Palomar (Rupert St): where Jewish fare trumps everything else in Chinatown

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve tried to book space at The Palomar since its inception last June. Walk-ins are allowed, but 1) I’m perpetually hungry; 2) a hungry person has no patience to wait even for 1.5 hours (which sometimes, in no-reservations resto talk means “Go…

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Morada Brindisa Asador (Rupert St): where Foodie Superheroes met

Meeting people through the blogosphere and social media (via legit communities like Nuffnang and Zomato) has been quite a highlight of my little space on the web. I’ve come across ultra cool and fascinating characters, some who’ve actually become my good buddies IRL.  I’ve been hanging out with a collective…

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The Ape and Bird: where you get what it says on the tin

It’s been a year since Russell Norman (of the Polpo empire fame) transformed The Marquis of Granby into Ape & Bird.  Whilst keeping the architectural integrity of the old pub, he also kept the spirit of his Venetian-bacaro concept restaurants which is reflected on the menu of small plates.  There’s…

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Barrafina (Adelaide St): where the sister (restaurant) struts off her stuff

I have mad love for Barrafina on Frith Street but the long queues can be quite off-putting. Admittedly, the food is worth the wait but sometimes a growling stomach can unleash a hangry potty mind. So when they set up a second restaurant on Adelaide Street (which is a stone’s…

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Ember Yard Revisited: where tapas are still fantastic

Oh, Ember Yard. I seriously love you. My friends and I may have found our favourite group dinner spot in Soho. The new seasonal menu and a very special visitor was reason enough for another rendezvous. We managed to try a few new things. The padron peppers (£4.5) were pretty good while-you-wait…

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