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Wellcome Kitchen – Euston

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

On the top floor of the Wellcome Collection is the Wellcome Kitchen. Spacious, clean and comfortable seating with cushions makes up the teal green restaurant area. There is soft music in the background and the whole atmosphere feels very calming, tranquil and relaxing. It doesn’t feel that you are in a museum cafe. Large windows...

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Orkide – Stockholm (Sodermalm)

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Orkide is a great Thai restaurant in lively Sodermalm. As you enter, they have the bar area and then the dining area is on either side. The restaurant is spacious with purple decor. The seating is comfortable with sofa style seats along the back wall. The other chairs are purple and are cushioned. There is also...

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The Stag and Huntsman

by A Girl Has to Eat @ A Girl has to Eat - (and travel) Restaurant and travel reviews

The Stag and Huntsman The Stag and Huntsman is a 300-year-old pub which has been converted into a fine restaurant and a country inn in what is apparently Britain’s most photographed and filmed village, Hambleden. It is a beautiful, beautiful village, located between Marlow and Henley, and is littered with quaint country cottages and surrounded […]

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Andy’s Taverna – Camden

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Andy’s Taverna is a small cosy restaurant which has a family run feel to it. The outside is decorated with hanging flower baskets. Several attempts were made to come to this restaurant but each time they were fully booked and one of the times they were closed for a private party. To have some variety...

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Minal Patel at Prasad – Drighlington

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Prasad is a restaurant in West Yorkshire which specialises in Gujarati and South Indian cuisine. You may remember them from Gordon Ramsey's Best Restaurant series where they were the runner up. 

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Spaghi Pizzeria Ristorante – Archway

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Spaghi is a lovely local Italian restaurant! It is situated on the busy island opposite Archway station. But once inside the restaurant, the traffic can barely be heard! The inside of Spaghi is made up of the dining area together with an open kitchen. The back of the restaurant opens out into a pretty area...

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Getti – Piccadilly

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Getti is a mediocre Italian restaurant. I would not say that the food was outstanding nor was it bad. The bruschetta was generously topped with fresh chopped tomatoes, although it had a little too much pesto drizzled on top. The olives that came with this starter were extremely salty; almost to the point where they...

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Shimla Spice – Shipley

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Shimla Spice looks quite decadent with its flocked wallpaper, ornate silver mirrors and little lights covering the ceiling. It has the banner in the window stating that is the Best Indian Restaurant in England 2013 from the English Curry Awards. The Shimla Spice Vegetarian Mix was a good combination of vegetable pakoras, onion bhajis, paneer...

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Norman Musa Malaysian Supperclub

by dtjong @ Ekachai

Malaysian Supperclub with Chef Norman Musa Saturday February 20th. 6.30pm – 11pm Ekachai, Liverpool Street. £35 per person   A special night of Malaysian inspired dishes from renowned chef Norman Musa. Please contact the restaurant to book: 0207 6261155. Full service … Continue reading

Farringdon restaurants | Check out our 20 favourites

Farringdon restaurants | Check out our 20 favourites


Movebubble - Doing it for renters

The grown up version of Shoreditch has a smorgasbord of yummy eateries not to miss. Check out our run down of 20 of the very best Farringdon restaurants

Pho – Farringdon

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

There is only one thing that had to be tried when visiting Pho and it had to be the Vietnamese national dish of the noodle soup, Pho. Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of other items on the menu that sounded just as tasty such as the vermicelli noodles Bun, broken rice Com Tam...

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Chiquito – Warley, Birmingham

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

This Chiquto was quite a big Mexican restaurant and it sure did not feel like it lacked on space. It felt a little dark though as it was quite dimly lit even though it was the daytime. While we were deciding on what to order, we were served with some tortilla chips and a salsa...

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On food culture and the ‘authenticity’ of food

On food culture and the ‘authenticity’ of food

by Boy Mestizo @ Boy Mestizo: Hoy, London!

internet Whilst browsing Facebook during lunchbreak, I happened across an article that had been shared by some fellow Filipino foodies. It was a short promotional article in Afar Magazine, detailing Aashi Vel of Traveling Spoon’s trip to the Philippines and the subsequent expansion of her business there. In essence, Traveling Spoon offers unique culinary experiences […]

Hiltl – Zurich, Switzerland

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Hiltl is known for being the oldest vegetarian restaurant in Europe and has been run by the Hiltl family since 1898. The restaurant is deceiving in size; it is a lot bigger than it looks. There is a huge buffet area with over 100 different varieties of food with flavours and cuisines from all over the world....

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Diwali 2017 – London

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Diwali is the Festival of Lights and this year it is on 19th October. There are lots of places that you can enjoy the festivites and food delights.

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Cooking Classes London | Food at 52 Cookery School

Cooking Classes London | Food at 52 Cookery School


Food at 52

Central London cooking courses with wine run in a relaxed & fun way. Learn Italian, Spanish, Thai cookery & more. Also corporate & team building cooking events.

The Stag and Huntsman

by A Girl Has to Eat @ A Girl has to Eat - (and travel) Restaurant and travel reviews

The Stag and Huntsman The Stag and Huntsman is a 300-year-old pub which has been converted into a fine restaurant and a country inn in what is apparently Britain’s most photographed and filmed village, Hambleden. It is a beautiful, beautiful village, located between Marlow and Henley, and is littered with quaint country cottages and surrounded […]

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The Cuban – Camden Town

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

For a lively Friday night out with the combination of tasty food and some dancing, The Cuban will not disappoint! The Cuban has the hip location of being in The Stables part of Camden Market. The ground floor is the big bar area with some seating as well. It took us a short while to...

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Riding Shotgun: Catching up over Filipino at Kalesa

Riding Shotgun: Catching up over Filipino at Kalesa

by Boy Mestizo @ Boy Mestizo: Hoy, London!

Cuisine: Filipino Address: 59 Lavender Hill, SW11 5QN Area: Battersea Nearest Station: Clapham Junction/Clapham Common Tel.: 020 3417 5639 Website: http://www.kalesa.co.uk/ Pricing: Cheap-Medium Good For: Cheap and cheerful, Comfort food, Casual dining, Taste of home, Introduction to new cuisines You know how I am with my Filipino food. Always banging on and on about it, […]

Rocca di Papa- South Kensington

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Rocca di Papa had such a warm and welcoming feel. It made a refreshing change to other restaurants. What was striking was the original brickwork walls, big canvas pictures and high ceilings. This building used to be part of Christie’s auction house. The waitress was really friendly and didn’t mind me waiting for a while...

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The Hayloft Restaurant, Boycott Farm – Stowe

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

A year has passed by fast and with another bambino in our group, it was that time of year for an annual outing with friends. After a wonderful morning at the National Trust Stowe Landscape Gardens, an Afternoon Tea was our indulgence. A short drive from the gardens, Boycott Farm was the where the Hayloft...

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Late Night Restaurants in London: A Selection

Late Night Restaurants in London: A Selection


Londonist

The Tube is now open 24 hours...so where are the food options?

Chimichanga – North Finchley

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

A mid week Mexican lunch meant a visit to Chimichanga! The restaurant is really spacious and has the booth seating on a raised level at the back. The interior is made up of large stone arches and large wooden posts! It had to be the classic nachos to start with; this would also give us time...

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Murgatroyds Fish and Chip Restaurant – Yeadon

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

On a drive from Harrogate to my home village of Saltaire, we spotted Murgatroyds. Not that my dad and I needed an excuse to stop by for some fish and chips, but it seemed perfect to go to on this rainy summer's day.

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Things have gotten a bit fishy in New Cross: Maddy’s Fish Bar sets up shop

Things have gotten a bit fishy in New Cross: Maddy’s Fish Bar sets up shop

by Boy Mestizo @ Boy Mestizo: Hoy, London!

