John Coulson

John Coulson
John moved to London from his native north east in 2007 and co-founded LondonPiggy with his partner Lisa Cheung in 2012. Eventually his passion for street food got too much and he quit his job as a digital marketing director to work full-time in the industry, starting ParmStar in 2015.

Roka, Charlotte St – Great food, pushy service, big bill

Miso black cod

There is some fantastic Japanese food on offer in London right now and few restaurants have as built as big a reputation as Roka. With this in mind, I was delighted to get the chance to try it for myself. Sadly though, the London Piggy was unable to attend so you’re going to have to take the Hog’s word for ...

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The Magpie Café, Whitby, North Yorkshire – Fish n chip heaven

Fish 'n Chips

Rick Stein once said that The Magpie “opened his eyes to how good a fish and chip shop could be,” and as far as I can tell it seems obligatory to quote him when reviewing it. So who am I to go against the flow? Yes, every critic who’s heard rumours of intelligent life beyond Watford Gap has eaten here. ...

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