Hanger SW6: Best Steak In London?

I am a born and bread meat lover, and a steak is a lovely treat in London because it tends to be rather expensive. Therefore I only get it once in a while, and a steak from Hanger SW6 is well worth splurging on. You’re in for a treat, pure and simple.

We began with ham hock beignets and the first crunch took us right back to eating sweet beignets covered in powdered sugar in New Orleans. Then came the surprisingly savoury and deliciously creamy ham and cheese filling. The beef tartare with kimchi has a smoky sourness with a peppery kick from the gochujang (red pepper paste), and the sea bream is citrus-y mellowed out by the avocado puree.

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Ham hock beignets
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Beef tartare
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Sea bream

And then we come to the steak; they arrived pre-sliced and perfect for sharing. The USDA hanger is smoky from the pure charcoal BBQ and cooked just with salt and the meat’s natural drippings, while the marinated picanha ‘asada’ is softer and juicier.

We had ours with a side of mixed greens and gnocchi. To be honest we didn’t even need the extra sides after all the starters. The greens were lovely, the gnocchi was slightly burnt on the bottom but otherwise a creamy textured addition.

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Honestly, it was hard to believe we were still in Fulham when our tastebuds were telling us we were in Texas.

Where: Hanger SW6, 461 North End Road, SW6 1NZ

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Instagramable Ice Cream Tour

Although the days are getting colder here in London we’ve been lucky to have a few sporadically warmer and sunnier days, so it’s not too late to nab yourself one of these ice creams I featured in my latest video. In fact, I’m heading back to the last place this weekend! Have a look for yourself and let me know if you try any. Continue reading “Instagramable Ice Cream Tour”

The Best Roast In London @ The Union Bar

To say that something is the best when there are so many restaurants in London I have yet to try is a risk, but it’s one I’m going to take with the roast lunch from The Union Bar in Paddington. If you get to the end of this post and haven’t already made a reservation, I’ll have failed in my task to get you to visit.

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Home Cooked Goodness @ The Book Club, Shoreditch

How Shoreditch does this Shoreditch restaurant look? When I met a friend for lunch, immediately thought “if I had a laptop that lasted more than an hour on its own battery I’d be working here in a heartbeat”. As it is, I can instead enjoy their delicious home cooked favourites like this uber tasty lasagna with pesto and a side salad.

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3 Absurdly Good American Restaurants in London

I loved American food before I even lived in America, and my time spent there only succeeded in furthering my obsession for top notch American cuisine – but at a reasonable price. If you’re looking for meaty burgers or dressed up hot dogs, look no further than my three choices below.

All located in central London, they’re super convenient and won’t break the bank either.

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Tasty Tapas @ The Bird In Hand, Kensington

Tasty Tapas @ The Bird In Hand, Kensington

Finding a great restaurant on a random road in London always feels like you’ve discovered something that the locals have been keeping a secret. That’s definitely the case with The Bird In Hand on Masbro Road. Inside this refurbished old pub is a modern chic restaurant serving little plates of tapas and pizzas.

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Top Nosh @ Noshville

Top Nosh @ Noshville, Granary Square

KERB has teamed up with the Maverick festival to give Londoners a taste of the good life with a celebration of American music and munchies in Granary Square near King’s Cross. Noshville is a fab one-off addition to London’s market and street food scene, with tasty treats to tickle the taste buds including New Orleans shrimp baskets from Hank’s, Ana Mae’s unusual Big Mac mac’n’cheese, and seriously delectable snickerdoodle donuts from Vicky’s Donuts.

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A Dim Sum Diamond in the Rough

Discover A Dim Sum Diamond in the Rough

Usually when I’m in the mood for Dim Sum I step into Dim T or Ping Pong rather than stepping off the beaten track. Tried, tested, I love them.

But Steam in Hammersmith is the very proof I needed to forgo the chains I love and try something new.

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Muriel’s Kitchen, Soho

Muriel’s Kitchen, Soho

Sometimes I’m super glad for business meetings in London, because on occasions they take place in lovely little restaurants like Muriel’s Kitchen on Old Compton Road. This beautifully decorated, light and airy restaurant immediately became a favourite as I stepped through the door, largely due to the swing-set table and chairs in the front which we slid on over to like a moth to a flame.

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Bodean’s BBQ, Soho

Bodean’s BBQ, Soho

After a hard day’s work eating brownies near Liverpool Street and checking out the markets of Spitalfields, we ventured over to one of my favourite areas to eat.

With a name like Bodean’s BBQ, I just had to try out this restaurant. The recipes are based on the rubs and sauces that promise to deliver an authentic American BBQ taste to your lips.

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