Cuisine: British Address: 397 New Cross Road, SE14 6LA Area: New Cross Nearest Station: New Cross Tel.: N/A Website: https://twitter.com/MaddysFishBar Pricing: Medium Good For: Takeaway, Casual dining, Comfort food, Fresh seafood, Friendly conversation, Seasonal menu The past year has been pretty tough: sometime in May or June last year, our local chippie in New Cross […]

Square Meal Blogger of the Week

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

How lovely to be named Square Meal's Blogger of the Week! Thank you so much! From Square Meal: "Congratulations to our food blogger of the week Rate My Bistro - a site dedicated to cafe and bistro reviews in London, the UK and beyond"

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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

Renoir – Kentish Town

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Renoir offers fresh, tasty healthy food in Kentish Town. Even the counter area oozes freshness with its displays of bowls of colourful fruits, salads in the fridge and other deli items.

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Rudie’s Dalston

by A Girl Has to Eat @ A Girl has to Eat - (and travel) Restaurant and travel reviews

Rudie’s Dalston Winter is here and there’s nothing better than a bit of spice on your plate to warm you up. So Elika (Instagram: @Sunny_Elika) and I headed to Rudie’s in Dalson after work one evening, starving, but filled with excitement for the Jamaican feast that laid ahead of us. Jerk chicken is one of […]

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Prost! Berlin Hustles Harder: Part One

Prost! Berlin Hustles Harder: Part One

by Boy Mestizo @ Boy Mestizo: Hoy, London!

Boy Mestizo’s food (and drink) adventures in Berlin   When people ask me how my recent trip to Berlin was, I recount the moment when my friend, having just had a digestive post-lunch nap in Kollwitzplatz, opened her bleary eyes, propped herself up on her elbows in the grass, looked up at the blazingly blue […]

Top Ten -Cumbria And The Lakes

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Head up to Cumbria and the Lake District, not only for the stunning scenery but also for some delicious foods. In Cartmel, you have the choice of dining at the two-Michelin star restaurant L'Enclume or take yourself for sticky toffee pudding at the Cartmel Village Shop.

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Arancini Brothers Factory – Kentish Town

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

You may have seen the Arancini Brothers pop up at various food markets. This is one of their cafes called the Arancini Factory situated in Kentish Town. The cafe is fairly spacious with lime green backed seats and wooden tables. Lots of light streams in from the shop front. The kitchen is by the counter...

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Wing Wing, Bloomsbury

by Ben Southwood @ I'm A Londoner

The last time I had Korean Fried Chicken (which, confusingly, has the initials KFC) was in Hong Kong. No, Hong Kong isn’t Korea, but just as you get better French, Italian, and Spanish food in London than you do in the Far East, you get better Thai, Korean and Japanese food in Hong Kong, despite [&hellip

Siaim – Finchley Central

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

If you fancy a good evening meal out in a relaxed environment in North London, then you should give Siaim a go. It is noticeable from the subtly changing colour of its sign outside. This continues into the interior of the restaurant, with the wall backlight gradually changing from colour to colour.

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Pizza Express Makeover!

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Pizza Express is undergoing a real change at the moment! Pizza Express in Richmond recently opened its newly refurbished restaurant.

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Chutneys – Euston

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Towards the upper end of Drummond Street, there is the big burgundy sign of Chutneys. It is an Indian vegetarian restaurant. The interior is fairly simple with wooden chairs and tables and lime green walls. The restaurant was very popular and got really busy as the evening progressed. Lots of starter dishes that were coming...

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Ginza Onodera – Teppanyaki experience

by A Girl Has to Eat @ A Girl has to Eat - (and travel) Restaurant and travel reviews

GINZA ONODERA I recently attended a bloggers’ event at Ginza Onodera, a fine-dining Japanese restaurant in Mayfair where we were treated to a masterclass in teppan cooking. Previously Matsuri, it re-opened as Ginza Onodera in March 2017 following a major £2.5m refurbishment. As Ginza Onodera, it is now part of the world-renowned Onodera Group, which […]

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Carluccios – Covent Garden

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

This is Carluccios flagship restaurant and it is spread over two floors. The entrance and interior reminded me of a grand home. It has high ceilings, stone floors and a big spiral staircase. We were seated on the upper level, which looked like the private dining area. There are huge windows that overlook the surrounding...

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Anjoy Kitchen: PART/FULL TIME COUNTER TEAM MEMBERS REQUIRED - LONDON EC1 - IMMEDIATE START

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Dependant on Experience. Plus staff meals, company progression: Anjoy Kitchen: COUNTER TEAM STAFF REQUIRED FOR IMMEDIATE START Love homemade Vietnamese street food? Love your food nutritious, delicious & light? Find yourself a... Farringdon, London

Filling A Restaurant-Worthy Pantry In Your Own Home

by A Girl Has to Eat @ A Girl has to Eat - (and travel) Restaurant and travel reviews

If you love your food, then it’s likely that some of your favorite restaurants also serve as your own benchmark for what makes great food. If you want to reach the lofty heights of your favorite dining experiences, then you need more than talent. You have to be willing to invest in your ingredients and […]

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Mishkin’s – Covent Garden

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

A big thank you goes out to my friend who introduced me to Miskin's just before the Christmas break. He suggested trying this new restaurant when we decided to have a festive catch up.

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Pho - Farringdon - Rate My Bistro

Pho - Farringdon - Rate My Bistro


Rate My Bistro

There is only one thing that had to be tried when visiting Pho and it had to be the Vietnamese national dish of the noodle soup, Pho. Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of other items on the menu that sounded just as tasty such as the vermicelli noodles Bun, broken rice Com Tam... Read More

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

Serpentine Bar & Kitchen – Hyde Park

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

The Serpentine Bar and Kitchen in Hyde Park has been newly renovated. It is a really great spacious cafe/bistro. They do a range of food, from fresh pizzas cooked in their pizza oven, to sandwiches and other hot dishes. Again, it’s a shame that some of their cakes and pastries were left open on display...

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Bakko – Muswell Hill

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Bakko is a fantastic family run Turkish restaurant which serves food of the highest quality! There were so many things on the menu that took my fancy. It finally came down to a choice between some mezes or a main dish. I chose a few of the hot mezes so that I had some variety...

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Mediterraneo – Kings Cross

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

A weekday evening, a group of friends and a place was already in mind for the evening meal. Unfortunately the Japanese Vegan restaurant that we were going to go to had closed by the time we got there. Luckily for us, just across the road was Mediterraneo and with its lights on, it looked far...

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French Foodie Influences in Vietnam

by bplant @ bananatree

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Le Trimaran – Nice, France

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

A mother and daughter team seemed to be running the fantastic creperie Le Trimaran. They were constantly busy with not a moment to spare. In between taking orders, clearing tables, washing up and making the food, they gave such good service and were friendly. Le Trimaran consists of an open kitchen and a small relaxed...

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Amico Bio – Barbican

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

January is here and it is one of my favourite months. A lovely way to start the new year was with an Afternoon Tea! Afternoon Tea at Amico Bio was something a little different as it was a vegetarian one with an Italian twist. Amico Bio is a family run vegetarian restaurant that offers organic,...

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Benito’s Hat – Covent Garden

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Benito’s Hat has a colourful and vibrant interior with an orange and green theme. These fresh and striking colours are reflected in the food. There’s a funky mural on the back wall towards the bar area of the restaurant. All these elements set the theme of a relaxed eatery. The restaurant is made up of...

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Storia – Dubrovnik, Croatia

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Storia had a convenient location next to our apartments in Dubrovnik. On this narrow street, there was Storia which is an Italian restaurant and next door to it was a restaurant specialising in fish. We were quite a big group so we weren’t sure whether to split up and dine in the separate restaurants due...

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The Strangest Foods of Indochina

by bplant @ bananatree

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Reun Thai – Hammersmith

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

As soon as I entered Reun Thai, I was taken aback by the friendliness of the staff! It is quite a small restaurant and  was decorated in earthy tones. The wooden chairs were comfortable as they had seat cushions. The Pad Thai Jay was made of rice noodles, beansprouts, carrots, spring onions and crushed peanuts....

