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What’s on in Clapham December 2017

by Sarah Kingsley @ Totally Clapham

Christmas markets around Clapham

The Christmas Craft Fair at Battersea Arts Centre on Lavender Hill is on Saturday 2 December, 10am-6pm and features independent designers, makers and artisans, live music, workshops, food and drink and of course Father Christmas.

Over near Wandsworth Common station, The Train Station at 22 Jaggard Way SW12 8SG is hosting [...]

Wahaca plans 3 days of Day of the Dead fiesta!

by Mark @ smokebark.com

The Vaults in London’s Waterloo will be transformed into a den of Mexican festivities with three nights of live music and live art, hedonistic performance, street food and tequila

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DRINKS: A Day at the Beefeater Gin Distillery 

by LucyFG @ Food Goblin

Gin lovers, unite! I have the answer to your next afternoon out. Unintentional rhyming asides, Oval lays claim to the home of one of the world's most beloved London Dry Gins: Beefeater. Beefeater is the world's most awarded gin with a...

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Brick & Liquor Clapham review: Creative cocktails in a friendly neighbourhood bar

Brick & Liquor Clapham review: Creative cocktails in a friendly neighbourhood bar

by LondonMetroGirl @ Memoirs Of A Metro Girl

When it comes to nightlife, the Junction and High Street parts of Clapham are well represented with a huge choice. However, the Clapham South part of town has been somewhat neglected… until recently. Last summer, the team behind successful Brick & Liquor in Tooting opened a sister bar on Balham Hill. A friend and I […]

Mien Tay Wins Love Your Local Awards 2015

by Mien Tay @ Mien Tay Restaurants

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

NEWS: Taste of London returns for Festive Edition - Tickets now on sale!

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Taste of London: The Festive Edition returns to transform East London’s stunning Tobacco Dock into a festive food heaven.

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What’s on around Clapham April 2017

by Sarah Kingsley @ Totally Clapham

Here’s our pick of what’s on and what’s new around Clapham during April. Plenty of sunshine, Easter bunnies and chocolate eggs we hope!

Swing into Easter at the South London SwingFest – three days of live swing music, dance workshops and dancing into the early hours at The Bedford in Balham. The event kicks off [...]

French Foodie Influences in Vietnam

by bplant @ bananatree

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South London's top 10 budget eats

South London's top 10 budget eats


the Guardian

In the last of his dispatches from London's best budget eateries, Tony Naylor heads south of the river, picking a variety of tasty venues where you can eat well for under £10 a head

NEWS: Caravan launches marble-topped Bankside restaurant this October

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Built in the late 19th century, the historic Metal Box Factory provides an impressive 4,000sq foot space for the restaurant.

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NEWS: Shikumen launches new colourful Xiao Long Bao

by Mark @ smokebark.com

When Shikumen opened back in 2015 it was to rapturous applause and admiration for the quality of their food. Winning our hearts again this summer their new range of colourful hand-made Xiao Long Bao are set to impress, they are little soup filled bundles of joy!

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The Strangest Foods of Indochina

by bplant @ bananatree

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5 ALTERNATIVE VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS IDEAL FOR LONDON’S LOVERS

by Rachel Stevenson @ Ideal Magazine

  Tired of the same old chorus of tropes, trysts and tat which arrives in full song in the weeks approaching the 14th February? Not willing for your purse to be plundered in a restaurant where the most palpable flavour is the pressure of expectation? Used up all of your gift ideas on Christmas presents already […]

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EVENT: Tequila and Mezcal Fest 2017!

by LucyFG @ Food Goblin

It's that time of the year again!  Tequila and Mezal Fest is BACK and this year it's bigger than ever! From October 7-8th, it will take over the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, and host producers of other 50 different...

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Laotian Larb: The Ultimate Comfort Food [Recipe]

by bplant @ bananatree

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REVIEW: The Park Tavern, Wandsworth 

by LucyFG @ Food Goblin

South Londoners, beware, there's a new gastro pub up in here! Say that fast enough and it sort of rhymes. Lyrics asides, recently I discovered a new gem of a pub to add to my growing rostra of London must-eats. The...

