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Blog Reviews from Culinary Creep


The adventures of a food pervert

  1. Published : Wednesday, 1st May 2013

    Honest Burgers Soho | Honest Burgers, Soho

    Home It has been quite a while since I was so enamoured with a burger, but Honest Burgers limited edition American has reignited my love. Available until the 20th May, it is a glorious, melty affair of American cheese, pickles, burger sauce, mustard, lettuce and quite the hefty beef patty...

  2. Published : Saturday, 6th April 2013

    Towpath Café | Towpath Cafe, Dalston

    Home I always had intentions to visit Towpath Café, but to be honest the canal from Islington to Dalston isn’t really an area I ever frequent. The idea of exercise or even just going for a walk just for the sake of it, to be quite frank, fills me with dread...

  3. Published : Wednesday, 20th March 2013

    Little Social | Little Social, Mayfair

    I was lucky enough to attend the preview night at Jason Atherton’s newly opened venture; Little Social. Taking its inspiration from French Brasseries, with deep burgundy leather seating, the space is cozy, intimate, and a place you can very easily while away with a couple of bottles of wine...

  4. Published : Sunday, 3rd March 2013

    Cabana Covent Garden | Cabana Brazil, Central St Giles

    Clearly if there is any opportunity to be a burger-taste-tester for an afternoon, there is no way I will say no. Keen to test out their new burger on willing subjects, I waddled along one Saturday afternoon to Cabana Brasil, sadly forgetting to wear my stretchy pants to pre-empt the food about the be consumed...

  5. Published : Sunday, 24th February 2013

    Patty & Bun James Street | Patty and Bun, Marylebone

    Patty Bun are doing brilliant things at their Marylebone location. Lines at peak times are getting longer and longer as word gets out. The burgers are brilliant and I can’t fault anything that they’re doing and my only regret is that I haven’t tried all the burgers on the menu...

  6. Published : Sunday, 20th January 2013

    The Electric Diner | Electric Diner, Notting Hill

    The Electric Diner is a new re-incarnate of the Electric Brasserie after a fire in June 2012. Rather than rebuild, they chose to re-make the venue over into a Diner, capturing that trend of ‘America in London’, even hiring Brendan Sodikoff from Chicago restaurant Au Cheval to oversee and develop the menu. When joining an already existing trend, it can sometimes be all too easy to accidentally follow rather than offer something different yet stay on trend, however Electric Diner has managed to be part of the trend yet still elevate the classics...

  7. St John Bakery is 15 minute walk from London Bridge tube station. People say it only takes 10 minutes but I have short legs and I got lost, so 15 minutes it is. It feels like you are in the middle of nowhere in industrial land, but once you spot the distinctive pig symbol of St John and the tables of bread and baked goods, it all feels worth the walk. Special flavours are occasionally available, but jam and custard are always present. These are easily the best I’ve found so far in London, in particular, the custard which is flecked with tiny vanilla seeds...

  8. Published : Sunday, 6th January 2013

    Meatmission | MEATMission, Hoxton

    Home The 3rd and newest outpost of the Meat burger restaurants is located in Hoxton in Hoxton market. Despite having previously lived nearby, when hearing about the address, I felt a bit indignant – there was a market in Hoxton I didn’t know about?!? Why have I not been told about this and dragged my poor husband along while I annoyingly take photos of everything and study each and every stall for 5 minutes while he gets more and more bored? Turns out it’s a small area, primarily a car park out the back of the Holiday Inn on Old St. Less exciting...

  9. Published : Thursday, 27th December 2012

    Shoryu | Shoryu Ramen, Lower Regent St

    Home Last of the ramen openings for the year is Shoryu. I’ll keep this one brief – like most of my posts of late, I visited shamefully awhile ago and from following them on Twitter I know that they’ve made a few changes to their ramen. Home Last of the ramen openings for the year is Shoryu. I’ll keep this one brief – like most of my posts of late, I visited shamefully awhile ago and from following them on Twitter I know that they’ve made a few changes to their ramen. IMGP4343 Even my telling menu photo shows the soft-opening 50% off prices. Simple condiment selection on the tables. The ramen itself? A big bowl of comfort. The milky, creamy broth was easily the best of all the ramen I have been luck to taste of late. Pork slices firmer than I’d like, however I believe there are plans to correct this. Mushrooms were nice addition...

