Veneta, London

The Salt Yard group restaurants are firm favourites. The likes of Ember Yard and the Opera Tavern are well-known, hugely likeable restaurants with excellent tapas menus and their own distinct personalities. And with such a reputation to follow, we have high hopes for their latest addition, Veneta. A restaurant in a modern building in central…

The Little Taperia, London

Good things come in small packages. So they say. Though this classic idiom is one that is all too often shrouded in insecurity and doubt. One place, however, that you should never have any doubts about is The Little Taperia. The Little Bar (slightly littler, just as great) was the first bijou venture by Madeline…

Industry Standard, Berlin

The walk up from Kreuzberg to find Industry Standard was definitely enough to work up an appetite. After a long stroll up Urbanstraße and then along (the slightly unnerving) Sonnenalle, I begin to wonder where on earth this in new restaurant might be. I’m told Neukölln is the up-and-coming part of town – “Like Shoreditch,…

Caravan, London

Exmouth Market is a hive of activity, and the food stalls that line this pretty little street really help to define its place as a beacon for foodies. Stalls aside, Exmouth Market has plenty of independent shops and eateries dotted along either side, and these should by no means be neglected either. At one end,…

Common, Brighton

I can’t think of many UK towns or cities outside of London, where you can find little pockets of cute independent restaurants and cafes, except for Brighton. It’s isn’t called London-by-the-sea for nothing. And if it wasn’t for the squarking gulls overhead and the breathable seaside air, I’d think I was right back in south…

Plot, London

Broadway market in Tooting hasn’t really had much to shout about until now. Enter Plot, and suddenly one of the largest covered markets in London is well on the way to changing its image forever. Whilst its slightly smaller neighbour Tooting Market (not the same place, as is a common misconception) has seen a gradual…