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Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes

Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes


Vietnamese Restaurant

The key is to buy specific cuts for specific dishes and be firm with your butcher. Opt for tender cuts from the inner haunch muscle if you fancy steak and use neck fillet or shanks if slow cooking.…

La Porchetta – Camden Town/Chalk Farm

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

La Porchetta is a great Italian restaurant! I have always just had pizza at this restaurant, but this time, as I was with my brother, we also decided to sample some of their starter dishes! The Funghi Ripieni reminded me of a Spanish tapas dish, just because it was served in a little clay pot!...

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Yo Yo Bar & Restaurant – Shipley

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Asian fusion cuisine can be a bit of a hit or miss situation. But Yo Yo had nothing at all to worry about with the taste and quality of their food. As Yo Yo is a bar and restaurant, the restaurant area is on the raised level which overlooks the bar area. The dining area...

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Jom Makan – Westfield London

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

This Malaysian restaurant has a fairly extensive menu, but as we were there at lunchtime, we decided to go for the Spring Set Lunch! The Mee Goreng Sayur was supposed to be an egg noodle dish but it was nice that I was able to have rice noodles instead. The thin rice noodles, together with...

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Jinnah – Bradford

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Located a short distance from the main city centre of Bradford is Jinnah. It felt like it had a good vibe and it was very busy when we dined here. A bar area is close to the entrance. The restaurant part is made up of booths and cushioned red, white and black seats. The staff...

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Ginza Onodera – Teppanyaki experience

by A Girl Has to Eat @ A Girl has to Eat - (and travel) Restaurant and travel reviews

GINZA ONODERA I recently attended a bloggers’ event at Ginza Onodera, a fine-dining Japanese restaurant in Mayfair where we were treated to a masterclass in teppan cooking. Previously Matsuri, it re-opened as Ginza Onodera in March 2017 following a major £2.5m refurbishment. As Ginza Onodera, it is now part of the world-renowned Onodera Group, which […]

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Thai Pepper – Swiss Cottage

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

This is a cute Thai restaurant, which when you enter looks really small. We thought that it only had the four or so tables/booths. So we were surprised when we asked for a table, we were taken downstairs. I just assumed that the downstairs area would be the whole of the kitchen! On the lower...

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Joe Allen – Covent Garden

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

If you didn’t know that Joe Allen was along this very small quiet side street, it would not be the obvious place to look for a restaurant. It is hidden away from the all the main restaurants in Covent Garden. Joe Allen is on the lower ground floor and the red brick walls leading to...

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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

Blue Elephant Royal Thai – Fulham Broadway

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

An amazing Thai restaurant located just by Fulham Broadway tube. As we entered, we were welcomed by the friendly staff. They showed us to the really nice Blue Bar area where we could wait for the rest of our friends to arrive. What is striking straightaway is the oasis that surrounded us. A little river flowing...

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Sen Nin – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Last weekend, I had the privilege of going out for dinner with my brother and spending some quality time with him! He chose the restaurant and I was not at all disappointed. I was introduced to Sen Nin: a Japanese tepannyaki and sushi restaurant in Angel. Even though this was my first visit to Sen...

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Viv

by Damien Gallagher @ Ekachai

Fab fab fab food and great atmosphere. Get yourself to Ekachai right now!

Duddell’s review – heavenly Chinese cooking in a London Bridge church

Duddell’s review – heavenly Chinese cooking in a London Bridge church

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Hong Kong jewel glistens in the shadow of the Shard It’s very easy to take things for granted and Cantonese food is one of those things. London has been fortunate enough to benefit from some respectable and credible Cantonese cooking for several years now. And yet this venerable style of cooking has fallen out of … Continue reading

Pizza Union – Kings Cross

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

In the continuing changing and expanding area of Kings Cross, there is the pizza bar Pizza Union. Big wooden tables make up the main restaurant area but if you head towards the back section, there are lower tables and chairs. These tables are decorated with colourful tiles.

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Coco Bamboo – Camden Town/Chalk Farm

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Caribbean and Brazilian food is cuisine that I have never tried before. It always sounds interesting but think that I have shied away from it, thinking that it would be too spicy for me. So coming to dine at Coco Bamboo was exciting as I wasn’t sure what the food was going to be like. The...

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Mediterranean restaurant in City of London - haz Restaurant

Mediterranean restaurant in City of London - haz Restaurant


haz Restaurant

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Prezzo -Euston

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Prezzo initially pleased us both with its food and service. It was towards the end of the meal that this restaurant failed us. On arriving at Prezzo, there seemed to be a nice atmosphere helped by the friendly staff. Wood panelling, nice decor and comfortable chairs made up the dining area. The bruschetta was a...

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Taste of Siam – Camden

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

It had been a while since my friend and I had been out for Thai food and we were kind of missing it. So we took it for a sign when we were supposed to go out for Greek food and the restaurant could not take us as they were fully booked for a private...

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Kipferl – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

For something a bit different, head to Kipferl, situated in the quirky Camden Passage. This Austrian/Viennese cafe has a relaxed feel to it. The cafe area is at the front and the small restaurant area is at the back. The cake counter divides the two areas. The restaurant area is casual too. There are a few seats outdoors.

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Sea Fish – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

It has been a while since the Rate My Bistro team have been out together to review a place. Normally, we may just head to one of our many favourite places. This time, fish and chips was the food of choice for a late lunch. As we happened to be in Angel, it seemed like...

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Guest Reviewer Andreas – Shanti Gossip – Stockholm (Sodermalm)

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

For the first time on Rate My Bistro, we have a Guest Review! Introducing Swedish born and raised, Andreas. Andreas has kindly reviewed a Bengali/Indian restaurant,  Shanti Gossip in Stockholm.  Enjoy his fantastic mouth-watering review. A big thank you to Andreas from the Rate My Bistro team for the Guest Review. Shanti Gossip Review by Andreas: “In...

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CrepeAffaire – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

A fun filled craft day at the Country Living Fair included making paper flowers, felt animals and fabric printing. After all this introduction to the various crafts, our tummies were in the need for food. For a casual lunch or actually at any time of day, CrepeAffaire gives great pancakes. This branch is slightly tucked...

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Tonkotsu – Southwark

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

London is a city where diners are spoilt for choice. Whatever cuisine is fancied, it can be found. Ramen restaurants have been popping up all over, but this was the first time that I had the chance to try it. This was out of pure chance as originally my friend and I had decided to...

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Cigala, Bloomsbury

by Ben Southwood @ I'm A Londoner

Cigala opened in 2001, if I have my sources right, which is so far before my time that it barely even registers. I started eating in London restaurants in earnest in 2013, and most of the hundreds I’ve eaten in since then were opened six months—often six minutes—before I got there. Going to restaurants with [&hellip

A Foodie's Paradise on Leather Lane | London City Calling

A Foodie's Paradise on Leather Lane | London City Calling


London City Calling

5 of my favourite tasty dishes you must try from the famous Leather Lane Food Market in Clerkenwell, EC1

Lupita – Charing Cross

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

We went to Lupita after my friends and I had met for drinks, then realised that it was later than we thought, and some food was in order! Lupita had tapas style Mexican dishes. At first, from the outside, this restaurant looked quite small and crowded. But when we entered, we saw that the dining...

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Boston Pizza – Mississauga, Canada

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Boston Pizza is a fairly big restaurant with the definite feel of a sports bar! As we were a big group, we were given a long table in the centre of the restaurant. The chairs were dark heavy metal ones and they had matching tables. There were tv screens around showing various sports, such as...

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Down To Earth – Kensington High Street

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Away from the busy shopping end of High Street Kensington and just after Holland Park is where Down To Earth is located. Down To Earth is an organic vegan and vegetarian cafe serving organic food, fairtrade coffees, speciality teas and ice cream. There are a lot of cakes including cheesecakes in the counter fridge. The...

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Foodie Ideas for May 2015!

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

If you need some ideas on what to do this May, here are a few suggestions. Starting with the London Coffee Festival taking place from 30 April to 3rd May. This takes place at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane in London. Artisan coffee stalls, workshops, food stalls and lots more at this festival!

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Strada – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

This restaurant felt quite dark even though we were seated near the windows and we were there at lunchtime. The staff came and asked us a few times, quite frequently, if we were ready to order. But then after that, when we were actually ready to give our order, we had to wait quite a...

