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 Parmstar.uk

Merchants Tavern

Roast Quail, Hazelnut Pesto, Remoulade and Fois Gras

None of it will set your world on fire but I don’t think it’s meant to. Merchants Tavern is all about good, reliable food. Think really well done, posh pub grub (sorry Angela). Firstly I’d like to apologise for the slightly blurry, shaky pictures accompanying this review. I’m putting this down to the many cocktails we consumed here. It all ...

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Chiltern Firehouse

Hamburger

That’s right, good quality food and not it’s not even horrendously overpriced. No wonder this place is so packed. Ever since its opening there’s been a real flurry of excitement surrounding Chiltern Firehouse. For a start you just can’t get in, not quickly anyway. We had to book six weeks in advance for a Sunday afternoon. This is due, in ...

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The Square

Sauté of Langoustine Tails with Parmesan Gnocchi and an Emulsion of Potato and Truffle

If somebody was to take the ‘fine’ out of fine dining and keep the incredible standard of food, I’d be there quicker than you can say ’emulsion.’ When I eat at a two-Michelin-starred restaurant, I expect near perfection. After all, there are only twenty or so places in the country that have attained this status. They are undoubtedly the best ...

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101 Thai Kitchen

101 Thai Kitchen

This is proper home style Thai cooking, in a no-frills setting, which won’t cost you an arm and a leg. I often hear people lament the lack of authentic Thai restaurants in London. Well we’ve got just the place for you. This is probably the best Thai food we’ve eaten in the UK and it’s super cheap. Sutti is the ...

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Wright Brothers, Spitalfields

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The only things stopping me from really going to town were the limitations of my appetite and the size of my wallet. Eating fresh seafood always reminds me of great holidays abroad. Drinking cold beer and watching the sun go down whilst stuffing fresh crustaceans and cephalopods down my gullet. It’s just a shame that such aquatic delights are invariably in short ...

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The Clove Club

Hebridean lamb

For the last year the imposing looking Shoreditch Town Hall has been home to The Clove Club. They serve a no-nonsense (no-choice) tasting menu and have won plenty of admirers since opening their doors. Isaac McHale heads up the kitchen, building on the success he enjoyed up the road at The Ten Bells. He’s also worked at The Ledbury, Tom Aikens ...

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A beginner’s guide to London dim sum

Scallop siu mai

Introduction to dim sum… Dim sum may seem a million miles away from corn flakes or bacon and eggs but in Hong Kong and it’s breakfast. Over here, of course, it’s generally more of a lunchtime option and one of our favourites at that. I always think it’s a shame when I see people in Chinatown during the day ordering from ...

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Tongue n Cheek

Belly connection

Tongue ‘n Cheek’s Heartbreaker is no ordinary burger. The patty is 50% ox heart and 50% dry aged beef – it’s London street food’s flag bearer for nose-to-tail dining. The patty is so thick and juicy that ours soon destroyed the paper bag it was served in. If you’re eating it standing up, it’s a good idea to hold it well away ...

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Bao

A thing of beauty

There’s an ever growing number of restaurants and street traders serving Chinese steamed buns but as far as we’re concerned, Bao’s are by far the best in town. Some people call them Gua Bao, others use the name Hirata buns but as far as I’m concerned they are one in the same thing. Yum Bun are widely credited with making ...

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Chisou Chiswick

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I’m sure that there are plenty of good restaurants in Chiswick. Why wouldn’t there be? The thing is that I’ve never really thought of it as a go-to place for quality Japanese food. At least I hadn’t until I found Chisou. They also have branches in Mayfair and Knightsbridge but we were in Chiswick and our first challenge was actually ...

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