Looking for places to eat in London? Cookhouse Joe is one of my favourite restaurants in London; I came across it about 6 months ago when walking past it on Berwick St with a friend. We made not that we wanted to go and try it out, a week later we did.
The restaurant is split over two floors, the downstairs is cramped but it isn’t a negative. The staff are friendly and everyone is so happy to be stuffing their faces with chicken that it just kind of feels like a massive family meal out.
After the great feed back from you all on the Jackson & Rye review, I’ve decided to make the Places to eat in London segment a reoccurring post. Up next is The Grill on the Market in Smithfield’s, Farringdon.
The first thing you notice on entering the restaurant is the music; it’s live. It creates an awesome atmosphere throughout; it’s classy yet relaxed, welcoming yet it feels exclusive.
A friend and I went mid-week and the place was still packed, a good sign for the quality of what we were about to experience. The Grill is separated on two levels, the entrance level encompassing a bar and the second, the dine-in restaurant. It’s pull of busy city workers, toasting to a successful/long day and friends, like us, sitting down for a pre-dinner cocktail. There’s also a separate private dining area that can cater for up to 20 guests.
Wondering what places to eat in london? Chad Armstrong reviews one of the most talked about kids on the block in the heart of London’s Soho.
Soho has been undergoing a revival in recent years. Smaller fashion brands such as Percival, Sunspel, Wolsey & boutiques like Machine-A have returned. Similarly the cheap takeaways and dull chain restaurants have moved on to be replaced by a succession of restaurants able to draw Londoners back to where only tourists used to tread. One of these is Jackson & Rye on Wardour Street.
While Covent Garden’s Balthazar is serving up Manhattan-styled-French, Soho’s Jackson & Rye delivers speakeasy-Brooklyn. It is far more relaxed, livelier and egalitarian. Replacing the generic Asian-cuisine of Satsuma which formerly stood on this spot, we now have Americana served with a whiskey-loving flare. Unsurprisingly, J&R comes from the same minds & talents as nearby Grillshack, no bad thing.
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