Restaurant Reviews

  • What Kambie Lacks in Decor It Makes Up for in Delicious Cuisine

    After hearing good things about the Cantonese and Szechuan fare at Kambie, I reserve my place. Though not without faults, the food makes up for its less than fancy surroundings. An unremarkable building houses a decor that is stark and uninspired. Small with few furnishings aside from a few tables and a fish tank, I anticipate the emphasis has been saved for the cuisine.

    Posted at June 12, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Get Retro with Gourmet Brown Bag Lunches

    Retro does not begin to describe The Bag Lady. Laden with vintage board games, eclectic knickknacks and estate-sale furniture, it exudes a charm reflected in its gourmet “brown bag” lunches. The “bagnificent” breakfasts and intricate handmade sandwiches are made with care and tagged with premium prices. Read more in Metro News London http://metronews.ca/voices/lunch-rush-2/250191/get-retro-with-gourmet-brown-bag-lunches/  

    Posted at June 6, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Symposium’s Mussels Shine in the Lunch Spotlight

    It is difficult for a restaurant to be all things to all people. Symposium might not have figured out its exact identity but it definitely serves great mussels. Martini lounge, dessert café and coffee shop all describe this impressive location. The Renaissance-inspired murals and marble tiling represent one of Richmond Row’s nicest decors.

    Posted at May 29, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Homemade Delicacies Make This Place Soo Dam Good

    Many Asian restaurants combine several distinct cuisines when they are more preferable as a specialty. I was, therefore, excited to see Soo Dam focusing on just traditional Korean dishes. The minimally decorated location is spotlessly clean and delightful as an obviously family-run business. It serves a menu of individual and family-style portions of stir-fries and stews at reasonable prices.

    Posted at May 22, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Boss Hog’s Has Finger-Lickin’-Good Recipe for Success

    Well-seasoned from years on the road at barbecue competitions, Boss Hog’s recently found a home for its award-winning chicken and ribs. The location retains familiarity owing to its fast-food past so the decor is comfortable but less rustic than I expected. The jovial waitress plays along with my excitement as I choose from a comprehensive menu of “gut-bustin’” Southern-styled combination plates.

    Posted at May 15, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Venture Into Thai House for a Taste of Authenticity

    Tucked into a small plaza, Thai House might be overlooked if it were not for its charming atmosphere and flavourful cuisine. My courteous hostess is even wearing a traditional dress that matches the minimalist but well-accented decor. Read more at Metro News London: http://metronews.ca/voices/lunch-rush-2/215548/venture-into-thai-house-for-a-taste-of-authenticity/

    Posted at May 8, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • A Tradition of Comforting Eats, Value and Friendly Service

    Richie’s Family Restaurant on Richmond is a perfect model of consistency. Serving Londoners for generations, neither the decor at the restaurant nor the menu have changed in as long. But why bother if it works? Published May 1 in Metro ...

    Posted at May 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Curries, Tandoori and Naan Star in Massey’s Lunch Buffet

    Serving up contemporary Indian fare in its large, smartly decorated dining room, Massey’s tandoor oven stays busy creating savoury chicken and lamb dishes. Business is steady during my visit, no doubt due to the allure of its all-inclusive buffet. I am seated and informed that Massey’s does not even serve a la carte during lunch. After looking at the range of choice, it makes ...

    Posted at April 23, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Fill Your Stomach and Shopping Basket with Tasty Eats

    Part grocery, part deli, part restaurant, Laziz is not your typical lunch spot but fills stomachs and shopping baskets with delectable eats. Even from the outside, it is an eclectic mix of Middle Eastern offerings. Read more at Metro News London: http://metronews.ca/food/107354/fill-your-stomach-and-shopping-basket-with-tasty-eats-at-laziz/

    Posted at April 17, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Food Is Fresh, Decor is Under-Whelming

    In many ways, London’s Shawarma is doing things right. They have two downtown locations conveniently accessible for short lunch-breaks, a great logo and website design, and inviting, smartly-designed exteriors. Unfortunately by cutting corners with their prep and an occasional slippage in service, my experience leaves me under-whelmed. Read more at LDNONTRESTAURANTS: http://www.ldnontrestaurants.com/featured-review-londons-shawarma/ Here is an interior shot of their location on Clarence ...

    Posted at April 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Only on King is a Premier, Extravagant Destination

    Featuring a philosophy of farm to table, The Only on King demonstrates a commitment not only to sustainable farming, but to true dining pleasure for their guests. As a highly awarded and recognized high-end establishment, it definitely deserves its generally accepted title as London’s best restaurant. Read the full review from LDNONTRESTAURANTS: http://www.ldnontrestaurants.com/featured-review-the-only-on-king/

    Posted at April 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Auberge du Petit Prince Charming Bistro Serving Tasty French Cuisine

    Wrap yourself in the warm, romantic embrace of a trip to Paris without leaving the city. Auberge du Petit Prince seduces palates as London’s favoured French restaurant. Our table waits in a cosy room styled after a rural marketplace with soft earth-tones and painted murals. A front solarium café offers a casual alternative. Read ...

    Posted at February 14, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Gourmet Fried Chicken

    Expanding from a string of restaurants in Calgary and Edmonton, Fritou brings its gourmet fried chicken to a stylish new, but small, location on Richmond. Fritou claims its chicken is healthy and I want to believe it. The restaurant chain favours locally sourced birds and hand-trims each piece to remove excess fat. It is then marinated and deep-fried. Read more in Metro News London:

    Posted at January 3, 2012 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Buon Appetito at Amici

    Every restaurant has one of those days during which the unexpected happens. My visit to Amici happens on one such busy day: the food is great, but with a few delays. We enter the quaint Italian trattoria that comfortably seats two dozen. Read more in Metro News London:

    Posted at November 15, 2011 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment
  • Signature Wings Since 1988

    The Alibi Roadhouse is a classic, where a generation of students and sports fans have satisfied their cravings for pints, games and food. Many things have changed in London since 1988 but this place, for good reason, has not. The decor is well maintained but drab and worn, attesting to the restaurant’s longevity. Read more in Metro ...

    Posted at August 30, 2011 | By : | Categories : Restaurant Reviews | 0 Comment