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BBC Good Food Festive Feast Show

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

The beautiful palace that is Hampton Court plays the setting for the BBC Good Food Festive Feast show. It is taking place on the 8th-10th December 2017.

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The Brasserie on St John St – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

A beautiful hot summer's day meant a lovely day to be dining al fresco. The outdoor area at this restaurant was enclosed by hedges, so it really did not feel like we were close to the main road.

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Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes | Chopsticks Vietnamese Restaurant

Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes | Chopsticks Vietnamese Restaurant


Chopsticks Vietnamese Restaurant

The key is to buy specific cuts for specific dishes and be firm with your butcher. Opt for tender cuts from the inner haunch muscle if you fancy steak and use neck fillet or shanks if slow cooking. And deer mince makes for a very good gamekeeper’s sandwiches. Wild salmon is a real treat and..

Konoba Varos – Split, Croatia

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Konoba Varos has to be my favourite restaurant that we went to on our Croatia trip. Again, it was tucked away on one of the back streets but this didn’t mean that it was any less busy. Actually on both occasions, we were lucky to get a table as we hadn’t prebooked. Konoba Varos had...

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Laotian Larb: The Ultimate Comfort Food [Recipe]

by bplant @ bananatree

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Cafe Colore – Prague

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

A big cake display welcomes you just opposite the entrance to Cafe Colore. It makes you think that you need to remember to have room for dessert. Table lamps, striped chairs and dark wooden furniture all contribute to the atmosphere of this dimly lit but charming restaurant. The staff were friendly and gave us good service....

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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

Frontline – Paddington

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Frontline prides itself on making food from locally sourced produce. The menu is quite small but has sufficient choice. On this cold winter’s day, there was no doubt what was needed; a bowl of hot soup. On the menu was celeriac, Bramley apple and whole chestnut soup. The combination sounded a little strange, but I...

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Space For Rent

by Lee @ Rate My Bistro

You can rent advertising space on our website for just £5 per month.  Design your own 90 x 90 pixel ad, or for a small fee we’ll do it for you.  Unfortunately we are only offering advertising space for cafe, bistro, restaurant or catering related website/blog links.  To get started, simply fill in the form...

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El Restaurante Vegetariano – Madrid

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

El Restaurante Vegetariano provided tasty delicious food with lots of variety to the menu. Lasagne, wholewheat quiche, pasta were just a few of the items on the menu. The food seemed seasonal and very fresh.

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Bakfickan – Stockholm (Norrmalm)

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Bakfickan is located inside Stockholm's Royal Opera House. Before entering the restaurant, I'm not totally sure what I was expecting, maybe something quite big and formal.

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Pars – Maida Vale

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Pars is very deceiving when you see it from the outside as it looks just like a takeaway shop. Step inside though and you are transformed into a colourful Persian restaurant! The quirky environment sets the scene for sampling lots of Persian food delights! The ceiling is draped with colourful fabrics, the tiled walls are...

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Zizzi – O2 Centre, Finchley Road

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

If you want some good Italian food, then you can never fail with Zizzi! It’s even better now that they have added some new items to their menu. One of the new additions is the pizzettes. These are three mini pizzas with the following toppings: tomato and pesto, cheese and caramelised onions, peppers and goat’s...

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Veneta in St James’s Market For Sale Just a Year After Opening

Veneta in St James’s Market For Sale Just a Year After Opening


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Plus a list of other notable closures so far this year

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

Browns Bar & Brasserie – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Browns feels more like a restaurant but you can go here just for drinks! There are wicker seats near the window, seats along the bar, and then there’s the big dining area. It has quite a nice relaxed atmosphere with its jazz music softly playing in the background. The atmosphere is also created by its...

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Baan Thai – Kentish Town

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Colourful striped walls, long benches and a metal floor make up this small restaurant, Baan Thai. It feels a bit like a canteen. The vegetarian Red Curry was chosen mainly due to it being less spicy than the Green Curry. Aubergine, tofu, bamboo shoots, shredded carrots, peppers and green beans were the main components of the...

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Royal Gastropub – Oslo

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Royal Gastropub resides in the oldest part of the old Oslo train station. This train station had a big refurbishment in 2015 and now has Østbanehallen: a modern food court and boutique shops. The Royal Gastropub is based in the Norwegian King’s old waiting room. A central island was the bar area and the surrounding...

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Coya | Piccadilly

Coya | Piccadilly

by misweetlife @ misweetlife

Hi everyone! I’ve been really busy with university assignments in the past few weeks but I’m back today with a few pictures from the lux Peruvian restaurant – Coya. The address says Piccadilly but it’s actually very near to hyde park corner station, so don’t do what I did and walk all the way from Piccadilly…

54 – Farringdon

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

What stands out from our dining experience at 54 was the absolutely fantastic service that we experienced. It felt like the staff really went out of their way! It is not very often that you feel so welcome in a restaurant. 54 had lots of dishes that took our fancy! For the starters, we had the...

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Leather Lane | Farringdon

Leather Lane | Farringdon


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During my summer internship in Farringdon, I discovered Leather Lane Market which sell all different kinds of street food, fruit & veg and miscellaneous items such as clothing. Obviously being …

Pizza Express – Russell Square

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

One of the things that caught my eye as I looked at the entrance of this branch of Pizza Express was that it had been given an impressive five stars from Scores on the Doors. Scores on the Doors is the official local authority hygiene ratings for food establishments. The Bruschetta con Funghi was not...

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Me Love Sushi – Swiss Cottage

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

With such a cute name such as Me Love Sushi, it is difficult not to fall in love with this restaurant! Me Love Sushi has quite a nice varied menu! It has lots of sushi items but also has hot dishes such as tempura, noodles and rice. For the starters, we chose a couple of...

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Duck & Waffle | The Heron Tower

Duck & Waffle | The Heron Tower

by misweetlife @ misweetlife

Hi loves! I have a really special post today, I recently went to dinner at Duck & Waffle to celebrate a friend’s birthday and managed to take some good shots for you all! I have ALWAYS wanted to go here, not so much for the food but the view seems absolutely incredible. It’s on the…

Masala Zone – Camden Town

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Masala Zone has quite an extensive menu with food that they say represents different regions of India. The food on the menu ranges from street food snacks, grills, noodles, curries and thalis. So quite a lot to choose from and there is something for everyone! The vegetable samosas had a thick crispy pastry and were...

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Bird Thais – Amsterdam

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Bird Thais restaurant has been awarded the “Thai Select” seal of approval for Thai cuisine. The restaurant was very busy even though it is spread over two levels. They also have a very small cafe across the road. The decor is quite pretty with flowers on the windowsill. Coloured fairy lights decorate a fake roof...

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Old Tree Bakery – Golders Green

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Old Tree Bakery is a Taiwanese bakery with displays of its buns and cakes in the shop window. This bakery is a little different in the sense that it prides itself on trying to keep their products low in salt, sugar and fat. All of their food is baked fresh every day on site. Trays...

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Lobby Lounge at Montcalm Hotel – Marble Arch

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Montcalm Hotel has utilised the lobby into an afternoon tea area! It also has a restaurant towards the back of the lobby. There were big flower displays including vases of orchids. It was a little chilly as the seating is next to the main entrance of the hotel. There were lots of attentive staff who...

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Radici – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Opposite the Almeida Theatre, lots of greenery and a few benches mark the restaurant Almeida. The entrance is decorated with crates of fresh lemons, a lemon tree and cushioned seating.

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Tas – Waterloo

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Tas is a great restaurant that serves Anatolian/Turkish cuisine. The food is very tasty and portions are quite big. The kitchen and the bar are at the back end of the restaurant. The starter we had was borek: filo pastry filled with feta cheese and spinach. This was nice and as there were four pieces,...

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Tex-Mex Experience – Fulham Broadway

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Tex-Mex Experience was discovered when we were trying to escape from a very rainy evening in Fulham! Initially, we went into the Fulham Broadway shopping centre to take shelter from the rain and then realised that there were restaurants in the building. Another enlightenment was the fact that it was actually time for dinner and...