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Mien Tay Restaurants

Mien Tay Restaurants


Mien Tay Restaurants

Cuisine from South-West Vietnam

What’s on around Clapham June 2017

by Sarah Kingsley @ Totally Clapham

There’s everything from family fetes and festivals to thought-provoking theatre and comedy events around Clapham this June. Here’s our pick of the best. And no mention of a general election, we promise – although don’t forget to vote on 8 June!

Fetes, fairs & bandstands

We start off with some fabulous local fetes: St Paul’s [...]

New Year’s Eve in Clapham 2017

by Sarah Kingsley @ Totally Clapham

Haven’t planned how to welcome in 2018 yet? Here’s our pick of what’s on this New Year’s Eve in Clapham.

Gigalum – 7-8 Cavendish Parade Clapham Common Southside SW4 9DW

You can be sure of a fun night out every weekend at Gigalum but this New Year’s Eve they’ve pulled out all the stops (and [...]

What’s on in Clapham March 2017

by Sarah Kingsley @ Totally Clapham

The daffodils and crocuses are in bloom, the nights are getting lighter – clocks spring forward on 25 March – warm sunshine is just around the corner (surely!). Here’s our pick of things to do around Clapham in March.

What’s new

We just love the name of this new restaurant opening next month on Hildreth [...]

Brand New Mobile Friendly Website

by Mien Tay @ Mien Tay Restaurants

Hello and welcome to our brand new mobile friendly, responsive website. We will also have a new updated food and wine menu for you soon. We hope you like the new website, please do let us know if you have any suggestions or feedback.

TRAVEL: Discover Catalonia – Off the Beaten Wine Track

by LucyFG @ Food Goblin

By Erin Goodall, Food Goblin Northern Correspondent  Two weeks on from my trip to Catalonia as I sit and write, reminiscing on my five days in the region,  my memories remain vivid with colour, rugged scenery and tantalizing scents of world...

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Everything you need to know about this year's Chinese Food Festival

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Chinese Food Fair (over 20 stalls selling huge variety of Chinese food and drink) and Streetfood Competition

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EVENT: Feast on the Farm, Buckinghamshire

by LucyFG @ Food Goblin

Now -y'all know I love me a food festival! There's nothing nicer than pottering around at a good one, browsing the stalls, watching demos and spending far too much money on pans. If you're the same, then I've got a...

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Contents of all restaurant and bar reviews

Contents of all restaurant and bar reviews


Memoirs Of A Metro Girl

Newest reviews at the top. For discounts at some of London’s independent restaurants and bars, sign up to a free Portico card here. Brick & Liquor Clapham review: Creative cocktails in a …

The Providores 15th anniversary dinner 29th June

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Peter Gordon and Michael McGrath’s famed fusion restaurant, The Providores and Tapa Room, celebrates its 15th Anniversary with an impressive alumni dinner this June 29th.

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News: Shackfuyu launches unlimited boozy brunch

by Mark @ smokebark.com

The first of its kind at the restaurant, the new menu will be a celebration of the best of Shackfuyu, offering a selection of popular classics and brand new dishes, all with a brunch time twist.

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Review: Eat Native brings wild food and smiles to Neal's Yard

by Mark @ smokebark.com

My main was the Fallow deer steak, cauliflower, crispy onions and carrot. The combo was a winner, the venison pink and inviting, loved it.

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Summer fairs, festivals and fetes around Clapham 2017

by Sarah Kingsley @ Totally Clapham

It’s that time of year again – plenty of fairs, festivals and fetes around Clapham this summer. Get in touch if you know of any others. It’s free to be listed.

May

Common People at Clapham Bandstand, Sat 27 May, 11am-4pm. Community event with stalls, activities, music, dance and spoken word on the Bandstand [...]

The 14 Best Restaurants in Clapham

The 14 Best Restaurants in Clapham


Eater London

Vietnamese, Japanese, London’s best Trinidadian and lots of modern British

Polish Village Meals

by Mark @ smokebark.com

>Polish Village Meals is part of the Polish Village Bakery brand, this is proper Polish food just like babcia made.

