Author Archives: Ben Southwood

Sakagura, Mayfair

February 2nd, 2018 | by Ben Southwood

In London, Japanese food is still mostly limited to ramen—which it does increasingly well—and sushi—which is either concentrated at the

45 Jermyn St., St James

August 21st, 2017 | by Ben Southwood

I think a lot about what restaurants say about London. I’ve lived in and around London basically my whole life

Cigala, Bloomsbury

July 26th, 2017 | by Ben Southwood

Cigala opened in 2001, if I have my sources right, which is so far before my time that it barely

Wing Wing, Bloomsbury

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

Skylight, Wapping

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

Gelateria @ Mercante, Mayfair

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

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