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Tootsies – Brent Cross, Hendon

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Tootsies had a nice selection of food on the menu ranging from salads, sandwiches, burgers to grills, so we thought that it would be a good place to go to. Initial impressions were that the staff were friendly and it seemed like quite a relaxed eatery. The soup of the day that we had was...

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Bibigo – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Even after reviewing many eateries, it’s exciting to come across a cuisine that has not been tried before. Bibigo was my first experience of Korean food and it was perfect. It felt like a high end restaurant. The interior was clean and spacious with lots of wood decor and intricately carved wood panels. The bar was...

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Busaba Eathai – Bloomsbury

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Busaba Eathai is one of those restaurants where it is like communal dining and you share your table with strangers. There are big wooden tables and long bench like seating. It has a warm decor and atmosphere created with the contrast of the wooden furniture and the orange lighting. The restaurant was decorated with tea...

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Rosa’s Thai Cafe – Islington

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Autumn time is here with the month of September. With there being a chill in the air, there is a need for hot food compared to the cold summer salads. Rosa's Thai Cafe in Angel looks fairly small from the exterior. A few window seats enable you to sit and watch the world pass by.

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Prime Burger – Euston

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

There are so many areas of London that are changing and that also includes some of the train stations. It is now the turn of Euston Station. The area outside the station has already got the new set of food outlets. Now it is the inside of the station that has got some new additions....

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Papayou – Nice, France

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Nestled in the narrow streets of the old town area is where Papayou is located. All of the food is prepared with fresh market produce and there are Nicois dishes as well as Thai ones. The decor is quite quirky with colourful artwork and structures. Plants and flowers decorate the tables. The kitchen is at...

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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

Tupelo Honey – Camden Town

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Tupelo Honey looks ok when you enter but it did not take long to be disappointed with this place. All the food on the counter is open and looked stale. The main dishes in the counter fridge were already prepared and cooked, and would only be warmed up if ordered. Right next to the window...

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Squares Restaurant at The Royal Trafalgar – Trafalgar Square

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Sometimes it's just nice to take some time out for you and to treat yourself. That's exactly what this day was for me; it was supposed to be an indulgent Afternoon Tea in central London.

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Yauatcha – Soho

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

For Chinese New Year this year, we were lucky to have our family member from overseas in town for it. To make it an extra special celebration, we went to Alan Yau's Michelin-starred Yauatcha restaurant in Soho. This finally fulfilled yet another one of my dreams and that was to go and dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

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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

Tempus Restaurant at Hotel Russell – Bloomsbury

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

The outside of Hotel Russell always reminds me of something that you would see in an American movie. There is something about the grandness of this hotel, especially at Christmas time when it is decorated with big red bows. The building overlooks Russell Square.

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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

Bar 163 – Egham

by Lee @ Rate My Bistro

If you're looking for reasonably priced traditionally cooked food served in a warm friendly atmosphere, then Bar 163 in Egham should fit the bill. The exterior of the building looks very Victorian to me, while inside you've got a good mix of antique and modern furnishing. A strange choice of combination, but it really does go well together.

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Where to Eat During London's Restaurant Festival - Into the Blue | Ryanair Travel Blog

Where to Eat During London's Restaurant Festival - Into the Blue | Ryanair Travel Blog


Into the Blue | Ryanair Travel Blog

Attention all foodies: For the whole month of October, some of London’s best restaurants are offering you the chance to indulge in amazing dining experiences for a fraction of the usual cost. Knives, forks and chopsticks at the ready, the following are 10 of our favourite picks from London’s Restaurant Festival.   PHO A photo posted …

Mezza Express – Camden Town

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Just a short walk away from Camden Market is Mezza Express! It looks fairly normal from the outside. But once inside, it’s a different story! Mezza Express opened out into a lovely organised spacious dining area. The back of the restaurant had a big glass front that looked out onto an outside garden area. I thought...

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Our Restaurants

by admin @ haz Restaurant

Our 5 haz restaurants offer warm and pure relaxation in the City. Visit us and see what we offer.

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The Tapas Tree Restaurant- Shipley

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

It was a little daunting to introduce the family to a new cuisine. Personally, I am a big fan of Spanish food but I wasn’t sure if my mom would like it, even though she said that it would be fine. The entrance to The Tapas Tree looked like it was part of a house...

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Massala Hut – Euston

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

When a close friend of mine came to visit from Malaysia and he suggested going out for an Indian meal, Drummond Street came to mind! Drummond Street is just behind Euston Station and has plenty of Indian restaurants! Massala Hut has recently been refurbished. The decor is dark wooden furniture against a white tiled floor. The...

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Rudie’s Dalston

by A Girl Has to Eat @ A Girl has to Eat - (and travel) Restaurant and travel reviews

Rudie’s Dalston Winter is here and there’s nothing better than a bit of spice on your plate to warm you up. So Elika (Instagram: @Sunny_Elika) and I headed to Rudie’s in Dalson after work one evening, starving, but filled with excitement for the Jamaican feast that laid ahead of us. Jerk chicken is one of […]

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Richoux – Piccadilly

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Richoux had a French feel to it with it dark wood decor, deep reds and green seating. This is slightly strange as it describes itself as “the home of traditional English food”. It reminded me a little of Cafe Rouge. The tea and coffee were both served by the pot. The tea was served in...

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The Box Tree – Ilkley

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

It is not often that we dine at Michelin star restaurants so when we do, it makes it extremely special and memorable. It’s even more precious to share the dining experience with a loved one. The Box Tree was established in 1962 and the setting is a Yorkshire stone farmhouse. The restaurant gets it’s name from...

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Arthur Hooper’s

by A Girl Has to Eat @ A Girl has to Eat - (and travel) Restaurant and travel reviews

Arthur Hooper’s Arthur Hooper’s is a relatively new addition to London Bridge and a stone’s throw away from the already vibrant food scene at Borough Market. Given that it is in an already competitive dining area full of crowd pleasers, Arthur Hooper’s does well to make its mark. In days gone by, it was once […]

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Takeaway & Delivery

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We will deliver foods to your door or you can pick up your hot meal at our city restaurants.

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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

The Breakfast club | Battersea Rise

The Breakfast club | Battersea Rise

by misweetlife @ misweetlife

Hi loves! Last week I was craving thick, fluffy, all American pancakes and what better place to get some than The Breakfast Club?!  Although you’ve probably already heard about it, the breakfast club is a breakfast and brunch restaurant (but served all day) which sell lots of American inspired dishes like bacon pancakes with maple syrup,…

💖 I started a YouTube channel! 💖

💖 I started a YouTube channel! 💖

by misweetlife @ misweetlife

Hi fellow blogger friends! I have been away from this blog for a very very very very long time (T^T) but I’m back, only this time, with a YouTube channel! https://www.youtube.com/user/lillyrose12 I’m still doing lots of recipes, restaurant reviews and outfits posts & I’m creating beauty content too! Please come over to my channel and…

Weasel coffee at Pho Vietnamese restaurant

Weasel coffee at Pho Vietnamese restaurant


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Sample one of the rarest coffees in the world, as weasel coffee is exclusive to the Pho Vietnamese restaurant chain in the UK.

Vivo – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Vivo had a wonderful range of Italian food organised and displayed in its covered glass 14 metre counter. The food display started off with calzone pizzas, then came the black soup cauldrons, followed by the anti pasti items, salads, cakes and then finally the wines. All of the food looked fresh and of a high quality....

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Bluebird Cafe – Chelsea

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Bluebird Cafe makes up just one part of the Bluebird Courtyard, which includes the cafe, restaurant, shop and bakery. It has a lovely outdoor seating area with the heaters to stop you getting chilly! The interior has a black and white theme with its black wooden chairs and chequered floor. It feels like quite an...