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SMOKESTAK calls in the summer with new weekday lunch menu and terrace opening

by Mark @ smokebark.com

SMOKESTAK has announced the opening of an outdoor terrace at its Shoreditch restaurant

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: 28°- 50°, MADDOX STREET – THE IDEAL PLACE FOR WETTING THE WHISTLE IN CENTRAL LONDON

by Vicky Clifford Sanghad @ Ideal Magazine

We’re not even halfway through January’s journey on the wagon – ascetic and edgy in equal measure – but it feels like reaching the 31st finish line home and dry is going to require an impervious focus. If you’re in the same leaky boat, then you might want to look away now. IDEA Firstly, that […]

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REVIEW: Milk, Balham

by LucyFG @ Food Goblin

When I'm asked what my favourite brunch place in London is, there is really only one answer: Milk in Balham. This Antipodean style cafe has been rocking in the South London (and in fact – WHOLE London) brunch scene since it opened...

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Adam Handling to open second The Frog restaurant in Covent Garden

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Chef and restaurateur Adam Handling will be opening the second The Frog restaurant, which will be on Southampton Street in London’s Covent Garden

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Vivek Singh and Peter Gordon team up for Birthday dinner

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Iconic Westminster restaurant The Cinnamon Club and renowned Marylebone haunt The Providores and Tapa Room have teamed up to celebrate their milestone 15th anniversaries with a one-night-only collaborative dinner on Tuesday 21st June featuring the finest dishes from acclaimed chefs Vivek Singh and Peter Gordon.

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Monica Galetti & Marcus Wareing to feature at Taste this November

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Joining the all-star cast of top talent are culinary heroes Marcus Wareing and Monica Galetti. Plus, for the budding chef, read on for tasty recipes from Taste of London restaurants, perfect to cook at home.

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What’s on around Clapham July 2017

by Sarah Kingsley @ Totally Clapham

Comedy, Lambeth Country Show, a rum festival and new bars and restaurants – just a flavour of what’s on around Clapham this July.

Comedy

Balham Comedy Festival, 29 June – 8 July at The Bedford pub. The line-up includes Ed Byrne, Jason Manford, Stephen K Amos, Sara Pascoe, Jeremy Hardy, Rich Hall and many more. [...]

Mien Tay; Vietnamese, Battersea, SW London - Food Goblin

Mien Tay; Vietnamese, Battersea, SW London - Food Goblin


Food Goblin

Spread the love Vietnamese has never been a cuisine I have much delved into. Funnily enough, the Yorkshire dales never nurtured much of a food scene for it. And so, on reading a most impertinent review by A.A.Gill, Critic for...

Duck & Waffle hatches a fast casual offspring in St James’s Market

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Duck & Waffle Local is a new fast casual, chef-curated restaurant from the team behind the award-winning Duck & Waffle restaurant. This casual offshoot of the iconic 24-hour, sky-high eatery taps the energy of the original, taking its playful approach to gastronomy to the street, while placing the mighty duck at its culinary core. Duck & Waffle Local, like its parent brand, will still emphasize local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, but with a more accessible, speedier and cost friendly format where guests can order at the counter before being shown to a table—or opt for a new takeaway service […]

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Gods Own Junkyard: A trip to Walthamstow’s neon wonderland

Gods Own Junkyard: A trip to Walthamstow’s neon wonderland

by LondonMetroGirl @ Memoirs Of A Metro Girl

Neon art is hot right now, with restaurants, bars and shops vying for bright lights to make their businesses stand out and be Instagrammable. One particular part of the capital famous for its neon signs is Soho, particularly the night clubs and adult establishments (both of which are diminishing in numbers today). The late artist […]

REVIEW: Quaglinos, St James

by LucyFG @ Food Goblin

If you like glitz with your glamour, and more than a sprinkle of razzle in your dazzle, the ultra glamorous Quaglinos is the place for you. Nestled in the heart of St James and dating back to 1929, it is a stalwart of...

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News: Chef Murata to hosts one off dinner at Tokimeite on 9th May

by Mark @ smokebark.com

The intimate event will be held at the restaurant counter where guests will be able to watch the skilled chefs prepare and cook their meal right in front of them.

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NEWS: Roberto Costa's Macellaio RC brings Italian flair to Union Street

by Mark @ smokebark.com

At Macellaio RC, the authentic Italian ingredients will take centre stage, and the restaurant will also introduce two exciting new concepts

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90 Degree Melt is winning brunch love in Mile End

by Mark @ smokebark.com

90° MELT is a reflection of everything I have experienced in my life with regards to food. I am still a vegetarian, love international flavours and love being creative with food.

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News and events around Clapham May 2017

by Sarah Kingsley @ Totally Clapham

Two bank holidays, lighter evenings and warmer days – we love this time of year! There’s plenty happening in May around Clapham but do get in touch if we’ve missed anything.

