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Haché Shoreditch: Gourmet Burgers with Global Garnishes

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

If you have been lucky enough to visit any of the Haché restaurants in Shoreditch, Chelsea, Camden or Clapham, you will know that this is no regular burger joint. As well as a candle-lit interior, the restaurant boasts a menu that … Continue reading

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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

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

by kaveyeats @ Kavey Eats

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

K10 Restaurant – Modern Japanese Canteen in the City

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

Located within London’s trendy Shoreditch area, on Appold St, K10 brings the highest quality of both ingredient and adventure to all lovers of Japanese cuisine.This ‘kaiten’ (conveyor belt) restaurant first opened its doors to London’s public back in the year … Continue reading

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

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


The Picky Glutton

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

A smorgasbord of meatilicious delights at Bodean’s BBQ Covent Garden

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Huge credit must go to the marketing team behind Bodean’s BBQ for being as upfront as possible about the meat-laden nature of their restaurants. You can’t be anymore forthright than having a pink pig as your corporate logo with the … Continue reading

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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

Have you been bad? Seek out Salvation in Noodles...

Have you been bad? Seek out Salvation in Noodles...


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Have you been bad? Seek out Salvation in Noodles

Best Afternoon Tea in London: Traditional to Eccentric

by Culture Capitalist @ Townfish

Afternoon Tea is about as quintessentially English as it gets, and establishments across London have cottoned on to the increasing popularity of this quaint, latter day delight. London is positively plastered with hotels and restaurants offering all manner of afternoon … Continue reading

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Sumptuous steaks to salivate over at Smith and Wollensky, Strand

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Sometimes you have to grudgingly admit the Americans do have a better idea of how to do things, such as running a restaurant and hospitality in general. Smith and Wollensky is a welcome American import on the London restaurant scene … Continue reading

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Achingly hip pizzas from the Elliott Brothers at Pizza Pilgrims Soho

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

There has been many rags to riches stories for hip food stall owners who have become restauranteurs writing their own cookbooks and having their own business. Thom and James Elliott are perhaps one of the most well-known ones. A few … Continue reading

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Accept no substitutes, when you can get the real deal at Mestizo, Euston

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Amidst the plethora of burrito eateries and tex-mex restaurants in London, it is easy to lose sight of what Mexican cuisine is all about. Thankfully there are restaurants like Mestizo, which are run by Mexicans from the kitchen to the … Continue reading

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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

Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant: An Italian affair with Gino at Euston station

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If you can’t stand celebrity chefs, you might want to avoid Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant: Gino appears everywhere from photos with celebrities on the walls, cookbooks on the shelves, the detailed personal descriptions on the menu to even a welcoming … Continue reading

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Experience a taste of Spain at Camino Bankside

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

London is being flooded with restaurants clamouring for our attention to try out their latest bottomless brunch offering. How does one stand out in such a crowded market place? Camino Bankside have plenty of reasons for you to take notice … Continue reading

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Fine dining in a family friendly environment at Chriskitch Hoxton

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Many fine dining establishments are geared towards a more formal experience rather than offering a family friendly environment, Chris Honor has cleared spotted this gap in the market with his latest restaurant, Chriskitch Hoxton. Chris Honor has an abundance of … Continue reading

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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

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

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

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


Hackney Hive

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

Prepare for an antipodean invasion at Ben’s Canteen, Battersea

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Walking around Battersea and Clapham Junction area, you can’t help but notice the abundance of our antipodean cousins populating the area whether it is local residents or in the coffee shops and restaurants. As soon as you walk into Ben’s … Continue reading

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Relive Your Youth At London’s Infamous Ball Pit Bar

by Lily Frohlich @ Secret London

Feeling ballsy? Dive into a pool of 1,000,000 balls at Ballie Ballerson‘s now-infamous ball pool bar. The Ballie Ballerson crew caused a big splash when they opened up London’s first ball-pit bar in Dalston in 2016. Starting out as a colourful kidult-coloured pool, it really captured Londoners’ imaginations when they filled the space with gorgeously ‘grammable glow-in-the-dark UV […]

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Talli Joe: The standard-bearer for modern Indian cuisine

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

“Talli” means a happy state of intoxication or what you and I call “tipsy”. It really shows how far Indian cuisine has evolved in London when they can place the focus of the restaurant name on inebriation. Then again, when … Continue reading

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Avant-garde Indian cuisine in the futuristic looking Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Crossrail Place is rapidly evolving into the dining complex of choice for local city workers at Canary Wharf. Although I am not quite sure it is the foodie destination of choice yet, as most of the restaurants are successful chain … Continue reading

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Culinary Pampering in ‘Gentleman’s Club’

by Frances O'Brien @ Townfish

Situated on James Street, Marylebone, known for its high density of trendy restaurants and designer boutiques with the famous Chiltern Firehouse in close proximity, we had high expectations for the Reform Social and Grill. Housed in the grand Mandeville Hotel … Continue reading

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Manitoba Tigella Kitchen Bar: bringing an ancient Italian recipe back to life

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The crossrail area of Tottenham court road is rapidly filling up with restaurants in anticipation of a business bonanza once it opens. However, for some it could not open sooner; a recent visit to Manitoba Tigella Kitchen Bar saw staff … Continue reading

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It’s back to black at Pizzicotto, High Street Kensington

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

You know a restaurant must be doing something right if it’s still full on a Sunday night at 21:30, which was the case on a recent visit to Pizzicotto at High Street Kensington. What is the reason for its popularity … Continue reading

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7 BYOB Restaurants In London For A Brilliantly Cheap Night Out

7 BYOB Restaurants In London For A Brilliantly Cheap Night Out


Secret London

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

Northbank, St Pauls: Bringing sustainability and seasonality to the fore

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Northbank isn’t the easiest restaurant to locate, being tucked away underneath the Millenium Bridge on the St Paul’s side. However, this is one hidden gem worth tracking down for countless reasons. Firstly, you have to admire the jaw-dropping views of … Continue reading

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Lotus: An Indian affair to remember

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If there was an Oscar for how lavishly well restaurants looked after their guests, Lotus would most definitely be a nominee if not the actual winner. This is a fine dining institution where the staff effortlessly guide you through an … Continue reading

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Restaurant review: Viet Grill - Dalston

Restaurant review: Viet Grill - Dalston


TNT Magazine

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

Gluten-free diners rejoice at the tremendous options available at Niche, Islington

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Niche is quite simply London’s first Coeliac UK accredited 100% gluten free restaurant. There are many restaurants that cater for coeliacs but none that offers a full menu of gluten-free options. Their kitchen practices have been scrutinised carefully to ensure … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Street food: The secret is all in the Bún

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

I’ve done a lot of reviews in the Square Mile, but ashamedly I’ve never visited the Phở Mile in Shoreditch. Well there isn’t much around that section of Shoreditch, apart from well…Vietnamese restaurants. Much like pizza places, they are great … Continue reading

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Vicino: the trattoria serving honest, unpretentious and genuine Italian cooking

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

We are huge fans of restaurants that serve the local community with authentic, well-sourced food in a relaxed environment, somewhere you would happily visit on a regular basis when you don’t feel like cooking at home. Vicino, is one such … Continue reading

