Bistrotheque

     

23-27 Wadeson St, London E2 9DR
(BETHNAL GREEN TUBE) 

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Pancakes with Roasted Peaches
Pancakes with Roasted Peaches

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Location: Located in the eclectic neighbourhood of bethnal green. It is hidden in a small street and up a couple flights of stairs and you'll find a white warehouse-y style restaurant with an open kitchen and tables lined with white table cloths. If you go for brunch you might even have some live piano music playing in the background with light (if its a sunny day!) streaming through the windows with exposed ceiling piping.  

Best for: catching up with friends over some great food and chill ambiance. 

Food Highlights:

- Maple candied bacon benedict, bacon butter hollandaise, smoked bacon salt

- Farinata, avocado, rocket, capers, crispy chickpeas, chilli

- Ricotta pancakes, poached rhubarb, white chocolate

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

BLIXEN

65A Brushfield St, London E1 6AA

(liverpool street tube) 

Location: Located just on the edge of Spitalfields market is a little hidden nature-y, glasshouse feel brunch/drinks spot

Best for: Brunching

Food Highlights: Smoked haddock croquettes & wasabi mayo (Appetiser £6) and Potato Rosti with Spinach, poached eggs and truffled cheddar cream (Main £12) 

Overall Rating: 4/5

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Salt Beef Benedict
Salt Beef Benedict

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PASTAIO

19 Ganton St, Soho, London W1F 9BN

(Oxford Circus Tube)

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Location: Located off Oxford circus and try to get the window seat for best food lighting! They have open kitchens where you can see the chefs whipping up fresh pasta and long communal tables if you want to come with more friends! 

Best for: feeding your pasta craving

Food Highlights: 1) Cacio e pepe bucatini (£8), 2)  Slow cooked sausage sauce malloredus (£9.5)

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

POPHAM's BAKERY

19 Prebend St, London N1 8PF

(Highbury and islington overground)

Location: Located in a hidden residential area in the suburbs of highbury and islington

Best for: Dropping by for a quick coffee and a pastry or taking the pastries to go!

Food Highlights: The menu keeps changing so be sure to get their seasonal favorites! We went during christmas time so they have a minced pie pastry with brandy butter.

The others pictured are :

1) Roasted pear & spiced caramel custard with a sprinkling of pecan crumb

2) PBJ - Peanut Butter, Jam & Banana

3) Mango and passion fruit with torched Italian meringue (think they no longer sell this one :()

JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE LAYERS!

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

PBJ
PBJ

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Mango and Passion Fruit Curd
Mango and Passion Fruit Curd

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Spiced Pear
Spiced Pear

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PBJ
PBJ

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PIQUE NIQUE

Tanner St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3LD

(BERmondsey Tube)

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Beef Short Rib with Jerusalem Artichoke

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Location: Located in Tanner Street Park itself, potentially overseen as a 1920s park shelter has become a french institution known by locals in the area and is the sister restaurant of the famous Casse -Croute just round the corner. Serving up innovative plays on classic french dishes whilst also paying homage to the french cuisine. Always greeted by a cheerful BONJOUR when you walk through the door. 

Best for: catching up with friends or going on a date, I'd recommend grabbing a high table seat next to the open kitchen where you can see all the food being prepared and prepped for service. 

Food Highlights: 1) Beef Short Rib, 2) Chateau Briand (it's on the special menu, great for if you have about 4 people!) 3) Squid Carbonara £11 (make sure you order extra bread to sop up all the cream!) 

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Blanchette

1) 9 D'Arblay St, Soho, London W1F 8DR

(Tottenham Court road/oxford circus tube)

2) 204 Brick Ln, London E1 6SA

(Shoreditch Highstreet overground)

Location: Located in the bustling london city centre is a very warm french bistro style restaurant with wooden bar stools and taper candles in tarnished candle holders offering a multitude of traditional french food and some with interesting twists.

Best for: Warm french food in a cozy setting great for small groups (2-4). 

Food Highlights: We went on a Sunday so they offer a Sunday roast menu with some special appetisers. The cheese and honey combinations are amazing and when served along with some warm toasted french baguette and generous pats of butter, what more could you ask for! 

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

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Special: Jambon Croquettes
Special: Jambon Croquettes

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Interiors
Interiors

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pleasant lady jianbing(煎饼)

1) 23 Greek street, SOHO, W1D 4DZ

(Leicester square Tube)

2) Spitalfields Market

(Liverpool Street TUbe)

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Location: Located in the bustling west end with people rushing for their pre-theatre meals before indulging in an evening of theatre performances. If you are up for a quick bite while standing outside this hole-in-the-wall store or just wanting to walk/eat then this is the place for you. They have 2 locations now, one in Soho and perhaps slightly more convenient at Spitalfields market so if you happen to be in the city for a client meeting/your office is there then why not pick a jian bing up for lunch?

Best for: a quick meal on the go! Jian Bing is traditionally a chinese street food commonly eaten for breakfast. It is basically a crepe filled with meat, vegetables, egg, herbs, wonton skins and 油条 (crispy fried dough).

Food Highlights: 1) Iberico Pork Jian Bing (£7.80), 2) Cumin Lamb Jian Bing (£7), 3) Grilled Miso Chicken Jian Bing (£7)

Overall Rating: 4/5

quince tree cafe

5A Clifton Villas W9 2PH

(Warwick AVENUE TUBE)

Location: Located in a quiet part of west london amongst bushy gardens and white town houses very common in the area. Not far of a walk from little venice where you can find some houseboats floating along the water.

Best for: Catching up with friends for brunch or an event to celebrate. You could also pop by the plants nursery next door (especially christmassy during christmastime when people are buying wreaths, christmas trees and ponsiettas for their houses.)

Food Highlights: The classic eggs benedict or eggs florentine! And definitely get a chai latte to go with it. 

Overall Rating: 4/5

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Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict

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Chai Latte
Chai Latte

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caravan

1) 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA (Kings Cross Tube)

2) 11-13 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QD (Farrington TUbe)

3) 22 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR (Cannon Street TUBE)

4) Yalding House, 152 Great Portland Street, W1W 6AJ

(Oxford circus tube)

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Kimchi Pancake with Pork Belly and a Fried Egg

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Location: Located all over London but I specifically like the Fitzrovia branch as it has a 'to go' bar where they serve freshly brewed coffee and pastries with interesting flavor combos (which you know always entices me to check it out!). The buzzing atmosphere is great and there is a mixture of bar seating, high table seating or sofas. Their menus are broadly consistent across the locations which has asian flavours mixed in throughout the menu.

Best for: catching friends for brunch or grabbing a coffee and a pastry to go! Lots of light streaming in from the large windows so always a good chill spot to hit up on the weekends or days off.

Food Highlights: 1) Cruffins, 2) Kimchi Pancake with Pork Belly and a fried egg, 3) Buttermilk Vanilla Hotcake, 4) Jalapeno Cornbread with avocado and a fried egg (LOVE THE CORNBREAD)

Overall Rating: 4.5/5