Bleecker St. Burger, Spitalfields 

This was never going to be the longest blog post; there’s only so much I can say about tucking into a burger while sitting on a park bench in Old Spitalfields Market. What I can say however is that it was the best bloomin’ burger I think I’ve ever eaten. Bleecker St. Burger started life as a food truck and it has had stints all … Continue reading Bleecker St. Burger, Spitalfields 

BIRD, Shoreditch

I had a feeling I was going to like BIRD, a restaurant specialising in ‘free range and fried’ chicken on the Kingsland Road in Shoreditch, as soon I heard they do a fried chicken waffle burger. It’s a vibrant and colourful space and one which feels like it’s totally ready to be rolled out; a more stylish Nando’s you could say just without the faff … Continue reading BIRD, Shoreditch

Pizza Pilgrims, Kingly Court

I loved Pizza Pilgrims’ first bricks and mortar restaurant in Soho. Before that they used to sell their Neapolitan inspired pizzas out of a tiny van with an oven on the back. So when I heard they were opening another one, a ‘Friggitoria’ in fact (I’m still none the wiser how you pronounce it), I was rather excited. It’s based in Kingly Court in the … Continue reading Pizza Pilgrims, Kingly Court

The Breakfast Club, London Bridge

The Breakfast Club has become a bit of a ‘thing’ – they’re popping up all over the place and if the queue outside the original one in Soho is anything to go by – then they’re bloody popular. They even sell merchandise. Their latest offering is in London Bridge so I thought I’d pop along to see what all the fuss is about. There was … Continue reading The Breakfast Club, London Bridge

Chicken Liquor, Brixton

I loved our visit to Wishbone in Brixton; I’ve had the taste of the Tower Block burger and deep fried mac n cheese etched into my tastebuds ever since. When I heard it had been bought by the guys behind Meat Liquor/Market/Mission and was having a name change to Chicken Liquor (great name), I thought I’d pop down to check it out. It’s based in … Continue reading Chicken Liquor, Brixton

Dirty Bones, High Street Kensington

Dirty Bones (website here) is a basement restaurant and bar in High Street Kensington which specialises in the kind of ‘dirty’ food this city has grown accustomed to; hot dogs, ribs, wings etc. It’s backed by the same company as Rum Kitchen and Tommi’s Burger Joint, so one can only imagine a second Dirty Bones is on the cards. It’s kitted out beautifully inside and … Continue reading Dirty Bones, High Street Kensington

Porky’s, Bankside

Based in Bankside near the Globe Theatre, Porky’s is a restaurant specialising in BBQ food and as the name would suggest, there’s plenty of pork on the menu. This is the their second restaurant in London, they’ve also got one in Camden, so I can only imagine this is the start of a roll-out; just what this city needs, more BBQ! It was a deceptively … Continue reading Porky’s, Bankside

Le Mercury, Islington

I’d never heard of Le Mercury (a French restaurant in Islington) until a friend suggested it for a cheap and cheerful dinner. It’s been going strong for nearly thirty years and it’s so popular they’ve even opened a second restaurant down the road, Le Mercury Deuxieme, which serves exactly the same menu. It was packed when we arrived so we were seated in the upstairs … Continue reading Le Mercury, Islington

GB Pizza Co, Margate

I’ve been to Margate a few times and it’s not exactly known for its food offerings; that was until GB Pizza Co came along. We went to their restaurant on Exmouth Market and really loved it so on a sunny Sunday trip to the seaside we couldn’t resist popping into their original. Based on the seafront, it was a simple space with shared tables and … Continue reading GB Pizza Co, Margate

Chicken Shop, Tooting

Our visit to the original Chicken Shop in Kentish Town (a venture by the Soho Group which serves only rotisserie chicken) was a hugely successful one – we loved it. Feeling a little bored one Sunday afternoon we decided to make the schlep to Tooting to visit their second restaurant (they plan to open a whole load more apparently). It was a really tiny restaurant … Continue reading Chicken Shop, Tooting

Tommi’s Burger Joint, Chelsea

I loved our visit to Tommi’s Burger Joint just off Marylebone High Street (the first of the Icelandic burger chain in the UK from a guy called Tomas Tomasson). After a slightly unfulfilling dinner at Lyle’s in Shoreditch, we decided to cross town for a quick burgery snack at their new shop in Chelsea. The small ground floor dining room was a cutely designed space; … Continue reading Tommi’s Burger Joint, Chelsea

Patty&Bun, Liverpool Street

My visit to the original Patty&Bun just off Oxford Street provided me with one of the tastiest (and messiest) burgers I’ve come across. The mahoosive queues have however put me off eating there every night, which is probably a good thing. When I heard there was a new one opening slap bang opposite Liverpool Street Station (by the McDonalds) I knew it was only a … Continue reading Patty&Bun, Liverpool Street

Pizza Union, Spitalfields

I’ve become a bit addicted to pizza recently and it’s for a good reason; there’s Princi, Pizza Pilgrims, Homeslice, Earlham Street Clubhouse and the new Franco Manca on Tottenham Court Road. There’s even a pizzeria opening on Bermondsey Street – hoorah! When I heard a new place just opened near Spitalfields Market called Pizza Union, I knew I had to try it out. It was … Continue reading Pizza Union, Spitalfields

MEATmission, Shoreditch

Since my first visit to MEATmission in Shoreditch (by the same people behind MEATliquor and MEATmarket) I’ve become a bit of an addict – I simply love their burgers. When I heard they were celebrating their first birthday by offering 50% off the bill if you took along a helium balloon, I made sure I was there. The inside is my favourite of all three … Continue reading MEATmission, Shoreditch

Earlham Street Clubhouse

Earlham Street Clubhouse is a newly opened bar that serves wood fired thin crust pizzas on Earlham Street in Covent Garden (the same road as Flesh and Buns). I was invited down to give it a whirl and as I’ve recently become addicted to pizzas thanks to the likes of Homeslice and Pizza Pilgrims I was a touch excited. It was quite an unusual layout … Continue reading Earlham Street Clubhouse