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Savour classic French dishes from Raymond Blanc at Brasserie Blanc Southbank

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If you observe photos of famous chef, Raymond Blanc, most of them have a giant smile radiating from Monsieur Blanc. It is this joy and passion that is evident in the restaurants that he owns from the decor to the … Continue reading

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It’s a classy culinary encounter at Galley, Islington

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Upper Street, Islington must have one of the highest restaurant density per square mile in London, so it really is making a statement to say Galley is one of the brightest new stars to shine on this populated stretch of … Continue reading

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Contemporary French Cuisine and Panorama in Canary Wharf

by Matt @ Townfish

With an unprecedented panorama over the formidable Canary Wharf, Plateau has presented a platter of contemporary French elegance to London’s cosmopolitan dockside business district for over a decade. With a view more reminiscent of the modern cityscapes of Tokyo or … Continue reading

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It is all about the ingredients at Sushi and Robata, High Street Kensington

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It just makes perfect synergistic sense for a healthy supermarket giant like Whole Foods to combine with a Japanese culinary expert like Genji to open up a restaurant like Sushi and Robata when they can readily source the best possible … Continue reading

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Troia: an all-encompassing Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant in Waterloo

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Reading customer reviews of restaurants can be hilariously entertaining when you have the spare time. A one star review of Troia included a comment “was the chef even a human? was he/she a child? or was it an animal?”. Other … Continue reading

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BúnBúnBún

BúnBúnBún


BúnBúnBún

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

Life is a cabaret at Circus, Covent Garden

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Memory likes to play tricks to people’s minds. You always think the past is better than the present. I have visited the fascinating cabaret restaurant and cocktail bar that is Circus at Covent Garden on various occasions when it first … Continue reading

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Farewell Vietnamese on Kingsland Road - The London Thing

Farewell Vietnamese on Kingsland Road - The London Thing


The London Thing

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

Tay  Do – My Pick of the Great Pho Mile – Hoxton, London

Tay Do – My Pick of the Great Pho Mile – Hoxton, London

by FoodandWanderlust @ Vietnamese – Food and Wanderlust

Kingsland Road, aka The Great Pho Mile, is famous for its delicious Vietnamese restaurants. Restaurant after restaurant all the way down Kingsland Road, there are a number of choices. I am sure that everyone has their favourite one. Mine, is Tay Do Cafe. Why? Well, I believe the tradition of the Pho Mile is the … Continue reading Tay Do – My Pick of the Great Pho Mile – Hoxton, London

108 Brasserie: When you need good, simple and honest food

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Having strolled past the elegant and refined exterior of 108 Brasserie on numerous occasions in Marylebone; I finally managed to book myself in to the restaurant to satiate my curiosity. The exterior has that upscale, discreet look with protective vegetation … Continue reading

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Little Bay Restaurant: An Operatic European Dining Experience in Farringdon

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

Little Bay is one of those places that just becomes dear to the heart of those who stumble across its warm embrace, managing to combine the three things that are starting to, sadly, disappear across the landscape of our food … Continue reading

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It is back to basics at Rök smokehouse, Shoreditch

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

In typical Shoreditch fashion, the restaurant Rök is too cool to even have their name displayed on the restaurant front. Then again, this isn’t a restaurant that needs to sell itself considering the endless stream of customers we saw hungry … Continue reading

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Le Garrick celebrates the Vive La France spirit with their revamped decor and menu

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It is quite the milestone when a restaurant celebrates their 30th anniversary. On this particularly important year, Le Garrick has undergone a major revamp to give both their venue and the menu a welcome refresh. Le Garrick already has a … Continue reading

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Que Viet Restaurant, Kingsland Road, London

Que Viet Restaurant, Kingsland Road, London


LondonTown

South East Asian

Review of Salvation in Noodles - authentic Vietnamese noodles!

Review of Salvation in Noodles - authentic Vietnamese noodles!


The Greedy Panda

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

Florentine: A hidden gem waiting to be discovered in Lambeth North

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The words ‘hidden gem’ are some of the most used in restaurant reviews, but I’ve waited this long to follow the crowd because it is simply the most fitting way of describing Florentine. If you have ever been to the … Continue reading

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Serving deliciously different meat-free cuisine at Ethos, Fitzrovia

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

You can probably count on one hand the number of top quality vegetarian restaurants in town that would give you an addictive food craving to dine out. Ethos, must surely rank up there with the very best in London. At … Continue reading

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There is no stopping the all-conquering Saiphin Moore at her latest restaurant, Rosa’s Thai Cafe in Victoria

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

With 7 restaurants and a cookbook under her belt, there is no stopping the hardworking entrepreneur that is Saiphin Moore. At the newest branch of Rosa’s Thai Cafe in Victoria, we went to find out what makes this restaurant tick … Continue reading

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Voodoo Ray’s

Voodoo Ray’s

by boredoffood @ Bored of Food

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

A picture perfect dining experience at Sake no Hana, Mayfair

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

To celebrate sakura (the cherry blossom festival in Japan), we headed down to esteemed fine dining restaurant, Sake no Hana to sample head chef, Hideki Hiwatashi’s special sakura menu. Renowned architect, Kengo Kuma has designed a space that feels earthy … Continue reading

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From Jamaica to Dalston, savour authentic jerk cuisine via Rudie’s

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It was with some excitement, we visited Rudie’s in Stoke Newington to experience some authentic modern Jamaican cuisine. Quite a few restaurants offer Caribbean cuisine but few specifically focus on the Jamaican version. The decor is more modern Dalston than … Continue reading

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Visit Bridget Jones’ local at The Globe Tavern, Borough Market

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It is easy to miss the restaurant part of The Globe Tavern, when you stroll into the action-packed area of Borough Market, you immediately notice a multitude of city workers crowded on the pavements and around the bar on the … Continue reading

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Ma’Plucker: 3-way chicken that impresses the West End crowds

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Chicken is a notoriously tricky dish to please diners and probably even less so hardened restaurant reviewers. How do you add a flutter of excitement to a restaurant that specialises in this popular yet delicate poultry dish? Ma’Plucker in Soho … Continue reading

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Revisiting an old Chinese classic at Royal China Queensway

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If you ask the local Chinese community where is the best Chinese restaurant in London? I would guess 90% would say Royal China and the remaining 10% probably doesn’t appreciate Chinese food. The Royal China in Queensway feels like it … Continue reading

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Que Me – Stroud Green, Finsbury Park, London

Que Me – Stroud Green, Finsbury Park, London

by FoodandWanderlust @ Vietnamese – Food and Wanderlust

One of my current favourite cuisines is Vietnamese. It is fresh, healthy, full of goodness, but also it is so full and rich in flavour. I will finally let you in on my current favourite Vietnamese restaurant – it is called Que Me on Stroud Green Road in Finsbury Park. It is really well priced, … Continue reading Que Me – Stroud Green, Finsbury Park, London

Wright Brothers Soho: a seafood paradise for shellfish aficionados

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Wright Brothers Soho is a must-visit restaurant for all seafood lovers. Apart from owning restaurants, Wright Brothers are wholesale suppliers to over 200 of the city’s finest restaurants. From their early, humble days in 2002 when they started, they’ve grown … Continue reading

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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!

Traditionalist are well catered for at London Steakhouse Co. in the City

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

With a vast array of steakhouses vying for your attention, it does take a brave restaurateur to stand their ground and stick with the traditional offerings. London Steakhouse Co. is one such restaurant and the man behind the venture is … Continue reading

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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

Southern French comfort cooking at Sardine, Old Street

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

There comes a point in every head chef’s career when they contemplate starting their own restaurant. For Alex Jackson, who has worked as head chef at Dock Kitchen and Rotorino under the expert guidance of Stevie Parle, the opening of … Continue reading

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Authenticity is the key at the Japanese restaurant Engawa in Piccadilly

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

In recent years, there has been a steady stream of Japanese restaurateurs braving the convoluted world of the London restaurant scene. Engawa has a fine pedigree coming from the Salt Group who already own a host of restaurants in Tokyo and Osaka. … Continue reading

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Omar Allibhoy’s Tapas Revolution brings accessible Spanish cuisine to Shoreditch

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Omar Allibhoy has been called many things: the Spanish version of Jamie Oliver and the ‘Antonio Banderas of cooking’. He trained with the legendary Ferran Adria of El Bulli and he has worked with Gordon Ramsay at Maze restaurant. With such a glittering CV, I would suggest he … Continue reading

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Sumptuous Vegetarian Restaurant in London in Regents Street

by Shabby Katchadourian @ Townfish

Hailing from Switzerland, Tibits vegetarian restaurant in London is bringing buffet dining with a difference to the city’s ever-expanding food scene and my, what an experience it is. The concept? Choose as much or as little as you like from … Continue reading

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Fashionable May Fair Kitchen has the exquisite choices to please the most demanding of diners

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

There are few hotels in central London as iconic and fashionable as the May Fair Hotel. We’ve been there for private screenings and after-parties but we had yet to try their in-house restaurant, May Fair Kitchen; so it was a … Continue reading

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Historical grade-II listed gastronomic bar & restaurant London

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

Nestled deep in the heart of ‘Smooth-Fields’, to give the area its historical name, lies ‘SMITHS’ of Smithfields bar & restaurant London. This grade-II listed, four-floor gastronomic church may as well be dedicated to the meat-market this location is best-known … Continue reading

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The Localist, Farringdon: A neighbourhood restaurant fit for any community

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Walking around Farringdon, I do often wonder how many people live in the area, which I’ve always thought of as more of a hub for commercial offices. However, having a look at The Localist website, they do say the area … Continue reading

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It is all about the pizza, pies and cider at the Stable Whitechapel

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Locally sourced ingredients are buzzwords that are omnipresent in most restaurant menus these days. However, at the Stable, they take this concept very seriously. There are 13 branches so far but they still aim to source the ingredients locally to … Continue reading

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It’s all about the gentrified Sunday roast lunches at The Commercial, Herne Hill

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The remarkable thing about a restaurant reviewer is visiting parts of London, you would normally never encroach. If you didn’t know Herne Hill was well into the gentrification process, you need to look no further than walking out from the … Continue reading

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Begin the stampede now to Putney’s latest independent brasserie, Jules

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

When I read that a new brasserie, Jules was opening in Putney which is independent and accessible, it was a cause for celebration at Townfish HQ. We try to champion reasonably-priced restaurants and independent companies where possible. Although, the owner … Continue reading

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An oasis of calm at Muriel’s Kitchen in Soho

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Walking into Muriel’s Kitchen around noon on a weekend, you might be surprised to see a vibrant, full restaurant filled with locals, tourists, dating couples or even people walking on their laptops. You might think Soho is only famous for … Continue reading

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Travel the world from the comfort of Foley’s dining room in Fitzrovia

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Foley’s is one of those rare restaurants where you walk out wondering where have you been all your life. It is such an exciting and thrilling restaurant that makes dining out a desirable and even addictive experience. Who is the … Continue reading

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Admire the steam punk beauty of Flora Indica in Earl’s Court

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If you are looking for a classy yet quirky restaurant, Flora Indica is one to consider that delivers on both fronts. Firstly you have to understand it is a modern British cuisine restaurant with Indian influences. It is inspired by … Continue reading

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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

Ugly Dumpling: Combining Asian home-made recipes with innovative western ingredients

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Considering the enduring popularity of Asian food on the London dining scene, it is somewhat of a surprise not to see more dumpling restaurants appearing on our high streets and markets. However, the appearance of Ugly Dumplings on the culinary … Continue reading

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WE ARE NOW DOING DELIVERY!

by Taydo @

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

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Park's Edge Bar and Restaurant Is Ruffling Local Feathers

Park's Edge Bar and Restaurant Is Ruffling Local Feathers

by Robert Greene @ Londonist

A bijou off the beaten track.

Police Will No Longer Prevent Suspects From Swallowing Packages of Drugs

by Remi Makinde @ Hackney Hive

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

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Nikkei Style Sunday Brunching

by Frances O'Brien @ Townfish

Within recent years, London has seen a new wave of restaurants fusing together Japanese and Peruvian ingredients, otherwise known as Nikkei cuisine. After delving into the origins of this culinary phenomenon, it was discovered that Peru has one of the … Continue reading

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Eaton Square Restaurant and Cocktail Bar- Flavours of the Mediterranean in the heart of Belgravia

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

Deep in the swankiest heart of the Grosvenor’s Belgravia lies Eaton Square. Once home to Neville Chamberlain, Vivien Leigh and the address of the fictional Bellamy family in ‘Upstairs Downstairs’, it is now known for something altogether more exotic- its … Continue reading

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Bombay Brasserie: How to stay at the top of your game

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Restaurateurs in London would do well to pay Bombay Brasserie a visit and get a masterclass in restaurant longevity. They have been established since 1982 and a recent visit confirmed they are still one of the leading lights of the … Continue reading

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Get the Caribbean vibe at Rum Kitchen, Brixton

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

There are certain restaurants that elicit joy and happiness as soon as you enter and I would definitely categorise Rum Kitchen as one of those restaurants. It has a very attractive yellow and blue colour scheme that remind you of … Continue reading

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This Richmond Restaurant Has Cosiness Down To An Art

This Richmond Restaurant Has Cosiness Down To An Art

by Lydia Manch @ Londonist

Make sure you get a table near the fireplace.

