Pastaio, Ganton Street

Stevie Parle owns a fair few restaurants now. There’s Dock Kitchen, Craft London and Palatino. You’ve got Rotorino, the one he co owns with that chap who runs Street Feast. And then there’s Sardine which he consults on. Pastaio is his first go at a central london site, this time serving only a small array of handmade-daily pasta dishes. It’s a large space with an … Continue reading Pastaio, Ganton Street

Popolo, Shoreditch

I first heard about Popolo (Italian for ‘people’) when it was given a Bib Gourmand in the 2018 Michelin Guide. Say what you want about the Michelin Twitter account but the guide has rarely let me down for solid restaurant recommendations. Their award coincided with an invite from the restaurant’s PR to dine there, so I accepted. Its a small space with a downstairs counter … Continue reading Popolo, Shoreditch

The best dishes of last week 28.03.16

1. To a party thrown by Taste of London at The Grill at The Dorchester (stupendous looking dining room that place) to celebrate what we can expect from Taste 2016. Looks like this year’s foodie festival in Regent’s Park will be almost as big and beautiful as this cake. 2. Perfect simplicity is a wonderful thing and Padella in Borough Market, a new pasta restaurant … Continue reading The best dishes of last week 28.03.16

Cafe Murano, Covent Garden

This is the second Cafe Murano from Angela Hartnett (who also owns Michelin-starred Murano, Merchants Tavern and Hartnett Holder & Co in Lime Wood) and it’s based in tourist trap Covent Garden – an area fast becoming a right foodie hot spot. We were seated in the first of two dining rooms, right by the door which was an unappealing place to sit to say the … Continue reading Cafe Murano, Covent Garden