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GIANT ROBOT – FARRINGDON

The Hype Trendy Clerkenwell all day diner, from the people behind uber-cool but highly regarded venues Milk and Honey, Redhook and The Player. I initially booked based on rumours that they were serving up my favourite burger from Lucky Chip (which I otherwise have to make pilgrimage to Hackney for). By the time I got … Continue reading

SMITHS Spitalfields – LIVERPOOL STREET

The Hype Following an excellent evening at Smiths of Smithfield a few months ago, I was delighted to be invited for the launch night of its new four storey sibling, SMITHS Spitalfields in September – located in a trendy location within Spitalfields market. The Fun With exposed brickwork galore, an outdoor terrace within the covered … Continue reading

MEATLIQUOR – BOND STREET

THE HYPE Back in the day, long before burgers and South London became big, I very nearly considered a trip to New Cross to visit the underground #meateasy #meatwagon – a bog standard takeaway van serving burgers so good that people would embark on a patty-pilgrimage, queue for hours and eat in the rain just … Continue reading

PATTY & BUN – BOND STREET

The Hype Critics favourite in the current London burger wars – one of the pop-up turned permanent, fancy fast food, do-one-and-do-it-well restaurants sweeping the capital. For those who have missed it – all across London talented chefs are currently battling to create the burger that tastes the most like McDonalds – but using the highest … Continue reading

COMPTOIR LIBANAIS – BOND STREET

The Hype Fun looking Marylebone branch of this London chain of lebanese cafés offering “a little touch of the souk” in central London. We were looking for a quick and tasty Friday lunch club and I’d been wanting to try it for a while due to its brightly coloured and idiosyncratic looking interior. The Food … Continue reading

KATZENJAMMERS – BOROUGH

The Hype Traditional German “Bierkeller” in Borough with “lashings of Bavarian bier”, authentic dishes (with plenty of sausages of course) live music at weekends and occasionally punters in Lederhosen. The Food The menu is as expected from the theme of the place, with endless wurst, schnitzel and sauerkraut all featuring. It’s definitely not somewhere you … Continue reading

DINNR – CHEZ KATEMEOUT (!)

The Hype Apparently a concept recently seen on the Apprentice, Dinnr are trying to “bring cooking back into your life”. You can order as late as 3pm on the date you want to make dinner and they’ll deliver a little bag with the exact amount of ingredients you need to your office or home, and … Continue reading

FEAST – ANGEL

The Hype Following a raved about event in the summer, Feast is back “transforming a never-before used Victorian sorting office into a spectacular seasonal setting for a boisterous Christmas banquet.” Set in a deserted warehouse in Islington, with drinks, music and some of London’s street food stars and top chefs including HIX, Mishkin’s, Ceviche, Gordon … Continue reading

KERB YOUR ENFOODIASM – KING’S CROSS

The Hype Kings Cross based street food hub that usually operates at lunchtime (you may remember my trip to Spit Roast there a couple of weeks ago), transformed for one night only into a foodie christmas party with the addition of music, fairy lights and mulled wine. During the week the stalls rotate days, but for … Continue reading