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 Updated 30/9/2019 – added reviews of new traders and updated the reviews of Badiani, Duman, Little Sicily and Turkish Garden Updated 16/4/2019 – added hyperlinked table of contents, corrected spelling and grammatical errors The weird thing about street food in London isn’t the … 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