Perilla means Danger

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Perilla

A modern interpretation of classical European flavours

That's a fun fact for ya! Perilla means 'Danger' or 'You Are At Risk' in Catalan, my mother tongue (along with Spanish). But truth is, you'll be in great hands if you dine at Perilla in London, this place is far from something risky, unless we talk about food. Once again, I'm impressed. 

WHY? I love mix and match in food, and I feel London is becoming and addict to it, too. Perilla takes great conventional dishes and adds unique ingredients and sauces to it, that make each one of their dishes very special. 

We tried this place at dinner time, which I think was a plus, as the venue has that romantic je ne sais quois that makes it super lovely.  Each table is tiny but big enough to have a feast.

We don't like to get given a set tasting menu, but I have to say that price-quality and everything that you get, you are better off by doing so, if you are not as fussy as I am. 

Their customer service is sensational. I've become quite picky with my wine lately, and they were very attentive to give me enough suggestions and trials before I decided on which one to go for. To start of, we had a delicious seaweed bread with brown butter which was to die for; and YES, I am OBSESSED with bread. For mains, we had a superb mushroom with walnut sauce, pot roast broccoli with cabbages & hunt yogurt and surprisingly we tried roast cod and grilled lamb. A bit of everything! Of course, many desserts came after but our pick for the week would go for the Walnut Custard Tart with shaved chestnuts. There were raw mushrooms in our dessert, and they matched perfectly. NOW, I know all of this sounds amazing but we aware that these fellas change their menu frequently, so you may get a whole different deal depending on which season you. Worry-less, it will be fantastic. 

WHERE is this place?  1-3 Green Lanes, Mildmay Ward, London N16 9BS; in between Dalston and Canonbury

WHEN? Monday to Friday only for dinner from 6-11pm, Weekends for brunch, lunch and dinner between 12,30-11pm

You are not in danger, but your belly will be if you miss out on this one. 

TCB xx

Not Apt For Vegans

If you are not into meat, I strongly suggest you stop reading this article. This is definitely not for you, fella. However, if you are one of those people who dreams about meaty treats then HALLO WELCOME! You are at the right place. TOP CHOICE steakhouses, BBQ restaurants and gastropubs, all serving the best meat that London has to offer. Trust me, you will want more.

CENTRAL LONDON:

BLACKLOCK

 

Craving Meat while having drinks in Soho? This is your place.

All sorts of chops, based on a daily menu, cooked on old charchoal. DELISH! 

Do not miss on their sides: I've NEVER ever had such good fries as the beef dripping fries (and I am an addict to potatoes). Mind you their cocktails are also a fiver! WINNING.

HAWKSMOOR

 

Known by most meat lovers by now, but a great spot to refuel. Prepare your wallets, though!

Since its first opening in, the restaurant has opened many sister branches all across London, including not only its Covent Garden location but also Knightbridge, Shoreditch and Borough.

 

EAST LONDON


 

Think of the most tasty BBQ meats you've had lately. Now think better than that and the result is this East London heaven. 

My absolute must-try dishes include the crispy ox cheek, the pigtails and the ribs. Finish off with a sticky toffee pudding and your life will be forever complete.

 

BUEN AYRE

 
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This Argentinean steakhouse is probably your best meaty restaurant across London, at least when it comes to quality-price. The most tender, juicy and tasty meat I've tasted any time I've been there. Of course, you need to have chimichurri sauce on it. 

PITT CUE

 

Only for serious meat lovers who are up for stepping up their game. In here you'll find pig's head, ox tongue and many other meats you wouldn't think of trying. All of them, freakylicious.

 

NORTH LONDON


 

Ok, I must admit I am making a bold suggestion here, as I haven't been to this place yet. Reviews, however, speak highly of it. These gastropub in the heart of Islington is meant to be providing mouthwatering meaty dishes, which to me sounds like a match made in heaven. Good drinks selection and yummy food? COUNT-ME-IN.