On a surprisingly quiet Friday evening in Brighton last week, while desperately avoiding restaurants we’d already been to, my Mum and I came across this unassuming Italian café-restaurant-cum-food shop. It wasn’t our first choice on the street, but rather our realistic choice since our first choice was the vegetarian restaurant Terre À Terre, which from one past experience we already knew would tell us they were fully booked even as we looked at a restaurant with the majority of its tables empty.
But for its visible popularity with early-evening diners like ourselves and its Latin name, we would have easily passed Edendum by.
The Flat Iron made its way onto my list of “places to eat” easily. The restaurant was recommended to me by my Dad – who over the course of his brief stay now knows better places to eat in London than me – via a Chinese website promoting the best value London eats, and in reviews closer to home it ranks among the top places to eat for steak-lovers in London. A fine reputation among both local and foreign diners was all it took, plus a special occasion to justify yet another dining-out night. Continue reading
(below) Durban and (above) Chakalaka bunnies
Not the cute, long-eared kind but the hot, tubby kind. Yes, I’m talking about bunny chow. I don’t know how ‘bunny’ comes into it, but bunny chow (or ‘bunny’ for short) is as South African as Chicken Tikka Masala is British, and nothing to do with rabbits. Bunny chow was created by Indian immigrants living in Durban in the 1940s, Continue reading
Alone but want to eat out without looking like a loner? Then try a ramen bar – they should have quick service, friendly staff, mind-boggling condiment and food containers to divert you, and customers just like you. Continue reading
Listed as one of the “things to do” in London on the last weekend before Christmas last year was to dine at Tënu, a pop-up restaurant promoting Finnish cuisine. Continue reading
The Tincan pop-up tapas restaurant in Soho is unmistakable from afar. Continue reading
If you fancy Italian for lunch in a bright, efficient, and trendy place, and you have deep pockets, then Vapiano might be the restaurant for you. But for me, there is something slightly wrong about self-service Italian restaurants that charge up to £9.95 for pasta that comes out of a packet. Continue reading