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Observer Food Monthly Awards 2012 Best Cheap Eats: Tayyabs, London

There's always a queue at this Whitechapel Punjabi hotspot – and with good reason<p>Tayyabs may be hidden down a back street in Whitechapel, east London, but it's hardly a well-kept secret. There is always a queue at this Punjabi hotspot that snakes along the length of the restaurant, often spilling …

Luca, London EC1: ‘It’s an exciting mongrel marriage’ – restaurant review | Marina O’Loughlin

‘The second outing from the team behind the Clove Club is a departure: this time, they’ve come over all Italian. Well, ish. They call it “Britalian”’<p>I promised myself I would not use the words “difficult second album”. Fail. But burden of expectation is a terrible thing, the reason so many people …

The Laughing Heart, London E2: ‘The only good news from 2016?’ – restaurant review | Marina O’Loughlin

This is drinking food: massive, in-yer-face flavours, with an unabashed and unstinting use of salt and fat<p>Fun is such an under-rated quality in a restaurant. When I think about where I want to go for dinner when off the clock, it’s not always to the places with the most intricate, ambitious food or …

My Neighbours The Dumplings, London E5: ‘I’m besotted’ – restaurant review | Marina O’Loughlin

It’s every bit as cool-kid as its location suggests, but the food is worth it<p>It’s often said that fashion is affected by its social and political environment. Same goes for food: the bloated 80s obsession with nouvelle cuisine, the millennial cupcake mania, the current green and right-on passion …

Som Saa: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

A pop-up Thai has parlayed itself into a full-blown restaurant. It’s popular, noisy and the food has quite a kick<p><b>Som Saa, 43a Commercial Street, London E1 6BD (020 7324 7790). Limited bookings for four or more. Meal for two including drinks and service: £75-£120</b><p>You join me in the smallest room in …

Three Sheets

Dalston cocktail joint from Drink Factory alumni.<p><b>Please note, since this review Between the Sheets has undergone a refurb and is now called Three</b> …

Pidgin London review

<b>Pidgin</b>, 52 Wilton Way, London, E8 1BG <b><br>Contact</b>: 02072 548311; Pidgin <b><br>Price</b>: dinner for two £130<p>The last time I spent much time in Dalston was in the Nineties, when, ever ahead of the style curve, my fashionista mate Cazza lived there. Suffice it to say that, alighting from my cab on a Tuesday evening …

Chriskitch Hoxton: restaurant review

The gleaming interior is matched by the seriousness of the cooking in chef Chris Honor’s ambitious new venue<p><b>Chriskitch Hoxton, 5 Hoxton Market, London N1 6HG</b> <b>(020 7033 6666). Meal for two,</b> <b>including drinks</b> <b>and service: £120</b><p>The first time I went to one of chef Christian Honor’s restaurants it was for …

England

How to cook the perfect pitta bread

This Middle Eastern staple is well worth the – minimal – effort to make at home<p>These barely leavened breads, known to us by their Israeli name, but common throughout the Arab world, are some of the most ancient in existence. Although flat in appearance, they are designed to puff up during baking …

Kingsland Road

Dojo Has it Large on... Kingsland Road<p>Save to Collections<p>Find the best stuff to do in your city<p>Right now, there are hundreds of cool places to eat, …

Smart Homes

YNAB. Personal Budgeting Software for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android

You Need a Budget combines easy software with Four Simple Rules to help you quickly gain control of your money, get out of debt, and save more money …

The Sichuan, London: restaurant review

The special fish dish at the Sichuan is a masterpiece. But beware, says Jay, it’s not for those who are shy of chilli<p><b>The Sichuan, 14 City Road, London EC1Y 2AA (020 7588 5489). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £75</b><p>Some communal restaurant dishes are more communal than others. Most of the …

Restaurants

Michael Deacon reviews Oldroyd, London: 'an exceptionally good meal'

<b>Oldroyd</b> 344 Upper Street, London N1 0PD <b><br>Contact</b> 020 8617 9010; oldroydlondon.com <b><br>Price</b> Dinner for two, £80 without wine<p>You think your school’s dinners were bad? You got off lightly. Listen to this.<p>The political editor of this newspaper went to school in Glasgow. Every lunchtime, for the entire six …

