South West London

Italian and Pizza: Donna Margherita (Battersea); Bravi Ragazzi (Streatham)
Modern British: Trinity (Clapham); Tom Ilic (Battersea); Chez Bruce (Wandsworth)
Vietnamese: Mien Tay (Battersea)
Caribbean: Negril (Brixton); Tasty Jerk (Thornton Heath)
Roti: Roti Joupa (Clapham)
Chinese: Mama Lan’s (Brixton)
Georgian: The Georgian (Clapham)

Central London

Mexican: Wahaca (Covent Garden)
Modern British: St. John (Spitalfields); Dabbous (Goodge Street)
Sichuan: Chilli Cool
Barbecue: Barbecoa (St. Paul’s)
American: Meat LiquorSpuntino (Soho)
Austrian: Kipferl Austrian Deli (City)

North London

Middle EasternOttolenghi (Islington)
Sichuan: Snazz Sichuan (King’s Cross)
Hunan & Sichuan: Yipin China (Islington)
Eritrean/East African: Zigni House (Islington)

East London

Steak: Hawksmoor
Burgers: Hawksmoor
Indian: Needo Grill (Whitechapel)

West London

American Diner: The Big Easy (Sloane Square)
Fish: One-O-One (Knightsbridge)
Fusion: Sketch (The Gallery, Oxford Circus)
Japanese and Sushi: Sushi Hiro
French: Galvin at Windows (Westminster)
Modern British: The Ledbury (Notting Hill)

London Underground Restaurants, Pop Ups, Dive Bars

The Underground Restaurant
The Savoy Truffle Supper Club
The Rambling Restaurant
The Meateasy
Persian Peckham Pop-Up

London Street Food

The Meat Wagon
The Dogfather
16 Days of Street Food at The Rye
Pitt Cue Co
The Rib Man
The Kolkata Street Food Experience
Viet Van

London Food Events and Markets

Jerk Cookout 2007
Jerk Cookout 2009
Jerk Cookout 2010
Real Food Festival 2008
Real Food Festival 2009
Taste of London 2008
Taste of London 2009
Borough Market 
Covent Garden Night Market 2008
The Tipped Chilli Cook Off
Sherry and Food Matching with Heston Blumenthal
Whitley-Neill Gin Cocktail Challenge
Eating Eurovision
Brockley Market


Modern British: The Sportsman


Indian: Kabana Cafe
American: Almost Famous

Iceland (Reykjavik)

Einar Ben plus some more random bits about eating in Iceland here

Second visit to Iceland here

France (Paris)

Le Repaire de Cartouche

Portugal (Lisbon)

Piri Piri Chicken: Restaurante Bonjardim
Pastéis de Nata (custard tarts): Café Pastéis de Belém


El Celler de Can Roca
The L’Escala Anchovy Festival

Italy (Monopoli, Puglia)

Osteria Perrici

West Sweden

(not restaurants but seafood safaris)


Various street eats and a Surinamese restaurant


Dublin tips

Charity Events

Big Lunch Update No.1
Big Lunch Update No.2
Big Lunch Update No. 3
The Big Lunch!
The Drapers Arms Invasion

Producers & Entertainers

Bompas & Parr
Bompas and Parr: Alcoholic Architecture
Bompas and Parr: Futurist Aerobanquet
Riverford Organic Farm


Good Oil


The Frugal Cook
Veggiestan by Sally Butcher
Food Britannia by Andrew Webb
Noshe Djan by Helen Saberi

Cooking Classes

Brindisa Ham Workshop
Pig Masterclass at Trinity
Butchery Class at Allens of Mayfair
Top Tips for Great Jerk

Cocktail Classes

Cocktail Masterclass at Rules