I Go Chop, a Nigerian takeaway aiming to give fresh insights to Nigerian cusine. Located in Camberwell London, a place I frequent often. Along with impressive reviews on Twitter, and the fact of my Nigerian heritage; it was time to try for myself.
Brixton Market and Village is the go to spot to sample cuisines from around the world. It’s not too far from me, so I’ve decided to work my way through the various cafes and restaurants over the next few months. Starting with Caribbean cuisine from Fish, Wings & Tings. This small laid back café had a very relaxed street market feel to it and the staff was welcoming. My buddies and I got settled on one of the outdoor benches. The menu was simple and enticing, encompassing food across the Caribbean region.
Restaurante Dom Carlos, Albufeira, Portugal
Greetings from Portugal!
My steak travels brought me to Gaucho in The O2 Centre. Gaucho is an upmarket Argentinian Steakhouse chain that serves quality beef. The entrance was low-lit, decorated with upholstered cowhide, leather features and an array of mirrors. Plenty on the eye. I eagerly awaited what the service and the food would bring.
Located in Chapel Market, a short walk from Angel station is the Turkish restaurant Liman. First and foremost, I would recommend calling ahead to make a reservation, as this restaurant gets extremely busy and after my visit, I understand why. The restaurant is small but has an intimate feel to it which I love. From its zany wall decorations to the fresh flowers on every table, my first impression was pleasant.
As always, I have my radar out on new restaurant openings. This time The Stoke House, a new restaurant opening in Victoria, landed in my inbox. After having a quick look around the website, it didn’t give too much away and I was curious to check it out to see what it was all about. So along with me came my three food buddies to investigate with me.
Bank Holiday Monday, the perfect excuse to check out a restaurant with friends. This time, we were in the mood for some Thai cuisine. We had initially intended to eat at Awesome Thai in Barnes (nothing but raving reviews on TripAdvisor). Sadly when we arrived at the restaurant, it was fully booked! Still hungry for Thai food, we stumbled upon Thai Square, Richmond which also happened to be doing a 20% off offer which sealed the deal for us. Thai Silk’s concept is authentic Thai cuisine using ingredients which are flown from Thailand across to the UK. Therefore we assumed we would be in for a real treat!
I had the pleasure of attending the opening of the new Blacklock in the City, their sister branch is in Soho. Since it was opening week they were doing a soft launch and I brought along 2 friends to accompany me not knowing what to expect.
As we entered the restaurant, the interior was very shabby chic, I totally enjoyed the restaurant, it had a really nice feel to it. The decor was rustic, exposed beams and brickwork, blackboards, dim lighting. There was lots to look at. We were immediately greeted and taken to our reserved table
I’m lucky enough to be part of a food club #MIWFFoodClub, we meet at a different restaurant every last Saturday of the month. Our food voyage this month took us to Dirty Bones, Shoreditch; which I was pleased about as its featured on my never-ending restaurants list. Dirty Bones specialises in American style comfort food.