Beef & Brew – Kentish Town, London

Can you book? Yes
Food: 9/10
Atmosphere: 9/10
Price paid per person: £30

There’s little I like more in life than audience participation and a strong theme. Beef & Brew ticks those boxes with individual cow gravy boats and a strong focus on meat.

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Berber & Q – Haggerston, London

Can you book? No (but the wait is pleasant and not too long)
Food: 10/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Price paid per person: £40

I emailed Berber & Q a few weeks before going to ask if they would consider bending their ‘no reservations’ policy, for no real reason other than fear of being turned away and sulking all the way home. They said no, but in a very friendly way, so we made it our business to get there early last Saturday evening and arrived just before 7pm. It isn’t a large restaurant, there are two sharing tables running along the centre, another five or so smaller tables against the wall and a few seats at the bar. We were told the wait could be up to an hour so put our names on the list and were advised to enjoy a cocktail either at the bar or either of the next door bars but to stay close as we would receive a call. Continue reading

North London Tavern – Kilburn, London

Can you book? No
Food: 6/10
Atmosphere: 5/10
Price paid per person: £35

My latest offering is a collaborative effort brought to you by myself and an excellent group of local restaurant goers, namely Jonathan, Nicky, Tom and Philip. Featuring in West Hampstead Life magazine…

North London Tavern; a tavern, in North London (Kilburn to be precise) offering “traditional British meals.” It has recently been refurbished but I am glad that the ambience has not changed. It is still busy, friendly and noisy with intellectual conversation. Continue reading