The recipes in the book by Emma Spitzer (Fress is published at £25 by Mitchell Beazley) are beautifully photographed and is often about as far from traditional Jewish cooking as is possible to get.
A deli combined with a restaurant is now quite normal. But a butchers that doubles as an eaterie is really unusual, even more so if you add kosher into the mix.
Iberica, a group of Spanish tapas places in central London (and some other UK cities), is what the British refer to as a "Marmite" choice. You either love it or loathe it.
Unsurprisingly given its name, Le Soufflé specialises in soufflé, in such a way that it is possible to order one for each course and dine entirely on, well, soufflés.
The set up is still very casual, with a canteen style approach to dining that does mean you the run the risk of getting close and cosy with strangers, but I prefer to think of this as more convivial a…