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October 3, 2017, No comments

Annabel Twose goes meat-free at Café Van Gogh A few years ago, overcome with guilt from the film Cowspiracy, I dipped my toes in vegan. But, after two mostly uninspiring […]

Frontier Boozer: Coach & Horses review

September 10, 2017, No comments

Simon ‘not so sporty spice’ Still pops into the reinvented Coach & Horses Venturing away from the mania of the market and central Brix ...

Small plates, big flavours: Smoke & Salt review

September 8, 2017, No comments

Nick Buglione gets all ‘British tapas’ at Smoke and Salt Tonight is pretty much exactly what Pop Brixton was invented for. Hot summer night, alfre ...

Passage to India: Calcutta Street review

September 8, 2017, No comments

Nick Buglione’s Indian summer of Bengali street food Way way back, many centuries ago, I reviewed a restaurant which had created an entirely fiction ...

  • Unfinished business: Llewelyn’s
    July 17, 2017, 1 Comment

    Carina Murphy hits and misses at Llewelyn’s When Llewelyn’s opened in Herne Hill in an enviable location on Station Square, home of the popular Sunday Market, the anticipation was palpable. […]

  • Dreadlock Holiday? Turtle Bay Brixton
    July 17, 2017, Comments Off on Dreadlock Holiday? Turtle Bay Brixton

    Nick Buglione takes a Caribbean break at Turtle Bay Is Turtle Bay a kind of gastro trompe l’oeil or voyeuristic appropriation of an exotic (food) culture, hence the 10CC cod-reggae […]

  • Home From Home: The Commercial
    June 7, 2017, 2 Comments

    An evening at Herne Hill’s The Commercial Remember the good old days when pubs were just blokes, beers, fags, pork scratchings and scantily clad page 3 women advertising peanuts? Back […]

  • Out for a duck
    May 31, 2017, Comments Off on Out for a duck

    Nick Buglione finally makes it to Duck Duck Goose @ Pop Brixton Howzat? Oli Brown’s kitchen is surely a culinary Tardis. Leaving aside the logistics of running a upscale Cantonese […]

  • Greece is the word
    May 8, 2017, Comments Off on Greece is the word

    Mikos brings classic Souvlaki to town Nowadays, the path from food truck entrepreneur to restaurant owner is less off-piste entry level, more a required rite of passage. Hugo Yoshida of […]

  • Coming up Rosa’s
    May 8, 2017, Comments Off on Coming up Rosa’s

    Nick Buglione takes the spice road to Rosa’s Thai Cafe. I like the fact that I can just dive into Brixton and see what unfolds. These days, that’s despite living in […]