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Chifafa – Kebabs Done Properly!

When I lived in Cyprus, the kebab was a well respected dish. The gorgeous fluffy bread would be filled with all kinds of meaty and veggie delights, bursting with tzatziki. It therefore came as quite a shock and disappointment to discover the ‘British Kebab’ when I moved back to the UK for uni, or rather the ‘Drunk Kebab’ as many may know it by! It’s the go-to destination for late night revellers keen to fill their bellies on the way home, happy to shovel anything remotely resembling food into their mouths. And don’t get me wrong, I’ve certainly been there, but it’s just in no way the same as a ‘proper’ kebab. As such, I was excited to learn about Chifafa, a restaurant/takeaway in Clerkenwell whose aim is to make kebabs ‘the right way’. I just had to check them out and judge this for myself! The venue itself is fairly modern and in-keeping with the other buildings and businesses in the area – it isn’t trying to be Greek, Turkish or Middle Eastern in style. …

Dinner at Foxlow

Over the weekend, we went for dinner at Foxlow in Clerkenwell. We’d been looking for somewhere to go for a steak – our favourite is Goodmans (I seriously need to get round to blogging about it at some point) and we also visit Gaucho and Hawksmoor – but all of these can be a bit pricey, especially if you’re going with friends or in a big group. I’d been hearing good things about Foxlow (it’s run by the team behind Hawksmoor), so we thought we’d try there. Based in Clerkenwell, it’s not the most obvious place to go, but it’s fairly near to where we live, and there’s another one opening soon in Stoke Newington. The restaurant had a great vibe – dim lighting and wooden tables, very chilled out. Straight away, the waiters were incredibly friendly and helpful. We started off with some ‘snacks’ – Anchovy & Goat’s Butter Crisps, Cobble Lane Saucisson and Homemade Ricotta & Crispbread. All of these were around £3.00 per dish and easily satisfied our initial hunger before leading …