Hanoi Cafe

Hanoi Cafe


Hanoi Cafe

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

Cu Tu – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

Cu Tu – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

by boredoffood @ Vietnamese Restaurant – Bored of Food

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

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

Aviary: There is no holding back this Phoenix at Finsbury Square

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Rooftop restaurants and terrace bars are popping up at an alarmingly fast rate these days; even with the chilly weather, there is something particularly alluring about staring into the magnificent London skyline. The latest addition is Aviary which is on … Continue reading

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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

Exotic flavours in abundance at Caraway Lounge, Romford

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

There are a disproportionately high number of Indian restaurants in East London, which makes the task of identifying the wheat from the chaff are mindboggling affair. For the lucky residents in Romford, they should make a beeline for Caraway Lounge. … Continue reading

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Expect the expected at Bar + Block, King’s Cross

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

As I was preparing to write this latest review for Bar + Block, King’s Cross, I was at a press dinner elsewhere when a fellow restaurant reviewer was informing me of such a terrible venue she had visited recently in … Continue reading

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Mien Tay Restaurants

Mien Tay Restaurants


Mien Tay Restaurants

Cuisine from South-West Vietnam

Working with local suppliers at Borough Market is the key to Arthur Hooper’s success

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It is a fitting touch that the new restaurant and bar, Arthur Hooper’s in Borough Market has chosen their name to reflect the historic nature of their location. Victorian Arthur Hooper was once an endearing fruit salesman that occupied 8 … Continue reading

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Salivate at the sight of Mussel Men’s seafood selections

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The guys from Mussel Men have been extremely popular on the street food circuit and have been enchanting Londoners with their friendly nautical banter and of course their outrageously fresh seafood offerings. Since 2014, they have set up a permanent … Continue reading

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The joys of vegetarian dining at Tibits Bankside

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

I must admit whilst I don’t suffer from lachanophobia, the thought of going to a restaurant solely offering vegetarian food can appear daunting at times. However, Tibits Bankside is one of those modern restaurants that have managed to make vegetarian … Continue reading

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Inamo: Technology still reigns supreme at their new Covent Garden branch

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The Asian fusion restaurant group that first launched in Soho in 2008 is still going strong with the latest branch of Inamo in Covent Garden with their groundbreaking interactive table ordering technology. At their recent launch event, it was clear that their … Continue reading

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Shuang Shuang: High-concept hot-pot restaurant in the heart of Chinatown

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Chinatown has gone through somewhat of a revival in recent years. Newer restaurants that have opened have spent considerable budgets on achieving a modern design and look rather than aiming for the traditional, stereotypical no-frills buffet image. Shuang Shuang is … Continue reading

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Steam & Rye – a Whirlwind of Entertainment with a side of Fries

by Justina Terese @ Townfish

Steam and Rye’s website describes the bar and restaurant as being an ‘American dream on British soil’, with its design offering an ‘over-whelming assault on the senses’. This is no exaggeration, I can officially and confidently confirm it is all 100% … Continue reading

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Live life to the fullest at High Timber, St Paul’s

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

South African restaurants are somewhat of a rarity in London, but if more were like High Timber, then surely it won’t be long before we see this little known cuisine flourish on our high streets. The backing behind High Timber … Continue reading

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20 of the best restaurants in Hackney

20 of the best restaurants in Hackney


Movebubble - Doing it for renters

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

Variety is the spice of life at Mister Lasagna in Soho

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The concept is ingeniously simple: Mister Lasagna is London’s first specialist lasagna restaurant serving 21 type of lasagna. If you are like me, you would be jealously wondering why you didn’t come up with this great concept in the first … Continue reading

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DSTRKT London: More than just a world-famous nightclub in the West End

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Most Londoners know of DSTRKT as an incredibly famous nightclub graced by A to Z list celebrities; however their restaurant is less well-known. If there are 2 things London diners have an aversion for, it would be going to basement … Continue reading

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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

Lazeez Lebanese Tapas: Bringing downtown Beirut to the heart of the West End

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It is somewhat intimating and exhilarating when you meet Lebanese restaurateur Emilio Malik, who owns Lazeez. There are few restaurant owners who can match his passion for the catering business and it is a fascinating insight into the development of … Continue reading

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Wine and dine in atypical style at the Lyan Cellars pop-up

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If there was ever such a thing as a perfect marriage on the restaurant/bar scene, it would be combining the zero-waste, “we will recycle everything” attitude of Silo restaurant in Brighton and the completely revolutionary and unique style of White … Continue reading

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The Holy Birds in Spitalfields: A poultry restaurant fit for the President of the United States

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

You might suspect if President Trump was visiting London, his first port of call might be The Holy Birds instead of Buckingham Palace. We all know his well-known love of chicken and he would feel right at home amongst the … Continue reading

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Gyoza Bar in Covent Garden: assured and speedy service ideal for theatre-goers

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If you are as much of a theatre-lover as ourselves at Townfish, you might have encountered the problem of finding a suitable restaurant for that pre or post-theatre meal. You want to enjoy speedy food service without having to dine … Continue reading

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

by Remi Makinde @ Hackney Hive

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

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Indigo restaurant: Where using the finest seasonal ingredients means more than advertising jargon

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The most mentioned words on restaurant websites are probably “finest seasonal ingredients”. These often abused words have little meaning these days. Luckily my faith has been restored with a recent visit to the Indigo restaurant at One Aldwych hotel. If … Continue reading

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The Victor Garvey empire grows from strength to strength with their latest addition, Rambla

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

One of the most frequently asked questions as a restaurant reviewer is which restaurant is your favourite in London? One of the top choices I often answer with is Encant on Maiden Lane. With their inventive, Spanish small plates offering, … Continue reading

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Refresh your Mind and Body at Japanese Cafe and Delicatessen Tombo

by Justina Terese @ Townfish

Nestled in the heart of South Kensington is a tiny gem of a restaurant, an authentic Japanese café and delicatessen promoting fresh produce and healthy eating named Tombo. Let’s start with the tea. If you love tea, namely Japanese then … Continue reading

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Meat and Shake: Sublimed grilled meats and dreamy milkshakes for all Londoners

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It takes a brave businessman to open up a halal burger and grilled meats restaurant which is also alcohol-free in London. Perhaps, unsurprisingly Meat and Shake has only opened up in certain parts of town like Tooting and Ealing so … Continue reading

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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

Roast Restaurant: Get Your Roast in Borough Market

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

It is the perfect time of the year to be talking about roasts. Admittedly, roasts are pretty good all year round, but, especially during the winter, they are a must for seeing us all through until the spring. Located in … Continue reading

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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

A gastronomic Chinese odyssey with Andrew Wong

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If you are looking for a rising star of the London restaurant scene, look no further than Andrew Wong, owner and head chef of A. Wong in Victoria. He has been shortlisted and no doubt by the time you read … Continue reading

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Ichiryu is the Ichiban choice for udon lovers in London

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Having visited Ichiryu when it first opened in early 2016, it was a pleasant surprise to revisit this welcoming udon restaurant and see their updated new menu and that operations are running smoother than ever. You might wonder what is … Continue reading

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Experience Sunday brunches with a difference at Cinnamon Soho

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

For those keen to experience a taste of exoticism for their Sunday brunch, Cinnamon Soho is well worth a visit, especially if you time it well to match with your Sunday shopping plans. The restaurant is overseen by award-winning executive … Continue reading

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Zuma: A restaurant that truly stands the test of time

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The popularity of restaurants in London do vary as much as movements on the stock market, very few of them truly stand the test of time. Zuma is one of those rare beasts in the brutally competitive world of the … Continue reading

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Trader Vic’s: the original fusion restaurant that was ahead of its time

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Before the likes of Nobu coming on to the restaurant scene and making fusion cuisine fashionable, there was Trader Vic’s already in business in London back in 1963. Their general style of cuisine and decor is French Polynesian, but it … Continue reading

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Song Que Café – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

Song Que Café – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

by boredoffood @ Bored of Food

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

Kanada-Ya: Battle of the ramen bars on Panton Street in the West End

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Panton street might not be the most famous street in the West End, but it is rapidly becoming a must visit place for fans of Asian cuisine. There are Busaba Eathai, the Korean restaurant Yori and the ramen bars Muga and Kanada-Ya. Whilst I haven’t visited Muga (please … Continue reading

