David Thompson, the Australian chef who brought modern Thai cuisine to London, will be cooking alongside his inheritors in a one-off evening at Som Saa in Spitalfields next month. Thompson ran the elegant and much praised Nahm at the Halkin hotel in Belgravia from 2001 to 2012, and is now based along with the restaurant in Bangkok. More recently he […]

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Som Saa, the hit Thai pop-up that moved into a permanent Spitalfields site last year, is launching a new series of late-night openings on Saturday February 4, followed by the first Saturday night in every month. The kitchen will stay open until 1.30am with a late-night menu of street-food classics from regional Thailand, including fermented pork with celery and […]

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⦿ Jay Rayner of The Observer sweated his way joyfully through a chilli-spiced dinner at Thai pop-up-turned-permanent Som Saa near Spitalfields Market, which he described as “an action movie full of crash, bang and wallop.” “The food wanders restlessly from north to south. It is a deliriously fearsome bash of fire and sour and salt and smoke.” ⦿ The Guardian’s […]

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We’ve teamed up with the good people of Twizoo to announce the top 5 trending restaurants on Twitter each week in London. Twizoo is an app that gives restaurant recommendations based on what people are saying on Twitter, and analyses over 50,000 incoming tweets per week to determine which restaurants are attracting the most buzz. […]

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As one of London’s most exciting pop-up’s of last year, Som Saa, gears up to launch its first permanent site on 11 April, we’ve decided to bring you the best restaurants in UK to get an authentic taste of Thai cooking (according to our survey). Still one of our reporters’ favourite cuisines for a cheap eat that packs a big […]

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A few week’s ago we reported on the interesting rise of crowd-funded restaurants as several high-profile restaurateurs announced plans to finance their latest ventures this way. We also pointed out that this strategy doesn’t always pay off – just look at the unfortunate case of Viajante. A slam dunk idea one would reckon. It’s a […]

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A collaboration between ex-Mayfields chef Matthew Young and sommelier Jack Lewens, formerly of Spring and River Café – due to open on 20 November in Hackney’s Netil House – is sure to have east London foodsters (foodie-hipsters) excited. And foodies in general if we’re honest. Young’s food has been praised by everyone from the broadsheet big guns […]

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Hackney’s railway arches, already home to the lauded Thai residency Som Saa, is about to get another tenant that’s sure to have further foodies flocking to London Fields. Il Cudega, an Italian deli and wine bar showcasing the flavours of the Lombardy region, will open in September, just a stone’s throw from the burgeoning restaurant scene […]

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Still one of our reporters’ favourite cuisines for a cheap eat that packs a big punch. Here are the best restaurants in UK to get an authentic taste of Thai cuisine (according to our survey)…   LONDON Sukho Fine Thai Cuisine SW6 “The best Thai food in town” can come as a “surprise” find at […]

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