Babaji Soho – Turkish in London

February 17, 2015



I’ve never been to a Turkish restaurant in London. I’ve never been to a Turkish restaurant in Turkey. In fact, I’ve never been to Turkey. It was the precedent set by the brilliant Busaba Eathai that whet my appetite ahead of a meal at Babaji in Soho. Both are the spawn of Alan Yau’s restaurant empire, […]

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Piña colada prawn taco salad

September 28, 2014



Pineapple prawns in taco bowls with coconut canary dressing. When I was nine I first had a taco salad and it was the most exciting thing I’d ever eaten. In England we’re not great at Mexican food, though there are some fairly decent Mexican restaurants in London. The crispy tortilla bowls are quite easy to […]

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London tapas at Barrafina Covent Garden

September 25, 2014



Barrafina in Covent Garden opened in 2014 after the success of the branch in Soho. Here's my experience of its great Spanish tapas in London and who not to go with.

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App review: Map My Ride

September 15, 2014



Cycling in London is a daunting prospect to start off with. When you’re so used to the convenience of tubes and buses, you tend not to consider which route you’d take if you were cycling. If you don’t know the route you should take then Citymapper is quite handy, besides having to stop and reassess […]

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Breakfast/ brunch at The Culpeper

September 8, 2014



A weekend breakfast in London Having someone get in touch with me before I’m due to meet them and announce they will be late is such a treat. I can dawdle around a bit and smugly reply “not to worry” like a paragon of virtue and calm. Then I realise I’ve lost or forgotten to […]

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Breakfast at the Counter Cafe in Hackney Wick

September 1, 2014



East London’s best breakfast Visitors to London come by the million to get a taste of city life. Tourists want to experience a slice of the capital whether it’s a true glimpse into what locals do or one of those ridiculous establishments that characterise London (like M&M’s World). A recent family visit provides an example of […]

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