The best and worst Taiwanese buns in London – Flesh and Buns vs the rest reviewed
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The best and worst Taiwanese buns in London – Flesh and Buns vs the rest reviewed

Hirata buns or gua bao – by any other name they would be as sweet Updated 8/11/13 – removed incorrect information about the term ‘hirata buns’, added new background Updated 11/3/14 – fixed broken Table of Contents When a new dish or cuisine is introduced to the UK, it’s inevitably given an analogous description that’s … Continue reading

The best and worst American-style BBQ in London – ribs, brisket and pulled pork from 25 eateries reviewed
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The best and worst American-style BBQ in London – ribs, brisket and pulled pork from 25 eateries reviewed

BBQ, Barbecue, Bar-B-Q, Barbeque. A rose by any other name is just as sweet. The British summer inevitably means that groups of men all across the country will be huddled around a heap of coals, trying to light and stoke a barbecue grill. While there’s a lot of joy to be had in a backyard grill … Continue reading

The best burritos and tacos in London – 55 burritos, 83 tacos, 59 eateries, one verdict
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The best burritos and tacos in London – 55 burritos, 83 tacos, 59 eateries, one verdict

And some of the worst too For many Londoners burritos are nothing more than a mildly exotic rice sandwich – a lunchtime filler to help them get through the working day. Most will devote little thought into choosing one; the idea of travelling to find the best burrito in the capital would be as alien … Continue reading

The best and worst flat white coffees in London
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The best and worst flat white coffees in London

50 different flat whites tasted; only nine worth drinking Way back in September 2011 I set out to find the best flat white coffee in London, trying out 21 different versions. Since then I’ve received numerous requests for a follow-up and after some delay, here it is. If you’ve read my first flat white round … Continue reading

Where to find the best indie burgers in London
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Where to find the best indie burgers in London

Beastly bountiful burger bonanza – 35 burgers from 25 burger joints tasted and compared When I last toured the burger eateries of London I concentrated exclusively on the chains and concluded that Byron was easily the best of the bunch. This time I turned my attention to some of the the independent burger joints in the capital, … Continue reading

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Which is the best posh burger chain in London?

Mickey D’s can go to hell Following my less-than-glowing review of Meatliqour, which generated a fair amount of debate on Twitter, I was asked by @londoneating which was my favourite London burger. The answer to that is simple – Hawksmoor. The succulence and depth of flavour found in their burgers is simply superb, the perfectly … Continue reading