Restaurant Reviews from November 2011

November 2011 Restaurant Reviews Archive from Foodepedia

  • Iberica Canary Wharf

    Wednesday November 30th, 2011

    In Cabot Square and rather discreetly fronted, the new Iberica Canary Wharf gives good Gosh when you get inside. A rack of reclining jamon legs next to the door make it clear you aren’t in a clothes shop, as it once was, and the space surges up ahead of you. A nice long bar to one side, space centre and left, and above two galleried floors for overspill.

  • Roussillon

    Monday November 28th, 2011

    Roussillon was once well known as a shining example of London dining. Yet that was under Alexis Gauthier, since decamped to the bright lights of Soho. With the arrival of new chef Shane Hughes has Roussillon retained its charm?

  • The Rookery, Clapham Common

    Sunday November 27th, 2011

    Overall the Rookery seems to be doing the right things in the right way to become a popular neighbourhood joint. There’s a lot of middle-class, recession immune, money in Abbeville village but the restaurants there have mostly got complacent, giving the Rookery a chance to fly in successfully.

  • Breakfast at Hawksmoor Guildhall

    Monday November 21st, 2011

    Bone marrow at 8am? Foodepedia mans up for a proper breakfast treat in the City at Hawksmoor's Guildhall branch.

  • Patara Thai, Soho

    Saturday November 19th, 2011

    If you like Thai food then you’ll love Patara and if you don’t then I’d give it a shot anyway because you might just change your mind. It’s a good-looking venue and a great place to meet up with friends for some relaxing indulgence and a few bottles of lovely Singha beer – service is assured and the food demonstrates enough skill to put it head and shoulders above much of the competition

  • Cha Cha Moon

    Friday November 18th, 2011

    I know some people expected more from Alan Yau of Wagamama fame, and it seems Cha Cha has reverted to a slow waltz since he stopped being in charge day to day. Even so, it’s cheap and it’s cheerful and, unlike some of Chinatown’s finest, you don’t get the feeling you’re a nuisance to the staff. For a fast feed, everyone can comfortably still keep going to the Moon.

  • Lunch at Roux at The Landau,

    Wednesday November 16th, 2011

    With a selection of fine cheeses, or if you prefer a wonderfully wobbly Amaretto Panacotta with pear ice cream and salted almonds, the Landau rounds off set lunch with light love. It’s a pleasure to eat such unshowy, unpretentious but finely judged cooking. And of course, once you’ve eaten the prix fixe, you’ll be back to try the impossibly good looking a la carte in the evening. Lunch is just for starters, after all

  • Cinnamon Club, Westminster

    Tuesday November 15th, 2011

    Its ten years since The Cinnamon Club redefined Indian cuisine for an English audience and although classical in execution the cooking remains innovative. The Anglo-Indian cuisine encompasses not only the hybrid cuisine evolved by Bengali immigrants with its vidaloos and tikka masalas, but also the traditionally refined food of India’s raj and royalty that celebrates subtly and quality ingredients.

  • Suka Street Food at Sanderson

    Saturday November 12th, 2011

    I’m not really a street food kind of person, at least not in the UK. I’ve munched in Malaysia, snacked in Singapore and struggled to find a suitable verb in Vietnam, but they’re all places where eating is almost constant. The people of those lovely countries resemble eating bicycles, if they stop feeding for a moment they tend to wobble and fall over.

  • Manchurian Legends

    Sunday November 6th, 2011

    Pretty much the whole body is covered nose to tail at Manchurian Legends and the menu is not for the faint-hearted: stir-fried pigs intestines with leek, spicy pigs knuckle, marinated duck tongues, stir-fried chicken gizzard and heart…

  • Franco Manca Westfield Stratford City

    Thursday November 3rd, 2011

    I’d definitely recommend Franco Manca if you're short on time, but don’t fancy the usual suspects in fast food court. Their real achievement is creating a product with a real point of difference in the competitive and crowded Pizza market.