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Darkhorse, East Village, Stratford

Set at the base of one of the East Village towers (former Olympic Athletes Village) in Stratford, Darkhorse is a seemingly aptly named contender for one of the best places to eat in London I’ve come across in quite a while. Kemey and I certainly loved our leisurely Saturday lunch. Continue reading

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Bar + Block Steakhouse, King’s Cross

A good steak in a smart place, that’s the gist of what’s on offer at new King’s Cross steakhouse, Bar + Block. Continue reading

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Recipe: Picanha with Hemp Seed Chimichurri

First up from my recipes for the Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge is pichanha with hemp seed chimichurri. Continue reading

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Graffigna Gran Asado

Argentine winemaker, Graffigna, threw the meatiest of parties recently at Dinerama in Shoreditch. Continue reading

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The Ultimate List of All the Best Filet Mignon Spots in America (Going Places)

August 13th is National Filet Mignon Day, a day to indulge and to savor the most tender cut of beef. Here’s a rundown of a few of America’s best steakhouses known for their filet mignon. Continue reading

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The World’s End Market (Again)

It’s a good feeling when you revisit a place you already like a lot to find it’s even better than you remembered. That was the case when I recently paid a repeat visit to The World’s End Market in Chelsea. Continue reading

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Good Food and Excellent Cocktails at Malmaison London

Chez Mal, the restaurant at the Malmaison London hotel is a smart choice for a good meal and fine cocktail. Continue reading

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Liberty Cheesesteak Company: Real Deal Philly Cheesesteak

Finding no satisfaction in London’s “cheesesteak” offerings – or often any resemblance to the mega meaty two-hander sandwiches of Italian-American origin famously from his hometown – JP decided to bring it here himself. Long story short: he ended up having to come up with a recipe for the right kind of bread and even created his own “wiz” cheese sauce. As for the steak, JP was happy enough with already available rib eye, sliced ultra thin for tastiest and most genuinely Philadelphian results. Continue reading

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Roba Bar & Restaurant

Welcome to the brand new Roba Bar & Restaurant in Paddington where a young executive chef – Andrea Secchi (ex-Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley) – a focus on in-house aging of beef and smoking of salmon, and a menu designed largely around a robata grill add up to a hearty dining experience. Continue reading

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Excellent Italian Cuisine at La Tagliata, Spitafields

Classic Italian cookery to keep you coming back for more is the drawn of Spitalfields restaurant, La Tagliata. Continue reading

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M Restaurants on Threadneedle Street, EC2

It was the last restaurant I visited in 2014 and the first one I’m reviewing in 2015 – appropriate enough for a finish or start to a great year of dining as any I reckon. My late night dinner at M – a newly opened and rather slick two-in-one restaurant plus wine bar combo just a stroll from Bank Station – pleased my palate with a menu full of tartare, tiradito and sashimi selections that didn’t leave me feeling raw. Continue reading

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A Night Out at The Hippodrome

I’ve walked by The Hippodrome Casino at Leicester Square a zillion times. Not a gambling man, I never thought there was much inside the large scale and lavish venue for me. However, taking up an invitation to give Hippodrome’s food, booze and entertainment a try, I discovered there’s more to this Central London landmark than gambling. Continue reading

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Best London Restaurants – 2013

To say I ate and drank well this year does not begin to describe how delectable 2013 was for me. Both in London and beyond, I had the pleasure of experiencing some of the best meals outside the home I’ve ever eaten. Here’s a list of the ten London restaurants I enjoyed visiting the most over the past 12 months along with a few extra honourable mentions. Keep an eye out for more posts over the coming days listings my favourite London cheap eats and pizza places, as well as the ten best restaurants I visited outside of London this year. Continue reading

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Excellent Steaks and More at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar, County Hall