What’s new

If you love cocktails, this is the month for you with the launch of several new cocktail bars around Clapham.

Little [...]

REVIEW: Kurobuta, Chelsea 

by LucyFG @ Food Goblin

If you're in the market for sushi and happen to be in our fine capital's West, I have just the place for you. Kurobuta is one of Chelsea's 'it' places, serving modern takes on Japanese Izakaya small plates in a...

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Bone Daddies to open at The Bower, Old Street June 17th

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Chef Proprietor of Bone Daddies, Ross Shonhan, has announced that the doors to his new ramen bar in Old Street will open on 17th June 2016. Located within the Bower development, the new restaurant will be Bone Daddies’ first venture into East London, with a selection of dishes created exclusively for the site. Bone Daddies Old Street will be located on the corner of Baldwin Street within The Bower complex. The restaurant will incorporate a bar counter and will seat up to 65 covers. Open all day from 12 noon, the new site will adhere to the usual Bone Daddies […]

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Review: Mien Tay with brilliant Vietnamese food in Battersea - smokebark.com

Review: Mien Tay with brilliant Vietnamese food in Battersea - smokebark.com


smokebark.com

Visiting one of London's Vietnamese restaurants is always good, I just wasn't expecting it to be THIS good.

Battersea Restaurant

Battersea Restaurant


Mien Tay Restaurants

Address: 180 Lavender Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 5TQ. Phone: 020 7350 0721 Our Menu Food Menu PDF Wine List PDF Opening Times: Monday-Thursday 12pm til 3pm then 5pm til last orders 11pm Friday-S…

What’s on around Clapham November 2017

by Sarah Kingsley @ Totally Clapham

The nights are drawing in and Christmas is round the corner (how did that happen so fast?!) but don’t hibernate now – there’s plenty to keep you entertained around Clapham this month. If you have any news, get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. And don’t forget, you can subscribe to our [...]

NEWS: Blanchette East to open on Brick Lane

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Lovingly named after the brothers’ mother, the new restaurant will celebrate everything that guests have come to love about the Soho bistro but with a few distinct variations.

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NEWS: Martha Ortiz brings modern Mexican cuisine to London - Opening 2017

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Martha Ortiz is a Chef and cookbook author who is celebrated for her creative cuisine and historical research into Mexican food traditions.

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What’s on around Clapham August 2017

by Sarah Kingsley @ Totally Clapham

We love August in this area – if it’s hot, we can just chill out on Clapham Common and if it’s a typical British summer there are still plenty of events, fab restaurants, cafés and bars in Clapham to keep us entertained! What’s New Brick and Liquor is a new cocktail bar opening soon at [...]

Mien Tay

Mien Tay

by eatwithsteph @ Vietnamese – Eat With Steph

History and Background:  Meal courtesy of Mien Tay (Battersea) It was actually back at the end of November when I visited Mien Tay but has been caught up in the midst of all the backlog I’ve had since. A family run restaurant rich with tradition in the heart of Clapham. UK residents far and wide...

Banh Mi Bay

Banh Mi Bay

by eatwithsteph @ Vietnamese – Eat With Steph

History and Background: I first heard of this small eatery by word of mouth, Vietnamese food is not so mainstream in the UK, especially in London, but its actually one of my favourite cuisines.(I always think I’m half-Vietnamese due to my father’s history with Vietnam but many people think otherwise haha…) There are several good...

TRAVEL- A Guide to Tel Aviv, Israel

by LucyFG @ Food Goblin

Israel has been on my travel bucket list for so long it's practically a permanent fixture. For such a small country, it houses an unbelievable volume of important historical and religious sites, and has a cracking food and drink culture...

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The best beers to pair with your St. Patrick’s Day feasts

by Mark @ smokebark.com

Meantime’s Brewmaster Ciaran Giblin’s favourite stouts for you to choose from, all of which go perfectly with classic Irish food.

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TRAVEL: Foraging, Fish & Food Hopping – Helsinki, Finland

by LucyFG @ Food Goblin

Piece by Philip King, Guest Writer Recently I was invited by Visit Finland to fly out to the fabulous city of Helsinki for 2 days of foraging, wilderness cooking in the forests that surround the city and and food hopping...

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