Archive For The “S American” Category

Las Iguanas Sunday Brunch

Las Iguanas Sunday Brunch

In the heart of Bloomsbury, not far from Russell Square Underground station, one finds a new area of restaurants, cafés and retail outlets. It’s popular every day but at weekends Brunswick Square comes to life! When the sun shines it becomes a magnet for those looking for a bite to eat and a convivial glass…

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Gaucho Richmond for Weekend Breakfast – restaurant review

Gaucho Richmond for Weekend Breakfast – restaurant review

This is something of a departure for this high-end steak restaurant. Gaucho in Richmond (and Hampstead) are now offering breakfast, and it’s not all meat. Richmond is classy and popular with those who appreciate its riverside. The shops attract discerning visitors but there are, surprisingly, very few worthy restaurants. Gaucho has long had a loyal…

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Chino Latino – restaurant review

Chino Latino – restaurant review

Diners at the front tables of Chino Latino have a stunning view To the untutored this location might not seem the best, being on the ‘other side of the river’. However, it has great transport links, being set between Waterloo and Vauxhall stations, with fleets of convenient red buses running past the door – or…

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Chotto Matte, Soho – restaurant review

Chotto Matte, Soho – restaurant review

Chotto Matte is Japanese for ‘please wait a minute’. No, dear reader, don’t go thinking that this is a veiled threat of slow service. It’s surely more a statement that dishes are freshly prepared. It’s not a matter of waiting but more like allowing yourself a little time to anticipate. Having said that, Chotto Matte…

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Mestizo London – restaurant review

Mestizo London – restaurant review

We are blessed, if we live in London, with a wealth of gastronomic opportunities. We can indulge in traditional high-end Kaiseki Japanese dinners or humble bowls of ramen. There are Michelin-starred Indian restaurants that even attract visitors from the Subcontinent. Yes, we have plenty to tempt those looking for good food, although it’s often difficult…

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Wahaca for Breakfast – Charlotte Street – restaurant review

Wahaca for Breakfast – Charlotte Street – restaurant review

Wahaca is something of a London institution. It’s popular for one very good reason: it’s good. Its restaurants all have individual style but there is that thread of Mexicana and casual quality that flows through and connects each one. The new restaurant on Charlotte Street is three converted Georgian town houses. It’s well located for…

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Wahaca – Chandos Place, Covent Garden – restaurant review

Wahaca – Chandos Place, Covent Garden – restaurant review

Chandos Place has always seemed an exotic address. Not quite English but nevertheless familiar. This street along with others in Covent Garden takes its name from the Bedford family. The fourth Earl of Bedford married Catherine Brydges of Chandos. It’s a name that dates back to the Norman conquest of 1066 with a host of…

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Tortilla Mexican Grill – restaurant review

Tortilla Mexican Grill – restaurant review

I had a somewhat cautious invitation from the management of the small Tortilla Mexican chain. They had noticed from my previous articles that I have been lucky enough to review some of London’s most swanky dining spots. But for me it’s all about the food: they had obvious pride in their eatery and that gave…

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Mestizo Sunday Brunch with UNESCO support – restaurant review

Mestizo Sunday Brunch with UNESCO support – restaurant review

Mexico already has many of its monuments on UNESCO’s list of protected sites. Now it has gained international recognition for the country’s unique cuisine. London has a restaurant which is recognised by the Mexican Embassy as providing authentic dishes. Mestizo near Euston Station will provide a vibrant introduction to Mexico’s culinary heritage. UNESCO officials have…

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Santo Mexican Restaurant, London – review

Santo Mexican Restaurant, London – review

Picture this, dear reader: it’s mid-May and the sun is shining. We head out onto the streets of London like lemmings with a mission. It’s the fear of those rays disappearing that encourages the citizens of our fair city, and a good number of tourists, to seek gentle entertainment in the company of their families…

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Freggo, Piccadilly – restaurant review

Freggo, Piccadilly – restaurant review

Well, what is a Freggo? It was once a Freddo but changed its name when it opened a branch in London. Its origins are Argentinian and it fair oozes a certain je ne sais quoi …or whatever that is in Spanish. It’s an ice cream parlour, a sandwich bar, a café, a tea shop and…

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Mestizo Restaurant, Euston – review

Mestizo Restaurant, Euston – review

I had my first little peek at Mestizo last year. Just a cocktail and some nibbles but it was enough to give an indication that this was a spot to linger over and enjoy. A real meal was in order so off I went with guest in tow to see if that first impression was…

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Mestizo Restaurant and Tequila Bar, London – review

Mestizo Restaurant and Tequila Bar, London – review

You might say you like “Mexican” food. You might have had “Mexican” food on trips to the US and Taco Bell might be your favourite fast food but, dear reader, your experience is probably a faint shadow of the real extravaganza awaiting you at Mestizo. Mestizo Restaurant and Tequila Bar has a convenient location just…

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