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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Yauatcha (again): where they have the sexiest cakes I’ve seen

Yauatcha has been a safe go-to place for quick catch up or pre-tanking meals with friends, and I say this by the strength of their venison puffs. That said, having tea and dessert at Yauatcha can be a pretty good experience too. The patisserie upstairs flaunts a beautiful array of…

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Dozo Sushi: where we played bento tic-tac-toe

So a few weeks ago I found myself craving sushi/sashimi and wondered on the social networks where I could find new places for decent inexpensive Jap fare in town. A restaurant responded to my random tweet… …so my friends and I went over to Old Compton Street to check them…

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Tonkotsu: where we had the first ramen of Septembrrrr

The 10-degree drop in temperature marked the official end of Summer; the ‘Brrrr! months are definitely back. An exciting thing about this is that you always end up eating something hearty, warming and comforting. Screw that salad, it will never quite hit it right like a stew or a soup.…

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Barrafina: where tapas are worth the wait

My last trip to Barrafina was a hump day lunch threesome with a visiting Spanish friend and her husband eons ago. They both have impeccable taste for tapas and told me this was their favourite restaurant in Soho. I told them I’d come, except it had to be a quickie…

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