Boqueria (Brixton): where tapas are fantastic down South

I tend to over-order most of the time which is why I love tapas/sharing plates restaurants. It’s the best way to sample loads of stuff on the menu without fear of wasting too much food. Over the years, I found my favourite/reliable tapas places in London from the likes of Barrafina, the Salt…

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Social Wine & Tapas (Marylebone): where tapas are good and the wine, better

Social Wine & Tapas is the latest addition to Jason Atherton‘s growing empire of restaurants. It’s a wine shop and tapas restaurant in Marylebone and a slick welcome breath-of-fresh-air on the rather touristy and chain-laden James Street. You walk into the wine shop and dining counter where the vibe is…

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Taberna do Mercado (Spitalfields): where Portugal conquered in small plates

I’ve always dreamt of travelling to Portugal to eat a heap load of fresh octopus and to surf on its magical waves. But before I’ve had any chance to look at flights, Portugal (or at least its food) came to London in the form of Taberna do Mercado, Nuno Mendes‘ new small-plates…

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Polpetto (Berwick St): where simple does stunning

With a lot of new concept restaurants opening (and closing) every ten minutes it’s important to note that Russell Norman’s Polpo bacaros have been established players in the London dining scene. The case of Polpetto (formerly of Dean Street) re-opening in a much larger space (Berwick St) and having punters…

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Dehesa (Kingly Court): where you should refuel after a shopping trip

I’m a fan of the Salt Yard Group and their umbrella of restaurants because all their ventures are reliable for good food.  Although my favourite is Ember Yard, Dehesa holds a soft spot for me as it has been a go-to for me and my friends post-shopping along Carnaby/Regent/Oxford Street. Truth…

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