Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Having fallen for the messy deliciousness of Yianni Papoutsis' burgers at #meateasy in SE14 early last year, I faithfully followed them to their first permanent home at MEATLiquor in Wellbeck Street in January. MEAT Liquor kinda did my head in (in a dirty, sexy, scary way) and was probably one of the least relaxed, yet completely delicious meals I had had in a while. So of course as soon as I heard about MEATMarket, Yianni's latest burger joint, I
MEATMarket is now a short 5 minute stroll away - so I plan to eat here...a lot.
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Grind Coffee Bar in Putney (and I am one) will be pleased to know that Grind has a little sister in Battersea. Somewhat oddly situated in the Plantation Wharf development on the river, this is nevertheless a lovely little cafe. We actually used to live just around the corner - so I'm not dissing the area (Battersea love) but Grind is tucked away in a primarily residential development. Anyway - I hope the many local residents discover and hang out at Grind because these guys do the cafe thing really well. Top notch flat whites made with London Coffee Roasters beans, yummy food and friendly antipodean service - a winning formula in my book. I love the fact that the SW coffee scene is expanding and that places like Grind are branching out into new locations. The only thing that would improve Grind Battersea? Being open on the weekend - then I could visit more often.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
I had been wanting to go to Burger & Lobster for the longest time. Then, a few weeks ago, after I had been thwarted in my attempt to see the Hockney exhibition at the RA (I got there later in the day when the queueing time went down from two hours to one hour) I had the brilliant idea of ducking round the corner in Maytfair and trying out Burger & Lobster. Whilst there are apparently queues (always in London, the queues...) at lunchtimes and particularly in the evening, on this Saturday afternoon it was actually pretty easy to get a table, although I chose to sit up at the bar and ended up having an instructive lesson on gin from the friendly barman. I knew what I wanted - the lobster roll - but the burger and the lobster itself both looked good as I saw them being bussed by.
Characters of Fitzrovia" - essential reading for Fitzrovia-philes. So next time you are sauntering down TCR or sashaying down Carnaby St, take a moment to admire (or not) these two fine examples of street murals.