★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Sichuanese

San Xia Ren Jia review – mouth numbing spiciness

Cheap and cheerful Chinese chilli chow There are few Chinese restaurants in Fitzrovia with the exception of a dilapidated-looking buffet on Goodge Street. This is due of course to the close proximity of Chinatown, but one interesting option is San Xia Ren Jia (no, I don’t know how to pronounce that either) on Goodge Street, … Continue reading

★★★☆☆ / Chinese / Chinese Dumplings / Chinese Noodles

Harbour City review – Cheap and cheerful Dim Sum?

Fragrant food, tatty divine? There is no shortage of Dim Sum places in and around London’s Chinatown. Although haute cuisine purveyors Hakkasan and Yauatcha get all the plaudits, cheaper and more informal eateries deserve no less attention. The Euro Hedgie and I decided to try out Harbour City, which sits at the east end of … Continue reading

★★★★☆ / British

St John Hotel review – Snout to tail eating in Leicester Square

Clerkenwell’s meat palace opens a branch in the West End, but does it have the same magic as the original? The huge glass block that is the new W Hotel now dominates Leicester Square overwhelming everything else. It offends the very aesthetic fibre of the Lensman’s body. Interestingly the W Hotel literally overshadows another new … Continue reading