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Kensington’s best restaurants, from Zaika to Jacuzzi

Kensington’s best restaurants, from Zaika to Jacuzzi

Popular with anyone in Kensington in search of Chinese food without the Min Jiang price tag, Sichuan Popo is, as the name suggests, focused on the cuisine of the central Chinese region, but also its northern neighbour Shaanxi. That means decently done classics of dan dan noodles, mapo tofu and Xi’an biang biang noodles (the name of a sister restaurant in Covent Garden and the City), plus the signature dish of fried pork with Sichuan pepper, the melt-in-the-mouth meat given a blast of mouth-numbing heat to cut through the richness. The kitchen isn’t so purist, though, that it doesn’t serve dim sum, the daytime speciality of Guangdong, and in the evening, too, should one fancy siu mai, har gau or char siu pork buns for supper, while elsewhere the lengthy menu takes in everything from pig’s intestines to spring rolls. If you’re in the area for a Chelsea game there’s another branch near Fulham Broadway.     Source link

10 London restaurants for out-of-towners (that are actually worth it)

10 London restaurants for out-of-towners (that are actually worth it)

With a cathedral, an abbey, and a Mrs Dalloway walking tour all in the vicinity, Wild By Tart is winning before diners have even an entered the building: a glassy, rather soulless building from the outside, it’s true, but a warm and flower-strewn haven within. There, bazaar cushions and seasonal margaritas — just £7 between 5 and 7pm — give way to a vibrant, seasonal menu rooted in ingredients sourced locally or from the Tart farms in Somerset and Northumberland. Plates like beef onglet with green sauce and smoked butter, pork belly and heritage carrot with ponzu, and Cheltenham beetroot hummus with cashew tarka prove impossible to choose between. The best solution is not to. Take enough diners — commandeer a passing tour group, if necessary — and order as much as possible, together with their toasted flatbreads to mop up the heady array of juices and sauces. One comes draped with caramelised onion, gorgonzola, roasted squash and hazelnuts, and is worth the ticket price alone. Source link

Things to look forward to in 2024

Things to look forward to in 2024

Please, no more SALTBURN chat in 2024. The film’s Y2K costume can stay in 2023 too — at least for another decade — and its producer, Margot Robbie, can ditch the BARBIECORE while we’re at it. Although The Colour Purple is on the cards this year, the colour PINK and all things GIRL-IFIED are so over. BOWS included. Speaking of things you tie up, it’s time to stop making THREADS happen, Zuckerberg. ‘X’ isn’t going anywhere soon, but fortunately ex-home secretary SUELLA BRAVERMAN is not on the bill for 2024. Neither are SMALL PLATES, sorry Hackney-based restaurateurs, we’re not paying £100 for meals the size of our thumb any more. While we’re talking dining, BURRATA, ORANGE WINE and PICANTES can be left in the past. Okay fine, maybe not picantes, but don’t expect to find one at SOHO HOUSE — it’s stopped allowing new members in 2024 so you’ll be QUEUING till the new year (which is another thing we’ve stopped doing: QUEUING. Especially for baked goods). Source link

London Eye horror as Storm Henk tears open pod’s roof leaving family inside ‘terrified’ | UK | News

London Eye horror as Storm Henk tears open pod’s roof leaving family inside ‘terrified’ | UK | News

The London Eye sparked horror after Storm Henk tore through one of its pods’ roof and leaving the family inside “terrified”. Winds up to 70mph swept through London on Tuesday, where trees were downed and travel chaos was endured by commuters across the capital. And the fabled wheel, at the South Bank, also caused chaos for a family riding it yesterday. Speaking about the ordeal, David Nock, from Bournemouth, said: “We got on, started to move and it was stop starting on the way up. As we got to the 12 o’clock top it stopped. The wind really started to howl. “The wind was so strong it actually ripped an access hatch off the top of the pod we were in. “You can imagine, it got very noisy and the wind was blowing and it was slightly terrifying.” We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. For the latest news and breaking news visit: /news Stay up to date with all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion …