Tag: london

Dinner, London

Rivington Grill, Shoreditch

We’d had a brilliant evening at Old Street Records for a PPA Live event, listening to former Smash Hits editor Barry McIlheney interviewing current Now magazine editor-in-chief (and soon to be editor-in-chief of Radio Times) Mark Frith. PPA put on some great events for young journalists and journalism students and my own young journalist son …

Dinner, London

Wildwood, South Woodford

This is one of our local standbys. There’s nothing too fancy here, but when you’re looking for a reliably enjoyable meal in a bright and airy space then this is a solid choice. Wildwood is a chain of restaurants, and they do their best to fit in with the local surroundings and, where possible, to …

Dinner, London, Lunch

Wood Oven, South Woodford

At first glance Wood Oven is your typical Turkish kebab house situated on a suburban London street. As A. is a regular satisfied customer of long-standing and has converted yours truly, we would beg to differ! The menu is simple, but in a Turkish restaurant where the meat is the hero of the dish that …

Dinner, London

Smaka, Whitechapel

Just occasionally you stumble upon a little gem of a restaurant just by chance. This happened to us when we had been to see a fab film at the Curzon in Aldgate and were heading off back to the tube with rumbling tummies. Unexpectedly we came across Smaka, and luckily we decided to give it …

Dinner, London

New St Grill, City

Realising that our wallets didn’t quite match our appetites, and always fans of a good bargain, we took advantage of the Evening Standard/D&D Offer, which runs from January to mid-February. Two courses with an aperitif for only £20 was just too good to miss, and we tried out New Street Grill. The food was gorgeous …