Browsing All Posts filed under »Soho/Chinatown«

Princi, Soho

April 25, 2011


Café, Food 3/5, Price about £10 for a meal, Atmosphere 1/5 Princi’s interior food and waiting staff all look beautiful. Who cares about substance when we have looks? What is a bit of a problem is how busy this place is. It’s impossible to sit down straight away and even after you’ve resorted to the un-British […]


February 20, 2011


American barbeque, Food 5/5, Price £10 for main with chips, Atmosphere 3/5 website Bodean’s serves incredible, slow-cooked, smoky meat from their “oak-burning smoke pit” – lots and lots of it too. They barbeque chicken wings, burnt ends (slow-cooked beef brisket in BBQ sauce), pulled pork, three different kinds of ribs.. the list goes on. The US diner-style restaurants are […]

C&R Cafe, Chinatown

February 20, 2011


Malaysian, Indonesian and Singaporean, Food 5/5, Price around £7 for a main, Atmosphere 2/5, Address 3-4 Rupert Court, W1D 6DY With dishes full of exciting, authentic flavours from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia at rock-bottom prices, C&R Cafe is my new favourite cheap eat in Central London. The crammed tables are formica, sometimes your dessert is served before your […]

Beard Papa’s, Soho

September 15, 2010


This shop is now reported to be closed. For cream puffs nearby, head to Princi on Wardour St. Choux bun cafe and shop, Food 3/5, Price £1.40/bun, Waiting time <5 mins, Atmosphere 2/5 website Beard Papa’s is a decent Choux-bun specialist with a branch conveniently located on Oxford street, as well as all over the […]

Byron, Gloucester Road

September 9, 2010


Burger restaurant chain, Food 5/5, Price about £15 for a burger, beer and side, Waiting time 20 to30 mins, Atmosphere 3/5, website Byron does superb burgers, so it’s a bit of a shame about the service. It’s not everywhere in London you can get a proper medium-rare burger – my reasoning is that they’re fresh […]

Baozi Inn, Chinatown

August 31, 2010


Northern Chinese restaurant, Food 5*/5, Price about £12, Waiting time 5-15 mins, Atmosphere 5/5, Address 25 Newport Court, WC2H 7JS opposite Leicester Square car park Going through Baozi Inn’s doors, past the strings of red  lanterns feels a bit like the beginning of a magical journey. The flavours of their dishes are exotic and exquisite. […]

Savannah Jerk, Soho

August 25, 2010


Carribean restaurant, Food 3/5, Price £10 to £15, Atmosphere 4/5 Waiting time 10mins website Located in the heart of Soho, Savannah Jerk don’t cook on charcoal fires so their Jerk dishes lack the smoky, barbequed aroma. Nevertheless, the meat is marinated and spiced well so they’re hot and tasty in their own right. Instead of […]