Polpo – 41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB

Polpo

From hg2blog.wordpress.com

Great maitre d, got me a drink and put me down on the list without having my whole group there.

The spinach and egg pizzette is delicious, runny egg, sweet spinach, good crusty base.

The Calves liver was very tender, nice gravy and sweet onions.

The Cuttlefish and ink was my favourite dish, seemed to also include baby octopus, a great flavour, very black rice, rich risotto.

The Pork and Pancetta Involtini with Balsamic was tender, the pancetta in the  a had huge punch of flavour, marinated in a little vinegar, a great dish.

Lamb chump was ok, the meat was not cooked as well as all the other dishes, a little tough, it missed the mark for me.

Linguine vongole, perfect pasta, light, great seafood, not oily or over powering, a great summer pasta

Scallops, pancetta and peas, not the best scallops I’ve had, could have done with some charring to the skin. The peas were sweet and a great addition to the scallops.

The potato and parsley salad was great, lots of vinegar, which I love, similar to a the potato dish at Morito.

Dos Cojones!

http://www.polpo.co.uk

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Look Mum No Hands – 49 Old Street, London EC1V 9HX

Look Mum No Hands

From thesocialcyclist.com

Cafe cum bar for hipster cyclists, nice relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. The food is average, boring pies, soups and salads of the same quality you’d expect in your work canteen. Go for drinks and to talk handle bars, reflective clothing and spokey dokes not the food. Un Cojón!

http://www.lookmumnohands.com/

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Boundary Rooftop – 2-4 Boundary Street, London E2 7DD

Boundary Rooftop

From theboundary.co.uk

London isn’t the best city for Rooftop bars, firstly it isn’t that pretty to look at, particularly East London, but mostly it’s because the weather is awful and unpredictable. On a freezing September night I find myself at the Boundary Rooftop wrapped in two woolen blankets eating dinner, this may have influenced my whole experience.

Starters: King prawns (advertised as Langoustines) have a nice BBQ flavour to them, served with mayo, yawn. The Nicoise salad is disappointing, dry flavourless tuna accompanied by just as bland olives and tomatoes with barely any vinaigrette.

Main: Steak with bone marrow and chips, the steak and chips are acceptable, the bone marrow is not, it’s over seasoned so tastes mostly of salt.

Dessert: The Pavlova is rock hard completely inedible, the worst pavlova I have ever eaten.

Our waiter was great and very accommodating of a large annoying group. But the food was just awful.

Sin Cojones!

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Great Queen Street – 32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA

Great Queen Street

A more recent review of Great Queen Street can be found here. The Mackerel with beetroot and horseradish was delicious but the Snails with Bacon Salad was disappointing, the snails were chewy and tasteless. The starter special of an assortment … Continue reading