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Blog Reviews from A Lot of Chop


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  1. Published : Wednesday, 3rd April 2013

    Beagle | Beagle

    The building is two large arches, sexy lighting and brilliant acoustics (seriously). It’s not often I notice the dimensions of a restaurant’s roof, but this one is perfect. Feng Shui nirvana. The height of the ceilings are as perfect as you can get for a restaurant (I looked it up). We had a drink at the bar before sitting down and were impressed. Craft beer lovers in particlar will be pleased. Cocktails I’m told were very special and punchy...

  2. Published : Friday, 1st February 2013

    Paradise by way of Kensal Green | Rhubarb in Paradise

    ‘One bowl, two spoons’ may just be the biggest mistake I make this year. Two reasons for this. Let me explain. The first is that my lady has a sister and three brothers. So whilst I may think I know my way round the plate, she’s trained and positively owns it. It was pudding time and immediately I was scolded for ‘mixing’ the crumble with the custard. Mon fucking Dieu! I was afforded the luxury of no more than three mouthfuls. ‘another bite and you won’t get a massage later’ etc. etc. This was some machiavellian dining...

  3. Published : Wednesday, 14th November 2012

    Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack | Bonnie Gull – Seafood Shack

    Earlier this year I tried ‘herring – three ways’ while staying with friends in Stockholm for midsummer celebrations. It was a revelation. So good I literally and drunkenly made a song and dance about it. So where to take our Swedish aficionado pals in London? A new seafood shack, with head chef Luke Robinson (Fifteen) at the helm, of course. I’d never been to a seafood shack before. To me a seafood shack conjured up images of blue and white checked tablecloths, baskets of food, lobster pliers, bibs and napkins. So, in a corner of Fitzrovia, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. As soon as we walked in we realised that this was far classier than a basket and bib joint. It’s definitely snug, encouragingly busy and feels very British...

  4. Published : Thursday, 11th October 2012

    Dishoom Shoreditch | Dishoom Shoreditch

    Despite having more curry houses per capita than any other part of London, Brick Lane is strangely one of the hardest parts of London to find really good quality Indian (/ Bengali, Bangladeshi, Pakistani) food. You can either order takeaway from Holy Cow or go to Tayabs or Needoo Grill in Whitechappel for really good value Indian food. Brick lane is a brilliant place, if a bit Lance Armstrong, but every curry I’ve had on Brick Lane has been pretty rank...