reviews

  • mossel & gin

    amsterdam: mossel & gin

    one funky little diner.

    06 september 2017 by andreas
  • kith treats

    tokyo: kith treats

    ice cream for everyone! kith launches an ice cream counter in the middle of shibuya [08.2017].

    27 august 2017 by andreas
  • longrain

    tokyo: longrain

    the sydney invasion continues with favourite thai restaurant longrain [08.2017]. super spicy and sexy.

    17 august 2017 by kirsty
  • pomona's

    london: pomona's

    from the west coast to west london, pomona’s takes its cue from one of the USA’s most eclectic and bountiful food cultures. here, the superest of super foods rub shoulders with epic desserts and battered goodness; bel-air brunch plates meet hollywood sushi and mexican tacos meet beach bbq’s. just in time for summer, they've opened a glorious secret garden and alfresco summer space to while away a few hours in the sunshine. as a result there’s something for everyone on this bountiful menu. from the sometime-vegan in need of their innovative new health food fix [sweet potato toast with coconut labneh and avocado or tuna poke bowl] to the one embracing saturday as a ‘cheat’ day [buttermilk chicken sandwich and home fries] the devout bruncher [buckwheat blueberry pancakes or french brioche toast] and the hardline carnivore [bone marrow with bacon vodka or crispy pork belly with mojo de ajo]. whilst the menu can be overwhelming with choice at times, the common denominator is top quality ingredients - think the ginger pig meat, valrhona chocolate and jude’s ice cream, selective graceburn and castle blue cheeses. standout dishes for us include the whole soft-shell crab and bacon burger, the sweet potato toast with coconut labneh, the refreshing and moreish grapefruit quinoa salad, king prawns with pineapple and jalapeño and the naughty caramelised croissant and prune pie to finish. no food is outlawed and that makes it refreshing, highly sociable offering. the decor is also refreshing, in a scene dominated by ‘industrial aesthetics’, here david hockey’s ‘malibu’ period is cited as the reference point, we saturated pastel colours, lots of white and light.

    30 july 2017 by becky
  • the lacy nook

    london: the lacy nook

    stoke newington is not exactly slim on the pickings for dining out options with every cuisine covered for breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, brunch and supper. but - for something a little different, dare to head a touch further beyond the beaten track, and be rewarded with the lacy nook - a hidden gem inspired by global flavours, created from london-local ingredients, rooted in the owners’ macedonian heritage. for brunch - try a speciality of beef patties, kajmak milk spread, ajar red pepper relish and balkan bread. or the moreish cave-aged cheddar pancakes with maple cured bacon, poached eggs and urban honey. for dinner - smoked celeriac with brassicas, hazelnuts, lime and chilli; baked plantain with feta, jalapeño sauce and sweet onion tomato salsa; harisa spiced chicken with date jam, salsa and chickpea mayo. you must have the award-winning raspberry and pistachio baklava which is nothing like the usual syrupy stodginess. the spirited family-run restaurant, supports locals vendors and suppliers from mission coffee works, la fromagerie, husk & honey, dusty knuckle bakery and redchurch brewery.

    30 july 2017 by becky
  • smoke & salt

    london: smoke & salt

    from the name of the restaurant, the culinary brief is clear - here, it’s as much about ‘how’ something is cooked as ‘what’ is cooked - and to rewarding effect. simple, local ingredients are smoked, cured or otherwise preserved to bring out the best of the flavour. the snug little container within pop brixton belies the gastronomical experience inside. around 3-4 plates ought to do it [plus the locally-made-by-californians sourdough with ‘everything’ butter that you simply MUST order]. select from ultra savory tomato salad with smoked ricotta and whey vinigrette; miso and honey glazed pork belly with english pea and pickled gooseberry salad; chickpea fritters (panelles) with spiced ketchup; trout with a refreshing cucumber, lime and jalapeño salsa; hispi cabbage with smoky tofu dressing and pickled peanuts. the cocktails are stellar - don’t leave without sampling the boston sour with bulleit 95 rye and sorrel.

    30 july 2017 by becky
  • nobu downtown

    new york: nobu downtown

    this fancy diner makes downtown look uptown [06.2017].

    29 june 2017 by andreas
  • palmyra café

    oslo: palmyra café

    dig into the best kottu roti west of jaffna [06.2017].

    13 june 2017 by andreas
  • les trois cochons

    copenhagen: les trois cochons

    a beloved fixture in the local dining scene now dons a brand new façade and interior [06.2017].

    13 june 2017 by andreas
  • ling ling

    oslo: ling ling

    not-your-average chinese diner.

    12 june 2017 by andreas