It’s hard to get into Hix Soho. Of course it is a popular restaurant but the main issue is actually swinging open the over-sized wooden door. From the moment you do get in the door you realise this is a restaurant which likes to grab your attention. Proprietor, Mark Hix is famously friends with many
Every restaurant should have a push for champagne button. No make, that every house. Sadly though there is only one place in London with push for champagne buttons, Bob Bob Ricards in Soho. The buttons aren’t the only unusual thing about this eccentric restaurant. Rumoured to feature the most expensive restaurant fit out in London,
Am I the last person in London to go to Polpo? It feels that way. When it first opened I waited a little for the hype to go down before visiting. Just under a year later and it still hasn’t so I bit the bullet and joined the queues to get a table. We waited
Yauatcha shows that dim sum does not have to be daggy. There is not a single dragon painting or lazy susan in sight at the terminally hip Soho restaurant. You descend the stairs to the basement dining room and enter a slick subterranean foodie playground where a huge fish tank lines one wall and the
Yalla Yalla means hurry up in Arabic and perhaps the name refers to the Lebanese fast food on offer to take away at this hip new Soho eatery. However if you take away from Yalla Yalla you miss out on the buzz of dining in the charming, hole in the wall style dining room.
Yumchaa in Soho is leading the charge against teabags. The owners of this cosy little cafe created Yumchaa because they were sick of being served insipid brews and seeing crimes being inflicted against tea drinkers (for example, milk first). Yumchaa was created to lavish just as much attention on the British national drink as is
The Italians – Pucci, Prada, Gucci – you’ve got to love them. Now in London we have what is known in Italy as the “Armani of Bread”, Princi. Fittingly located within a short dash of both Selfridges and Liberty the new Princi cafe/bakery is just as stylish as you would expect. A huge counter runs