Hankies

Meal courtesy of Hankies Written by Ed @onehungryasian It takes something special to standout amongst all the restaurants in the Soho area. And yes, Indian tapas is probably something you’ve seen and heard about a dozen times now, a popular trend that sees no sign of stopping. But why should it? The bold and vibrant…

NY Fold

Meal courtesy of NY Fold Attended and written by Ed @onehungryasian London is pretty spoilt for pizza these days. You’ve got to contend with the old school classics; the guilty pleasure takeaways; the street food stalwarts going London-wide with multiple stores; newcomers with black charcoal based pizza (gimmick or no?); and, lo and behold, an…

Oliver Maki

History and Background:  Meal courtesy of Oliver Maki Quirky. Contemporary. Flashy. Oliver Maki, a family owned restaurant run by the successful Zeitoun brothers with four existing restaurants in the Middle East. Their first London venture starts with Oliver Maki, fusion sushi with a luxurious twist. Another fine-dine sushi restaurant in London? Yes, probably. But I’d…

Superstar BBQ

History and Background: Meal courtesy of Superstar BBQ. With an existing coup of Korean restaurants in London, the addition to Tottenham Court Road with Superstar BBQ doesn’t come as a complete surprise. With St Giles Street fast becoming a second Korea town (after New Malden), eyes were open, and ears were peeled to see what awaits…

Hakkasan Hanway Place

Background and history: Meal courtesy of Hakkasan Hanway Place. One Michelin Star Dim lit room, black square tables and wall panels highlighted with intricate swirls, and complimenting funky music is now the signature look of Hakkasan restaurants worldwide. We all know my love for the restaurants within Hakkasan Group, notably HKK which is now headed by Chef…

Biju Bubble Tea Room

History and background: Drinks courtesy of Biju Bubble Tea. For those who know me, you would remember when I would fanatically queue up for Chatime weekly due to consistent cravings for some Milk tea… those days were long gone once I found out how unhealthy those drinks really were. By word of mouth however, friends…

Percy and Founders

History and Background: I came here for the 50% off soft opening week along with three others. Opened in April of 2015 at what was formerly the Middlesex hospital, the restaurant houses 200, though, for such a large restaurant, it can look very sparse and desolate when even half empty. Nevertheless, ideal for relaxed drinking…

ASSA

History and Background: A little history on the internet on ASSA while I’ve researched where I can, it has been around since at least since 2008 with 2 branches, one on Giles Street, and the other, Romilly Street (near Kyoto). Giles Street branch has since closed down due to the renovation works ongoing at Tottenham…

Shackfuyu (Desserts only)

History and Background: (I’ve talked about Flesh and Buns which is also under Ross Shonhan here) It was first introduced as a Bone Daddies pop-up meaning that its not here to stay for long (12 months in fact), with the name of the restaurant deriving from ‘Shack’, I guess, meaning a ‘Shack’ and fuyu which…

Kanada-Ya 金田家

History and Background: The English equivalent of the word tonkotsu is pork bone broth, usually prepared over 18 hours resulting in smooth, thick and savoury noodle soup. There has been a steadfast of ramen bar openings that have filled the streets of London in recent years, and here to name a few; Shoryu, Tonkotsu, Bone…

Kyoto Sushi

History and Background: Whilst there’s not much I can find about its owners, Kyoto is known for excellent quality and value for money. This restaurant can easily be missed when you’re passing by Romilly Street. Its plain external decor acts a facade to the intimate and homely interior. The food is predominantly Japanese, but there…

Princi

History and Background: A casual yet bustling setting, Princi has been around since 2008, its huge windows and sleek marble design accentuates the classiness of Milanese cuisine. A popular bakery chain founded by Alan Yau (my idol) – it has been a popular choice for quick eats, post theatre meals or long due meet-ups. Cakes, savoury pasties, salads,…