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Crab Tavern, Broadgate Circle

by Ben Southwood @ I'm A Londoner

Every city is going to have restaurants that while not in any way bad are also not in any way good. Not everywhere can be good. Even in Japan and the Basque country there are probably bad restaurants, although I’ve never heard anyone mention any. What’s more, when your city has as many good restaurants as London, [&hellip

WIN 1 of 500 Meals @ Our Interactive Wall In Wandsworth

by dtjong @ Ekachai

Here is a time-lapse video we recorded of our interactive wall being spray painted. This mural has been painted on the outside of our Wandsworth restaurant to promote our current competition to WIN 1 of 500 FREE Meals which we … Continue reading

The Colonnade – Little Venice

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

It was ideal to go for Afternoon Tea with my friend who had first introduced me to the special indulgent world of this British ritual many years ago. Since that day, Afternoon Tea has been one of my favourite things to do! The Afternoon Tea was served in the restaurant of the Colonnade Hotel. Despite it being...

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Loch Fyne – Egham

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Loch Fyne is a lovely fish restaurant and it does have a few non fish items on the menu as well. This place is quite deceiving from the outside as it looks quite small. But when you go in, it is quite big.

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Nem Nem Quan – Stockholm (Sodermalm)

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

As you enter Nem Nem Quan, some of the seating area is divided by lush green bamboo plants! This Vietnamese restaurant is a busy one! The first time we went there, it was full and the staff weren’t sure how long we would have to wait for a table. So, we tried again a couple...

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The Oak Tree Restaurant – Cotswold Wildlife Park, Burford

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Having a big get together with friends is always harder than one thinks it would be. Everyone has their own schedules and weekends get booked up fairly fast. After fifteen years of first meeting each other, and now with some of the friends having children in tow, we managed it. Hence a day out at...

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Med Kitchen – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

For some unknown reason, Med Kitchen has not been one of those places that I have wanted to try. I’m not sure why this has been the case for so long. But I’m so glad that we went to this restaurant and gave it a go! We really did have such a pleasant dining experience at...

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Sperun – Split, Croatia

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

It's always good to get recommendations from the locals on where to dine when you're in a new city. Just like many other visitors in the city, we would have most likely have gone to one of the tourist hot spot restaurants along by the seafront. But we were told about Sperun, which was only a few minutes walk from the seafront.

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Foodies Festival 2014

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

The summer is nearly here! Celebrate all things food and drink with the Foodies Festival 2014. Here is your chance to see masterclasses done by top chefs, try new things at pop-up restaurants, wander around the food markets, relax with afternoon tea, enter competitions and enjoy the summer celebrations!

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Nusa, coming to a high street near you!

by nusakitchen @ Nusa Kitchen

We are delighted to announce our 2 new store openings on Masons Avenue (Moorgate) and on New Fetter Lane (Farringdon / Chancery Lane) in addition to our stores on Adams Court, Cannon Street & Queen Victoria Street. We are creating quite a following in the city serving 1000s of hungry office workers daily. Our commitment

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

What does the fox say? Not much – it’s too busy eating at Foxlow

What does the fox say? Not much – it’s too busy eating at Foxlow

by Boy Mestizo @ Boy Mestizo: Hoy, London!

Cuisine: European Address: 69-73 St John Street, EC1M 4AN Area: Smithfield Nearest Station: Farringdon Tel.: 020 7014 8070 Website: http://foxlow.co.uk/ Pricing: High Good For: Carnivorous eating, Umami, Friendly conversation, Smart-casual dining, Filling meal, Quality ingredients Want to know what sort of texts I like to get? “Dude, I’ve got a booking for Foxlow next Wednesday […]

The Riverfront at BFI Southbank

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

So, as promised we went back to the newly refurbished BFI Cafe. The original review from August 2008 can be seen here: http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bfi-film-cafe/ The interior is all new and they have the separated seating areas: one for the restaurant and the other for the cafe/bar. I think that the bar area has tried to become all trendy...

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Leon – Strand

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Leon is quite a small casual restaurant! I liked it and think it would be good at any time of the day! On this particular occasion, I was there in the evening. It had quite a quirky feel to it. When I first entered, I wasn’t really sure what to expect and didn’t know if they...

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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

Waitrose Drinks Festival – County Hall, London – 17 > 19 Nov. 2017

by Lee @ Rate My Bistro

Get yourself along to the Waitrose Drinks Festival this November for some wine, spirit, beer and cider tasting.  Masterclasses, speciality food and a coffee lounge.  Tickets are currently selling for £30. Visit waitrosedrinksfestival.com for more details.

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New Culture Revolution – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Tucked away in one of the side streets behind the busy Upper Street in Angel, is this fantastic noodle and dumpling bar! It’s nothing short of great fresh tasting food. I really liked the simplicity of New Culture Revolution! New Culture Revolution make their noodles fresh everyday and none of their dishes contain MSG! It...

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Spice and Rice – Chalk Farm

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Spice and Rice is about a ten minute walk from Chalk Farm tube station, but don't let that put you off. This restaurant is nicely decorated, clean and has friendly staff. There are a couple of cosy seats by the entrance as well as the regular dining area.

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Briki – Exmouth Market

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Briki takes its place at one end of Exmouth Market. It specialises in Ethiopian Taf coffee as well as a Mediterranean inspired menu. Briki serves an all day menu including breakfast, lunch specials, sandwiches and loaf cakes. It is always good to see that all the food is covered and behind the counter glass front.

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The London Filipino Food Scene

The London Filipino Food Scene

by Boy Mestizo @ Boy Mestizo: Hoy, London!

So it’s been a while since I’ve done something like this. I mean, blogging… is it like riding a bicycle? I sure hope so! A lot has changed since my last restaurant review in September 2014 – and I’m not really talking about my personal life here (as interesting as that is). Back then, I […]

Coquine – South Kensington

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Coquine is a very chic and boutique-like with its patterned walls, carpeted lightshades, huge wall mirrors and teal green decor! It has a bar area in the middle of restaurant. Secluded at the back of the restaurant is an oval table surrounded by high chairs! A nice setting for having drinks and food with a...

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Katie S

by Damien Gallagher @ Ekachai

Love the fast & friendly service and the top notch food!

Caponata Osteria and Bar – Camden Town

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Caponata was full of surprises from the first moment we stepped inside. At first, it looked just like a normal restaurant with wood panelling and plastic seating. We were welcomed by the very friendly staff, who told us that this level of the restaurant was the informal Osteria, which means bar/inn in Italian. It had a...

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Caffe Uno – Bond Street

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Caffe Uno is one of those reliable restaurants that we used to visit quite often. But it now seems that they don’t have as many branches as they used to. We decided just to go for a range of starters and so then we also got the additional variety! The light dough ball fritters were diamond shaped...

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Hiba Express – Holborn

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Hiba Express always seemed to me that it was a takeaway place. This is the impression that I got from its name or maybe because at a quick glance, it looks like a really small eatery. But this is definitely not the case. It is a proper restaurant and it also does takeaways. There is...

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Darlingtons Tea Room – Nr Weedon

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Darlingtons Tea Room is part of the Heart of the Shires Shopping Village. This lovely tea room serves freshly made home cooked food. If you are looking for something for breakfast, they have bacon sandwiches, beans on toast, sweet and savoury croissants. As it was close to lunchtime, there was a range of food to...

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The French Kitchen – Holborn

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

The French Kitchen has a real rustic, country like feel to it with its pine chairs and tables. The dining area is separated by the counter and till area. There is a small food store section near the entrance. The long bar area makes up one end of the interior and there is an open kitchen at the back section of the restaurant.

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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

The Iskele – Old Street

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

As we had come to The Iskele late lunchtime, we were expecting it to be fairly quiet. But it was the opposite, the restaurant was pretty much packed and so it was a good thing that I had made a reservation.

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The Amsterdam Coffee Festival 2014

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

If you missed the London Coffee Festival, not to worry! Why not head to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival which runs from Friday 2nd May till Saturday 3rd May 2014. Experience exciting events both on the coffee and food scenes, including coffee demonstrations, art, music, artisan food and competitions!

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Portal – Farringdon

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

For a really special occasion, Portal is the place to go. Exquisite food, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere is what this restaurant is all about.

