Category Archives: Restaurants

‘Nduja

‘Nuduja (pronounced ‘nduya) is an Italian pork salumi (cured sausage), made with pig’s head (but not cheeks – they are use for guanciale), shoulder and belly, plus salt, roasted red chilli peppers and spices. The mixture is squeezed into a pig’s … Continue reading

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Piebury Corner

My friend Oli is in London this week, so on Wednesday we met up at the King Charles I and went on a group outing to an award winning pie shop. Piebury Corner came about in 2011, when Paul and … Continue reading

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Ófis

On Tuesday I went to Ófis for lunch with Oli and Silvia. This is a cozy little restaurant with seating for about 30 people max, so I booked in advance by phone. According to Time Out, it is Argentinian/Italian cuisine … Continue reading

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Can Punyetes

After our walk up to Sarria and visit to Mercat Galvany, we were hungry, so Silvia suggested lunch at Can Punyetes, just round the corner. Can Punyetes is an old school Catalan taverna, with charcoal grill. It has beautiful art … Continue reading

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Bitacora

Back in Cataluña (I had to pinch myself twice), it’s Thursday and sunny out, so I arranged to meet Adrian and friends for lunch in Poblenou. This is the old industrial suburb of Barcelona, somewhat transformed since the 1992 Olympics, … Continue reading

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Bar Douro

I had lunch with Oli yesterday, at a Portuguese restaurant in Southwark called Bar Douro. Bar Douro is a bit hidden away in a railway arch off Flat Iron Square, but once inside, the traditional Portuguese tiled bar (above) is stunning, which lead … Continue reading

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Pollen Street Social

I had lunch yesterday at the Pollen Street Social with Rabina, Rick and Su. The restaurant is situated in a tiny little road, parallel to Regent Street and just below Hanover Square. Pollen Street Social is a Michelin starred restaurant, … Continue reading

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