• Wild Rice and Mamasan comes to Brewer Street - a double-decker restaurant with two takes on Thai food

    wild rice brewer streetLondon's love affair with Thai food continues as a young Thai pair open a pair of new restaurants serving up different takes on Thai food in the same building on Brewer Street.

  • Bowls comes to Soho serving up, yes, bowl food

    Bowls SohoThis restaurant does what it says on the tin - it serves up bowl food. Those bowls will be inspired by worldwide cuisine, including the Caribbean, South America and South East Asia.

  • Calcutta Canteen by Darjeeling Express is Asma Khan's new all-day cafe - updated

    ashaUpdated with a first look at the food. As Darjeeling Express goes from strength to strength, Asma Khan has a new venture ready. Calcutta Canteen is an all-day North Indian/Bengali-inspired cafe in Carnaby and the big focus will be on filled bread buns called Pau buns.

  • Yamagoya ramen returns to Soho and there will be raindrop cakes

    Yamagoya returns to Soho, and this time it's permanentYamagoya ramen originally started as a pop-up upstairs at Shuang Shuang. Now they're back, taking over the main restaurant for good and are bringing their famed raindrop cake with them. 

  • Test Driving Berenjak - Iranian kababs in Soho from the JKS group

    hummusJKS Restaurants turn their superpowers to the humble kebab - inspired by Iranian hole in the wall spots. Seems like Soho's not all that far from Tehran after all. 

  • Soho Wala Indian restaurant comes to the Courthouse Hotel

    Soho Wala Indian restaurant comes to the Courthouse HotelThe Courthouse Hotel in Soho is getting its own Indian restaurant from a chef with a background in Dinner by Heston and Nobu.

  • Test of Time - we make a return visit to Polpetto

    burrataPolpetto now has an ex River Cafe chef in the kitchen. We made a return visit to see how the arrival of Anthea Stephenson has changed things at this Soho spot. 

  • Breddos revamp their Soho basement to create their new taco and margarita bar

    Breddos revamp their Soho basement to create their new margarita bar

    News reaches us of the transformation of Breddos' basement area into their brand new taco and margarita bar, Cocteleria. For all your Soho Margarita needs - this could be the place to be...

    The subterranean area has had something of a revamp and they're bringing in a new menu to go with that. Frozen margaritas will be on the menu, of course, and if you can tear yourselves away from those, other

  • Test Driving Black Cod and Wagyu - the Burger and Lobster folk democratise more food

    codwagyu2The people behind Burger and Lobster are back with another money-saving deal. This time try the very luxe black cod and wagyu beef at affordable prices. We head down to try them for ourselves. 

  • Neil Borthwick leaves Merchants Tavern for The French House in Soho



    Big news today. Neil Borthwick announced on Instagram today that he has left Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch and from next week will be in Soho cooking at The French House.

    "I stepped down as head chef at Merchants Tavern earlier this year," the chef (pictured here with wife Angela Hartnett) tweeted. "and I want to say a big thanks to all the team for their hard work and dedication over the last 5 years, it’s been a blast and I know you will go on to great

  • Test Driving Rambla's new Menu del Dia


    Who doesn't love a cracking set lunch deal? Right now it seems one of the top spots for doing just that in Soho is Rambla. Having heard that they had a new Menu del Dia in place - and it being a while since we were last in - we decided to head back to try it. And it's good to see that the place, besides being rammed, is still turning out freaking fantastic food.

    If you haven't been before, this Dean Street restaurant is run by chef and

  • Polpetto gets a new chef, look, menu - well everything really


    Polpetto (from the same stable as the Polpo family) has been given a new lease of life with a redesign, a new chef at the helm and a new menu and wine list to boot too.

    It sounds like the space has had a total revamp, with an entirely new layout, styling and design. Booths will run along the walls and we’ve been told there'll be better spacing with larger tables, which will come in hand for the new menus which are designed for sharing and feasting. The chefs

  • Black Cod and Wagyu (at affordable prices) comes to Zelman Meats in Soho

    Black Cod and Wagyu (at affordable prices) comes to Zelman Meats in Soho

    They've done Burger and Lobster, and with Beast steak and king crab and now the people behind those places and Goodman are bringing something new. This time it's Black Cod and Wagyu. 

    It'll be taking over the main Zelman Meats bar in St Anne's Court, where their head chef Olly Bird is preparing black cod cooked in miso and 200g Wagyu steaks. It's carrying

  • Chipnation comes to Soho serving up just that - chips

    Chipnation comes to Soho serving up just that - chips

    Ever wanted a place that would just concentrate on getting its chips right? Where that's all you could order without being bothered by any of that fish or burger nonsense? Well, here's your chance as Chipnation is opening on Soho. 

    Yes, it just serves up chips. And it's mainly a takeaway spot - not a place where you linger with them, more something to take on the streets with you around Soho. And we have to

  • The Chipping Forecast returns to Soho in a permanent spot

    The Chipping Forecast returns to Soho in a permanent spotThe fish and chips restaurant with the great name used to be on the market at Berwick Street. Now they're coming back to Soho for good.