London’s restaurants are booming and blooming

In my latest blog for Northern Soul, I round up the latest additions to the London restaurant scene. Continue reading London’s restaurants are booming and blooming


La Cucina di Croma

Dedicated readers of my blog will know of my penchant for a GBK burger, so probably won’t be surprised to hear that my reaction to the news of it’s Didsbury branch closing was dire. Now where would I get that wonderfully wholesome “home-slaw” and my good/greasy food fix? However, when I heard of its replacement, the Didsbury restaurant scene stopped looking quite so bleak. As a … Continue reading La Cucina di Croma

Great British Beef at GBK

A relaxed summer afternoon, spent hazily grazing on the remnants of a lovely smokey barbecue… A crisp winter evening by the fire, digging into the ultimate embodiment of comfort food…  Two very different scenarios, one ridiculously belated realisation: the burger truly is the most versatile cocktail of food and emotion EVER. I suppose the ‘belated’ element of that is down to the likes of fast food mavericks … Continue reading Great British Beef at GBK

The Rose Amongst The Thorns

A chic, minimalist blanket of white offset with pops (or rather, stripes) of colour: The Rose Garden on Burton Road. Whilst this might look intimidating from the roadside, where it lies amongst a row of laid back bohemian bistros, the staff are relaxed yet professional, achieving a comfortable and sophisticated atmosphere. The Rose Garden is a true testament to the unsung hero that is British … Continue reading The Rose Amongst The Thorns