The most popular London restaurants of 2013
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The most popular London restaurants of 2013

I really dislike the end-of-year roundups found on most websites. Ensuring that loyal readers have something to read over the quiet Christmas/New Year’s/Winterval period is admirable; cynically regurgitating old content and presenting it as new is not. I’m particularly against concocting a dull list of my ‘favourite’ restaurants of the past year – if you … Continue reading

BBQ Whiskey Beer vs Texas Joe’s – ribs, brisket, ribs and more ribs
★★★★★ / ★★★★☆ / Barbecue/BBQ

BBQ Whiskey Beer vs Texas Joe’s – ribs, brisket, ribs and more ribs

Bar barbecue face-off During my recent round up of American-style barbecue places, an unsurprisingly large number of the best places to eat were market stalls and residencies inside bars. One of the winners of that round-up, Texas Joe’s, has since set up shop inside Brewdog Shoreditch. This gave me the perfect excuse to see how … Continue reading

The best and worst American-style BBQ in London – ribs, brisket and pulled pork from 25 eateries reviewed
★★★★★ / ★★★★☆ / ★★★☆☆ / ★★☆☆☆ / ★☆☆☆☆ / Barbecue/BBQ / Best and Worst group tests

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

★★★☆☆ / Burgers / Gastropub

Burger Breakout at The Old Crown review – chocolate and quince burgers

Crazy pub burgers near the British Museum Following my rather large roundup of 35 different burgers from 25 different independent eateries, I hadn’t expected to be back on the burger wagon so soon. I was tempted out of my self-imposed burger sabbatical by Burger Breakout, a new residency inside The Old Crown pub which lies … 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