1. Iâ€™m a bit ramen obsessed at the minute, so I was excited to be having lunch at the recently opened Kanada-Ya (their second) on Panton Street. The gekikara, easily the spiciest ramen Iâ€™ve found in London, with its slices of pork chasu and minced pork, is the dâ€™s bâ€™s.
2. I couldnâ€™t resist returning to Corbin and Kingâ€™s new Bellanger in Islington. This time, for a martini and tartes flambÃ©es in the bar. The thin crisp bread topped with giant chunks of goat’s cheeseÂ is a damn fine way to start any evening.
3. Sticking in Islington, to Black Axe Mangal, for a dinner of offally good kebabs. The Deep Throater; some soft, fatty mutton wrapped in a glorious flatbread, certainly soaked up the endless amount of Picklebacks we downed.
4. Pie and mash doesnâ€™t get better than Manzeâ€™s in Bermondsey. Even though I end up covering it in mounds of salt and chili vinegar, thereâ€™s just something about it. A double pie single mash is pure comfort food.
5. This Sunday roast at Blacklock in Soho. Now I love their chops but their epic roasts are something else. A mix of beef, lamb AND pork, all on a giant platter with tatty clad Yorkshires and the best cauliflower cheese youâ€™ll find. Have you booked yet?
6. Salty Loins at Maltby Street Market. Iâ€™d never heard of them before but I hope to be hearing a lot more. The pork is brined for hours before cooking meaning its insanely tender and the fat melts away as you eat it. Topped with cheese and a dollop of mustard, this was a killer pork sandwich.
7. Steak tartare canapÃ© in The Connaughtâ€™s elegant Champagne Room. Restaurant PR royalty Maureen Mills hosted a lovely party to get everyone into the Christmas spirit and it was just the ticket.
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