Archive for the ‘resto’ Category

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Shandis

September 15, 2011

When you enter this little unpretentious restaurant, you’re warmly welcomed (especially if the owner greets you) and you already feel you’ll have a pleasant time there.

Shandis is the only Persian cuisine restaurant that I know in the Islington area, among all other places scattered along the young and busy Upper Street.
Forget the surrounding agitation and the glass’n’glitter style just for the duration of a good meal and come enjoy this calm and traditional atmosphere.
You’ll need to be attentive to make sure you don’t miss it as its façade is very very discreet (just next to Fig & Olive). Fortunately they put some tables as well as a board outside so we notice there’s a restaurant living there!

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Fish!

September 4, 2011



I was missing fish!
And I wanted to catch up with my friend as we’ve not seen each other often lately.
So after some Googling, we picked up that place to try out last Friday eve.

Why fish!?

  • because we wanted something new
  • because we wanted something not too expensive
  • because it is next to Borough Market so we could expect quite a good fish (maybe)
Only good reasons as you can see. And we can say it was as expected.
The outdoor area was very busy as it was a warm evening FOR ONCE IN LONDON.

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Amalfi

September 29, 2010

It’s been a while I had not been to an Italian place. Lately two of my closest friends came back to London and so we got back to our old way of life: spending all our time together, usually in restaurants, especially when it’s raining!

Last weekend we went to Amalfi as one of us went there about 6-7 months ago before leaving the Big Smoke and she remembered their delicious gnocchi. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Côte

September 22, 2010


A few days ago I met a friend I haven’t seen for a while and we decided to try out a new place to celebrate our reunion 🙂
He suggested a pub in Soho but unfortunately it was hosting a private event that evening… Sad. However it will definitely be subject to a forthcoming visit (thus a review!) as it seemed very attractive from outside. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Ev

July 4, 2010

I was a bit too optimistic in my last post when I claimed “Sunny London” – the good weather took ages to settle down… we waited for it, and we can now ENJOY IT! That’s what I’ve done these last days, especially in parks and terrasses.
Ev is precisely the type of place where you can relax and have a good time: tables outside, turkish delights, reasonable prices.
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Italian Kitchen

June 5, 2010

Sunny London, here we are! Finally! 🙂
And to celebrate, I won’t talk about fresh salads, blended fruit juices or ice-creams… I CAN’T! I bet with a friend I wouldn’t eat any sweets or junk food for a month. One week and a half left. I’m gonna win even if it’s painful!
After that, I’ll be able to talk about all the best ice-creams in London. But at the moment, I enjoy salted dished.

And today, we’re going to Italia and its wonderful delights!
Still in Central London – was tired that day and went to the closest – Italian Kitchen is a small restaurant which doesn’t look anything special from outside… but inside…
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Fig & Olive

May 31, 2010


Nothing to say except 2 words: Mashed Potato.

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La Petite Auberge

May 28, 2010


“Douce France,
Cher pays de mon enfance,
Bercée de tendre insouciance,
Je t’ai gardée dans mon coeur”
lalalalalalaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Ping Pong

April 28, 2010

Ping PongTwo bats a ball? No. Chopsticks and Dim Sum. Yes!
Dim Sum is the name of a Chinese cuisine. It’s usually composed of small portions served in steamer basket or small plate.

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Buddha bar

April 26, 2010

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha

We did.
Two weeks ago some friends of mine organized a nice diner at the Buddha Bar to celebrate my birthday.
I had already been there once for a drink and I had really enjoyed the place. So we came back to test this contemporary Asian food in a soft atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry ?