Tang London Noodle Bar

It looks like my optimistic salad phase will be on hold for a little while.

For which I blame the freezing-cold wind and my recent discovery of Tang London in equal measure.

Tang London Noodle Bar / Restaurant Review

Located minutes away from Tottenham Court Road’s hustle and bustle, Tang London is the very definition of a hidden gem.

And not only because it is indeed rather tricky to find (it’s just before the massive, flashy VQ terrace, in case you get lost).

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It has a cozy room, dotted with small tables and many a perching stool.

Tang London Noodle Bar / Restaurant Review

A passionate team of chefs.

Tang London Noodle Bar / Restaurant Review

And a short menu filled with dishes of the inventive, hearty, Asian-inspired kind that are perfect for those weeks days when the weather goes from nice and sunny to pouring rain in the blink of an eye!

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Signature, super-crispy fried chicken served with a side of fiery hot sauce for dipping.

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Black & White aka. crispy home-made black soy bean tofu served with the most addictive white miso sauce.

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Double dipping absolutely compulsory!

The noodle soup (‘tang’) selection is rather un-traditional but excellent all the same.

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Chicken Tang – an excellent option if you’re feeling a bit under the weather (do swap the flat rice noodles for glass noodles though, as the former aren’t quite as good as we’d hoped)

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Spicy Prawn Tang – fiery hot and a brilliant way to warm one’s cockles up!

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Dig in & slurp to your heart’s content!

And if you can manage it, definitely get a few of the steamed buns on the side (we couldn’t quite, but the beef one looks amazing!).

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Either way, make sure you finish with a scoop of Tang London’s signature sugarcane & shiso sorbet.

You might love it, you might hate it, but udon know until you try it!

Tang London, 111 Great Russell St (just before VQ), Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3NP
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Tang London Noodle Bar

Scottish brunch at Mac and Wild

On one of my -very productive- days scrolling the internet, I came across the word ‘fernweh’.

Fernweh is a consuming longing to be somewhere you’ve never been. I wasn’t sure I really understood it at the time, but it all made sense as soon as I stepped into Mac and Wild in Fitzrovia.

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The brick walls, the raw wooden tables, the casual-meets-refined atmosphere…

It all collided and made me want to turn right back and head on to the Highlands.

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But with over 50 different labels of whisky, home-bottled cocktails and a whole shelf full of pickles, Mac and Wild has strong arguments to help you postpone the fernweh urge…

… and settle for Scottish brunch instead!

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Starting with a classic: Scottish breakfast.

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Loads of brown food, and pretty much every single kind of meat patty you can possibly think of.

It might be a cardiologist’s worst nightmare (even though Mac & Wild’s version is surprising un-greasy!), but things don’t get much better than that…

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… unless of course you go for the Veni-Moo.

Voted UK & London’s best burger for two years running, Mac and Wild signature dish is an absolute beauty!

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…especially if you decide to add candy bacon to the juicy beef-venison-caramelised onion-bearnaise masterpiece.

Quite simply burger-perfection.

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All washed down with cocktails & a few drops of scotch…

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… plus some Irn-Bru (it would have been wrong not to!)

Its bubblegum taste was the perfect introduction to our beast of a dessert.

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I shouldn’t but I will‘: Dark chocolate Nemesis, salted caramel sauce, orange, almonds, vanilla ice cream & taffy crumble.

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The ultimate indulgence and one of the many, many reasons to get to Mac & Wild very soon!

Bangin’ cocktails, eye-rolling-ly good food, all served by dynamic and passionate staff…

… Oh, and have I mentioned that they take bookings too?

Brunch winner right there!

Mac & Wild, 65 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 7PS

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Scottish brunch at Mac and Wild