Lisa C

Lisa C
Lisa is very much the culinary brains behind LondonPiggy. She grew up in north London and her love of food is matched by her passion for travel. She's already visited every continent, with the exception of Antarctica. C She's currently working on an exciting new project, visit

Cafe Monico

I know what you’re thinking; those lazy swines from London Piggy have finally taken a break from liking Instagram pictures of pugs and added a new post to their website. They must’ve gotten it for free. Well yes… we’ve been tempted out of blogger retirement by the nice people from Soho House who asked if we’d like to try out ...

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Fera at Claridges

Reg's corn fed chicken, bbq leek, onions and celeriac cream, Fera

When Fera opened at Claridges last year, we wasted no time in getting a booking in the diary. After missing the boat with Simon Rogan’s London pop-up Roganic and with the odds stacked against us ever getting round to making a trip up to L’eclume or The French, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try his food. Until I cancelled ...

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Som Saa (no longer at Climpson’s Arch)

Rice Soup

Som Saa – one of London’s best Thai restaurants The other day I clicked on a lifestyle website’s “Best in London” guide that someone had re-tweeted. I don’t usually pay much attention to “best of” posts but I suppose they, at least, create debate, which surely can’t be a bad thing. Articles like “10 burgers to eat before you die” ...

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My definitive NY style cheesecake recipe

I dreamed of making a cheesecake reminiscent of Junior’s but what I ended up making was slightly different. For a start, I really didn’t want to have to make the sponge base which Junior’s has. I know it makes for a lighter base but I didn’t want it to end up with a soggy bottom after a day or two. ...

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I told the waiter that our meal was better than much of what we’d had in San Sebastián. He was aghast and said “but this is just imitation!” Donostia is the Basque name for San Sebastián; a city that’s now widely thought of as the gastro-capital of Europe, if not the universe. It also gives its name to this popular, unassuming ...

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Launceston Place, W8

Hand dived scallop

Launceston Place is as ‘Michelin’ as they come. Words like dependable, robust and flavourful practically leap to mind. There are some restaurants that have been on our hit-list for years, but for some reason seem destined to stay there. For a long time it appeared that D&D’s London flagship Launceston Place would be one such establishment. But against the odds, ...

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Barrafina, Adelaide Street

Crab croquetas

In spite of eating so many dishes, there wasn’t a single bum plate. That’s only something that happens in the best of restaurants. It’s been seven years since Barrafina opened up on Frith Street in Soho and sadly I have to admit that I’ve still never eaten there. I’ve considered it many times, only to be put off by a ...

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Chasiu men

If you’re a die hard ramen fan, Kanada-Ya is definitely one for your bucket list. Actually sod that, just go Just when you thought the ramen revolution had peaked, the big guns from Japan have arrived. First Kanada-Ya sprang up on St. Giles High Street, closely followed by Ippudo – directly across the road. What an amazing coincidence. Kanada-Ya has ...

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The Hinds Head, Bray

Hereford prime ribeye

We didn’t have a bad meal here. As you can see, the food was all beautifully presented and if we’d been in any other gastro-pub, we’d have been more than content I imagine lots of people who visit The Hinds Head do so after sizing up The Waterside Inn and The Fat Duck and baulking at their prices and lack ...

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Typing Room – Town Hall Hotel, Bethnal Green

Raw beef, smoked beetroot, turnip, horseradish & sorrel

Yes, it’s far from cheap, but if you’re willing to pay for quality, your money will be well spent There’s been some serious grub served up in Bethnal Green’s Town Hall Hotel since its transformation in 2010. For a few years it was home to Michelin starred Viajante and chef Nuno Mendes, now in residence at infamous celeb hang-out Chiltern Firehouse. ...

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