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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

Bet on a surefire winner at The Fellow of King’s Cross

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The line is ever-blurring between a gastropub and a restaurant in terms of the quality of their food offerings. Case in point is the recently refurbished The Fellow of King’s Cross with their well executed contemporary British menu. Not so … Continue reading

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A Fictional Food Affair at The Fable

by Frances O'Brien @ Townfish

A short fictional story, often featuring mythical creatures and plants is how you would best describe a fable. The Fable restaurant in Farringdon stays true to its origins online where it’s described as being ‘inspired by the fantasy world of … Continue reading

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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

Enjoy the Fabulous Adventures of 698B via Tabl

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Are you bored with going to the same restaurants and having the same type of food every week? Well the rapid rise of supper clubs over the last few years have meant a plethora of choices for demanding Londoners. One … Continue reading

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Fresh Pan-Fried Cuisine at TooTooMoo

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

The name of this delightful Pan Asian restaurant may be a little difficult to pronounce after too too many drinks, but the food at TooTooMoo is certainly easy on the taste buds, and very popular with the locals. Located in … Continue reading

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Veneta in St James’s: Another jewel in the Salt Yard group empire

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The wonderful team at Salt Yard group does seem to have the midas touch these days. The fifth addition to their group, Veneta is a sparkling addition to the new array of modern restaurants opening in St James’s. Who can … Continue reading

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Italy’s Finest Export – Italian restaurant in London W1

by Shabby Katchadourian @ Townfish

Be you human or ninja turtle, I think we can all agree that everybody loves pizza… but you don’t need a weekend away in Italy to find a good one. Nestled in the traffic-free winding backstreets of W1, you can … Continue reading

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Old school charms on offer at Gatti’s Italian restaurant in Moorgate

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

In the ever-changing world of the London restaurant scene, it is somewhat comforting to enter an old-school restaurant, where crisp table cloths, polished cutlery and sparkling glasses are still the order of the day. Gatti’s restaurant and wine bar hasn’t … Continue reading

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BúnBúnBún in Dalston > TownFish

BúnBúnBún in Dalston > TownFish


Townfish

Bún with the accent is rice vermicelli, which is omnipresent in most Vietnamese dishes.

Ethical dining with wild foraged seasonal produce at Shanes on Canalside, Hackney Wick

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Here east at Hackney Wick might not be the most convenient location for Sunday brunches, but judging by the crowds of people visiting Shanes on Canalside and nearby restaurants, this is the place to visit for a relaxing, peaceful stroll … Continue reading

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Salvation in Noodles: SIN in Dalston – Restaurant Review

Salvation in Noodles: SIN in Dalston – Restaurant Review


Methods Unsound

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

The Duke of Sussex wins the battle of Waterloo

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

With the launch of Southbank Place in a few years’ time, Waterloo is the place to look out for in terms of being a destination of choice for restaurant diners. The area already hosts extremely popular and successful gastropubs like … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: TAY DO CAFE WILL BE CLOSED

by Taydo @

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

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Social Discovery in London – TownFish

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

Allow us to introduce ourselves, the TownFish Team have spent the last few months helping local people find new and popular London restaurants, bars, shops, hangouts, and anything else you can think of by using Twitter and Facebook. Social discovery is … Continue reading

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Donostia Social Club brings restaurant quality food to The King & Co in Clapham

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The King & Co is a much-loved local pub for residents of Clapham. They have their popular events such as their hugely entertaining and funny quiz nights on Mondays as well and takeover Wednesdays when they tap a craft keg … Continue reading

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Experience ultimate liberation at The Bunyadi

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

In case you have missed the clamour of 46,000 Londoners expressing an interest to visit The Bunyadi, it is London’s first pop-up naked restaurant. By naked, we mean not just in the sartorial sense, but also in terms of their … Continue reading

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Song Que Cafe

Song Que Cafe

by boredoffood @ Vietnamese Restaurant – Bored of Food

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

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

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


Eater London

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

Chi Kitchen: Jack of all trades, master of all

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

When you visit a restaurant that is self-proclaimed ‘pan-asian’, your first thoughts might be how likely it would be for the restaurant to perfect the culinary complexities of the vast variety in cooking styles of Asian countries. In the case … Continue reading

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Award winning Indian Fusion at Camden’s Namaaste Kitchen

by Justina Terese @ Townfish

There probably aren’t many Londoners who haven’t eaten an outstanding number of curries, or regularly visited an Indian restaurant. Every area has its local, most people have a favourite dish – chicken buhna, spicy lamb, poppadums with lime pickle and … Continue reading

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Where To Eat And Drink In… Camden

Where To Eat And Drink In… Camden

by Ben Norum @ Londonist

The area's best lunches, restaurants, pubs and bars.

Red Rooster at The Curtain review – the botched Shoreditch soul food transplant

Red Rooster at The Curtain review – the botched Shoreditch soul food transplant

by pickyglutton @ The Picky Glutton

Live music and a celebrity chef amount to a hill of beans I try to avoid mentioning celebrity chefs when writing about their restaurants. Apart from trying to avoid the cult of personality that most newspapers trip over themselves to indulge in, I just don’t think it matters to the experience for the diner at … Continue reading

Orient express: Mark Hix's Vietnamese classics

Orient express: Mark Hix's Vietnamese classics


The Independent

I live in Hackney on the borders of Islington, Stoke Newington and Dalston, and the area is a magnet for great food outlets. Most of the old eel, pie and mash shops have gone or are on their way out, but there's an endless choice of great Turkish cafés and food shops – and best of all, Vietnamese eateries. The Vietnamese have been there since they fled their country in 1975, and over the years they have set up great-value cafés and restaurants.

Shining a spotlight on Chinese regional cuisine at Chinese Cricket Club, Blackfriars

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Fans of Chinese cuisine will appreciate that most Chinese restaurants in places like Chinatown serve a distinctly Cantonese style of regional food. There are in fact 8 great regional cuisines in China and at Chinese Cricket Club, they focus on … Continue reading

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Pho House – Highbury and Islington, London

Pho House – Highbury and Islington, London

by FoodandWanderlust @ Vietnamese – Food and Wanderlust

12I love Vietnamese food. It tastes fresh and healthy but really fills a craving that makes it feel like comfort food at the same time. The fabulous thing about London is that it is such a multicultural city that we get food from all over the globe and we get it made well, by people … Continue reading Pho House – Highbury and Islington, London

Flavours of the Amalfi coast delivered to your plate at QP LDN, Mayfair

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Restaurant reviews often talk about letting the ingredients speak for themselves in dishes, but if you want to know what that really means, a visit to QP LDN is highly recommended. Just in case you might be wondering what QP … Continue reading

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Ping Pong Shepherds Bush – Bite-sized Fun

by Justina Terese @ Townfish

Ping Pong’s award winning contemporary group of restaurants has launched their latest instalment in the busy shopping district of Westfield’s Shepherds Bush. The star-studded event presented a visual spectacular of Chinese ribbon dancers, cocktails on tap, hands-on dim sum classes … Continue reading

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La Tagliata – Sophisticated Italian Villa hidden in the back streets of London

by Justina Terese @ Townfish

With so many restaurants and so much choice, its nice every now and then to escape the endless lists and enjoy yourself without having to over-think. A good example is the way that Italian’s dine. Most menus will offer a … Continue reading

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

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


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

Pizza Union: The Romans are coming to Kings Cross

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

King’s Cross is fast becoming a mecca for foodies to congregate around, from fine dining restaurants to casual eateries, the area has it all. I was tasked to investigate the second restaurant opening of Pizza Union; the Spitafields branch has … Continue reading

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Lahpet: Could Burmese cuisine be the next hot trend on the UK dining scene?

