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Plate - Shoredtich

Plate - Shoredtich

February 16, 2018 By Sophie Munro

Located on the first floor of the M by Montcalm Hotel in Shoreditch, Plate Restaurant is a smart and modern new dining space that’s carved out a popular niche just north of the Silicon Roundabout. Along with the restaurant, there is a cocktail bar, which overlooks the ground floor of the hotel and serves up a punchy array of libations. We grabbed seats on comfy plush chairs, ordered a pair of espresso martinis, and watched Tech City do its thing while we perused the menu.

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Oxalis - Soho

Oxalis - Soho

February 14, 2018 By Sophie Munro

For anyone who likes a good pop-up, the central Soho pub Sun and 13 Cantons has been running a very impressive line-up of chefs, and not the type that whip up pub food. Oxalis is the Latin name for sorrel, which is not only a healthy and rather ubiquitous flower, but a unique flavour in the kitchen – bracing and just a little bitter. It tends to appeal to the rarefied palate. As such it’s a fitting name for Max De Nahlik and Nick Ross’s project at the Sun and 13 Cantons, which will appeal to anyone with an interest in top shelf seasonal eating.

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Luca - Clerkenwell

Luca - Clerkenwell

February 7, 2018 By Nick Savage

Isaac McHale, Johnny Smith and Daniel Willis are probably the closest thing London has to a culinary George Best. They’ve brought an irreverent DIY ethos to fine dining, taking over east London with The Young Turks before taking over the world with The Clove Club (which promptly won a Michelin star and, at the time of writing, has the highest ranking of any British restaurant on the World’s 50 Best List). Rock stars often struggle slightly with their sophomore album, however this was patently not the case we experienced at their restaurant Luca in Clerkenwell.

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The Greyhound Café - Fitzrovia

The Greyhound Café - Fitzrovia

February 7, 2018 By Sophie Munro

Founded as a Thai fashion house during the 1980s, Greyhound expanded with its first foray into Bangkok’s restaurant scene in 1997. Since then it has opened seventeen sites throughout Southeast Asia and created a brand recognised not only for its innovative approach to classic Thai dishes, but also for attracting a young, trendy set of patrons. Fitzrovia’s Berners Street is home to this contemporary two floor restaurant, which is already lifting off in spite of opening during the quiet month of January.

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Kudu - South East

Kudu - South East

January 31, 2018 By Nick Savage

London has become such a strong city for the food-oriented that it’s difficult to find an area that doesn’t have a few cheffy options. The newest to land in Queens Road in Peckham is Kudu, which is helmed by chef Patrick Williams in partnership with Amy Corbin. If that name might sound familiar, it’s because she’s the daughter of Chris, famous for his ownership of restaurants such as The Wolseley, The Delaunay and Fischer’s. However, Kudu draws its inspiration from a destination a bit further south than Mittel-Europe…

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Santo Remedio - London Bridge

Santo Remedio - London Bridge

January 24, 2018 By Nick Savage

Santo Remedio was a runaway hit when it opened in Shoreditch, however, due to the perennial problems of landlords and licensing, had to shut its doors and crowdfund for a second site. Having done so successfully, husband-wife founders Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes and have opened their trademark azure blue doors on Tooley Street and welcomed Londoners in to experience authentic Mexican cuisines inspired by the flavours of Mexico City, Merida and Oaxaca.

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La Tagliata Wine Bar & Restaurant - Fitzrovia

La Tagliata Wine Bar & Restaurant - Fitzrovia

January 24, 2018 By Nick Savage

The original La Tagliata opened its doors in the City, spearheaded by Carlo Palumbo and Lorenzo Baldi, Italian investment bankers who wanted to impart their passion for food and wine to the denizens of EC1V. As it turns out, the neighbourhood was quite keen on it. Now they’ve set their sights on Fitzrovia with a 25 cover wine bar and 60 cover restaurant situated on Grafton Way.

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WOLF - Stoke Newington

WOLF - Stoke Newington

January 10, 2018 By Nick Savage

London is changing quickly and one of the most interesting areas for new restaurants is on the western side of Dalston. The crunchy, upwardly mobile, yummy-mummy-replete neighbourhood of Stoke Newington has seen a spike in accessibly priced fine dining ventures of late, the newest being Italian eatery WOLF on the High Street. On a Thursday evening we were struck by the convivial atmosphere, a blend of Italian tradition and a local feel with a space that is altogether modern and trendy.

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Villa Mama's - Chelsea

Villa Mama's - Chelsea

January 3, 2018 By Nick Savage

http://www.villamamas.co.uk/In another city, Villa Mama’s would undoubtedly be a restaurant hawking Italian food. However, London isn’t your average city, and rather than focusing on the fare of southern Italy, our Villa Mama’s instead specialises in the cuisine of Bahrain, bringing an otherwise unexamined Middle Eastern capital’s food into the foreground. This is all courtesy of Bahraini native Roaya Saleh, who is a bit of a celebrity gourmand in her home country.

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The Good Egg - Soho

The Good Egg - Soho

December 19, 2017 By Nick Savage

The Good Egg is a true testament to how east influences west. In the past it was a frequent phenomenon for a restaurant to blaze a trail in the centre of town before venturing to more peripheral locales. However, the inverse is the case with the second outpost of The Good Egg. Following its success serving up Montreal and Tel Aviv inspired Jewish cuisine in Stoke Newington, founders Joel Braham and Alex Coppard have exported it to Soho’s Kingly Court.

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