Wahaca – Covent Garden

Wahaca calls itself Mexican market eating! This restaurant is located below street level. It all looks bright with a turquoise colour theme, wood panelling and bare concrete walls. First impressions definitely count for something on most occasions and for Wahaca, this did not work in its favour. When we arrived, the restaurant was fairly empty. We asked…

Richoux – Piccadilly

Richoux had a French feel to it with it dark wood decor, deep reds and green seating. This is slightly strange as it describes itself as “the home of traditional English food”. It reminded me a little of Cafe Rouge. The tea and coffee were both served by the pot. The tea was served in…

Masala Zone – Camden Town

Masala Zone has quite an extensive menu with food that they say represents different regions of India. The food on the menu ranges from street food snacks, grills, noodles, curries and thalis. So quite a lot to choose from and there is something for everyone! The vegetable samosas had a thick crispy pastry and were…

Zizzi – O2 Centre, Finchley Road

If you want some good Italian food, then you can never fail with Zizzi! It’s even better now that they have added some new items to their menu. One of the new additions is the pizzettes. These are three mini pizzas with the following toppings: tomato and pesto, cheese and caramelised onions, peppers and goat’s…

New Culture Revolution – Angel

Tucked away in one of the side streets behind the busy Upper Street in Angel, is this fantastic noodle and dumpling bar! It’s nothing short of great fresh tasting food. I really liked the simplicity of New Culture Revolution! New Culture Revolution make their noodles fresh everyday and none of their dishes contain MSG! It…

The Riverfront at BFI Southbank

So, as promised we went back to the newly refurbished BFI Cafe. The original review from August 2008 can be seen here: http://ratemybistro.co.uk/bfi-film-cafe/ The interior is all new and they have the separated seating areas: one for the restaurant and the other for the cafe/bar. I think that the bar area has tried to become all trendy…

Yo Sushi – Brent Cross, Hendon

Yo Sushi is one of those places that I have seen all over the city but never managed to make a visit to it, that is until now. All of the seating is around the conveyor belt with the various dishes going round. You can also order individual hot dishes from the menu. The staff…

Addis – Kings Cross

When a friend of mine suggested going to an Ethiopian restaurant for a dinner get together, I realised that I knew absolutely nothing about Ethiopian cuisine. But I trusted my friend’s opinion, who told me that the food is “yummy”! Addis is a pretty cool restaurant but be sure to make a reservation if you…

Bar 163 – Egham

If you’re looking for reasonably priced traditionally cooked food served in a warm friendly atmosphere, then Bar 163 in Egham should fit the bill. The exterior of the building looks very Victorian to me, while inside you’ve got a good mix of antique and modern furnishing. A strange choice of combination, but it really does go well together.

Giraffe – Brunswick Centre

The bright orange decor and the big wall sized pictures are striking when you go to Giraffe. The atmosphere was very warm and welcoming. It was great that the staff took the time to recommend dishes. We ordered the nachos and asked for them to be made with less cheese and no jalapenos. They could have done with more refried…

Tootsies – Brent Cross, Hendon

Tootsies had a nice selection of food on the menu ranging from salads, sandwiches, burgers to grills, so we thought that it would be a good place to go to. Initial impressions were that the staff were friendly and it seemed like quite a relaxed eatery. The soup of the day that we had was…

Victoria Tearooms – Saltaire

The entrance to Victoria Tearooms is shared with a bakery so you have to go down the spiral stairs to get to the actual tearooms. Once down there, it opens out into two rooms with a stone floor. The walls are decorated with old photographs and posters. It was a joy to look at all…