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.

Patty & Bun

Ari Gold

The Ari Gold has a reputation for being ‘a three napkin burger’ but it’s not till you open the wrapper that you realise how deliciously filthy it is. If you walk down James Street on an evening, before too long your path will be blocked by a mass of people. Don’t worry, you haven’t stumbled upon the auditions for some ...

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Red Dog Saloon – Hoxton, Texas?

The Carnivore Platter

As well as being very dry and too thin, it appeared that the chef had tried to cremate our ribs and it was difficult to determine which bits were good to eat and which were not. We’re serious barbecue fans, so it’s probably an understatement to say that we were excited at the prospect of putting Red Dog Saloon’s “authentic southern ...

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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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