London Food & Drink

Where to eat and drink in London.
tarshish wood green

LONDON | Sometimes the best surprises come from where you do not expect, and we love being surprised by food spots. The City Lane was recently invited to try out Tarshish, a six month old Turkish restaurant in Wood Green, far away from the trendy spots in Central London. From

good egg stoke newington

LONDON | The Good Egg in Stoke Newington is the culmination of an adventure that saw two friends popping up at street markets around London serving up shakshuka and stuffed pitas. After building a bit of a reputation for themselves, and a successful round of crowdfunding, the permanent Stoke Newington location

wrapchic fitzrovia

LONDON | The founder of Wrapchic, Mahesh Raikar, started out with a simple desire – to modernise Indian food for fast-paced cities. To make his curries more accessible, he lent from the mega food kings, the Mexicans, and stuffed his delicious spicy dishes into burritos, adding salsa and guacamole to

padella london bridge

LONDON | You know when you’re trying to decide what to eat and all you really want is a simple bowl of pasta? Well Padella London Bridge has heard your call. Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda, the blokes behind Trullo in Highbury have opened this hole in the wall pasta bar

peckham refreshment rooms

LONDON | Peckham Refreshment Rooms is a small bar, cafe and restaurant located in an unassuming spot to the side of Peckham Rye station and when you walk inside, the unassuming nature of the place continues. It’s a simple space with light painted walls, a large wooden bar, tables and stools,

portobello star notting hill

LONDON | Portobello Star in Notting Hill has been a great bar for lovers of gin ever since opening it’s doors in 2008. Owner Jake Burger (Jack’s Bar, Leeds) not only created a fantastic gin bar, but also used the premises as the home for his own brand of gin, Portobello

morito hackney

LONDON | Morito Hackney Road is the third restaurant from Sam & Samantha Clark of Moro and Morito on Exmouth Market fame. Unlike the Exmouth Market location, the space is here is open and relatively large, with high concrete ceilings, concrete floors, and bright lights. Yes, it’s bright and airy but

beyond bread fitzrovia

LONDON | Beyond Bread bakery is a culinary pioneer with a range of naturally gluten-free foods, and has been selling its wares in London since 2015. The City Lane was invited to a Christmas brunch at their second branch in Islington (the original is in Fitzrovia), and had quite an

mother's ruin gin palace walthamstow

LONDON | Mother’s Ruin Gin Palace is a cocktail and gin bar in Walthamstow’s Ravenswood Industrial Estate, next to God’s Own Junkyard and right across from Wild Card Brewery. The space, part of a former World War I munitions factory, is bright thanks to a large skylight that graces the very

dum biriyani house soho

LONDON | DUM Biryani House is a new Indian restaurant in Soho focusing on Hyderabadi Biryani, snacks, and starters from the Andhra Pradesh region (South India). The City Lane was invited to try out the menu and we were interested in seeing what the regional specialties on offer were all about.