Hotbox

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UPDATE– 18th Nov 2016 It’s been about a year and a half since I was last here but the last time was brunch. This time I’m here for dinner and in a big birthday group. Hotbox very accommodating to group dining and don’t mind us being a little rowdy and getting balloons everywhere! Half of us order for themselves but ever willing to share I manage to talk a friend next to me to order together 🙂 We start with smoked bone marrow and follow it up with beef short rib. For sides we can’t resist a bit of mac ‘n’ cheese. I’m so glad […]

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 […]

PizzaBuzz

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Well I didn’t really feel a buzz in pizzabuzz to be honest apart from the funky soundtrack playing. The decor is clinical and uninviting. As nice as the concept of creating your own pizza is, it’s hardly a revelation of concepts. Rather than get too excited about it I found myself weighing up the pros and cons of paying £1.50 for artichoke or £1 for red onion. Finding an arbitrage in pizza ingredient prices shouldn’t be the way to construct it but that’s what happened. I opted for a tomato base with Buffalo mozzarella, Nduja and the aforementioned artichoke (I’m sorry but I’m not paying […]