Hatch, Homerton: So much cool going on in one space

Possibly one of the most common questions I get asked, is “does it not ever get boring? Eating out all the time? Doesn’t it all get a bit samey?” Whilst you might be wondering what kind of idiot asks a question like that, I can actually understand where they’re coming from.  Even the most glorious […]

Mr. Buckley’s, Hackney Road: A restaurant like no other

There’s this god-awful misdemeanor in the foodie world, that exceptional chow has to be accompanied by irritatingly invasive service which is annoying-as-hell. There’s also usually some kind of classical composer providing the soundtrack, along with a crazy price tag which totals-up to roughly the same amount you’d spend on your entire family at Christmas. It’s ridiculous. […]

Honest Burgers – One of London’s finest

Burgers in London are big business. If you’re stuck in a boardroom full of dry, dull, fellow employees with zero chat, try throwing the question “What’s your favourite burger in London, Clive?” into the mix and I guarantee, verbal war will descend. One burger which, for me, has long prevailed is Honest Burgers. They wormed their […]

Foxlow, Stoke Newington: Your neighbourhood eatery which just does everything right

Touch-screen menus. Japanese electronic toilets. Table-top CCTV coverage of the chefs prepping your meal. These are some of the many ‘quirks’ I’ve seen in restaurants over the years, which aim to ‘wow’ hungry visitors and leave a lasting impression. Some people love it. I …kind of see those things as being gimmicky, try-hard extras which […]

Sun’s out, buns out: Beer & Buns is where it’s at

If you didn’t know it was there, you’d miss it. Right in the heart of …the city (wait, don’t groan) is this tiny, awesome little Japanese-themed drinking bar which seduced the hell out of us with everything they’re about. The interior at Beer & Buns is dead simple – it’s a dark space which is dominated […]

Is this the best burger in London?

It was a Tuesday night. We were out, in a restaurant. Suddenly, everything slowed down as if to grind to a halt, the ambient noise around me gradually lowered in tone as it stretched into slow-mo and I looked up to assess the situation. My hands were shiny and dripping with grease, with bits meat […]