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72QT

OK, the food was nothing to write home about. Barely enough to write a blog about. To be fair, 72QT (http://www.72qt.co.uk/) doesn’t claim to be an out and out restaurant. It’s actually a Latvian guesthouse which seasonally offers meals on the weekends if you book in advance. Which we did, but the single lady on […]

Riviera Bistro

Riviera Bistro Riviera Bistro is the sort of place that I could become positively evangelical about. I could go on about supporting local trade and foregoing franchise restaurants. But if you want that fart-sniffing Guardianista crap then go and read the Telegraph or whatever. I’m here for hard truth, excoriating wit and helpful directions. But […]

Afghan Kitchen

It’s convoluted, callously cruel and entirely self-serving, but my stance on British foreign policy is developing into an aggressively expansionist posture. Look it: In the last 15 years we’ve invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, generating a huge refugee population some of whom made their way to London to open delicious restaurants. So here’s what we do: […]

Prosperity Restaurant

Prosperity Restaurant (http://www.prosperity-london.co.uk) was converted from a café/Ukrainian deli to a restaurant last month so we got the impression that feedback was appreciated when we were done. Here is the feedback: Yummy! Mrs Del Monte and I met Stan and Knockers there relatively early and it was yet to get busy. It seemed awfully quiet […]

The Village

I’ve taken a deep interest in Somalia ever since Captain Philips did so well during awards season. I haven’t seen it, but the market has spoken and so the instant (+3 months) that it hit the screens I found myself at The Village (http://www.somalirestaurant.co.uk/) with Horse. Horse and I perused the ambiguous menu which told […]

Port of Manila

Here’s what I know about the Philippines: … Still, I’ve yet to allow my brand of jingoistic ignorance and general small-mindedness prevent me trying new foods for the sake of this blog. By which I mean the sake of you. You my loyal, dazzled readers. So in many ways you owe me. Though I shan’t […]