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Chino Latino

Chino Latino

Diners at the front tables of Chino Latino, have the advantage of 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…

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Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte

The restaurant specialises in Nikkei Cuisine 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…

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Mestizo London

Mestizo London

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

Wahaca for Breakfast – Charlotte Street

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

Wahaca – Chandos Place, Covent Garden

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

Tortilla Mexican Grill

I had a somewhat cautious invitation from the management of the small Tortilla 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 me…

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Mestizo Sunday Brunch with UNESCO support

Mestizo Sunday Brunch with UNESCO support

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

Santo Mexican Restaurant

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

Freggo

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

Mestizo Restaurant

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

Mestizo Restaurant and Tequila Bar

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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