Victoria Brzezinski

Food writer. “Not everyone can be a truffle. Most of us are potatoes. And a potato is a very good thing to be.”

Italians Do It Better at Latteria

Italians Do It Better at Latteria

Inspired by the old sandwich shops and cafes of Milan, Latteria is the latest spot from Giuliano Lotto, the veteran restaurateur behind the launch of Il Baretto and Zafferano. Expect an all-day menu of Italian classics spanning breakfast, pastries, panini, pizzas and pastas in a casual but slinky setting…

We Put The Vegan Burgers at The Vurger Co To The Test

We Put The Vegan Burgers at The Vurger Co To The Test

Contrary to popular opinion, vurgers are not a humanoid species from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The Vurger Co is a vegan burger joint reimagining the classic American diner-style menu for the plant-based generation. The first crowd-funded vegan restaurant in London, this Shoreditch spot is a low-key…

Fish With A Kiss From A Rose: Our Meal At Xier

Fish With A Kiss From A Rose: Our Meal At Xier

Headed up by ex-Murano chef Carlo Scotto — the “only Italian chef in London who’s not cooking Italian food”, apparently — Xier and XR are two genre-bending restaurants touting some pretty avant-garde flavour combinations in Marylebone. Downstairs you’ll find XR, with its more casual atmosphere…

A Night In Mayfair: Our Review of Onima

A Night In Mayfair: Our Review of Onima

Mayfair restaurant Onima is on a mission to transport you back to the heady days of 2006 i.e. before those pesky bankers plunged the global economy into recession — life is still Champagne fabulous, JT’s SexyBack has just made it to number one and fusion food is still Kind Of A Big Deal.   The…

We Splurged On Dinner And A Dance Show At Levant

We Splurged On Dinner And A Dance Show At Levant

Levant is definitely of the old-school restaurant breed: floating candles, rose petals strewn everywhere, lascivious red uplighting and a troop of belly dancers with ‘bosoms larger than your head’. This central London spot was the first venture by Tony Kitous, the restaurant mogul who set up theComptoir…

Our Experience At One Of Battersea's Best Wine Bars

Our Experience At One Of Battersea's Best Wine Bars

Wine bars have a bad rep for being painfully bougie, but Humble Grape maintains a laid-back ambience, and is clearly staffed by real wine enthusiasts. The Battersea joint is Humble Grape’s original location, and spreads itself luxuriantly across two floors. For wine novices and aficionados alike, Humble…