Browsing by Category: London

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A few weeks back while cycling around Hackney, I came across the recently opened Lardo. It was a sweltering day and nearby London Fields was teeming with scantily clad Instagraming hipsters, while Lardo on Richmond Road was quiet and inviting. I grabbed a spot outside, ordered some rosé (more…)


The chicken roll at Rita’s in Dalston. Magic on a bun.

Travel inspires. And for chefs and restaurateurs, it can have a trendsetting impact. In this weekend’s NYT Travel section, I visit three London dining venues, each influenced by its proprietors’ US travel experiences. Read the full article here.

If you’ve never eaten great Thai food in London while listening to Nicki Minaj’s greatest hits, may I suggest killing two birds with one stone by visiting the Heron in Marleybone. While I am ill equipped to describe the complex food (this I will leave to my illustrious colleague, dining companion, and Thai food (more…)

I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to The Skinny Bib. Not only did he hook me up with an insane Thai meal at The Heron on Thursday, he also scored me one of the highly coveted seven seats at five-week-old Sushi Tetsu. After a sufficiently spicy mid-day meal, spectacularly fresh raw fish was the natural evening choice. I sat down at Toru Takahashi’s bar, ordered omakase and for (more…)

On Wednesday night I had the enormous pleasure of attending a wine dinner at Burnt Enz in Hackney. The occasion was the recent launch of Tutto Wines, a company dedicated to discovering, promoting and distributing small Italian wine producers. London-based founders Alex Whyte and Damiano (more…)