine dining restaurant with a much-vaunted chef at the helm has opened in leafy, wealthy zone 1 West London and serves dishes based on seasonal British produce. If that sentence of postmodern London restaurant cliches … Continue reading

Temper City review – meat temple sequel takes on curry and poultry

Temper City review – meat temple sequel takes on curry and poultry

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

It’s both different from the original Soho Temper and reassuringly similar too I try not to write too much about the industry goings-on in London’s restaurant scene. Such gossipy navel-gazing is often transient in its importance, at best, and really doesn’t serve the purpose of this site which is to help you find somewhere really good … Continue reading

Yen review – the soba ‘specialists’ that also serve sushi, sashimi and donburi

Yen review – the soba ‘specialists’ that also serve sushi, sashimi and donburi

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

A head-scratching double take on The Strand Bringing an under-appreciated cuisine or dish to foreign shores is an effort fraught with all sorts of logistical, culinary and financial difficulties. Reviewing such an effort isn’t as arduous, but still has pitfalls of its own. Yen, a new restaurant on The Strand, is a purported specialist in … Continue reading

Pho Mile

Pho Mile


EatingEast

Looking for a Vietnamese meal in London? Well, you would be silly not to start your search at the brilliantly named, Pho Mile, a stretch of 10+ Vietnamese restaurants a stones throw from Hoxton sta…

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Baker Street

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Baker Street – we hardly ever dine out on Sunday roast and hence it was even more surprising that we went for Mr L’s birthday treat. The restaurant front did not look anything special. With curtains drawn, advertising board nonchalantly scribbling the specials, small coffee tables that looked they had to be there because someone said so and a small entrance door, Galvin’s in Baker Street looked like another tourist trap restaurant. But then when I enter the door and saw what I saw, I knew I was wrong. The buzz of Sunday crowd of families […]

Cu Tu – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

Cu Tu – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

by boredoffood @ Bored of Food

134A Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY 02077294843 www.cutu.co.uk/ @cuturestaurant Few posts from me of late. I’m not losing the bug, but it’s a busy time (as ever). It’s also an exciting time as I’m looking into a move south of the river. I know! One more to add to the slowly expanding list of Bún Thịt […]

Cu Tu – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

Cu Tu – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

by boredoffood @ Vietnamese Restaurant – Bored of Food

134A Kingsland Road, London E2 8DY 02077294843 www.cutu.co.uk/ @cuturestaurant Few posts from me of late. I’m not losing the bug, but it’s a busy time (as ever). It’s also an exciting time as I’m looking into a move south of the river. I know! One more to add to the slowly expanding list of Bún Thịt […]

Karma Sanctum Soho, Soho

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Karma Sanctum Soho, Soho – As a boutique hotel, the location is very strategic. Downtown, theatres, cinemas, shopping, restaurants, night life, day life, and all those touristy bits around town are almost on your doorstep. And as the list goes on, I actually won’t mind booking myself in for a weekend staycation in Karma Sanctum. With a hot tub, private rooftop terrace, 24 hour bar service and restaurant, one might not need to leave the residence at all. Alas, I did not have the luxury to experience that. I was there, on Saturday, instead to try their new bottomless brunch […]

Police Will No Longer Prevent Suspects From Swallowing Packages of Drugs

by Remi Makinde @ Hackney Hive

It was the closest I’d ever come to watching a snuff movie. Viewing CCTV footage of a Hackney Police officer and a member of the public allowing a 20 year old Black man, to die on the floor of a shabby convenience store on Kingsland Road this past summer.  I said it several times then and […]

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Summer Holiday Closing

by admin @ Cafe East

A massive THANK YOU to all our wonderful customers for your continued support this year. We really appreciate your custom and have been working hard to bring you authentic Vietnamese Home Cooking day after day. So hard, in fact, that we shall be taking a break over the summer to recharge our batteries. We will […]

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

Hoppers review – Sri Lankan restaurant sequel finally takes reservations in Marylebone

Hoppers review – Sri Lankan restaurant sequel finally takes reservations in Marylebone

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Oxford Street’s eating options get a kick in the pants The little patch of shops and restaurants adjacent to Selfridges known as St. Christopher’s Place used to be one of London’s dining out black spots. Full of tourist traps fronted by touts wielding laminated menus either the length of the Bible or full of badly … Continue reading

Tate Modern, Southwark

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Tate Modern Restaurant, Southwark – firstly, I agree that it is hardly a place to go to for food but if you are a mum who is trying to instil culture into your child, this cafe is a good choice for children, families or large groups of people. It turned out to be more than that. A table mat that you can colour on and it is not just for the kids. Adults can enjoy too! fish and chips – a good plate and decent size, and I have never loved mushy peas that much before. Shame it was not […]

