Restaurant Reviews

Forge

Meat is the order of the day; either cooked in ‘the pit’ or on ‘the spit’, options include caramelized coco cola glazed pork ribs, spit roast chicken, and grilled sirloin on the bone.

Toro Gordo

Toro Gordo is a vivacious Spanish restaurant in Hammersmith, serving Catalonia-styled fish and meat based tapas in generous portions and in an affable atmosphere.

Comptoir Gascon

The phrase used ‘douceur de vivre’ (sweetness of life), is adopted with ease and, like its Basque muse, Comptoir Gascon focuses mainly on duck, foie gras and truffle.

Pantry at 108

Afternoon tea is perhaps the summit of pure indulgence and the byword for British eccentricity, and Pantry at 108 provides a very good version of it, from noon until 6pm.

Franco Manca

The puffy, charred cornicione (crust) give way to a paper-thin middle, and the base is chewy and salty, with just the hint of sourness for an added dimension.

Biju Bubble Tea

Fragrant bursts of cinnamon and cardamom are used to great effect in an iced chai tea, full of festivity and aromatic warmth, with the vital tapioca balls.