Mercato Metropolitano review – the Southwark street food hall trying to be everything to everyone
★★★★★ / ★★★★☆ / ★★★☆☆ / ★★☆☆☆ / ★☆☆☆☆ / Street food/food court

Mercato Metropolitano review – the Southwark street food hall trying to be everything to everyone

Halfway between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge, but nowhere in particular Update 16/4/2019 – added hyperlinked table of contents, corrected spelling and grammatical errors The weird thing about street food in London isn’t the tedious semantic debate about what does and doesn’t count as street food. It’s that many Londoners continue to treat street … Continue reading

Q Grill review – bandwagon barbecue bumbles into Camden
American / ★★☆☆☆ / Barbecue/BBQ / Eclectic

Q Grill review – bandwagon barbecue bumbles into Camden

Porky’s larger, better looking but shallower neighbour You wait months for a new American-style barbecue restaurant in London and two arrive at the same time. Q Grill in Camden arrives hot on the heels of One Sixty in West Hampstead, but while One Sixty has a fairly short, focussed menu, the menu at Q Grill … Continue reading

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

Burger and Shake vs Burger and Lobster review – which one is better?
★★★★☆ / ★★★☆☆ / Burgers / Seafood

Burger and Shake vs Burger and Lobster review – which one is better?

Cow and lobster double vision It’d be easy to dismiss Burger and Shake as a mere imitator of Burger and Lobster. Both serve burgers and lobster rolls, but the two do have their differences. Whereas Burger and Lobster is a spin-off chain of the Goodmans steak empire, Burger and Shake is an independent. The Mayfair … Continue reading

American / ★★★★☆ / ★★★☆☆ / Hot dogs

Bubbledogs vs Dach and Sons review – hot dog showdown

Why Bubbledogs is the most overhyped and overrated London restaurant of the year Update April 2013 – Dach and Sons has now closed There are a huge number of burger restaurants in London, but there are relatively few hot dog eateries. That’s all set to change though, if the pundits are to be believed, with … Continue reading