2018 can sod off – the restaurants London has lost and their next best replacements
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2018 can sod off – the restaurants London has lost and their next best replacements

Closure to the year in restaurants 2018 has been one hell of a year for restaurants in London. While plenty of new restaurants have opened, an alarmingly large number of restaurants have closed their doors forever. Much has been written elsewhere about the perfect storm of conditions that have led to this industry-wide reckoning, with … Continue reading

The best dishes of 2016 – London restaurants you need to visit right now
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The best dishes of 2016 – London restaurants you need to visit right now

2016: I love you and I hate you 2016 may have a stomach churning, gut punching year in the realm of politics and celebrity deaths, but at least it’s also been a rip-roaring thrill ride for Londoners who like to eat out. Some truly wondrous restaurants have opened in the capital over the past year – and … Continue reading

Texas Joe’s Smoked Meats review – superlative barbecue hidden behind Guy’s Hospital
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Texas Joe’s Smoked Meats review – superlative barbecue hidden behind Guy’s Hospital

London Bridge has never had it so good Update 29/1/18 – added details of revisit and updated formatting There are many injustices in London’s restaurant scene (I’m still hurting after the closure of Rex and Mariano), but few things annoy me more than unworthy barbecue restaurants. The likes of Porky’s, Bodean’s and Red Dog Saloon … Continue reading

Big Easy vs Howard’s Meat Co vs the rest review – Fourth of July BBQ
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Big Easy vs Howard’s Meat Co vs the rest review – Fourth of July BBQ

The only way to celebrate US Independence Day is with barbecue. The 4th of July means American-style barbecue which is apt as it’s been almost a year since my comprehensive, popular and divisive group test of American BBQ restaurants and eateries in London. I’ve also covered the handful of new entrants since then, which have ranged … Continue reading

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
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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