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Keen London restaurant diners are always on the lookout for the latest trends. A few years ago, it was Korean food, recently it’s been bubble waffles, could the next big thing be Burmese cuisine? If word gets around about the … Continue reading

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Stylish Bar and Restaurant opposite St Paul’s Cathedral

by Matt @ Townfish

Excellently positioned directly opposite St Pauls Cathedral, The Happenstance is a stylish bar & restaurant that boasts a bountiful deli, mixology table and florist, and invites you to “immerse yourself in a world of curiously good times & happy coincidences”. … Continue reading

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Eco, a Clapham institution that has been serving classic Italian dishes for over 20 years

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

A restaurant must be doing something right if they have been around for over 20 years. You certainly can’t tell Eco‘s age from a cursory look at their smart modern decor. That’s because they’ve spent considerable amounts of money on … Continue reading

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Polo Bar: the 24/7 Great British cafe in Liverpool Street

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Yes you’ve read this right: there is genuinely a restaurant/bar which is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Polo Bar has been a life-saver for knowledgeable Londoners for many years now, who need to fend off … Continue reading

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Live At Zedel: Cocktails, lights and action in the heart of Soho

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

With the abundance of space in the grand art deco French restaurant that is Brasserie Zedel, it made perfect sense to open up a venue space that is dedicated to events such as comedy, theatre and literary events. Zedel had … Continue reading

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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

Introducing the delights of Pugliese cuisine to the residents of Snaresbrook at Bombetta

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Rarely would we recommend restaurants which are out-of-the-way, unless they are distinctly noteworthy. Bombetta is one such example as there are so few decent Pugliese restaurants in central London. Snaresbrook might be in zone 4, but this is one journey … Continue reading

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Travel the world, meatball fans at Curveball, Balham

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

When Ed Balls Day comes around again, we know there is only one place to celebrate this great occasion, Curveball in Balham. There are more balls in this cosy restaurant than probably the whole of the House of Commons. The … Continue reading

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True Authentic Flavours of Hawaii from across The Pond in Dalston

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

The combination of the words ‘theme’ and ‘restaurant’ would usually be enough to send most self-respecting gourmands running for the hills but, here in our funny old metropolis, there’s often an exception to any rule. Pond in Dalston is one … Continue reading

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Relax, Enjoy and Unwind in Modern British Neighbourhood Restaurant Sixty One

by Justina Terese @ Townfish

If your looking for an exceptional fine dining experience but prefer relaxed surroundings, friendly easy-going staff and affordable à la carte prices, then the award winning Sixty One is the restaurant to visit. Nestled in a quiet street of Marylebone, … Continue reading

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Sharing the flavours of the Levantine at Ceru in South Kensington

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Having reviewed Ceru as a pop-up restaurant previously, it was an absolute delight to see they’ve opened up a permanent restaurant in the very posh area of South Kensington. It was hardly surprising considering the unique style of food they … Continue reading

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MUGA: Authentic Japanese Ramen in London’s Theatre District

by Justina Terese @ Townfish

An exciting new restaurant has opened in the heart of the London’s West End, guaranteed to give lovers of Japanese food a new hotspot to get their fix. With the catchy name MUGA, this authentic dining spot serves the best of … Continue reading

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Que Viet – Along The Great Pho Mile

Que Viet – Along The Great Pho Mile

by FoodandWanderlust @ Vietnamese – Food and Wanderlust

We decided to be adventurous this one evening and make some new discoveries on Kingsland Road (aka The Great Pho Mile). As I have said before, Kingsland Road is literally Vietnamese food heaven, with door after door of Vietnamese restaurants one after another. I always go to Tay Do restaurant, just because the service is excellent, … Continue reading Que Viet – Along The Great Pho Mile

Hearty home comforts at Mustard, Shepherd’s Bush

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Mustard is the latest brainchild of restauranteurs, Lawrence Hartley and Tim Healy who are behind the ever popular Joe Allen and Orso in the West End. Their latest concept is about bringing simple, honest British all-day brasserie food to the … Continue reading

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Six Storeys on Soho: Refined elegance from the first floor to the loft

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Six Storeys is such a fantastic concept, you wonder why other venues haven’t formulated similar ideas. It is situated in a famous townhouse in Soho square and houses a bar, restaurant, dance floor and event spaces. Even though you might … Continue reading

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The mischievously charming Encant will tantalise your taste buds

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

With the multitude of Spanish tapas restaurants across London, you do wonder how new restaurants can bring an element of surprise to such a popular cuisine. Encant manages to deliver this and more, every dish feels innovative and a breath … Continue reading

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Sumptuous views and succulent steaks at Butlers Wharf Chop House

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It is a surprise when you stroll into Butlers Wharf Chop House to find it has been around for 23 years. Sure it must have had some refurbishment over the years but it could easily have been a restaurant that … Continue reading

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Crowd-pleasing pop-up gets a permanent home at Dead Dolls House, Islington

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Every successful food pop-up likes to graduate to become a fully-fledged restaurant and the team behind Dead Dolls House has successfully achieved that dream. They use to be a pop-up in Hoxton Square, Dalston but having done incredibly well; they’ve managed … Continue reading

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

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


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This little Vietnamese noodle restaurant has been serving simple, tasty Vietnamese noodle dishes to Dalston residents (and anyone willing to travel) for nearly three years; indeed in the time it&#8…

MAM London: Salvation In Noodles team bring Vietnamese barbecue to Notting Hill

MAM London: Salvation In Noodles team bring Vietnamese barbecue to Notting Hill


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The team behind London’s popular Salvation In Noodles restaurants will open a new venue in Notting Hill this autumn that shines the light on Vietnamese barbecue. The group’s founder Colin Tu — who was also behind the pop-up Big Dirty Burger, as it happens — will open MAM, pronounced ‘mum’, on All Saints Road in September. It will be inspired by the barbecue street food stalls found across Vietnam and will focus on skewered meat cooked on a robata-style grill, served with Colin’s mum’s homemade fermented dipping sauce made with shrimp paste, chilli and pineapple. Colin has worked with family recipes as well as inspiration from his own travels in Vietnam but says he has “ramped up the flavours so that it really hits you in the face.” The dining room at MAM Chicken skewers will feature alongside specials such as rare-breed beef and seafood, plus accompaniments including rice noodle parcels, lettuce leaves, rice paper wrappers, chopped veg, homemade pickles and Vietnamese herbs. Diners will be encouraged to find their own way of eating of them, being left to choose how to wrap and flavour them. Some Vietnamese staples will also feature on the menu, including a Hanoi-style pho — which boasts a more umami-rich stock than other pho — and rice bowls topped with braised beef or pork belly and egg. Read more Chef behind London’s best Sunday roast is back at new Fitzrovia pub The fish sauce chicken wings which have become a favourite at the Salvation In Noodles restaurants in Dalston and Finsbury Park will also be on hand. The restaurant will be divided between a bar area serving cocktails up front and a dining room at the back, while its style is designed to be reminiscent of the Vietnamese riverside town of Hoi An. MAM is due to open on September 6. Visit mamlondon.com.

