Archive For The “N American” Category

Stagolee’s Hot Chicken and Liquor Joint

Stagolee’s Hot Chicken and Liquor Joint

A different face of American food but a truly authentic one Stagolee’s is an American restaurant and we have plenty of those in the UK, ranging from dubious to excellent in quality. But Stagolee’s is unlike all those other US-inspired eateries. This spot will introduce the diner to a different face of American food but…

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Jackson and Rye Richmond

Jackson and Rye Richmond

Peanut Butter Fudge S’mores was a sweet star What a view! There can be few places more picturesque than the bank of the River Thames by the 18th century Richmond Bridge. It’s beautiful at any time but on a summer’s evening it’s memorable. A seat at Jackson and Rye will give you the best spot….

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Patty and Bun – Old Compton Street

Patty and Bun – Old Compton Street

Soho in general and this street in particular became the refuge of Huguenots, French Protestants who fled to England in the early 1680s. The street was named after Henry Compton who raised funds for a local parish church which eventually became St Anne’s Church. Now there is The Patty and Bun at No.18! By the…

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Dirty Bones Kensington for Brunch

Dirty Bones Kensington for Brunch

An eclectic mix of rustic tables It’s raining in Kensington and we are hungry for brunch. Yes, that convivial meal twixt brekkie and weekend dinner that allows for a broad menu over which to pore. Kensington is posh and I would venture to say that Dirty Bones has the only entrance in the area that…

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Sticky Fingers – Return with Benny

Sticky Fingers – Return with Benny

One is spoilt for restaurants in London. High-end Michelin-starred, white-tableclothed establishments abound. There are exotic and periodically good curry houses. There are trending trucks offering all manner of international fare. And then there are those enduring restaurants that specialise in meat. Think of some prime beef served with an array of vegetables, and there could…

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Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers

Kensington High Street is smart. There is the usual complement of restaurants in the area and they range from the expected Lebanese to the trendy European casual restaurants; but this is a wealthy neighbourhood so there are eateries here that might demand a second mortgage. One would expect to pay a premium for a meal…

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Porky’s BBQ at Bankside

Porky’s BBQ at Bankside

I guess the name says it all. BBQ is what Porky’s offers, but this is the real thing rather than the chain variety, which has more to do with fast food; the traditional (Memphis) barbecue on which Porky’s is modelled is rather on the slow side …like 18 hours slow. Joy and Simon Brigg were…

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Campfire Cuisine – Grosvenor House Hotel

Campfire Cuisine – Grosvenor House Hotel

The restaurant is as big as the portions for which it is famed. JW Steakhouse at Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane is characterful. Those visiting for lunch will appreciate views over sunny (if one is lucky) Hyde Park. Night brings a city ambiance of passing headlights and restaurant low-lights. It’s difficult to make a…

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Big Easy

Big Easy

There is a little piece of London that will remain forever America. No, it’s not the US Embassy. It’s the award-winning Big Easy, which is an institution where you will be a lot more welcome, and staff are even polite! This casual restaurant is modelled on those American Gulf Coast crabshacks. That might not mean…

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Ed’s Easy Diner, Euston Station

Ed’s Easy Diner, Euston Station

Ed’s is a small chain of classic American diners. It was founded in November 1987 in London by Barry Margolis. It was the first of its kind in the UK when the first Ed’s opened its doors in Soho. Over the last couple of decades Ed’s has become a landmark and has been a location…

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Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood

‘OK, so review London’s Planet Hollywood.’ ‘Yes, but I’m a serious restaurant reviewer.’ ‘Go on, you might like it.’ …That’s the conversation I had with myself and I am glad to say I was right. I did like it. I am not normally a lover of fast food and I wasn’t sure that I’d be…

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