Where to eat and drink in London.
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

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.

food assembly shop support local producers

LONDON | Do you enjoy fresh local produce, the kind which can’t be found in your typical supermarket, but dread the weekend crowds in artisan markets? Well, The Food Assembly may be just the thing for you. We went to the Food Assembly launch party in Kings Cross to see what

LONDON | Chains like Itsu and Wasabi have helped make sushi and sashimi part of the capital’s staple lunch diet, however, you won’t know what a proper sushi fix is until you’ve tried some authentic Japanese restaurants that are flourishing in London. Eat Tokyo, despite also being a chain, is

the fox haggerston

LONDON | The Fox is a great pub in Haggerston with a very strong craft beer focus. Ten draught taps and eight hand pumps feature a selection of local and international craft beers covering all kinds of styles. For the international beers in particular, you’ll often see breweries on tap

pharmacy 2 vauxhaull

LONDON | Pharmacy 2 is the restaurant located above the gallery space at Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhaull. It’s a collaboration with restaurateur Mark Hix and, as the name suggests, is Pharmacy themed. All of the artwork that adorns the restaurant is a Hirst artwork and no stone has

marksman public house hoxton

LONDON | When The Marksman Public House was given a makeover, locals feared for the worst. Yet another old, honest pub in East London being taken over and gentrified was the fear but thankfully these fears didn’t play out. Designer Martino Gamper has modernised the venue, but in a way that’s

persepolis peckham

LONDON | Persepolis is a corner shop in Peckham that offers a lot more that meets the eye. Walk inside and you’re faced with an array of Perisan produce and delicacies, the likes of which reminded us of our visits to the bazaars of Iran. Walk through to the back though

frenchie covent garden review

LONDON | Frenchie is the Covent Garden outpost of the popular Parisian restaurant of the same name, with owner Gregory Marchand, who has worked in some of the top kitchens around the world, taking all of these influences to create some very tasty and inspiring food. This isn’t your typical French bistro and the food