Articles by Lydia Manch

Time Portals, Temples And Trickery: This Is More Epic Than Your Average Escape Room

Time Portals, Temples And Trickery: This Is More Epic Than Your Average Escape Room

Taking London's obsession with escape rooms to the next level. | By Lydia Manch
Comedy Review: Ahir Shah's Control

Comedy Review: Ahir Shah's Control

It's Shahtime, baby. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Chimney Cakes: The Hungarian Dessert That Will Have You Salivating

Chimney Cakes: The Hungarian Dessert That Will Have You Salivating

We're in love. | By Lydia Manch
Blue Cheese Naan And Smoked Aubergine Mathri: Vegetarian Dishes Steal The Show At Indian Accent

Blue Cheese Naan And Smoked Aubergine Mathri: Vegetarian Dishes Steal The Show At Indian Accent

Seriously swish but not that solemn. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Duck Heart Teriyaki And Wasabi Crab: A Scandi Sushi Chain Lands In Victoria

Duck Heart Teriyaki And Wasabi Crab: A Scandi Sushi Chain Lands In Victoria

Good at sticks. Good at sushi. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Why We Love Roundwood Park: The Willesden Treasure Favoured By Locals

Why We Love Roundwood Park: The Willesden Treasure Favoured By Locals

First opened in 1895. | By Lydia Manch
Adam Riches' Inane Chicanery

Adam Riches' Inane Chicanery

Front row may get wet. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Jerusalem Home-Cooking And Palestinian 'Pizza': Have You Tried This Soho Restaurant?

Jerusalem Home-Cooking And Palestinian 'Pizza': Have You Tried This Soho Restaurant?

Don't miss the tahini ice cream | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
This Richmond Restaurant Has Cosiness Down To An Art

This Richmond Restaurant Has Cosiness Down To An Art

Make sure you get a table near the fireplace. | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
Duck Duck Goose: Pop Brixton Gets Yet Another Great Restaurant

Duck Duck Goose: Pop Brixton Gets Yet Another Great Restaurant

Cantonese canteen dining. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Comedy Review: Ivo Graham's Educated Guess

Comedy Review: Ivo Graham's Educated Guess

Ivo, only more so. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
The Best Places In London To Celebrate Burns Night

The Best Places In London To Celebrate Burns Night

Kilt up. | By Lydia Manch
London's Best Korean Restaurants

London's Best Korean Restaurants

Gettin' jjigae with it. | By Lydia Manch
Food Review: La Tagliata Comes To Fitzrovia

Food Review: La Tagliata Comes To Fitzrovia

This one has a wine bar attached. | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
Late Nights, Great Curry And Vintage Cosiness: This Tooting Bar Has It All

Late Nights, Great Curry And Vintage Cosiness: This Tooting Bar Has It All

G&T by the enormous goblet. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Food Review: Flour and Grape

Food Review: Flour and Grape

Perfect pappardelle. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Club Gascon Is Back

Club Gascon Is Back

Bringing a bit of southwest France to Smithfield | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
We Visited A Szechuan Hideaway In Victoria

We Visited A Szechuan Hideaway In Victoria

Lots of nooks, crannies and cave-like alcoves. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
We Got Way More Into Shuffleboard Than We Expected

We Got Way More Into Shuffleboard Than We Expected

Get on board. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Hackney's Martello Hall Gets A Sister Bar In Brixton

Hackney's Martello Hall Gets A Sister Bar In Brixton

Hackney's Martello Hall gets a sister bar in south London. | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
If You're Not Ordering The Pancakes At This West Hampstead Brunch, You're Doing It All Wrong

If You're Not Ordering The Pancakes At This West Hampstead Brunch, You're Doing It All Wrong

Triple-stacked and stickily splendid. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Velvety Booths, Christmassy Cocktails And Piles Of Spaghetti: This Islington Restaurant Is Doing Winter The Right Way

