The modern Turkish restaurant that’s far too good for Fitzrovia’s backstreets Update 29/12/2019 – this restaurant has now closed Although I only spent a day in the modern, nondescript Turkish city of Kayseri a few years back, the mere mention of this central Anatolian metropolis is enough to bring back fond memories. The city’s mod … Continue reading
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Gilly’s Fry Bar review – the chippy that wants to be a tempura restaurant
Finsbury Park doesn’t need more battered fried food I have a confession to make. It’s a deeply unpopular, long-held opinion that will not endear me to many of you. It’ll be even more controversial than the time I disparaged chicken, dismissing it as a soulless meat fit only for children and invalids. I don’t like … Continue reading
Rex and Mariano review – iPad your budget seafood in Soho
Bargain seafood in the West End – hallelujah! Update 12/3/15 – added extra tuna steak photo Seafood in London has a reputation for being expensive, but Rex and Mariano shows that it doesn’t have be like that. Created by some of the masterminds behind Burger and Lobster, Rex and Mariano uses a couple of sneaky tricks to … Continue reading
Ember Yard review – Soho tapas is losing its sizzle
Octopus and chorizo skewers on Berwick Street Updated 21/6/2020 – added details of 2020 meals and updated the Verdict as well as the formatting. Disclosure: I used a publicly available discount for my 2020 meals. This discount was available to the general public; as ever I did not seek any special treatment just because I’m … Continue reading
Homeslice review – 20in pizzas whole or by the slice
Is bigger always better? Update 12/04/2015 – new contact phone number added There are more pizza restaurants in London then there are slow-moving convoys of exchange students, so any new pizza place has to try hard to stand out from the crowd. Homeslice, a new restaurant in Neal’s Yard of Covent Garden, relies on two … Continue reading
Rossopomodoro review – is this Covent Garden pizza chain the weakest link?
Disclosure: The Picky Glutton was invited to review this restaurant and the meal in this review was prepaid for by the restaurant in the form of an unsolicited voucher. As a general rule I’m not fond of eating out at chain restaurants in London. With so many interesting independents to choose from in the capital, … Continue reading
Season review – four seasons, four meals, one restaurant
Strawberry nachos, nettle soup, sardine skeletons, parsnip tarts and more. Season, as its simple name suggests, tries to use only ingredients that are in season and can be sourced from within the United Kingdom so the small menu changes monthly. This rather compact restaurant is located on a rather unattractive road near Finsbury Park that’s otherwise … Continue reading
10 Greek Street review – lame name, great food
Simple and good value Restauranteurs must rack their brains for weeks on end to come up with the names of their restaurants. Some create vaguely Latin-sounding names, while others simply name their businesses after the address as is the case with 10 Greek Street. This small Soho-based restaurant may lack an original name, but that … Continue reading
Patterson’s review – middling Mayfair mediocrity?
Cooking by numbers Update: this restaurant has now closed. Bo London now occupies the same premises. It’s tempting to think that because a restaurant has been well-established and operating for several years, then it must be doing something right and has struck upon a winning formula. The pessimistic view is that they’re merely cruising along … Continue reading
Moti Mahal review 2 – still as good as ever?
I am as constant as the northern star? Update 12/3/23: this restaurant has now closed I greatly enjoyed my first visit to Moti Mahal, which proved to be one of the most accomplished and delicious high-end Indian meals I had tasted at the time. Consistency is a tricky thing to maintain though and I was … Continue reading
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