Honest Burgers is hot property right now, as a regular visitor to Brixton there is always a line to get in, a general buzz about the place at least in South London. The first thing I noticed was they play great music, Prince, … Continue reading
Ganapti has a bit of buzz about it, it seems to be one of the growing foodie stops poping up south of the river. We started well with the Crab Thoran – this was an outstanding dish, with the heavy … Continue reading
Antipodeans do breakfast well, they aren’t stuck in the awful fry up mediocrity that Britain can’t seem to escape. They embrace variety, and going out to brunch is a normal and common occurrence. I guess it comes with good weather and nice cities. … Continue reading
We went on a Saturday night at around 9:30pm and the place was empty. Maybe burgers are over or maybe it’s the mediocre press MEATmarket has been getting. Having said that it was a cold night and MEATmarket is in … Continue reading
We chose Hanoi Cafe because we hadn’t made a booking and the wait at Mein Tay and Viet Grill was too long, this is not the best way to pick a Saturday night dining option. Starters The spring rolls were … Continue reading
I hate when Asian places give you a fork because you’re white. I’ll have you know i’m a god damn fucking expert with chopsticks. The Roti was delicious, crispy on the outside, moist and oh so soft in the middle. … Continue reading
Spice Market is in the new W hotel at the corner of Leicester Square, it focuses on Asian cuisine with dishes from Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, India and more. I went in a little biased knowing this place had recieved terrible … Continue reading
Having been to Beijing I found the food quite stodgy and heavy, the food probably suits the temperature as I know it gets quiet cold there. I generally like strong flavours but do find Beijing dumplings too rich, they kind of … Continue reading
The broth of the Pho is nice, the beef seems of a better quality than what you usually see in Pho, this is probably why there is not much of it. It came with a decent amount of spring onions … Continue reading
The dish you always read about at Le Café Anglais is the Anchovy Toast with Parmesan Custard, I can handle anchovies in things but must admit I don’t love them. This dish did not change my mind, it’s served as little toast soldiers with an anchovy tapenade spread between two pieces of bread. The parmesan custard comes in a little egg type cup. The custard was quite dense and more creme brulee like, it didn’t inspire me.
The other Hors D’oeuvre we tried was the Fennel & Felino Salami with Agro Dolce Onions. The salami was fantastic, great flavour, texture and sliced super thin. The onions were a great accompaniment.
We tried the Raw Tuna with Ginger Dressing, which I enjoyed a lot but the ginger seemed a little burnt, this may or may not be the case but there was something strange about the ginger that ruined the dish for me.
For main I had the Rack of Lamb with Ratatouille and Black Olive Jus, the lamb was cooked well but didn’t have that earthy grass taste that good lamb should have. The Ratatouille was under seasoned and the jus was bland. Generally a dissapointing dish.
The service was ok, probably overattentive, too many wine glass and water glass top ups which interrupt conversation flow. Also I ordered the wine but the waiter gave my guest the wine to try, this seemed t be his Italian sense of humour (general sleaziness), he said something about being a modern man and letting the lady taste the wine. Personally I think he was a dip shit.