Velvety Booths, Christmassy Cocktails And Piles Of Spaghetti: This Islington Restaurant Is Doing Winter The Right Way

Go for the seafood, stay for the sticky toffee pudding | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Scandinavian Soul Sessions: Aster's New Live Music Nights

Scandinavian Soul Sessions: Aster's New Live Music Nights

Aster's soul cafe. | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
CôBa: Vietnamese BBQ Comes To King's Cross

CôBa: Vietnamese BBQ Comes To King's Cross

There will be blood (orange). | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
This Southbank Restaurant Is Jazzing Up Your Saturday

This Southbank Restaurant Is Jazzing Up Your Saturday

Spectacular seafood... | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Holy Guacamole: The Return Of Santo Remedio

Holy Guacamole: The Return Of Santo Remedio

Welcome back, dream tacos. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Rum Shack, Baby, Rum Shack: Vauxhall Gets A Colourful Jerk Joint

Rum Shack, Baby, Rum Shack: Vauxhall Gets A Colourful Jerk Joint

Rum by the river. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Sack: The Hotel Bar Bringing Sherry Back

Sack: The Hotel Bar Bringing Sherry Back

Something for novices and pros alike. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
London's Best Food And Drink Openings In November

London's Best Food And Drink Openings In November

We know where we'll be eating this month. | By Lydia Manch
Wringer + Mangle's Second Restaurant Opens In Spitalfields

Wringer + Mangle's Second Restaurant Opens In Spitalfields

Not quite living up to the first incarnation... yet. | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
Wintry Comfort Food Reaches New Levels At This Soho Pop-Up

Wintry Comfort Food Reaches New Levels At This Soho Pop-Up

Thoroughly nailing winter dining. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
A New Neighbourhood Bar Comes To Clapham South

A New Neighbourhood Bar Comes To Clapham South

A new neighbourhood bar for Clapham. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
This Van Serves Up Wood Fired Pizza In Just 6 Minutes

This Van Serves Up Wood Fired Pizza In Just 6 Minutes

Grab a taste of Napoli from this pizza van. | By Lydia Manch
Food Review: Yolk

Food Review: Yolk

Worth the mess. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Food Review: One Star House Party

Food Review: One Star House Party

Eight courses from eight countries. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Food Review: HipChips

Food Review: HipChips

Spud-lovers, your time has come. | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆
Delicious Asian-Influenced Dishes At This Usually Off-Limits Club

Delicious Asian-Influenced Dishes At This Usually Off-Limits Club

Brasserie throws open its doors to non-members. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Where To Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos In London

Where To Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos In London

Get your face paint ready. | By Lydia Manch
Bar Review: Oriole

Bar Review: Oriole

Come for the cocktails, stay for the music. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
London's Best Food And Drink Openings In October

London's Best Food And Drink Openings In October

We know where we'll be eating this month. | By Lydia Manch
Food Review: StreetXO

Food Review: StreetXO

Street food, but not as you know it... | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Food Review: Chinese Cricket Club

Food Review: Chinese Cricket Club

Good innings. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Food Review: Levantine Meets Spanish On Broadway Market

Food Review: Levantine Meets Spanish On Broadway Market

Middle Eastern and Mediterranean mash-up. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Food Review: Dolce Vita In Deptford

Food Review: Dolce Vita In Deptford

They make a mean martini. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
London's Best Food And Drink Openings In September

London's Best Food And Drink Openings In September

Get ready for launch... | By Lydia Manch
Food Review: Margot

Food Review: Margot

An antidote to Covent Garden's tourist traps. | By Lydia Manch ★★★★☆
Beware Of The Happy Hour

Beware Of The Happy Hour

Bringing the Caribbean sunshine to Shoreditch. | By Lydia Manch
Food Review: Korean Fried Chicken In King's Cross

Food Review: Korean Fried Chicken In King's Cross

Wings, bao and beer... | By Lydia Manch ★★★☆☆