That food is dear in London is a common sentiment, but a false one. Know where to look and you’ll find dishes with the quality high, and the prices low. Let’s run you through a few of them.
It’s the dish that endeared Smokestak to Dalston Yard punters during what could arguably be called the Golden Era of Street Feast a few years ago. Given that, you’d be a bit silly to take it off the menu once you’ve upgraded from a barebones street food set up to a restaurant in Shoreditch. But silly Smokestak aren’t.
One unwritten rule in cooking is if you want to make any food instantly more delectable, roll it in breadcrumbs and plunge it in hot oil. Black Axe Mangal’s croquette-like crispy rabbit is a stellar example of that school of thought – the rabbit is slow cooked, shredded, pressed back together, battered, then fried. Bliss.
London’s currently most talked-about restaurant is also one friendly to a bit of loose change. The trick here is to start with the lardo fried rice, a wonder in itself, and lop on the ‘economy curry’ (a take on southern Thai coconut cream curry that, at £3.80, is certainly true to its name) with it. That’s supper sorted for less than £8.Continue Reading