All posts tagged: soho

Rooster Booster Superfood Salad, Clockjack Oven

January is the perfect month for dieting. Not that I do it, of course. But I know plenty of people that do. Despite not denying myself anything I want to eat, I have naturally felt like eating a bit healthier after the Christmas gorge. I was intrigued when I heard that Clockjack Oven in Soho has just released a Rooster Booster chicken superfood salad, specially designed by Alyn Williams. I visited Clockjack a few months ago and loved it, so I was excited to go back to try the salad and a couple of other dishes. The Rooster Booster contains a generous helping of the signature rotisserie roasted chicken, blanched broccoli, baby spinach and pumpkin seeds. It is dusted with paprika and served with a light yoghurt and mint dressing. We also enjoyed a chicken burger and the most delicious buttermilk-marinated fried chicken bites. The salad was not as seasoned as I would have liked but the best part was the succulent rotisserie chicken. My mouth waters now just thinking about it. Clockjack Oven14 Denman …

Central & Co, Soho

Tell me your favourite hangover cure. Mine? A good quality, well cooked piece of meat, plus everything else my friend and I tucked into yesterday at Central & Co, a new all-day Brasserie and Bar in the heart of the West End. After cycling into Soho from Hackney Wick, we parked up the bikes and headed for our table, which looked straight out onto one of the world’s most famous shopping streets, Carnaby Street. We ordered some olives and a bread board to start, along with an Aperol Spritz to quench our thirst and perused the menu, which was separated into ‘Brunch’, ‘Small Plates’, ‘Large Plates’ and ‘Sides’. We opted for the Flank Steak main with chips, watercress and roasted tomato but decided to share a Duck Egg Scotch Egg, Slaw and Seasonal Greens as well. After munching on a load of delicious bread, the food arrived at the same time and filled our table. Lucy winced as she saw how much there was in front of us but then quickly followed with a smile. …

Whyte and Brown, Kingly Court

“How did you get into this industry?”, asked Fiona Gale, Creative Director at Whyte & Brown. My reply wasn’t exactly thrilling. I don’t have a romantic story of a childhood spent in the kitchen with my mum and grandma who passed recipes onto me. No. In fact, I don’t think I ever made anything other than currant buns as a child. So what happened? It all started about five years ago when I was at home and in need of something to satisfy my sweet tooth. I baked a tray of brownies and as soon as the first crumb hit my mouth I was hooked. That’s when the love affair really started and since then I have spent the majority of my time both searching for the best food the world can offer and attempting to recreate it in my kitchen at home. So that’s my story. Fiona’s? Well hers is certainly more romantic. Her mother was a fantastic cook and she spent a lot of time in the kitchen with her as a child …

Hummus Bros, Soho

I have long been a fan of Hummus Bros. I used to go at least twice a week when I was interning at a nearby company during university. It was a sad affair when I left that company to start my career – the lunch options in Shoreditch weren’t so great! I love this Cafe/Restaurant because it serves one of my favourite foods with a range of hot and cold toppings along with delicious toasted Pitta Breads. Their secret Hummus recipe is faultless – smooth and absolutely delicious. It is served smothered around the side of a dish (two sizes available, small and regular) and the topping is placed in the middle. Depending on what size dish you order, you will be served with either one or two Pitta breads. I have always opted for the Vegetable Salad because I just love the crunch of fresh Red Peppers, Red Onion, Cherry Tomato and Cucumber with the smoothness of the Hummus. I’ll also add a dollop of their freshly made Green Chilli and Coriander relish and …