Category Archives: restaurant review

Dehesa

Address: 25 Ganton Street, W1F 9BP Tel: 020 7494 4170 Situated on the corner of Ganton Street, Dehesa brings what initially appears to be a welcome addition of “Italian-Spanish” food to this lively spot in Soho. On a balmy Friday

Dehesa

Address: 25 Ganton Street, W1F 9BP Tel: 020 7494 4170 Situated on the corner of Ganton Street, Dehesa brings what initially appears to be a welcome addition of “Italian-Spanish” food to this lively spot in Soho. On a balmy Friday

The Marquess Tavern

32 Canonbury Street, Islington, London, N1 2TB

A lot of my friends moan about how Islington has become a touristy hell in recent years, with many of its “original” residents fleeing to Stoke Newington or Crouch End. It certainly does seem to be full of pubs and wine bars, most of which are trendy enough but not exactly known for being relaxing or serving decent food. Thank god then, for The Marquess Tavern. Situated on a tree-lined side street off the Essex Road the small pub brightens up the corner like a proper local.

When I arrived the place was fairly empty, there were a few middle-aged couples but I found the atmosphere warm and welcoming. The French bar-man was particularly helpful without being overly flirty or annoying. The main dining area is a small light-filled area at the back of the pub with huge chalk boards proudly announcing classic seventies delicacies in the mode which seems to be de rigeur right now, you know things like sardines on toast and devilled lambs kidneys.

The Marquess Tavern

32 Canonbury Street, Islington, London, N1 2TB

A lot of my friends moan about how Islington has become a touristy hell in recent years, with many of its “original” residents fleeing to Stoke Newington or Crouch End. It certainly does seem to be full of pubs and wine bars, most of which are trendy enough but not exactly known for being relaxing or serving decent food. Thank god then, for The Marquess Tavern. Situated on a tree-lined side street off the Essex Road the small pub brightens up the corner like a proper local.

When I arrived the place was fairly empty, there were a few middle-aged couples but I found the atmosphere warm and welcoming. The French bar-man was particularly helpful without being overly flirty or annoying. The main dining area is a small light-filled area at the back of the pub with huge chalk boards proudly announcing classic seventies delicacies in the mode which seems to be de rigeur right now, you know things like sardines on toast and devilled lambs kidneys.

Wild Honey

12 St George Street London W1S 2FB Having heard wondrous things, my dear pal Matthew and I decided to give Wild Honey a whirl one rainy weekday lunchtime. As we strolled chatting and laughing into the plush mahogany toned room,

Wild Honey

12 St George Street London W1S 2FB Having heard wondrous things, my dear pal Matthew and I decided to give Wild Honey a whirl one rainy weekday lunchtime. As we strolled chatting and laughing into the plush mahogany toned room,

Viet Hoa

70-72 Kingsland Road, N1 Hungry and hung-over in Hoxton the boyfriend and I found ourselves craving Vietnamese. Having had not one but 2 bad experiences at local rivals Cay Tre, we decided to fall back on that old favourite The

Viet Hoa

70-72 Kingsland Road, N1 Hungry and hung-over in Hoxton the boyfriend and I found ourselves craving Vietnamese. Having had not one but 2 bad experiences at local rivals Cay Tre, we decided to fall back on that old favourite The