Breddos Tacos Soho review – brilliance served with a side of incompetence

Breddos Tacos Soho review – brilliance served with a side of incompetence

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Raffish Clerkenwell Mexican sprouts second branch in Soho A great many things flow through my mind when I’m being ignored at a restaurant, once I become bored with my phone. Will I starve to death in this place, with lunching desk jockeys and freelance debutantes stepping over my desiccated remains? Are these walls supposed to … Continue reading

Christmas & New Year Closing

by admin @ Cafe East

SEASON’S GREETINGS! As 2017 draws to a close we at Cafe East would like say a massive thank you to all our valued customers. We’ve been working hard all year to bring you authentic Vietnamese Home Cooking so we”ll be closing over the Christmas period to recharge our batteries. We hope you’ve had a great […]

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The best and worst banh mi in London – Vietnamese sandwiches review

The best and worst banh mi in London – Vietnamese sandwiches review


The Picky Glutton

26 eateries, 66 sandwiches, one verdict Updated 26/2/14 – tweaked Bun Cha review, added a missing photo and added reviews of Chao Kitchen and Chao!Now Updated 05/3/14 – added review of …

Chicken Society | Casual Chook in Central Finchley

by kaveyeats @ London – Kavey Eats

Chicken Society is a large, on-trend casual restaurant in the heart of Central Finchley, less than 100 yards from the tube station, and right behind a bus stop serving a number of local routes. Open a year this December, it was launched with the aim of sharing the owners’ “love of all things chicken“. Inside... Read more »

Song Que Café – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

Song Que Café – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

by boredoffood @ Bored of Food

134 Kingsland Rd, City of London E2 8DY 020 7613 3222 ‎ www.songque.co.uk BoF has reviewed the Song Que Café before. You can read what I’ve proffered in a previous post HERE. This post comes to you as part of my Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò series. I’ve recently moved out of my home of […]

Hello London!

by viet_admin @ Viet Hoa Cafe

You will be able to see news from Viet Hoa, Shoreditch, London and Vietnam on here very soon! Stay tuned!

Council closes down Loong Kee Vietnamese Restaurant on Kingsland Road - Hackney Hive

Council closes down Loong Kee Vietnamese Restaurant on Kingsland Road - Hackney Hive


Hackney Hive

Share this on WhatsApp     Vietnamese restaurant, Loong Kee, 134G-F Kingsland Road, was closed down by Hackney Council on Friday 12 April. At Stratford Magistrates Court on Tuesday 16 April, District Judge Hamilton upheld the Council’s decision to close the building after a customer complained of seeing a cockroach whilst dining. He agreed that …

Restaurant review: Viet Grill - Dalston

Restaurant review: Viet Grill - Dalston


TNT Magazine

This stretch of Kingsland Road is known as Little Saigon because of the dozens of Vietnamese restaurants bunched together.

Farewell Vietnamese on Kingsland Road - The London Thing

Farewell Vietnamese on Kingsland Road - The London Thing


The London Thing

Bens farewell dinner of Vietnamese on Kingsland Road, followed by a few drinks at the Bridge also on Kingsland Road.

Bao, Fitzrovia

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Bao, Fitzrovia – the only solution to beating the crowd in a non-reservation restaurant is to go early. I could not forsee myself having dinner as early as 17:30 hours and to queue for 90 minutes like I did before. We went for lunch. With babies, push chairs and the girls. Luckily, Cassie could sneak out for lunch. I was there earlier than I expected and was gladly surprised to be first in line. So excited, I insta-ed, tweeted and Facebook-ed it! Within minutes, I received numerous congratulatory comments  followed by their curiosity as to what I thought about the […]

Fancy Crab | Red King Crab in the West End

by kaveyeats @ London – Kavey Eats

Cecil, a 3.5 kilo beast of a Red King crab certainly lived up to the name of Fancy Crab, a new restaurant in London’s West End, a stone’s throw north of Bond Street station. He was named by the first customer of the day, as is the newly-opened restaurant’s tradition. Red King crabs can grow... Read more »

Smith & Wollensky, Embankment

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Smith & Wollensky, Embankment – I love a restaurant setting like Smith and Wollensky’s. It is the kind of special place that you’d know would be a treat merely by the name of the restaurant. Situated in a ritzy neighbourhood, the Adelphi building stands proud. The menu reads one too many dishes I like, but I settled instantly for oysters and champagne to start. There was no deliberation or doubt. My husband, who is not normally an oyster person, agreed to a 60% (me) / 40% (him) share upon ordering. The oysters were served lavishly on a platter of ice […]

Popular Thai Restaurant Opens Veggie-Only Branch In Soho

Popular Thai Restaurant Opens Veggie-Only Branch In Soho

by Harry Rosehill @ Londonist

Thai food done tapas-style.