  10. Published : Wednesday, 19th December 2012

    John Salt | John Salt, Islington

    Home For so long, Islington has been something of a dining black hole. There are plenty of places to eat along Upper St yes, but so many of them are average – hardly destination restaurants. The fact that one of the more popular and anticipated restaurants has chosen to open in little ol’ Islington makes me feel excited for Islington – almost like we’re pulling our culinary weight in London. John Salt is helmed by Ben Spalding, a young chef who has worked in several notable kitchens (The Fat Duck, Per Se, Roganic), and now has the opportunity to cook his food and show his vision. Downstairs is a large bar with bar food and Sunday Roasts served on Sunday, unsurprisingly. Food at John Salt was a modern mix with noticeable touches of Asian cuisine thrown in, while the interior had Scandinavian minimalist touches...

  11. Published : Saturday, 24th November 2012

    Bone Daddies | Bone Daddies Ramen, Soho

    Home Ramen, eh? This year’s burger or what? To be fair, that is an all too easy and not that fair statement to make. Since January there have been 4 dedicated ramen places that have opened; 2 in the last month. The first recent opening was Bone Daddies in Soho; the second Shoryu, on Lower Regent St just past Picadilly Circus. I will try to get to Shoryu on my next post if the combination of Winter, heating and pudding in front of the TV don’t overtake me, first!...

  12. Published : Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    Ozone Coffee Roasters | Ozone Coffee Roasters, Shoreditch

    Home Let’s talk french toast. I believe it is the most perfect of breakfast items. The combination of sweet french toast and a strong cup of coffee makes me very happy. Less heavy than pancakes, but no less decadent, you can keep your full english fry-up, I just need my french toast...

  13. Published : Thursday, 8th November 2012

    Byron Rathbone Place | Mo Burger, Byron

    I told you I was back on the burgers. Can’t. Stop. Eating. Them. Lucky then, that this one is for a good cause. Every November, men everywhere start to grow the best moustache they possibly can to raise money for cancer. In support of this, Byron have begun their annual support of this charity, by offering a limited edition burger and donating 50p from every burger sold to charity. IMGP4314 First up my beloved Cream Soda. If this were to ever be taken off the menu I would cry...

  14. Home I must confess. I am officially off the wagon. The burger wagon. I kicked the habit for awhile. Until now. To be honest, the burger I ate at Tommi’s Burger Joint wasn’t one of the best I’ve ever eaten, but what struck me most was just how enjoyable it was, and I realised – I really really do just like eating burgers...

  15. Published : Sunday, 23rd September 2012

    Opera Tavern | Opera Tavern, Covent Garden

    Home I’m not sure why, but Spanish food is a cuisine I rarely indulge in. No particular reason I can think of; it just never seems to come up. A shame, because on the rare occasions I do eat it, it really makes me happy! Opera Tavern, owned as part of the Salt Yard group (all Spanish restaurants) is located in the heartland of the theatre district and serves up Spanish tapas with what I like to think of as a gastro-pub twist...

  16. Published : Sunday, 9th September 2012

    The Albion | The Albion, Islington

    And the award for laziest blogger goes to….myself. I have posts ready to publish, however due to pure tiredness after work, all I can manage is dinner, a spot of TV, a quick check of emails, then bed. Repeat x 5 till the weekend when I can finally catch up on everything. It’s a little embarrassing it has taken me so long to write a post on The Albion, as I live so ridiculously close. We’re talking a 30-second walk. We don’t actually eat here too often to be honest, as on a Sunday afternoon, there’s nothing I like better than loading up a whole chicken with some butter and herbs and filling the house with that irresistible, unmistakable smell, but on those rare Sundays when Sainsbury’s closes before I’ve made it there, The Albion is a good alternative...