A recent visit to Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar at The London Marriott Hotel had me enjoying finely crafted cocktails and tucking into an amazingly satisfying mega-steak dinner. Here’s a quick report on what made my meal so special along with details on how you can dine with a discount if you tell ’em tikichris sent you. Continue reading

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50% Off All Steaks at MASH Steakhouse in London (CheapOair)

To celebrate its first birthday, Danish steakhouse MASH is to offer all their steaks at half off their regular price from Sunday the 3rd to Thursday the 7th November. For these five days only, diners will be invited to indulge … Continue reading

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Win a Free Signed Copy of Chef Neil Perry’s Rockpool Bar & Grill Cookbook

Neil Perry is one of the world’s top chefs. When he’s not in the kitchen at one of his seven Australian restaurants, cooking up a storm on TV or working as lead consultant to Qantas Airways, Neil somehow manages to find the time to be an author. Keep reading for your chance to win a signed copy of his Rockpool Bar & Grill book. Continue reading

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Bourbon Tasting Flights and a Steak of the Month at JW Steakhouse, Park Lane

JW Steakhouse at the Marriott’s Grosvenor House hotel has recently introduced a couple of brilliant new reasons to pay this fine dining establishment a visit post-haste: a series of four bourbon tasting flights and a Steak of the Month. Both these offers represent deliciously good news to be sure! However, what is perhaps even more deserving of me shouting about you making speedy beeline to enjoy is the simple fact that, as I discover during my dinner last night, everything else about this American style Steakhouse is fantastic too. Continue reading

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A Beefy Visit to Smithfield Market with Tom Hixson & Co (Great British Chefs)

There’s a good chance that if you’ve recently enjoyed a cut of USDA Prime beef at a London steakhouse or cut into a sumptuous mound of bife de lomo at one of this town’s many Argentine restaurants, your steak found its way to your plate via Tom Hixson & Co of Smithfield Market. Continue reading

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Prime Steak and More at Palm London (CDCLifestyle)

Star of the table at Palm London is the steak: New York strip, rump and boneless rib-eye to be precise. Sourced exclusively from Smithfield stalwart – Tom Hixson & Co – and grilled to perfection by Executive Chef Spencer Westcott and his kitchen, the Palm serves gorgeously marbled and tender corn fed, hand selected USDA Prime beef aged for a minimum of 35 days … But the reasons to choose Palm don’t stop with the steaks. Continue reading

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“Pay by the Clock” at Palm London Restaurant and Bar (OneTravel)

The welcoming atmosphere – along with a really tasty range of dishes – should certainly offer reason enough to visit, but a newly launched “PrimeTime” discount menu of cocktails and “Prime Bites” adds excellent and affordable incentive to pay this great place a visit. Continue reading

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PrimeTime at Palm London, Belgravia

I really enjoyed my visit to Palm London and found its newly launched PrimeTime discount menu of cocktails and “Prime Bites” to be an excellent way to get a taste of what makes this neighbourhood favourite so special. Continue reading

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“Menu Relief” at MASH

Feeling a little second tier as a foodie and a London blogger, I finally made it to MASH for the first time last night. Definitely worth the wait, I enjoyed my special “Menu Relief” dinner of a three courses, including MASH’s signature steak and cheesecake, for £50 with £20 of the proceeds going direct to Comic Relief.  Continue reading

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MASH Offers Special Menu Relief Fundraiser Monday 11 March

Combining its informal Danish style eating and drinking with plush and comfy experience of a “modern American steakhouse” for a noteworthy cause, MASH restaurant will host a special foodie fundraiser dinner this coming Monday (11 March) to celebrate Red Nose Day’s new Menu Relief initiative. Continue reading

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Wine of the Month: Sophie’s Reserve Rouge 2011 – House Red at Sophie’s Steakhouse

