Kopapa Dinner: where I had a thought about service charge

Kopapa is great for weekend brunch. When you talk about lunch/dinner, it’s not so bad either; it’s trusty enough to recommend for relaxed client lunches and casual enough for substantial pre-game dinner with mates. Few weeks ago, some girl friends and I went here for a long overdue catch up.…

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Ember Yard: where good food brings all the girls to the… uh, yard (and damn right, it’s better)

Ember Yard is the fourth restaurant under the Salt Yard Group’s umbrella of Spanish-Italian tapas joints. We used to frequent Salt Yard back in the day when our office was just a stone’s throw away from Noho (and Soho), and now Opera Tavern since moving to Covent Garden. I’ve yet to visit Dehesa, though. My friend…

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Bilbao Berria London: where the interiors are better than the tapas

Created by three Spanish friends in 1999, Bilbao Berria has expanded into London with the aim of showcasing Basque cuisine, eating particularly via pintxos (food served in skewers) and tapas (aka food served on plates). Tucked in the lower end of Regent Street, the chain’s first international restaurant is fronted…

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Enoteca da Luca St Paul’s: where large plates seem tiny

So I had post-work dinner at Enoteca da Luca with C & P last week. I (thought I) was first to arrive so I parked my butt by the bar and ordered some scotch to kill time. I’ve just been served my drink when C rang to say she’s by…

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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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