BúnBúnBún

BúnBúnBún


BúnBúnBún

Delicious Vietnamese food and the only place in London to have authentic Bun Cha Hanoi - served just as we would in Vietnam.

Santo Remedio London Bridge review – the best Mexican restaurant in London is back with a bigger menu

Santo Remedio London Bridge review – the best Mexican restaurant in London is back with a bigger menu

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Disclosure: I contributed to Santo Remedio’s crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter with a modest donation in the region of £75-200. Arrogant. Cocksure. Overconfident know-nothing. Snooty elitist. Those are just some of the epithets slung my way in the hatemail that I try to ignore (usually quite successfully). That doesn’t mean I don’t question my own judgment … Continue reading

Flour & Grape | Phenomenal Pasta in Bermondsey

by kaveyeats @ London – Kavey Eats

We Brits love our pasta! I don’t think it’s an understatement to say it’s become a staple in most homes, as a quick, versatile and delicious meal that’s usually very affordable to boot. So it’s a little surprising that there aren’t more specialist pasta restaurants – by which I mean restaurants focusing on fresh handmade... Read more »

Diwana Bhel Poori review – Euston vegetarian Indian group dining

Diwana Bhel Poori review – Euston vegetarian Indian group dining

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Cheap as chips and almost as good Trying to find a restaurant for a large group of people is a royal pain in the unmentionables. Cramming a baker’s dozen around a table can be a logistical feat akin to the Berlin Airlift, especially when everyone has competing, conflicting demands. My own unruly posse of dining … Continue reading

Gilly’s Fry Bar review – the chippy that wants to be a tempura restaurant

Gilly’s Fry Bar review – the chippy that wants to be a tempura restaurant

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Finsbury Park doesn’t need more battered fried food I have a confession to make. It’s a deeply unpopular, long-held opinion that will not endear me to many of you. It’ll be even more controversial than the time I disparaged chicken, dismissing it as a soulless meat fit only for children and invalids. I don’t like … Continue reading

Magpie review – Modernist food served ‘Dim Sum’-style in Mayfair

Magpie review – Modernist food served ‘Dim Sum’-style in Mayfair

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

The Pidgin sequel takes flight but doesn’t quite soar I once wrote that it’s rare for a restaurant to relocate inwards from the suburbs to the centre of town, rather than other way around. Recent events are proving me wrong, showing that such a move (or sprouting a second branch closer to the centre of … Continue reading

Yosma, Baker Street

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Yosma, Baker Street – I jumped at the chance of dining in Yosma, a new Turkish restaurant in Baker Street, because I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Middle Eastern flavours at Black Axe Mangal and Oklava. Both these restaurants are similar in that dishes are suitable for sharing, but differ in the style of presentation. Another similarity that they both have very impressive looking ovens which capture and command the attention of a keen cook, I am sure, as one walks in. I know it is crazy, but if I could have an oven like that at home, I imagine all the amazing […]

Christmas and New Year Closing

by admin @ Cafe East

Season’s Greetings! As 2015 draws to a close we at Cafe East would like say a massive thank you to all our valued customers. We’ve been working hard all year to bring you authentic Vietnamese Home Cooking so we”ll be closing over the Christmas period to recharge our batteries. We hope you’ve had a great […]

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Bombay Bustle review – the casual Jamavar spin-off stuck at the platform

Bombay Bustle review – the casual Jamavar spin-off stuck at the platform

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

In this case ‘casual’ means ‘cheaper’. Sort of. It’s always fascinating to see what happens when a lauded, Michelin-starred fine-dining restaurant launches a ‘casual’ spin-off. When Dabbous attempted it, the result was the very different and somewhat odd Barnyard. Both of those restaurants have now closed and, in retrospect, Barnyard felt a somewhat patronising, phoned-in … Continue reading

Mien Tay Wins Love Your Local Awards 2015

by Mien Tay @ Mien Tay Restaurants

Mien Tay Battersea are honoured to be presented as the winner of the ‘Love Your Local Awards 2015’. Our winning certificate pictured above was presented to us by Jane Ellison MP, a member of Parliament for Battersea, Balham and Wandsworth. We would like to personally thank everyone who nominated us. We are very pleased as we were not expecting the award and we look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant again!

