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 – London Bridge has never had it so good
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Texas Joe’s Smoked Meats review – London Bridge has never had it so good

Superlative barbecue hidden behind Guy’s Hospital 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 have been opening up new branches across the city, despite serving up food … 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

The best and worst American-style BBQ in London – ribs, brisket and pulled pork from 25 eateries reviewed
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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