Tag Archives: Soho

The House of Ho

House of Ho

‘Sharing is caring’ as Bobby says on the menu. More like sharing means smaller portions, more dishes and and higher prices. Sometimes you can go for an unplanned meal and stumble upon something special. Sadly, our visit to The House of Ho was not one of those occasions. When you’re in Soho looking for a week night walk-in with no ...

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The Pudding Bar, Soho (now closed)

S'more cheesecake - Milk chocolate cheesecake, gingernut biscuit base with peanut butter ice cream

The Pudding Bar only serve desserts so it’s only fair to expect each dish to be amazing. Okay at least half decent then. All too often when we eat out, our evening is soured by mediocre desserts. Sometimes even Michelin starred restaurants are a let down when it comes to serving up something sweet. For this reason I think dessert ...

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Ember Yard

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When it’s done well, barbecued food is about as good as it gets and make no mistake – Ember Yard is very, very good. Small plates is definitely nothing new. All too often I find that it’s just a ploy for restaurants to try to squeeze more cash out of you by encouraging you to share tiny plates of non-Spanish, ...

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Pizza Pilgrims – Three wheels to four walls

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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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Bibigo, Soho

Bibigo

What with Korean being the latest Asian food fad and all that, more and more restaurants have started to spring up serving this long underrated cuisine. Having been avid fans of Korean food for a number of years, we were keen to try this place after it was recommended by a Korean colleague. We were initially apprehensive about eating here ...

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Yauatcha – Dim sum at a premium

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Yauatcha sets its stall out to give diners a modern and refined take on Chinese food. Its Michelin starred status reflects this but so does its pricing. Its location on Broadwick Street in Soho could hardly be better in terms of footfall, even if former owner Alan Yau has opened another Chinese restaurant Duck & Rice in the former Endurance ...

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Bibimbap – A one pot wonder for under a tenner

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If you’re looking for something tasty, filling, inexpensive and a bit different in Soho, we might know just the place. Allow me to introduce you to Bi Bim Bap. Bibimbap is actually a Korean rice dish, served in a hot stone bowl and often consisting of julienned vegetables, meat and a raw egg. It’s all mixed together at the table ...

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Tonkotsu – A bowlful of porky comfort

Tonkotsu

There’s many an evening when we don’t have a set plan. We just want to grab a quick, tasty bite without spending a fortune. Something relaxed, comforting and hassle free. On those occasions, we find that ramen fits the bill perfectly. It’s not just us who feel that way. Ramen is ‘the’ comfort food of Japan. It’s what people look ...

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Soho Food Feast

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Yesterday we headed down to Wardour Street for the second annual Soho Food Feast. Even by London’s standards, there’s been a  lot of foodie events taking place this weekend. There’s the Foodies Festival on Clapham Common, the Real Food Festival on the South Bank, Gizzi’s Street Feast barn party, Kerb at Polo in the Park and of course the Soho ...

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Flat Iron – The best steak £10 can buy

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Flat Iron has been high on our wishlist (or should I say piglist) ever since since it opened. This was actually our second attempt to get in and we’d have been really disappointed if we’d missed out again. Our first visit was curtailed when arrived at 7pm on a Tuesday evening and were told that there would be an hour-and-a-half ...

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