The Pepper Tree: Is Thai food the best hangover cure around?

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If this was a popularity contest, the other contestants might as well quit now, such is the popularity of The Pepper Tree with local residents in Clapham. It has been voted the best restaurant in Clapham and that’s hardly surprising … Continue reading

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10 London Blogs You’ll Love

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

One of the greatest appeals of London is the sheer amount of places to go. There are enough bars and restaurants alone to do one of each every day and never get through them all in a lifetime. Add in … Continue reading

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Thai Silk in Waterloo: All the Thai classics you want and more

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If you haven’t discovered the hidden gem behind Waterloo station that is Isabella Street, you should get out your google map right away. The range of restaurants and bars are ever popular especially in the summer months with their packed … Continue reading

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Patience is a virtue at the Savannah restaurant, Euston

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Despite the very central location, the Savannah restaurant inside the Wesley hotel isn’t the easiest restaurant to find. Firstly do not confuse Euston Street with the main thoroughfare that is Euston Road; it is a small back street at the … Continue reading

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Enjoy a refined Thai culinary experience at Patara, Hampstead

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It is a sign of quality assurance when you visit a Thai restaurant in London and they have branches in Thailand, across the globe and now six branches in London. We visited the latest branch of Patara at Hampstead to … Continue reading

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Judy Joo’s Jinjuu is a jubilant joy

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

There’s been a quiet revolution going on in the Carnaby Street area in the last few years with a host of hip restaurant openings. One such restaurant bringing exotic flavours to the area is Jinjuu, the brainchild of celebrity chef, … Continue reading

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Take a journey along the Silk Road with Samarkand in Fitzrovia

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

When you think you have tried every cuisine possible in London, up pops an Uzbek restaurant in the form of Samarkand. Uzbek food is actually a fascinating cuisine to explore, thanks in no part to their major role during the … Continue reading

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Group Bookings

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

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Speed and substance on offer at Forge, Bank

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Diners in London often fear trekking into the heart of the city thinking they might not get a great value meal or the dining environment isn’t suited to their needs. However, restaurants like Forge at Bank are doing all the … Continue reading

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Homemade tapas dishes expertly executed at Cigala, Bloomsbury

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Cigala isn’t in one of the flashiest parts of town; Bloomsbury has always been more discreet and serious, housing numerous legal and publishing firms. This fits in with the general style of the restaurant, they offer informal, relaxed tapas style … Continue reading

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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

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

El Pirata of Mayfair: they just don’t make restaurants like this anymore

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

I rarely reference other diners in my restaurant reviews, but on our recent visit, there was a staff party for InStyle magazine, veteran rocker, Bryan May was dining in one corner of the room and there were no empty tables … Continue reading

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La Petite Provence at The Folly: A little gallic summer delight in the heart of the City

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Summer is fast approaching and we will soon see a host of fantastic pop-ups appear around the City. First off the mark is “La Petite Provence” at The Folly. The restaurant and bar have been incredibly popular with city workers … Continue reading

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Celebrate the culinary delights of the Mediterranean and South America at Monmouth Kitchen in Covent Garden

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The concept at Monmouth Kitchen is surprisingly unusual where Italian and contemporary Peruvian cuisine are equally celebrated instead of the fusion cuisine you might see at other hotel restaurants. The seven dials location is ideal for Covent Garden shoppers looking … Continue reading

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Pho Mile

Pho Mile


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

Kurobuta Marble Arch delivers top-notch Japanese sharing plates in a bustling environment

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Kurobuta might be Tony Blair’s local Japanese being in close proximity to Connaught Square. Luckily for Mr Blair, he has one of the tastiest Japanese restaurant near his residence. Kurobuta is the brainchild of Scott Hallsworth, who is the ex-head … Continue reading

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Boulestin Restaurant: French Dining in the Heart of Piccadilly

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

The original Boulestin Restaurant was opened by the world-renowned French Chef Marcel Boulestin in the mid-1920s. Situated in Covent Garden, it was said to have been one of the most expensive restaurants of its time in the English capital, not … Continue reading

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Rigo: Fine dining in a neighbourhood restaurant in Parsons Green

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Why would I trek out to Parsons Green for a neighbourhood restaurant you might be asking? Rigo would be the answer. Executive chef, Gonzalo Luzarraga who has worked with industry greats such as Alain Ducasse has brought his distinctive take on … Continue reading

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Amici Miei: a neighbourhood Italian restaurant we would all love to see on our high street

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

When you decide which part of London you want to move to, one consideration must surely be the quality of the local Italian restaurant. We all have those evenings when we fancy a hearty Italian pizza for takeaway or eating … Continue reading

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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

Benito’s Hat: Riding the Mexican wave of success

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If there is a market on the London food scene that is over-saturated, it surely must be the burrito restaurants that populate all corners of our city. We went to check out Benito’s Hat in Covent Garden to discover why … Continue reading

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Wünderlust at the Big Red: You insatiable appetite will be satisfied by this double-decker

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

I’ve been told by a reliable source that Deptford is the new Dalston; although indications from a recent visit suggested that was still some distance away. However, there are surprising hidden gems in this corner of London. Wünderlust at the … Continue reading

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Balans Soho Society: A fitting tribute to the late Prady Balan

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

I don’t normally start off a review with an obituary, but the recent passing of Prady Balan reminds us of the tremendous work he has contributed to the restaurant scene in London and across the world. We visited the original … Continue reading

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A mouthwatering Japanese menu for the discerning at Sakagura, Mayfair

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

When you have the might of the owner of the Japan Centre, Shoryu and Ichiryu as well as being the first Japanese restaurant to be owned by a sake company in the UK, authenticity is never in doubt for a … Continue reading

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Alexandrie: Fine dining Egyptian style in the heart of Kensington

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

When you think of Egyptian cuisine, fine dining doesn’t necessarily spring immediately to mind, but a visit to the aptly named Alexandrie restaurant in Kensington might change your perception of what this little-known cuisine can offer. The decor is very … Continue reading

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Herman ze German, Fitzrovia: ja, das ist wunderbar!

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

There might be plenty of venues in London offering exotic hot dog recipes, but where does one go for authentic German sausages? Most Londoners might struggle to think of even one restaurant that offers this; however you no longer need … Continue reading

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Primavera: A sparkling gem on a quiet stretch of New King’s Road

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

There are fantastic shops, galleries and restaurants on the King’s Road, but by the time you get to the Parsons Green section of New King’s Road, there is generally not a lot going on. However, one place well worth visiting … Continue reading

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London's Best Vietnamese Restaurants

London's Best Vietnamese Restaurants


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Spice and rice.

