San Carlo Cicchetti

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UPDATE — SEPT 18TH — I’m back!! And this time we discover the most amazing scallops in London! Served with a shaving of truffle. We order a different pasta this time and a Parmigiana. This place will be high on the list for a while. ORIGINAL POST – AUG 10TH — I didn’t know cicchetti are the Italian version of tapas but it was absolutely perfect as we were in the mood for something Italian but not overly hungry. There was an amazing buzz about the restaurant and we just felt excited about eating what was promising to be some authentic Italian cooking.  Next us […]

One Sixty

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My friends chose this place after searching for a decent restaurant online. None of us are familiar with the area. The professional looking website promised a Michelin star experience. In fact they may have even claimed they had a star. Miso reveals the shocking truth though. On entering the walls are adorned with a a bright yellow and white childish murial on a black background. The first thing I notice on entering the restaurant is a cartoon character with a big speech bubble saying “I love Nando’s”. Quite funny the artist was allowed to get away with that really. On the door to the ladies […]

Counter Culture

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Counter Culture is the sort of tacked on extenstion of The Dairy comprising of a tiny kitchen where everything is made and a few high chairs from where to squash up and eat. I make it sound unappealing but actuallly I love it. Don’t go with more than 2 people as you’ll find you can’t talk to one another and you’re less likely to get a slot. The walls are surrounded by jar of mystery pickles in progress. It has inspired me to make my own Kimchi (as of yet it’s at the “thought that counts” stage). The menu is designed for sharing and seemingly […]

The Quality Chop House

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The Quality Chop House is a restaurant and butcher on Farringdon Road. We chose to dine here because we were a couple of weeks into game season and I was dying to eat grouse somewhere. The restaurant sits in a 19th Century Grade II listed building and is still configured in it’s original design. The menu is predominantly British, locally sourced and sustainable. The menu changes daily so I’m kicking myself a bit for not writing this within a reasonable timeframe as I can’t go back to decode my blurry pictures! I know I ate the grouse and a friend had the T-bone, the rest […]