Restaurants

Review: Smoke and Salt, Brixton

I’ve written before about how Brixton sits a little uncomfortably when it comes to food and drink. It’s really not great considering how many options there are – it does the basics fine but it has none of the variety or spark of Dalston or the homeliness of Tooting. It’s miles ahead of Clapham, but… Keep Reading

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Review: Butchers Korean BBQ, New Malden

If you ever find yourself in New Malden in South West London, a little town in between Wimbledon and Kingston, there are two things you should do. One, go to one of the gigantic Korean supermarkets and stock up on Asian food supplies – they have frozen chopped Filipino pig intestines, fresh kaffir lime leaves,… Keep Reading

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Review: The Other Naughty Piglet, Victoria

Victoria has been on a quiet rise lately, with more and more good places opening up to capture some of that civil service dollar. Where a few good spots on Wilton Road like A Wong and About Thyme used to compete with the likes of Loco Mexicano and an all-you-can-eat Brazilian meat place (terrible, but… Keep Reading

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Review: Temper City, Bank

You reviewed us on our soft launch with a 50% discount ? You massive, massive prick. The point of a soft launch is to iron out problems, hence the discount. Please go fuck yourself you unprofessional tosser. Update: Temper’s owner disagreed with our review, and had the above to say. I stand by the review, and… Keep Reading

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Review: 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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Review: 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

Features/Restaurants

Review: 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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Review: 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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Review: 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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Review: 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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