I'm back-back-back from my holidays to take over update duties from Kat.
The featured article this week is the imaginatively named Food House, W1D 5QH
, which we can confirm does indeed offer food. But perhaps instead you should call it 風味食堂. In fact, it's Northern Chinese and Sichuanese food, moved from that bit of Charing Cross Road currently being refurbished. The food was a mixed affair -- check the review for more details -- but the Chinese 'hamburger' was considered rather good at the most recent visit, and the service is friendly.
Lots of new articles, many of them in Tooting. Those that aren't are a relaxed Italian in Covent Garden, Wildwood Kitchen
, and the Clapham Junction branch of We Brought Beer
beer shop (we added their Balham branch recently). Moving onto those Tooting outlets, we have: Apollo Banana Leaf
(a meaty Sri Lankan); Dosa n Chutny
(a South Indian cafe); Gourmet
(a Pakistani bakery/sweet shop); Pooja Sweets and Savouries
(an Indian sweet shop); and Tooting Daily Fresh Naan
, which will sort you out for all yr naan needs (though watch out for the hygiene rating).
There are updates to The Lyceum Tavern
and The Edgar Wallace
, both on or near the Strand.
Sadly, plenty of reported closures too, most of them pubs as noted in the London Drinker
magazine: All Bar One
by London Bridge ('redeveloped'); Costa Dorada
on Hanway Street; The Fox Reformed
in Stoke Newington (renamed); The Gilpin's Bell
Edmonton Wetherspoons pub; The Man in the Moon
Stanmore 'Spoons; Mela
(an Indian on Shaftesbury Ave); The North Pole
in Islington (renamed); The Queen's Head
in Mitcham; The Widow's Son
pub in Bow.
We've heard that Mum's House
(a Burmese grocery, not literally your mum's house, unless your mum is Burmese and runs a grocery shop) has moved from Wood Green to Tottenham.
The Misty Moon in High Barnet is now called The Butchers Arms
Finally, Adams Cafe
in Croydon has reopened, for your London Road greasy spoon needs.