MASH London: where we ate like Gordon Gecko and Patrick Bateman

MASH Steakhouse has an old school masculine vibe which I like; the place is set a couple of floors underground and it almost feels like an exclusive speakeasy until you see the wall of butchered meat behind the bar. On a Tuesday night, the clientèle was dominated by suits and…

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Lima Floral: where I had one of my favourite meals of 2014

Lima Floral, the sister restaurant of Michelin-starred Lima (Fitzrovia), opened this year with the aim of showcasing Peruvian fare as authentic and as organic as possible. It’s split into two levels: a 60-cover restaurant upstairs and a Pisco bar downstairs.  It’s become one of my favourite restaurants in town. They’ve…

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Ink Bethnal Green: where beautifully plated food play hit or miss

I’ve heard interesting stories about Ink, a Nordic restaurant in Bethnal Green headed by Chef Martyn Meid, and have admired the beautifully plated dishes on their Instagram feed long enough to fancy a visit. So when our friends at Zomato treated us to some vouchers to use there, I was ecstatic. Tricky…

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Yum-D Brixton: where food will take you back to the streets of Thailand

Yum-D, tucked in the depths of Brixton Market just a few doors away from Franco Manca, is a little gem of a surprise.  The first thing that hit me was a bout of claustrophobia. Floor space is tiny (with just around five tables and the kitchen), and the random Thai…

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Acciuga: where they showed me the (good) ravioli

Last week, I had the pleasure of dining in the company of fun food bloggers (organised by Zomato UK) at Acciuga Kensington.  Acciuga (a-choo-ga) specialises in regional Italian cuisine, particularly Ligurian and Piedmontese. It’s the brainchild of Guglielmo Arnulfo, a former lawyer and pro rugby player who decided to turn on a new…

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