• the blues kitchen brixton

    london: the blues kitchen brixton

    camden town’s cult classic spreads its brand of blues magic south of the river with a new opening in brixton, following last years shoreditch sequel. a few blocks from the centre of town you’ll find an escape that transports you from south london to the southern states of america. the moody [blues] lighting, dive bar booths and derelict walls set the scene for big eats and big beats. a little taste of new orleans, a bbq that feels right all year round and the best bits of a diner makes for an epic eating experience. whet your appetite with the crab donuts[!] or distinctive smoked goat tacos or start as you mean to go on with a generous sharing platter. mains are soul’n’spirit nourishing big plates - gumbo, catfish jambayala stew, beef brisket chilli, burnt ends bbq and crispy fried chicken to name a few options. there are plenty options for herbivores too - select from the signature creole bean burger or virtuous superfood salad. for sweet endings wash it all down with a greedy boozy milkshake and order the oreo-filled donuts with warm salted caramel sauce - its compulsory. libations are plentiful and the spot claims to boast london’s biggest selection of bourbon and rye to chase those generous portions. the spot promises a weekly schedule of the best blues, swing, rock’n’roll and soul in town. all in all, it’s top-pick spot for a guaranteed good night with pals. just remember to leave calorie counting at the door [or prepare to stack em high!]

    11 november 2015 by becky
  • mr. farmer

    tokyo: mr. farmer

    with vegetables from 50 farms around japan, you can be sure your salad is fresh. fear not, there's meat as well, but the emphasis is on greens.

    26 october 2015 by kirsty
  • df mexico

    london: df mexico

    signature mexican flavours meet new yorker classics at wahaca’s cheekier sister restaurant. following success in brick lane, tottenham court road in the heart of london becomes home to the down-to-earth delights of df mexico, so named after the central american capital. greedier than the small plates of wahaca, this colourful cantina offers a brilliant spot for a lengthy lunch or pre-party snack. brioche buns are packed with moreish 4-hour slow cooked beef, bashed avocado and tangy pink slaw; DIY boards invite you pile high your own taco stacks (to be partnered with guac and blue corn chips or cheesy refried beans); pork pibil burritos happily fill the stomach accompanied with tangy frozen margaritas. the whole experience is served with a side of fun whether it’s the all-you-can-drink juicy waters, pick’n’mix hot sauce or ice cream topped with your own packet of popping candy. once again with restaurant founder, thomasina miers, you never get an off-the-shelf mexican production.

    21 october 2015 by becky
  • knockbox cafe

    hong kong: knockbox cafe

    some of the best beans in the business. just stick to the specialties and dont ask for a ‘grande’ or ‘soy’ anything.

    19 october 2015 by superfuture
  • murakami

    london: murakami

    nestled amongst the dense hubbub of covent garden is a little piece of zen. the unassuming murakami offers japanese favourites with a contemporary twist. the interior is flooded with airy light woods punctuated with verdant greenery. rather poetically the whole experience is designed around the five elements of japanese philosophy - fire from the robota grill, water from the fresh fish, earth from the stoneware crockery, wind from the plants, sky from the atmosphere. light, fresh and healthy, yellowtail carpaccio and ‘new style’ sashimi are quickly succeeded by heartier tuna steaks, baby back ribs and sweet soya big plates from the on-site robota grill. gyoza dumplings, tempura and chicken popcorn make for worthy supporting acts. plates are appetisingly presented but not pretentiously so. we recommend you drop in for one of the excellent value lunchtime sets to try a little of everything - edamame, sushi rolls, yakitori skewers, vegetables and rice.

    15 october 2015 by becky
  • supperclub

    amsterdam: supperclub

    supperclub moves to palatial new digs, taking its reclined dining concept to the next level [10.2015].

    14 october 2015 by andreas
  • pizza union

    london: pizza union

    pizza union is a perfect little spot for a quick catch up with friends - with an emphasis on ‘quick’! a skip from kings cross st pancras station, hot-from-the-oven pizza is flash cooked in minutes [but feels like seconds]. it’s super value with a 12” cheese and tomato pie starting at an unbelievable £3.95. there are 14 other flavors to choose from but save room or fast-forward to a dolce and cappuccino - dolce being a hot ring of dough, stuffed to high sweet heaven with a combo of nutella, marscapone, peanuts, salted caramel coconut. they also do takeaway so you can load up for your onward train journey. one of our favourite pitstops.

    30 september 2015 by becky
  • bo$$ man

    bali: bo$$ man

    a succulent beef burger may be the last thing you'd wish for on beautiful bali...until you see this place [09.2015].

    27 september 2015 by andreas
  • café&meal muji

    singapore: café&meal muji

    muji introduces its dining concept to singapore [09.2015].

    22 september 2015 by andreas
  • café zena

    mexico city: café zena

    a hole in the wall, but designed in the best possible way.

    30 august 2015 by andreas