Hot Pot Restaurant in China Town | Steam Boat Chinese & Thai Style

by kaveyeats @ London – Kavey Eats

As a child, I had a very multicultural upbringing when it came to food. Of course, there was the Indian food of my parents’ home country. And there were plenty of newly learned British classics from their adopted country. My mum also taught herself Italian, Greek, and other cuisines from cookery books. When we travelled... Read more »

Tacos del 74 Dalston review – even worse than Tex-Mex food

Tacos del 74 Dalston review – even worse than Tex-Mex food

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

You couldn’t pay me to eat here again. People like to sneer at hipsterish restaurants and bars in Shoreditch and Dalston. They’re seen by many as faddy, shallow trend-chasing establishment serving up fare that’s incomprehensible and inedible to ‘normal’ folk. I have little time for such half-baked nonsense, preferring to judge each establishment on its … Continue reading

Cottons Rhumshack, Shoreditch

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Cottons Rhumshack, Shoreditch – The last time I walked down Curtain Road, I could hardly remember the names of the shops. But when I tried to rummage the storage in my brain I recalled that there were hardly any places open. What brought me back on a week night, few days ago, was an invitation from LovePopUpsLondon. We were going to try Carribean food in a newly opened restaurant, Cottons Rhumshack. So, as I walked down Curtain Road that evening the street suddenly registered as a place worth remembering. The presence of popular restaurants such as Sagardi, Brindisa and Flat […]

WE ARE NOW DOING DELIVERY!

by Taydo @

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! To our lovely customers that have been asking if we do delivery .. WE NOW DO! In time for the cold weather, we have teamed up with UBER EATS, to provide you with our awesome Vietnamese food to get it delivered to you quickly! Download the app or visit https://ubereats.com and type […]

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Ella Canta review – hotel restaurant brings modern Mexico to Mayfair

Ella Canta review – hotel restaurant brings modern Mexico to Mayfair

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Mexico City celeb chef opens outpost in the badlands of Park Lane If you’ve told me a few years ago that a Mexican restaurant, backed by famed chilango celeb chef Martha Ortiz, would open within the bowels of the InterContinental Hotel on Park Lane then I would not have believed you. It just seems so … Continue reading

Little Havana, Camden

by Vi Vian @ Vi Vian's Food Blog

Little Havana, Camden – With LovePopUps London, we went for a Cuban meal this week in Little Havana. Little Havana has a happy influence characterised by its the bright and colourful interiors. I have never been introduced to Cuban food but given its geographical location and historical past, its got to have an extent of Spanish influence. I like the style of a family-like restaurant that Little Havana potrays in Little Havana. I can almost see the corner table being occupied by the members Little Havana’s family (and chatty neighbours), fussing over some trivial matters while preparing those essential ingredients […]

Scandinavian Kitchen: restaurant review

by Kathrine Anker @ The First Pint

When Jonas Aurell and his wife came to London, they realised that you could only really get three kinds of sandwiches for lunch - wraps, ciabattas and the good, old triangles. They decided to do something about that, and opened the Scandinavian Kitchen.

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East London's top 10 budget restaurants

East London's top 10 budget restaurants


the Guardian

In his second instalment on London's best budget eateries, Tony Naylor heads east, to Shoreditch, Hackney and beyond

Summer Closing

by admin @ Cafe East

It’s been another great few months here at Cafe East thanks to the continued support of our valued customers. We really do appreciate your custom. We have all been working very hard to bring you delicious Vietnamese Home Cooking day in, day out. As a result we’re going to be giving all our hardworking staff […]

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Hot Pot Restaurant in China Town | Steam Boat Chinese & Thai Style

by kaveyeats @ Kavey Eats

As a child, I had a very multicultural upbringing when it came to food. Of course, there was the Indian food of my parents’ home country. And there were plenty of newly learned British classics from their adopted country. My mum also taught herself Italian, Greek, and other cuisines from cookery books. When we travelled... Read more »

Bad Sports review – tacos so good, it’s unsportsmanlike

Bad Sports review – tacos so good, it’s unsportsmanlike

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Hoxton tacos worth travelling across town for The phrase ‘Hoxton restaurant’ has become a joke to many. Whatever it may once have meant, prosaically or otherwise, it has now become a byword for shallow, self-indulgent and self-absorbed trend-chasing. Although there may be an element of truth in this when looking only at the more obviously … Continue reading

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