Food & Drink

Food & Drink

London's Turkish food scene has grown in recent years, with parts of the capital’s north-east becoming celebrated for small, family-run eateries that pull in diners from far afield, writes Tom Moggach.
The Village Cafe brings the best of London Turkish food to NW5
Healthy broth - order of the day at Counter Kitchen
The café is an oasis of health: one of a modern breed of fast food outlets serving wholesome, delicious food, writes Tom Moggach.
Cheers! Heidi Cullip of the North London Wine School
Cheers! Heidi Cullip of the North London Wine School, believes 'Brits have a nervous relationship with wine,' writes Tom Moggach.
Andrew’s handwritten brownie sign and the generous beetroot quiche
Run by two brothers, the opening of this new health food shop and café on the lower reaches of Kentish Town Road has caused something of a stir, writes Tom Moggach.
Flavours of north east India: Calcutta Street
The restaurant is just three months’ old and specialises in home cooking and street food from the north east Indian state of Bengal. It’s a cosy place tucked away near Goodge Street.
The pork belly is served with creamy mash and a shard of crackling
Alcedo is by no means stiff, flash or pricey. Quite the opposite, in fact. Prices are a bargain. It’s the classy service and cooking that are a cut above, writes Tom Moggach.
Casa Tua’s new corner site in Cromer Street
You’ll find Casa Tua tucked away in Cromer Street, a few streets south from the train station. It’s run by an Italian called Giuseppe Miggiano, writes Tom Moggach.
Meze starters at Yialousa, where portions are generous for the price
Meze starters at Yialousa, where portions are generous for the price. Read Tom Moggach's...
nside Shawarma Bar – ‘a warm, sexy space glowing with wood and bronze’
This buzzy bar and restaurant is an offshoot of Berber & Q, a wildly popular place under a...
Masala Zone
The branch in Upper Street in Islington has been trading for years, but has recently enjoyed a...
Petal power at Amorino
As marketing ploys go, it’s a stroke of genius – serving your ice cream like petals on a flower....
Pizza choices – New York-style ‘slice culture’ at Voodoo Ray’s (pictured) or the
The styles of the two pizzerias could not be more different. Voodoo Ray’s celebrates the new wave “...
Sea Bream ceviche. Photo. Ben Sage
The ceviche here is spot-on: chunks of sparkling fresh fish in “tiger’s milk” – the refreshing, addictive liquor made with plenty of lime juice, white onion, celery, garlic, ginger, chilli and coriander.
Camden Market has become a thriving street food hub
'Camden Market has become a thriving street food hub. And now KERB, a hip collective of street food traders, has taken over management of the food stalls in the West Yard', writes Tom Moggach.
Misleading Small & Beautiful –  it spans two dining rooms
The name is misleading. Small & Beautiful is massive: 120 covers spread across two dining rooms right next to Brondesbury Overground station.
Talli Joe presents a modern take on Indian food
Talli Joe, a new restaurant in Shaftsbury Avenue, is a good bet for a modern take on Indian food...
Yumi Izakaya serves up deeply delicious Japanese pub grub
A globetrotting Londoner has just opened one of the capital’s first “izakayas” on Shaftsbury Avenue – his take on a cosy Japanese tavern...
Bekim Visoka presides over Rustique’s relaxing interior
Rustique is a landmark in a street with plenty of choice. It rightly retains the loyalty of its patrons, offering lovely, unpretentious surroundings with good food at good prices...