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Bunnychow Launches ‘Better Breads’ Menu

  What Bunnychow launches their new ‘Better Breads’ menu; a lighter take on the classic South African dish with even punchier fillings. Where Bunnychow 74 Wardour Street Soho London Experience Straight after work on a vibrant, busy Soho evening I made my way to Bunnychow to meet my pal Lucy for a catch-up dinner. While I waited for Lucy to stroll a few metres from her office I picked a Cucumber Mojito from the selection of fresh exotic juices behind the counter and, as it was Thursday, added a naughty shot of rum. For those who have been living in a cave, Bunnychow’s now infamous ‘Bunnys’ are South African inspired hollowed out round freshly baked loaves crammed with your choice of delicious hot filling. Lucy arrived and after a natter we made our way to the counter to pick a Bunny. First we select our bread, then filling, then topping. I went for a nutrient-rich charcoal brioche and succulent pulled pork bunny. Lucy had a matcha green tea loaf with a veggie filling, made up …

Barrio Soho has a Makeover

What Barrio Soho Where 6 Poland Street, Soho W1F 8PS Experience Goodbye Barrio Central, hello Barrio Soho. One of London’s favourite Latino late night hangouts is re-launching with new decor, a new chef, new cocktails and a new Mexican-centric food menu. Fear not Barrio lovers, live music and general party vibes haven’t gone anywhere. Recently appointed Group Head Chef Ernesto Pavia (Garufa and Garufin, Bubbledogs) sees the return to authentic Latin American food influenced by his Peruvian routes. The menu, designed with the relaxed atmosphere of Barrio Soho in mind, comprises an assortment of snacks, small plates, tacos and sharing platters. We love the sound of Ceviche Mixto, fresh mix of seafood in tiger’s milk, with avocado, crispy sweet potato & serrano chilli. The heavenly Elotes are perfect for sharing, three perfectly formed grilled corn on the cobs slathered with cheese, lime and chilli mayo, aww hell yes! The fun continues into the cocktail menu. If, like me, you love a good rum cocktail then you are in the right place. The Gingerbread Colada puts a …

Carluccio’s Launches Spring/Summer Menu

Where Carluccio’s, Garrick Street, London What The infamous Italian restaurant chain, Carluccio’s, has launched a new spring / summer menu so I was invited along to the Garrick Street restaurant, near Covent Garden, to celebrate. Experience It was a sunny afternoon at the beginning of spring when I made my way to meet my friend Alice outside Carluccio’s. Sun seekers had already filled the outdoor tables, sipping on ice cold white wine, enjoying the hottest day of the year. We were lead up a grand, spiral staircase which lead to a private dining room, and presented with an offering of a prosecco cocktail – yes please. The prosecco was lightly quenched with limonchello and made an uncomfortably warm girl instantly revived. The Garrick Street Carluccio’s is housed inside an historic London building with tall ceilings and whiter-than-white painted walls. It hosts a bar and dining area over two floors, along with a private dining room and of course the infamous Carluccio’s deli. In the far corner were the guys from Peroni working their magic shaking …

Clockjack Oven, Soho

I bloomin love chicken. A couple of years ago I never thought I’d say this, but, I might even go so far as saying that chicken is my favourite meat and over the last year or so, I have trawled London to eat lots of the stuff. Last week my friend Kim and I visited Clockjack Oven in Soho to feast on chicken. And lots of it. The restaurant’s website states that customers will have ‘The best tasting and most succulent, lovingly prepared rotisserie experience.’ and I have to say, I think I agree. We wanted to try a few bits so shared 4 pieces of chicken, chicken bites, the Clockjack Oven chicken burger, plus a portion of chips and a tomato, red onion and basil salad. The waiter arrived and filled our table with dishes. There was a lot to eat. But we did it. And we enjoyed it all with a range of Clockjack Oven homemade sauces – ranch, chilli and barbeque. I had a chicken burger last Friday at Rotary, a pop …

Imli Street, Soho

A few weeks ago Jack and I were walking up Wardour Street when we spotted what we thought to be a new restaurant. We admired the decor from afar and noticed the familiar name – Imli Street – sister restaurant of the Michelin starred Tamarind in Mayfair. We carried on walking, promising ourselves a future visit. A couple of weeks later we were back. We started off with a Twisted GT – saffron gin, citrus twists, tonic water and lemonade and set upon deciding our dishes. The concept at Imli Street has been developed by Tamarind Collection’s multi-award winning Director of Cuisine, Alfred Prasad and all dishes are based on four distinct inspirations from the Indian street food arena: Coastal Shacks, Food Carts/ Dhaba’s, Railway Cuisine and Beyond Borders. We chose one dish from each section, plus a side of Hyderabadi aubergine. Our favourite dishes were tandori paneer and a ground lamb with lettuce cups, a simple dish of spiced mince lamb and lettuce leaves to wrap the mince in. We were full after dinner …

BRGR.CO, Soho

Last night I visited BRGR.CO in Soho. I knew the name rang a bell but I couldn’t think why but it all became apparent as it came into view as I walked up Wardour Street. BRGR.CO used to be a Jerk Chicken restaurant, famous for being one of Amy Winehouse’s favourite Jamaican restaurants in London. I even visited last year, although I wasn’t overly impressed and there were hardly any other diners joining us, despite it being a Friday evening. This time I visited on a Thursday and BRGR.CO was packed to the rafters. I was with two others and we snagged a table in the back room. I don’t usually read other people’s reviews before I go and try out a restaurant but on this particular occasion I couldn’t resist. I read a review by a well known London food blogger and as a result didn’t have high hopes – this blogger hadn’t exactly been complimentary about the restaurant and compared it to a plethora of burger joints that have opened in the capital …

Bone Daddies, Soho

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Soho is my favourite part of London for food. I still believe it to be the area that has the most interesting and innovative restaurants in London and almost always the area that most food trends in the capital originate. Enter Bone Daddies, one of Soho’s newest and trendiest restaurants. Along with Tonkotsu, Bone Daddies serves very fine and authentic bowls of ramen. It was freezing in London a couple of weeks ago so I decided to hot foot it over one lunch time and finally see what all the fuss is about. The décor I’m pretty sure doesn’t lend itself to a traditional ramen bar. I am not overly fond of high stools as I can never get totally comfortable. But then they probably don’t want you to get too comfortable so that they can give your seat to the next people in line. And believe me, there are people waiting in line. We glanced at the menu and although the snacks sounded delicious, with …