Canteen

Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX, 0845 686 1122 www.canteen.co.uk Sometimes a long leisurely meal is not what’s required. Sometimes you need to get in and out in under an hour. It’s amazing the way a need for … Continued

Chilli Cool

15 Leigh street, London, WC1H 9EW 020 7383 3135¬†www.chillicool.com I’ve read about it, heard people raving about it, even attempted to cook it. But I had never, till now, really tasted authentic Szechuan food. The cuisine du jour about four … Continued

Byron Burger

Branches in Islington, Wardour St, Kings Rd, Gloucester Rd, Kingston, Kensington, White City. www.byronhamburgers.com Wham, bam, thank you ma’am. Eating at Byron was a ten-ton truck of revelation hitting my poor Saturday morning self. And if that sounds like some … Continued

Pho restaurant

86 St John St, London, EC1M 4EH, 020 7253 7624, www.phocafe.co.uk I go to Pho quite a lot, it’s the only place within walking distance from work where I can get a decent noodle soup to take back to my … Continued

Goodman steak restaurant

26 Maddox St, London, W1S 1QH http://www.goodmanrestaurants.com/ Dark wood? Check. Leather banquettes? Check. Good lookin’ hunks of huge marbled steak? Oh most definitely yes. In Goodman, a chunk of prime gourmet US of A has landed in the middle of … Continued

Fine Burger Co

All over the place http://www.fineburger.co.uk/ We had a mere forty minutes before we needed to be at the cinema. There wasn’t much time and some food definitely had to be found before we headed in to a two-hour plus film. … Continued

Portal: prime Portuguese

88 St. John Street, London, EC1M 4EH, 020 7253 6950, www.portalrestaurant.co.uk I have to confess, I didn’t really know what Portuguese cuisine consisted of, bar sardines and bacalhau (salt cod). I thought maybe it might be a bit like Spanish, … Continued

The Eastside Inn Bistro

I’m going to start by saying that the Eastside Inn Bistro had a lot to live up to. It’s been reviewed very favourably by London Eater and Catty, and I had heard great things about chef Bjorn van der Horst … Continued

Sardo

Last night involved a trip to Sardo, a Sardinian restaurant just off Tottenham Court Road – discovered last June, and revisited twice since then. The menu (except for the specials) hasn’t changed at all and worry about choosing the wrong … Continued