Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar review – new meat and cheese menu
★★★★★ / Burgers / Hot dogs / Steak/chophouse

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar review – new meat and cheese menu

Bar-gain or bar-baric? (Sorry.) I’ve eaten at and written about the Hawksmoor mini-chain of steakhouses at length before on this blog. What makes Hawksmoor so interesting, apart from the sheer quality of most of the dishes, is that each branch is a little different from the others. For example, the Air Street branch does some … Continue reading

★★★★☆ / British / Burgers / Steak/chophouse

Hawksmoor Day part 2 – lunch at Seven Dials, Covent Garden

This review is part of Hawksmoorathon – three meals at three different Hawksmoors in one day The Seven Dials Covent Garden branch of Hawksmoor is perhaps my favourite of the three thanks to its elegant, iron colonnaded interior. It’s the one I visit most frequently since it’s actually located somewhere readily accessible, unlike the Spitalfields … Continue reading

★★★★★ / Burgers

Hawksmoor Covent Garden Seven Dials review – burgers in a steakhouse

Beautiful, bountiful burger bonanza I’ll tell anyone who will listen about the superb steaks and burgers at Hawksmoor, but just to reinforce the point I decided to pay another visit to the Covent Garden Seven Dials branch one weekday lunchtime. The Euro Hedgie and I managed to snag a table next to the dramatically lit … Continue reading

★★★★★ / British / Burgers / Steak/chophouse

Hawksmoor Seven Dials Covent Garden review – Sunday brunch in a steakhouse

The best steak and burgers I’ve had in London so far There’s no shortage of steakhouses in London, but many of them are merely OK or just plain pants. One of the best is Hawksmoor which was originally based in Spitalfields, but now has a branch in Covent Garden’s Seven Dials and another outpost due … Continue reading

Hide review – the Dabbous sequel that could only have been born in Mayfair
★★★★★ / ★★★☆☆ / Eclectic / Modern European / Modernist

Hide review – the Dabbous sequel that could only have been born in Mayfair

Upstairs, Downstairs and where the two meet There are restaurants where it’s clear that compromises have been made. Whether due to money, time or stress, or some unfortunate combination of all three, a restaurant’s premises, location or menu sometimes aren’t quite what its proprietor and chef would have liked them to be. I’d be very … Continue reading

Burgerac Burgershack at The Social review – burger blogger shows how it’s done
★★★★☆ / Burgers

Burgerac Burgershack at The Social review – burger blogger shows how it’s done

Burger blogger puts his money where his mouth is I usually try to avoid knowing too much about the people behind the restaurants I review. I find it’s more difficult to be critically honest when thinking about the deeply personal hopes, dreams, blood and sweat that go into opening and running a restaurant. It’s impossible, though, to ignore … Continue reading

The best and worst lobster rolls in London review – Smack Lobster, Fraq’s Lobster Shack vs the rest
American / ★★★★★ / ★★★★☆ / ★★★☆☆ / ★★☆☆☆ / ★☆☆☆☆ / Best and Worst group tests / Seafood

The best and worst lobster rolls in London review – Smack Lobster, Fraq’s Lobster Shack vs the rest

Cut-price crustacean cuisine clash A lot of people get upset at the idea that London merely follows the example of New York when it comes to the latest food trends and fads. Proper burgers and ramen, for example, made the headlines first in the Big Apple before becoming popular over here. This seems overblown to me. As long as … Continue reading