Journal

07th November, 2011

500, Holloway Road

500, Holloway Road

Holloway Road is, by no means, a culinary hotspot. It isn’t even a a warm dishcloth in the world of decent food, so you can only imagine my surprise when I was asked to make my way to a restaurant called 500 on a stretch of road known only for kebab shops and their kin. […]

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09th September, 2011

Allegro, Prague

Allegro, Prague

  It really is a small world when a dear friend tells you that another friend that you both went to school with is in the same city as you. What makes this equation rather interesting is that I was in Prague for a couple of days, the friend I was meeting was visiting Prague from […]

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07th August, 2011

L’Anima

L’Anima

I like restaurants that have meaningful names. By that I generally refer to restaurants with names from other languages. Then again it can be a double edged sword – if the food doesn’t quite match the name, the restaurant’s in for a beating. A couple of years ago I was watching a fascinating documentary on […]

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12th June, 2011

Trullo

Trullo

Now Highbury is by no means anywhere near being gastronomic. Unless you consider Tesco. So for an Italian restaurant to be consistently jam packed with people and getting good reviews is a welcome addition to an otherwise restaurant black hole. Add to the equation celebrity backing. Lulu’s (famed British singer of yore) son runs the […]

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12th June, 2011

Jamies Italian

Jamies Italian

There aren’t many chefs who have a jovial persona on screen and off, cook great food at it’s simplest level, challenge long standing norms and tie their shoe laces with their teeth. Jamie Oliver fits perfectly here (he may be able to tie his shoe laces with his teeth, but we don’t know that just […]

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