Uchi Hackney, Clarence Road, Clapton

I've not been blown away by many of the new openings in Clapton recently. Some seem to shove their 'concept' down your throat a bit too much, showing …

Hill & Szrok Public House, restaurant review: 'This thoroughly modern pub hasn't lost sight of traditional values'

London's Old Street roundabout on a winter's day is not easily confused with southern California. But this traffic-reamed interzone between the City …

Restaurants

A Wong: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Observer<p>‘It could be a prop in a horror sci-fi movie about alien spawn, just waiting to hatch’: tea egg with shredded filo.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>https://media.guim.co.uk/d436af6bd2b1e191b22a71c25a9223ed5ff44f0f/0_212_5616_3370/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Sophia Evans for the …

Modern Turkish Restaurant in Shoreditch, London

Oklava is a modern Turkish restaurant in Shoreditch, London. For reservations you can either book online via our website or email us at …

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Top 10 craft beer pubs in east London

London holidays,Food and drink,Bars and clubs,England holidays,United Kingdom holidays,Top 10s,Travel,Pubs,Food & drink<p>Amid the waterways and warehouses of east London are the breweries and pubs that give the area its reputation as the epicentre of the UK craft beer movement<p>The sprawling industrial …

Pidgin, London E8 – restaurant review | Marina O’Loughlin

‘This fixed-menu idea is nothing new, but the Pidgin team have made it fresh and vibrant as a citron pressé’<p>In the restaurant business, there are bad amateurs and good amateurs. The bad ones will have made a few bob doing something else and think, “I’ll have me some of that.” They buy brick tiles …

Brawn, London E2 – restaurant review | Marina O’Loughlin

‘This is the work of a chef who seeks to perfect rather than innovate just for the sake of it’<p>Quite honestly, this is the best pannacotta I’ve ever eaten. I intend, as I usually do with dessert, to have a taste or two, then push it away. But I can’t, I just can’t. With the texture of clotted cream, …

Meat & Greet: London’s Best Charcuterie Producers

When someone says chorizo, many think of Spain, and when served Nduja, it’s easy to presume it’s Italian. Yet both of these cured meats, and a whole …

Oodles of noodles: London's top 10 ramen restaurants

We round up 10 of London’s finest ramen restaurants for your delectation<p>Ramen is all the rage at the moment, and it's easy to see why: there’s nothing finer for a light summer dinner than a bowl of noodles and delicious homemade broth. Paired with a cold glass of sake, you simply can’t go wrong. …

The 40 best restaurants in Britain

Photograph: Charlie Bibby/FT<p>Giorgio Locatelli at Castles’ Pie and Mash, Camden.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/22/1429701918186/55160be6-c8fe-41c2-804a-480e88d9cc02-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Charlie Bibby/FT<p>Giorgio Locatelli at Castles’ Pie and Mash, …

Jago, London E1, restaurant review

A space suit would fit the bill here and the food is out of this world. The prices, though, are down-to-earth<p><b>Jago</b> 68-80 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL <b><br>Contact:</b> 020 3818 3241 <b>jagorestaurant.com</b> <b><br>Price:</b> Three courses: £24.10<p>Did you ever daydream the future in the 1980s? Were you wearing massive shoulder …

C&R Café: restaurant review

<b>4-5 Rupert Court, London W1 (020 7434 1128) Meal for two: £45</b><p>A few years ago a TV history of television drama screened a scene from an apparently famous US soap, in which a Jewish mother is attending to the needs of her flu-ridden adult son. He sits at the kitchen table, dizzy with fever, while she …

A Beginner's Guide To East London's Cultural Gems

<i>This article is aimed at those who are new to London, or who have not fully explored east London.</i><p>Continuing our series on London’s cultural compass …

22 amazing rooftop bars in London

Best New Food Shops: SAID London, Soho

We have found one of London’s very best hot chocolates. Made from real chocolate instead of cocoa powder, it comes in dark and milk varieties – but …

London's best historic sites, houses and palaces

Visit one of London's many historic houses and opulent palaces to learn about the people who lived there, view art and antiques, find out about …