Get your daily dose of Chicken from WingsEggs

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

  Londoners love a great simple concept restaurant: think bubbledogs, burger & lobster or the raft of ramen bars opening recently. WingsEggs in Fulham is one to add on to this exciting list. It’s a casual relaxed eatery that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Minnow: One to watch in the giant Clapham pond

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Clapham is an area I frequent often and one of the reasons is the high density of top quality restaurants on offer, in particular, the Old Town area. Minnow is one of those restaurants, you could easily walk past without … Continue reading

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Style and substance on offer at Gallery Mess at The Saatchi Gallery, Sloane Square

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

With their groundbreaking artwork displays, it’s unsurprising that the Saatchi Gallery is one of the most popular cultural attractions in London. However, I have always been dubious about restaurants associated with museums and tourist attractions; they tend to be of … Continue reading

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All The Michelin Star Restaurants In London (And How To Eat At Them)

by Guy Parsons @ Secret London

The London restaurants that received Michelin stars for 2018. In the culinary world, a Michelin star is still a much-coveted award for any top chef. The anonymous critics of the prestigious guide travel the world, dining at some of the world’s most talked-about eateries, finding the places that deliver perfect, consistent cooking. Currently, there are 70 […]

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Vive le Hambuges as long as they are made by Big Fernand

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

With the popularity of burger restaurants in Central London, you do have to wonder if one day there will be more of them than our iconic British pubs. Having a unique selling point is crucial to stand out in this … Continue reading

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Brace yourself for a visual feast at 100 Kensington at The Exhibitionist Hotel

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

There are times when you visit a restaurant, you end up receiving more than just a culinary surprise. This was very much the case in point on our recent visit to 100 Kensington. It is situated at The Exhibitionist hotel, … Continue reading

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The Painted Heron: The best value Indian restaurant in Chelsea

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It may seem somewhat of a contradiction to head to Chelsea looking for great value restaurants. Diners would normally go looking for a classy venue or award-winning cooking. Luckily for visitors of The Painted Heron, you get all three things. … Continue reading

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Cu Tu – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

Cu Tu – Bún Thịt Nướng Chả Giò

by boredoffood @ Bored of Food

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

Classic British Restaurant & Cocktail Bar in Dalston

by Shabby Katchadourian @ Townfish

Trip Space, a multi-functional cultural space beneath the railway arches of Haggerston have played host to a seriously eclectic array of events and activities covering everything from Contemporary Choreography and Acro Yoga through to Contact Improvisation though to my knowledge, … Continue reading

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Get the Carnevale di Venezia experience at Columbia restaurant at Docklands Riverside

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

There are not many restaurants in London where you can arrive in style like taking a romantic ferry cruise to reach your restaurant. That is indeed the best way to reach Columbia restaurant via a short ferry cruise from Canary … Continue reading

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Boondocks: Taste one of the best American brunches on this side of the pond

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

I would be one of the first to admit American brunches frighten me. Gigantic portions, exaggerated flavours, greasy food comes to mind. However, Boondocks has been receiving such tremendous social media love, it would be a stubborn restaurant reviewer to … Continue reading

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Journey into the Amazon with Pisqu’s head chef, William Ortiz

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It is fascinating to create a ‘family tree’ for chefs in the London restaurant scene, because everyone seems to be connected with everyone else. You might think the name William Ortiz sounds familiar, that is because the head chef of … Continue reading

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Get inspired to cook at The Avenue Cookery School in Wandsworth

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

You’ve eaten out at countless restaurants, the food is marvellous but it all feels rather passive, especially if you are taking someone out on a date. What would be a better option? Learning how to cook, then enjoying the fruits … Continue reading

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Westminster Kitchen: Another success story from restauranter Ibrahim Dogus

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If you have walked past the site of Westminster Kitchen on the Southbank, you will know it has been an incredibly quiet sushi restaurant for a number of years. It is in close proximity to numerous hotels and the tourist … Continue reading

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Top Things To Do in Hammersmith

by TownFish Team @ Townfish

If you prefer green, open spaces and Michelin-starred restaurants to ‘trendy’ pop-ups and moustaches, everyone knows that West is best! Sitting on the outskirts of west London, Hammersmith might not be your first port of call when thinking of a … Continue reading

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Kitty Hawk: Refined and classy dining and imbibing experience available from dawn till midnight

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

When a venue promises to be a ‘department of dining’, your immediate reaction might be are they going to be a Jack of all trades and master of none? Kitty Hawk has a bar & kitchen, restaurant, coffee bar and … Continue reading

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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

The Petite Corée: the little neighbourhood bistro with a big heart

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

The Petite Corée sets itself out as a friendly neighbourhood restaurant in West Hampstead and it’s hard to disagree when you visit their simple, yet clean website and also when you arrive in person. The decor is more homely than … Continue reading

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Rotorino: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

Rotorino: restaurant review | Jay Rayner


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Stevie Parle, this paper’s young chef of the year in 2010, has a lot to live up to at his new place, says Jay Rayner. Does he manage it?

Bahn Mi Bay – A Vietnamese in Holborn

Bahn Mi Bay – A Vietnamese in Holborn

by FoodandWanderlust @ Vietnamese – Food and Wanderlust

So, I am writing for a new food magazine called “Good Things”, which launches at the end of the year (so keep your eyes peeled for this!). We had a mini team meeting last month with just myself, Meena, Alice, and Courtney – obviously there was food and drink involved.We went to Bahn Mi Bay, which is … Continue reading Bahn Mi Bay – A Vietnamese in Holborn

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

by kaveyeats @ Kavey Eats

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

Quality wine is the remedy to cure all ills

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

If you suffer from Iatrophobia, then a trip to The Remedy in Fitzrovia might be a plausible alternative. The independent owners have named their wine bar and restaurant as a cheeky reference to the reputed medicinal cures of yesteryear. If … Continue reading

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Gaylord: over 50 years of excellence serving Indian cuisine in the West End

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Very few restaurants in the West End survive more than a few years, so when a restaurant has been around for more than 50 years, you have to sit up and take notice. Gaylord is one of the oldest and … Continue reading

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Could This Be The Most Beautiful Restaurant In London?

by Alex Landon @ Secret London

sketch serves Michelin-starred food in absolutely breathtaking surroundings. A magical forest. Chairs wearing ballet shoes. Hot pink sofas as far as the eye can see. If a restaurant had just one of these things, we’d be pretty intrigued right now. But when that place has all of these things, and a Mayfair postcode to boot, we’re practically straining […]

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Bluebird: the iconic Chelsea venue is flying high again

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

It only seems like yesterday the famous Chelsea complex, Bluebird opened but in fact it has been around for over 20 years now. It was unsurprising, they decided to close their restaurant recently for a significant £2 million refurbishment. We … Continue reading

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Deceptively simple Italian classics on offer at Osteria 60, Kensington

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Osteria means an Italian restaurant, typically a simple or inexpensive one. However, at Osteria 60 it is neither simple nor inexpensive. Situated inside the 5 star Baglioni hotel, the restaurant has that classic, Italian 1950s elegant feel composed mainly of … Continue reading

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A synergistic success for Carluccio’s at Marriott Regents Park

by Baldwin Ho @ Townfish

Whilst the Marriott Regents Park might not be the most spectacular hotel you will ever see in London, it is rare for guests to be able to stroll down to the lobby area and find an established, respected Italian restaurant … Continue reading

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