For restaurants like Osteria, the location is both a blessing and a curse. Situated deep inside the brutalist movement headquarters that is the Barbican, they have a captive audience in terms of the throngs of concert and exhibition visitors that visit the venue daily
Townfish have been massive fans of Vapiano since they first arrived in London at the Great Portland Street branch a few years back. The recent opening of their Tower Bridge branch has really cemented their status as one of the most beloved Italian casual dining restaurants in Europe
It's been fascinating following the growth of Zia Lucia in the past few years as it grows from strength to strength. We first learned of them at the opening of their Islington branch on Holloway Road
Here at Townfish, we are always keen to support up and coming young talent and that is very much the case with young, self-taught chef, James Young who has opened up Fat Tony's at Tony Conigliaro's Italian Bar Termini Centrale on Duke Street
If you didn't know, Brook Green is one of the leafiest and upmarket parts of London you are likely to come across, hence it was no surprise to see gourmet pizzerias like Zia Lucia move into the area
For the Italian cuisine cognoscenti, they know that all the best pasta chefs come from the region of Emilia Romagna
The crossrail area of Tottenham court road is rapidly filling up with restaurants in anticipation of a business bonanza once it opens
Celebrate the culinary delights of the Mediterranean and South America at Monmouth Kitchen in Covent Garden
The concept at Monmouth Kitchen is surprisingly unusual where Italian and contemporary Peruvian cuisine are equally celebrated instead of the fusion cuisine you might see at other hotel restaurants
There are over 350 types of pasta in the world with all kinds of shapes and sizes. Have you ever wondered why you can't have your favourite pasta with your favourite sauce?
Column inches have been written about the death of Soho and the lack of a sense of community in the area.
Osteria means an Italian restaurant, typically a simple or inexpensive one. However, at Osteria 60 it is neither simple nor inexpensive.
When you think of the words: Italian takeaway, 99% of you will be thinking pizza and it is often the poor quality ones which will offer you a free bottle of coke to hide the taste of their inferior ingredients.
Whether you are a regular visitor to Italy, or just have a passion for Italian food and cooking, it’s common knowledge what makes the famous cuisine so good is the quality of ingredients. Forget buying pasta from Sainsbury’s, if you can get the real deal why eat anything less superior?
Be you human or ninja turtle, I think we can all agree that everybody loves pizza… but you don’t need a weekend away in Italy to find a good one.