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Nusa Kitchen

Discover Nusa – Fresh flavours from South East Asia.Nusa Kitchen serves healthy, fresh and delicious food with a twist. Inspired by the flavours of South East Asia, it is a family run eatery serving up hearty soups, delicious rice boxes, healthy salads, mind blowing breakfasts and Caravan coffee. We prepare our

The 20th Manchester Food and Drink Festival

by Lee @ Rate My Bistro

Manchester is hosting its 20th Food and Drink Festival from September 28th – October 9th 2017.  If urban food and drink festivals are your thing then you won’t want miss this one. For more details visit: foodanddrinkfestival.com

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Miracolo – Kings Cross / Chancery Lane

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Miracolo is no ordinary Italian restaurant. What makes it stand out is that it specialises in medieval food and most of its menu is based around this. This restaurant is very welcoming and feels spacious and warm from the moment you first step in. There are big white sofas and tables in the entrance and...

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Kevin Nguyen: Full / Part Time Chef + Kitchen Hand, Vietnamese Restaurant

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Competitive + benefits depending on experience: Kevin Nguyen: Chef + Kitchen Hand at a Vietnamese Restaurant in Peckham, competitive pay + benefits Peckham, London (Greater)

Portobello Ristorante Pizzeria – Notting Hill

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Great quality pizza and a lovely atmosphere is what you get at Portobello Ristorante Pizzeria! The restaurant is fairly small and you can see the big dome wood burning oven situated at the back of the dining area. There is also an outdoor seating area, which looked like it would accommodate the same amount of diners as...

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Chez Lindsay | Richmond

Chez Lindsay | Richmond

by misweetlife @ misweetlife

Hi loves! Last week my friend & I had planned to eat at a Korean restaurant in Richmond but it turned out to be closed. Instead we looked up restaurants on tripadvisor and found this little hidden gem called, Chez Lindsay. It’s a french restaurant that specialises in seafood and pancakes, ‘galettes’ to be precise. I…

Salvador and Amanda – Bloomsbury

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Salvador and Amanda is a Spanish restaurant focussing on tapas. It has more of a bar like informal environment. There are small booth sections on the raised levels. The little white washed alcoves have cushioned seating and small buffets. Even though the seating was supposed to feel quite relaxing, it was difficult to get comfortable....

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Vacanze Romane – Rome (Piazza Navona)

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Vacanze Romane is one of the many restaurants located on the Piazza Navona. We ended up choosing this one over the others as it looked fairly nice, had outdoor heaters and it wasn’t too busy. So, we were thinking that if the restaurant wasn’t crowded, we would not have to wait too long for our food. This is...

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Frankie’s Bar and Grill – Dublin

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Situated in the lively Temple Bar area is Frankie Dettori’s and Marco Pierre White’s restaurant. This Italian restaurant was a little dark when we entered but I think that we got accustomed to the lighting. The waiter recommended a pineapple and coconut non-alcoholic cocktail and this did not disappoint. It was quite a rich drink but a...

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Hazuki – Covent Garden

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

It’s quite easy to walk past Hazuki and not notice it, as it’s on the corner of a busy street! But, Hazuki is worthwhile noticing, as it has some of the best Japanese food! Hazuki has its dining area over two levels. The dark wood furniture contrasts with the cream decor. There are also screens...

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The Academy – Bloomsbury

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Many places do Afternoon Tea including cafes and restaurants but having it in a hotel seems to make it extra special. A weekend afternoon with the girls meant treating ourselves to such an Afternoon Tea. The Academy Hotel in a Georgian townhouse in the heart of Bloomsbury was our venue. Afternoon Tea was booked for the...

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The Future of Filipino Food in London?

The Future of Filipino Food in London?

by Boy Mestizo @ Boy Mestizo: Hoy, London!

It’s fair to say that Filipino food is still very much a Great Unknown for Londoners and the British in general. This is both a curse and a blessing – a curse in that people are always a bit wary of the unknown, and will always need reassurance to get them to try out Filipino […]

Little Duck The Picklery review – the height of summer in the depths of winter

Little Duck The Picklery review – the height of summer in the depths of winter

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Picklery not gimmickry. The sweet life. Keep it sweet. A sweet deal. Sweet as honey. Sweet as pie. Our understandable preoccupation with sweetness and sweet foods is so deeply ingrained that the word itself has become a synonym for all that is desirable and good in the English language. But this has also blinded us, … Continue reading

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

Addis – Kings Cross

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

When a friend of mine suggested going to an Ethiopian restaurant for a dinner get together, I realised that I knew absolutely nothing about Ethiopian cuisine. But I trusted my friend’s opinion, who told me that the food is “yummy”! Addis is a pretty cool restaurant but be sure to make a reservation if you...

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Cafe VN – Farringdon / Clerkenwell

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

There is something truly comforting about a hot steaming bowl of pho. The combination of the thick rice noodles, the broth and the vegetables is perfect. Cafe VN specialises in pho – the noodle soup, and bun – the noodle salad. The bright lime green sign lights up the outside of the restaurant. The green...

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Axis Bar & Restaurant at Hilton Hotel – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

The table was set for a wonderful Afternoon Tea with close friends to celebrate a milestone achievement. A black treasure chest full of the colourful array of Twinings teas was presented to us by Axis. There was Traditional English, Earl Grey, Assam, Peppermint, Green Tea, Red Berry and Camomile all in tea pouches. Throughout the...

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Fast and furious times: Vietnamese at Le Gia

Fast and furious times: Vietnamese at Le Gia


Boy Mestizo: Hoy, London!

Cuisine: Vietnamese Address: 41-42 Deptford Broadway, SE8 4PH Area: Deptford Nearest Station: Deptford Bridge/New Cross Tel. No.: 020 8333 7491 Website: Pricing: Cheap-Medium Good For: Cheap and ch…

Parties & Events

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haz restaurants can cater for a wide variety of events; including private and corporate functions.

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Gourmet Pizza Company – South Bank

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Gourmet Pizza Company looks like a beach hut and it may not be exactly next to a beach, but it has the River Thames on its side! The actual location is in Gabriel’s Wharf on the South Bank. Seen as it is a pizza restaurant, it seemed wrong to order anything else other than pizza....

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Two Brothers Fish Restaurant – Finchley

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

When both my friend and I said to other people that we were going for fish and chips in Finchley, all the people independently asked if we were going to the very well known Two Brothers Fish Restaurant. We had not realised until then at how popular this North Finchley establishment was. There is always...

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La Brocca – West Hampstead

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

It had been many years ago that I had been to La Brocca and I remember it to have been a lovely restaurant. It was going to be interesting to see if it would still be just as good this time round. The hope was that it would be especially as it was a belated...

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Fakhreldine – Green Park

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Deep reds and brown colours, sofas with lots of cushions, bowls of rose petals and a formal dining area sets the atmosphere for this Lebanese restaurant. The seating by the windows has a great view over Green Park. It’s a shame that Fakhreldine seems to have put in a lot more effort into its decor...

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45 Jermyn St., St James

by Ben Southwood @ I'm A Londoner

I think a lot about what restaurants say about London. I’ve lived in and around London basically my whole life and while I don’t wear it on my sleeve and I’m not exactly a jingoistic chauvinist, I’m fairly proud of the place. I’m even proud of London food. But this doesn’t apply to the tourist. [&hellip

The London Coffee Festival

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

The flagship event of UK Coffee Week is happening on the 25th-28th April at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane! Watch barista demonstrations, test new coffee kits, sample food at the artisan and street food markets, explore the unique festival zones and enjoy the live music and art gallery!

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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

Gourmet Burger Co. – Toronto, Canada

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Gourmet Burger Co. was a really small restaurant. It had metal tables and high chairs and a few seats along one wall. So, when we entered, there were no empty tables and we nearly left the restaurant to go find somewhere less busy.

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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

Arthur Hooper’s

by A Girl Has to Eat @ A Girl has to Eat - (and travel) Restaurant and travel reviews

Arthur Hooper’s Arthur Hooper’s is a relatively new addition to London Bridge and a stone’s throw away from the already vibrant food scene at Borough Market. Given that it is in an already competitive dining area full of crowd pleasers, Arthur Hooper’s does well to make its mark. In days gone by, it was once […]

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Lakorn Thai – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Lakorn Thai is an average Thai restaurant close to the Sadlers Wells Theatre in Islington. The food is not outstanding nor is it bad. The restaurant seemed to have two dining areas: one close to the entrance and one through an archway. Lakorn Thai was nicely decorated and was also quite light due to its...

