All posts tagged: restaurants in East London

John Gregory Smith Supperclub at Wringer + Mangle

Have you heard of John Gregory Smith? I came across him on Twitter some time ago and have been a fan of his cooking since I bought his book ‘Turkish Delights’ – as you might have guessed from the name of the book, he specialises in Turkish cooking. But you might also have guessed from his own name, that he isn’t Turkish. He has, however, spent over 10 years travelling in Turkey and getting to grips with everything the cuisine has to offer. As I’ve said before, having grown up in Cyprus where (whether people like to admit it or not), there are many culinary influences between countries like Turkey and the Middle East, I’m a big lover of this kind of food. And so when I saw John was hosting a supper club as part of the ‘Great British Flavours of East London’ series, I had to go! Tim and I went after work, to the event hosted at Wringer + Mangle in East London – I’d never been before but it was a …

Dinner at Yauatcha City

On Saturday, Tim and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Yauatcha in Liverpool Street. And it was by far, the best meal we’ve had in a while. Yauatcha opened up last week at Broadgate Circle in Liverpool Street, serving Michelin-starred Chinese cuisine. It’s part of the Hakkasan family – a restaurant we visited a few years ago, that I’ve been meaning to write about in my ‘Throwback Thursday’ section. It’s great to have another restaurant of this calibre in the east of London. East London is great at the moment for brilliant pop ups and small, quirky restaurants. But sometimes you just want something a bit more refined, and we normally have to head further into the centre of London for that. For those who don’t know the City well, you would probably never even come across Broadgate Circle. It’s tucked away behind Liverpool Street station, but is quite a sight to behold – it has recently been revamped and now hosts many high quality restaurants and cafes.     Upon arrival, we …