Browsing by Category: London

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…)

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Tuna tartare and pickled radish hand roll at Sushi Tetus.

The Olympics are about to commence and while the world’s top athletes have been honing their performances, I have been working on my own. Let’s call it a marathon? For three weeks this month, I have cycled far and wide in search of London’s exceptional food and drink.

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UPDATE: This venue has closed. At 259 Hackney Road, the eponymous wine shop sells traditionally and naturally made French wines from small producers. The limited yet well-chosen assortment of bottles has been selected by owners Florian Tonello and Milena Bucholz, who opened the shop in February. During retail hours, visitors can (more…)


My friend Kitty of La Grotta Ices served white peach ice cream with zabione whipped cream. Brilliant.

The artisanal producers at Spa Terminus in Bermondsey have come a long way. After facing difficulties with nearby Borough Market, London’s top producers founded their own marketplace at Maltby Street. Rising commercial rents forced them to move yet again, this time to Spa Terminus, a few blocks southeast (more…)