• Craft, North Greenwich

    Up until Craft opened, there was absolutely no prospect of an interestingly good meal by the O2 Arena. I mean,… Keep Reading

  • Tozi, Victoria

    For some of us, it’s difficult to visit a restaurant without having read at least one review first. There’s nothing… Keep Reading

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Craft, North Greenwich

Up until Craft opened, there was absolutely no prospect of an interestingly good meal by the O2 Arena. I mean, that wasn’t the point of the O2, and it’s not clear to me that anyone really minded—events usually start too early to enjoy a proper restaurant meal anyway, you’re perfectly happy to have something cheap… Keep Reading

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Tozi, Victoria

For some of us, it’s difficult to visit a restaurant without having read at least one review first. There’s nothing I enjoy less than a bad meal, so to avoid that I rely on a handful of trusted friends, bloggers and tweeters to guide me. It works pretty well, but following the herd has its… Keep Reading

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Anglo, Perilla & much much more

The SUL site has been quiet, but that doesn’t mean we’ve not been eating out and updating the map with our favourite spots. Sometimes you just don’t find yourself with a whole review’s worth of things to say about places, or the time to say them. So I’m just going to round up the dozen or… Keep Reading

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Som Saa, Spitalfields

Back in my very first Straight Up London review I worried that Som Saa, in its past iteration as a pop-up in London Fields, might never reach the greatness that a few of its dishes suggested it might be capable of. Now, Som Saa has set up permanent shop in Spitalfields. Three visits later, I feel… Keep Reading

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Breddos, Clerkenwell

The nice thing about writing for a food blog is that underwhelming meals aren’t as disappointing as they would be otherwise. You have something to write about. If everyone else you read about food liked it, even better. So it was with Breddos in Clerkenwell, a taco restaurant that is the new home of a very popular street… Keep Reading

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Temper, Kiln, and Smokestak

There are tens of thousands of restaurants in London. Even if you spend an outsized fraction of your disposable income on eating out—as I do—it’s impossible to keep up with more than a sliver of the ones you want to go to most. I have four or five lists on my phone of the places… Keep Reading

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Where else I’ve been eating this Summer & Autumn

Anzu, St. James Tonkotsu is a pretty good ramen restaurant named after the Japanese word for the pork broth you often have with your noodles (as opposed to tonkatsu, which is deep-fried pork, such as that you might have in a “pork katsu curry”). It’s not my favourite (KOI Ramen, Ramen Sasuke, and best of… Keep Reading

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Restaurant round-up, November 2016 edition

In the footsteps of Ben’s last post, here are some restaurants I’ve visited lately but didn’t get round to reviewing properly. I second his condemnation of Gaucho’s rubbish ‘divine bovine’ event, but differ on Chick’n Sours in Covent Garden, whose sides are mostly very good and whose chicken seemed pretty good, albeit not as good… Keep Reading

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Where I’ve been eating this summer

I have been out quite a lot in the last few months, but I haven’t written about any of the stuff I’ve eaten. I’ll never get time to review everywhere I’ve eaten in full, but here are some short thoughts and recommendations about all of the spots I’ve visited. I haven’t written anything about it,… Keep Reading

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Shotgun: a tale of two menus

Shotgun was one of the first places we ever reviewed here. Ben loved its take on US-style barbecue food: pig’s ears, beef brisket, and kid goat that made me very jealous to read about. Since then, it has been trying out specialised menus, two of which I’ll review here: an all you can eat weekend… Keep Reading

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