Central London

Wing Wing, Bloomsbury

Published on June 26th, 2017 | by Ben Southwood

The last time I had Korean Fried Chicken (which, confusingly, has the initials KFC) was in Hong Kong. No, Hong Kong isn’t Korea, but just as you get better French, Italian, and Spanish food in London ... Read More


Bars

Skylight, Wapping

Published on June 8th, 2017 | by Ben Southwood

Wapping is one of those forgotten places in London that you’ve vaguely heard of, as the site of a Victorian slum. A hazy memory of past industrial greatness. But it’s somewhere you’ve never really had a ... Read More


Bars

Martinis & Meringues @ Quaglino’s, St. James

Published on June 8th, 2017 | by Ben Southwood

Quaglino’s is a massive, beautiful underground bar and restaurant that has a 1920s Art Deco glitz and glamour. Perhaps because it’s that right amount of dark, or because it has a doorman, or because it’s very ... Read More


Central London

Gelateria @ Mercante, Mayfair

Published on May 25th, 2017 | by Ben Southwood

So apparently savoury, or savoury-ish, ice cream is a thing! As well as some extremely good gelato—seriously, the best pistachio you ever had, insanely creamy and true-tasting despite actually being a sorbet—Mercante’s new Gelateria “pop up” for the ... Read More


Restaurants

Bone Daddies, Marylebone

Published on May 24th, 2017 | by Ben Southwood

Bone Daddies has grown enough now to become a chain, but it has by no means lost its obsessive ramen nerdery. I know this because I was lucky enough to chat to antipodean-born Londoner founder Ross ... Read More


Central London

Crab Tavern, Broadgate Circle

Published on May 17th, 2017 | by Ben Southwood

Every city is going to have restaurants that while not in any way bad are also not in any way good. Not everywhere can be good. Even in Japan and the Basque country there are probably bad restaurants, ... Read More


Central London

The National Café, Covent Garden

Published on May 5th, 2017 | by Ben Southwood

I have to say I really didn’t expect a restaurant in a famous tourist location to be good. Especially not really good. I mean, why try? People are still going to go to the National Gallery, ... Read More


Restaurants

London’s Best Chicken Wings

Published on April 28th, 2017 | by Gavin

There can be little doubt that fried chicken is one of the most popular food trends in London right now.  And as a bonafide fried chicken fiend, there’s nothing more satisfying than wreaking havoc on a ... Read More


Bars

Augmented Reality Cocktails at City Social

Published on April 26th, 2017 | by Ben Southwood

Have you ever been using filters in Snapchat or Faceapp to edit yours and your friends’ faces and thought: hey you know what cocktails are missing—they’re missing Snapchat-esque cyber-elaboration? Probably not, but if people only provided ... Read More


Bars

The Garage, Islington

Published on April 20th, 2017 | by Ben Southwood

The Garage in Islington, famous for heavier gigs, is back open right by Highbury & Islington tube station on Highbury Corner, with a brand new bar bolted on, “The General Store”, serving coffee all day (there ... Read More


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