Tag Archives: Italian


Middle white pork chop

Please disregard any critic reviews you’ve read dismissing this as just another hipster hangout. Rotorino is a fine place for dinner and there was barely a beard in sight. On the unlikely looking, soon to be gentrified, stretch of Kingsland Road known as Haggerston, you’ll find a little diamond in the rough – Rotorino. Its menu offers up food inspired ...

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The River Cafe

Good food and flawless service, all in a lovely setting on the banks of the Thames. You’d think I’d already be planning a return trip. Well, you’d be wrong. Ever since opening their doors in the late 80s, The River Cafe has been renowned for serving up some of the best Italian food in London. So I’d heard anyway. You might ...

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Pizza Pilgrims – Three wheels to four walls

Not all too long ago, the Pizza Pilgrims could be found flogging Neapolitan-style pizzas out of the back of their 3-wheeled Piaggio van on Berwick Street in Soho. My how times have changed. The Pilgrims (brothers Thom and James Elliott) certainly had a busy 2013. Not satisfied with bagging themselves a show on Food Network, telling the story of their ...

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Easy Pork Parmo Recipe

My parmos

Ever tried a pork parmo? Many of you will probably be wondering “what’s a parmo.” That’s understandable too because (sob) they are still pretty much unheard of outside the north east and north Yorkshire. The parmo (or parmesan) originated in Middlesbrough and is influenced by the Italian dish, the parmigiana, although there are big differences between the two. The parmo ...

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Mele e Pere

This is a reliable, mid-priced restaurant and if you are in the area, I’d recommend giving it a try. We were looking for a restaurant in town for a quick, midweek bite. Something different, something fresh, something new. After much debate we decided to give Mele e Pere a try and it fitted the bill perfectly. It’s the sort of place you ...

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