Despite the unsettled weather, our favourite food bloggers have been busily eating their way around London and beyond. Check out some of their recent reviews and start planning your next night out.
If you like tapas, you’ll love the latest branch of Iberica that just opened in Farringdon. Meryl, aka The Next Activity, had a great girly night there during the soft launch and managed to make a decent dent in their authentic Spanish menu. The chorizo lollipops with pear alioli look like a must-order!
Jason Atherton’s new restaurant, City Social, opened last week on the 24th floor of Tower 42. Our twitter feed has been full of pictures of the food and the stunning view. Samphire & Salsify’s verdict? ‘London isn’t short of brilliant high rise restaurants but with lovely staff, divine food, incredible views and gorgeous surroundings, this has got to be a strong contender for one of the best.’
Big Easy’s new Covent Garden restaurant looks set to be busy this week after a rave review from Jay Rayner. It was already on our To Do list, thanks to the great write-up (and delicious photos) over at A Southern Belle in London. Looks like the hardest part will be choosing between the lobster and the ribs!
Looking for afternoon tea inspiration? A Girl Has To Eat liked the ‘addictively moreish’ scones at Lanes of London near Marble Arch, while the husband-and-wife team at We Love Food, It’s All We Eat take a trip down the rabbit hole for the Mad Hatter’s tea at The Sanderson. The highlights? ‘The not too sweet lemon scones and melting mango cheesecake with an explosive centre’.
Bacon on the Beech visited Lusitano – a Portuguese restaurant in Chorlton, just outside Manchester. We love the look of their traditional Bolinhos de Bacalhau (cod fish cakes) and the rustic broad beans and chorizo dish. The early bird menu (3 tapas for £9.95 before 7pm) sounds like great value.
In Aberdeen, Fly Eat Repeat reviewed Oryza Hotpot – a shabu shabu restaurant where you cook fresh ingredients in a steaming pot of broth. A DIY dinner might not be for everyone but it looks like a lot of fun and a good way to brush up on your chopstick skills!