Pho: where remedy is served in a giant bowl

  I’ve been poorly over the past few days and whilst I was trying to win the battle between fatigue and stomach bugs on my sickbed, I was failing terribly at battling this humongous craving for the ultimate remedy: a good bowl of steaming hot, spicy pho (and yes, it’s better than…

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Zizzi: where I was pleasantly surprised.

Went out for a catch up with a mate after work. She asked me what I was in the mood for and as I rarely like eating out at Italian restaurants, I said anywhere but. After scouring all four corners of Fitzrovia for a place that wasn’t fully booked, we ended up…

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Barbecoa: where you can steak it easy

Barbecoa is Jamie Oliver’s collaboration with steakhouse/barbecue legend Adam Perry Lang. It’s pretty much a celebration of traditional cooking from all over the world using fire. Think smoking, grilling, tandoors and everything barbecued. Sounded like my kind of restaurant so we decided to give it a go. Located at One New Change…

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Union Jacks: where it’s called flatbread, not pizza

I find Jamie Oliver a bit more endearing and more fun than any other celeb chefs. There’s an ease about his persona and a charming approach to his attack – even whilst taking his anti-obesity campaign across the Atlantic. Watching him in his kitchen is like watching a kid in a…

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Yauatcha: where dim sum can be sosyal

I think Alan Yau‘s casual, canteen-style ventures are pretty average. Busaba Eathai isn’t the best Thai in town (portions are a bit of a rip off too) and Wagamama is, quite frankly, meh. But when it comes to his Michelin-starred restaurants, you’re talking about a whole different game. A and…

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