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Rocca – Bradford

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

It was super special when the whole family was able to get together and go out for a meal. Rocca was the perfect place. It gave us good quality food, lovely staff, superb service and a wonderful dining experience. It made us feel like going out for dinner was a special occasion. Rocca let us savour every...

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Yerbabuena – Madrid

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Finding pure vegetarian food in Madrid can be a slight challenge. Then like buses, two come at once. One was a vegetarian/vegan buffet place and then just opposite was Yerbabuena. The staff were friendly and we were given great service. The decor had a lime green and orange theme. There was soft music playing in...

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GRAB Thai Street Kitchen – Old Street

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Just a few minutes away from Old Street tube station, down a small side street, is GRAB Thai Street Kitchen! GRAB opened its doors in the summer but it has taken me a few months to finally go visit! Fresh, tasty, authentic, quality Thai food is what GRAB is all about! The decor is based...

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Belgo – Kingsway

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Belgo has a really lively and sociable atmosphere! There is the comfy seating at the front of the restaurant and then this extends to the dining area. Although Belgo’s speciality is mussels, we didn’t fancy these for this evening meal. Instead, we had chicken and burgers and frites. The half chicken was spit roasted and basted with...

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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

Randa (Maroush) – Kensington High Street

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Randa is part of the Maroush chain of Lebanese restaurants. This restaurant has a spiral staircase which leads to the upper level. A selection of mezza made up our meal! I like having mezza as it means that you get to taste lots of different dishes! The only thing is that it took us a little while...

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Nid Ting – Holloway

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

A nice impromptu weekend treat was going for lunch with my neighbours! It is really great when you get to know your neighbours and they become close friends. It’s nice when you get to spend proper time with them. Staying local is a bonus; it takes no time at all to get to the restaurant...

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Base – Hampstead

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

As soon as you enter Base, there is the counter fridge displaying lots of tempting food! Some of the food is inside the fridge and some is placed openly on the top. The food has a Mediterranean influence with dishes including roasted vegetables, couscous, quiches and salads. There is beige cushioned seating along the wall...

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Martinis & Meringues @ Quaglino’s, St. James

by Ben Southwood @ I'm A Londoner

Quaglino’s is a massive, beautiful underground bar and restaurant that has a 1920s Art Deco glitz and glamour. Perhaps because it’s that right amount of dark, or because it has a doorman, or because it’s very grand and shiny and gold. I went there not for dinner, though I’d love to taste their food some [&hellip

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

Burns Night

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

The 25th January is Burns Night and there are planty of places to celebrate it in London. From the gorgeous venue at Bourne & Hollingsworth, quality whiskies at The Gallery to the Scottish street food masters at Mac & Wild, plenty of special menus are on offer.

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London Cheap Eats | Recommended Vietnamese | Banh Mi Bay

London Cheap Eats | Recommended Vietnamese | Banh Mi Bay


London Cheap Eats | Recommended Vietnamese | Banh Mi Bay

Highly popular, Banh Mi Bay is a family run, mini-chain of Vietnamese restaurants serving some of the best authentic Vietnamese food in Central London

Konoba Moskar – Dubrovnik, Croatia

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Situated just up from the Stradun (the main street of the city) in Dubrovnik in the Old Town, is Konoba Moskar. It was our first restaurant that we dined at on our Croatia holiday.

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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

Vapiano – Great Portland Street

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Vapiano is like an upmarket fast food pasta and pizza restaurant. They have been clever in the way that they have done their set out, which means minimum work for the staff and more work for the customer. You are given a card on entry and you use this to record your food and drink orders.

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Pizzeria Topolino – Bol, Croatia

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Pizzeria Topolino has the perfect seafront location. As you dine in the outdoor terrace of this restaurant, you have beautiful picture perfect views of the gorgeous coastline. A lot of time could easily be spent relaxing at this restaurant, enjoying the views.

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Roti King – Euston

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Down a random side street near Euston is the place to get authentic Malaysian and Singaporean street food. Don’t let the look and the size of the eatery put you off in any way. Two signs, one of Roti King and the other of Euston Chinese Takeaway mark the site. Roti King is nothing fancy...

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Giovanni Rana Ristorante- Regents Place

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Catching up with friends is always special even if it is only manageable at times for a weekday lunch. Hence, for this lunchtime, it needed to be somewhere central. Just off the busy Euston Road and behind the office buildings, lies a quiet area of Regents Place. This is home to Giovanni Rana’s restaurant; the only...

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Jamie’s Italian – Angel

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

It has become an annual event to go see a Christmas show. This year, it was Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty. A slightly dark take on the classic fairytale with amazing dancers and sets. After our festive show, it was time to fill our tummies. As we were in Angel, there were quite a few choices. The consensus was to go for Italian food and what better place to head to, than Jamie's Italian.

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Kin review – Holborn’s Asian street food hideaway

Kin review – Holborn’s Asian street food hideaway


The Picky Glutton

Jack of all trades but master of none? Following my stiflingly average experience at Banana Tree, I wasn’t enthused about trying another budget pan-Asian eatery but the need for a cheap meal …

Thai Square – South Kensington

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Quite a small intimate Thai restaurant which can get busy at lunchtimes! As the seating area is small, the wooden tables are close together. They do have additional seating upstairs. I was really happy with the friendliness of the staff at this restaurant. They did not rush us to take our orders and even when...

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Mestizo – Warren Street

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Mestizo was a place recommended for a dinner out and a get together with friends. It does not provide your standard run of the mill Mexican food. At Mestizo, you get something that is different and special. It's not the first time that someone has recommended this Mexican restaurant, so I was more than happy to give it a try.

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Sway Bar and Kitchen – Holborn

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Sway is quite a trendy looking place from the outside and we were welcomed by the friendly smiling staff as soon as we entered. The restaurant area is on the same floor as the bar but is separated by a small divide. Take a look at the fresh fish fridge as you walk to your...

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Pu’s Brasserie – Holborn

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Down a small side street off Lincoln Inn’s Field is this wonderful Thai restaurant! Pu’s Brasserie is a small, cosy, intimate kind of a restaurant. It doesn’t have a huge dining area so it would be better to make a reservation to guarantee a table! The restaurant looked bigger due to a huge wall mirror! For...

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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

Filling A Restaurant-Worthy Pantry In Your Own Home

by A Girl Has to Eat @ A Girl has to Eat - (and travel) Restaurant and travel reviews

If you love your food, then it’s likely that some of your favorite restaurants also serve as your own benchmark for what makes great food. If you want to reach the lofty heights of your favorite dining experiences, then you need more than talent. You have to be willing to invest in your ingredients and […]

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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

Wahaca – Covent Garden

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Wahaca calls itself Mexican market eating! This restaurant is located below street level. It all looks bright with a turquoise colour theme, wood panelling and bare concrete walls. First impressions definitely count for something on most occasions and for Wahaca, this did not work in its favour. When we arrived, the restaurant was fairly empty. We asked...

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The National Café, Covent Garden

by Ben Southwood @ I'm A Londoner

I have to say I really didn’t expect a restaurant in a famous tourist location to be good. Especially not really good. I mean, why try? People are still going to go to the National Gallery, especially tourists, and they’re still going to need somewhere to eat. This laziness is what sustains awful restaurants like [&hellip

Ping Pong – South Bank

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Just before the Christmas holidays, we were lucky enough to be taken out for dinner by our friends from Digital Tribe. It was a fantastic evening at Ping Pong filled with amazing food, good company and a great atmosphere! Ping Pong is a funky dim sum restaurant and feels quite unique. It’s atmosphere is helped...

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Tea on the Green – Bolton Abbey

by Dina @ Rate My Bistro

Going to Bolton Abbey took me right back to my childhood days, where happy outings were spent with the family with picnics in tow. The most memorable part, apart from the delicious food, was always the stepping stones of Bolton Abbey.

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