Posts By: Chris Tilsed

Critic & Blogger Review Roundup 18th March 2016

Rok Smokehouse

Marina O’Loughlin
FrenchieImage source: The Guardian
Though Marina O’Loughlin thinks Frenchie ‘will take on London and win’, it ‘does not breathe off-piste and affordable’. Lamb pappardelle is a ‘ravishing slurp’, and ‘hackneyed things taste new’. Food scores 8/10, though with value for money at 5/10 she’ll ‘be sticking to the set lunch’. Read more…

Unusual Dishes in London Restaurants

Chocolate-covered scorpion - Archipelago

We all know that London is home to every cuisine imaginable, but scratch the surface and even the most well travelled foodie will uncover dishes they never knew existed. Puzzle your palate with chocolate-covered scorpions, meat that looks like fruit and 23-carat gold-covered pizzas. Welcome to the world of quirky, wonderful and downright weird London dishes.
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100 Things To Do In London

Columbia Road Flower Market

Work your way around London’s finest restaurants, landmarks & cultural hotspots
It’s safe to say, one is never short of things to do in London. We’ve made it even easier to keep yourself busy, with this bucket list of the capital’s finest, wildest and sometimes weirdest activities. Read more…

Critic & Blogger Review Roundup 22nd January 2016


From Chinese hotpots to the most English of meals, the critics and bloggers have been out in force again this week. Travelling to Dalston and Marylebone, Soho and The City, we’ve kept an eye on their feasting and dished up the highlights below:
Fay Maschler
Shuang ShuangImage source: Evening Standard
Fay Maschler tried out Chinese hotpot hotspot Shuang Shuang on Shaftesbury Avenue. Read more…

Top Alternative Christmas Dishes

‘Tis the season to eat to your heart’s content. Wolfing down plate after plate of festive fare is great, but there’s only so much turkey you can take, cranberry sauce you can cram in, and stuffing you can stomach. Thankfully help is at hand, with some tantalising twists on festive fodder, from Christmas pudding pizza, to Brussels sprouts as you’ve never seen them before. Read more…

London’s 10 Most Exciting New Openings For December

Shackfuyu - French toast

Even the onset of Christmas won’t get in the way of London’s ever-expanding restaurant scene, with a host of new openings offering some respite from the turkey takeover. Think December feasting is just mince pies and sprouts? Think again.
M Restaurants
Following the success of M Restaurants in the City, the winning formula arrives in Victoria on 5th December. Read more…

Critic & Bloggers’ Review Round Up 6 November 2015


There were both culinary fireworks and some undoubted duds for the nation’s critics this week. Read about cannon-ball-consistency fritters, and London’s newest (and most original) all-day breakfast spot.
ShotgunImage source: The Guardian
New barbecue joint Shotgun is the ‘real deal’ says Jay Rayner, so it can be excused of its ‘tiresome posturing’. Read more…