One aspect to my lunch at Sophie’s still stands out as exceptional: the house red. Sophie’s Reserve Rouge 2011, IGP d’Oc is a great wine. At £4.75 for a 175ml glass and £16.95 for a bottle it’s great value too. A blend of Syrah and Grenache created by the restaurant’s “own team”, I liked it from the first sip and thought is was an especially smart and easy drinker to go with red meat. Good ‘n’ juicy with a medium body, it’d be a nice one to drink on its own if slipping into Sophie’s for an evening at the comfortable (and I hearing ridiculously popular) bar. Continue reading

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A Meaty Review of Smithfield’s Grill on the Market

y rib eye was cooked perfectly as I’d requested (medium rare) and was actually one of the better chunks of meat I’ve had in quite a long while. I was completely satisfied with every last bite of it. Continue reading

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I’m Going on a Japanese #SoupSearch. Slurp!

Guess what? I frickin’ won that trip to Japan. Obviously, I wouldn’t have won without help from good people like you. So, if you voted for me or even took a moment to consider it and wish me well, thank you. … Continue reading

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La Patagonia: Bife de Lomo Love in Camden

If you like your steaks bloody and your Malbec bloodier, this is the place for you. Beef is top quality; I loved my mega-chunk o’ bife de lomo (200g of Argentine fillet – £21). And, the handmade chorizos a la pomarola (£4.50) rock. During my visit last week, a glass of the punchy house Malbec (£4.50) – Colonia, Finca la Colonia, Bodegas Norton – seemed to size up both the home made sausages and my fillet perfectly. Continue reading

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Hotel du Vin Introduces New Lunch Menu

Hotel du Vin has launched a new lunch menu featuring a one, two or three course offer priced at £9.95, £12.95 and £14.95 respectively (not too bad!) along with a selection of salads, sandwiches and tartines. They’ve also given their à … Continue reading

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Josper Grilling @ Caxton Grill, St Ermin’s Hotel, St James’s (Londonist)

Josper Grilling @ Caxton Grill, St Ermin’s Hotel, St James’s Londonist, March 18, 2012 Caxton Grill is one of very few restaurants in London to feature a Josper Grill (the second ever in town according to the folks there), thus … Continue reading

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Perfectly Grilled Meat and More at Argentine Steakhouse A La Cruz (CheapOair)

Perfectly Grilled Meat and More at Argentine Steakhouse A La Cruz CheapOair, October 20, 2011 Being situated in the villagey neighbourhood of Clerkenwell – home to some of London’s oldest and most celebrated pubs, a few nearby Michelin starred and … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: De La Panza, De Beauvoir Town (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: De La Panza, De Beauvoir Town Londonist, October 19, 2011 at 13:00 pm De La Panza is a few-week’s-old Argentine bodegón in the heart of De Beauvoir Town. Headed up by front of house Gaston Carrano, who helped with … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: Bread Street Kitchen (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Bread Street Kitchen Londonist, September 30, 2011 at 14:00 pm … it’s hard not to be wowed upon first take of the massive multi-storey Bread Street Kitchen with its nonetheless intimate design … The menu, seemingly taking its cue … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Black and Blue, Mortimer Street (Londonist)

Restaurant Review: Black and Blue, Mortimer Street Londonist, February 24, 2011 at 13:00 pm Beefy London restaurant chain, Black and Blue, recently rolled out a Fitzrovian addition to its portfolio of outlets. Hallmarks of this latest B and B include … Continue reading

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Polo, Steak and Wine, Wine, Wine! (Qype does London)

Polo, Steak and Wine, Wine, Wine! Qype does London, October 18th 2010 Held at Ham Polo Club in leafy Richmond (before the day, I had no idea there was a place to play polo in London, but Ham has been around since … Continue reading

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New Restaurant Review: Redhook (Londonist)

New Restaurant Review: Redhook Londonist, July 21, 2010 11:28 AM Newly opened in Farringdon where the Frenchily swish St Germain brasserie used to be, Redhook is a seafood and steak resto owned by the Rushmore group (Milk & Honey, Giant … Continue reading

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