Morada Brindisa Asador review – charcoal-fired tapas comes to Piccadilly
★★★☆☆ / Spanish / Tapas

Morada Brindisa Asador review – charcoal-fired tapas comes to Piccadilly

Big and small plates of charcoal grilled and baked meat Brindisa is one of the older tapas mini-chains in London, having sprouted as an off-shoot of a Spanish goods import operation more than a decade ago. Perhaps because its existence is therefore taken for granted, it’s rarely spoken of in the same excitable or reverential tones … Continue reading

The Palomar review – modern Jewish food hits Soho
★★★★☆ / Eclectic / Jewish

The Palomar review – modern Jewish food hits Soho

Modern Jerusalem treats for pre/post-theatre and lone diner meals Despite appearances to the contrary, food from the Middle East has long had a presence in London from the Lebanese restaurants of Edgware Road to the kosher eateries of Golder’s Green. Previous attempts to make Middle Eastern cuisines, or at least food inspired by the Near East, more … Continue reading

Blue Nile Cafe review – a taste of Eritrea in Woolwich
★★★★☆ / Ethiopian/Eritrean

Blue Nile Cafe review – a taste of Eritrea in Woolwich

The best restaurant in Woolwich Update 24/9/18 – updated formatting and added details of autumn 2018 revisit  Woolwich is not one of London’s premier dining destinations – even the area’s most ardent defenders will admit that. Still, there are some culinary bright spots and one of them is the Blue Nile Cafe which is one of … Continue reading

Azerbaijan restaurant review – central Asia in North Finchley
Azerbaijani / ★★★☆☆ / Turkish / Turkish Kebabs

Azerbaijan restaurant review – central Asia in North Finchley

No, I’ve never been to Azerbaijan either Updated 14/01/18 – this restaurant has now closed. I’ve never been to Azerbaijan and it’s a safe bet that you haven’t either, unless you were especially adventurous during your gap year travels. If the menu of the imaginatively-named Azerbaijan restaurant in north Finchley is any indication however, Azerbaijani food … Continue reading

Drakes Tabanco review – Tapas combining the best of Britain and Spain?
★★★☆☆ / Spanish / Tapas

Drakes Tabanco review – Tapas combining the best of Britain and Spain?

Fitzrovia tapas and sherry Update 7/04/2019 – this restaurant is now closed Fitzrovia, that weird part of London north of Oxford Street, south of Euston, west of Bloomsbury and east of Marylebone, is overflowing with tapas restaurants. Barrica, The Salt Yard and Fino are well established, each with their own dedicated following. That hasn’t stopped … Continue reading