south London

Santo Remedio

The purveyors of authentic, vivid Mexican food stage a triumphant return Regular HotJointers will know that we are more than a bit partial to the wonderful - a...

Duddells

An immaculate upscale Chinese joint in a beautiful setting? Music to HotJoint's ears Sometimes, restaurants arrive like a fancy private yacht at a harbour and ...

Ben’s Canteen

What is it with Aussie's a great-eating all day joints? Just ask Ben ... At some point in time the great food god in the sky decided that Aussie food could do ...
Salon interior

Salon

Salon is a big thing in Brixton; and it'll be a big thing in London very soon Oh London, oh Salon, oh Nicholas Balfe, oh Brixton. Life jut doesn’t get much b...
Cartel int

Cartel, Battersea

Mexican party joint with emphasis on fine tequilas and mezcal It’s long been a bugbear of tequila and mezcal producers that the global image of their wonderf...
The Begging Bowl

The Begging Bowl

A crafty Peckham Thai local with famous connections is set to open up an outpost David Thompson is a name that in the Western world, and bits of the East, is s...
Negril chicken

Negril

It's time to welcome Usain Bolt to the UK for the World Champs so let's celebrate the best of Jamaican food in London Jamaica has been accused of being a laidb...
Meet District

Meet District

Peckham picks 'em and puts 'em on a plate Peckham is just an awesome place – it has avoided any of the clichés of a gentrifying neighbourhood, even bypassin...
Calcutta Street

Calcutta Street

Home-cooked food, street food and memories of Calcutta have helped a food blogger create Indian restaurants with a fresh perspective We’ve got Calcutta wron...
The Bobbin food

The Bobbin

Relax, test your general knowledge, eat well, all in a day's work for the Bobbin There’s something particularly British about a pub quiz. Most people go to t...
TWID

TWID

Another food day in London, another intriguing concept: live opera and small French plates in Battersea It must be the time of year for food concepts. And don...
Brew, the tea pub

Brew

A tea pub! We'll say that again. A tea pub! In Tooting. THIS, we've got to check out Some things HotJoint loves: a cup of tea; a cocktail; a good pub. And at l...
Padella

Padella

A clever, high qual Borough pasta joint from the guys behind Trullo Ah, it’s nice every now and then to sit down and look at the sky and think: “Genius....
Arabica hummous

Arabica

Borough's Arabica offers a bit of everything and more from the Levant Look, it’s hard to admit sometimes that HotJoint isn’t familiar with every food produ...
Roast restaurant

Roast

Part of our Back To Borough campaign, we look at Roast restaurant and its unique place in the capital's food heritage Researching a piece on Borough Market is ...
Booma

Booma

Booma is akin to when two people you really like get together Two things HotJoint loves are combined beautifully in Booma in Brixton: beer and Indian food. ...
Khamsa

Khamsa

Algerian food might not have made a big impact in London but Khamsa shows that there is still hope! It is not too hard to dig out an internet article (from a f...
Hot Stuff, Vauxhall

Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff is the archetypal cult neighbourhood joint with a brilliantly simple formula: no formula Hot Stuff is the restaurant of neighbourhood dreams. Tucked ...
Bonne Bouffe

La Bonne Bouffe

A French joint like an upmarket Allo Allo? South London's never had it so bonne East Dulwich has been a breeding ground for niceness for some time now, and of ...
The Depot Rick Stein

The Depot

Rick Stein has opened a London restaurant at last. But why? HotJoint has been watching Rick Stein on telly for two decades and we think we know him like a frie...
Nanban

Nanban

You know why Nanban is the king of Japanese fusion? Because it cares ... There’s been so many Masterchef winners from so many Masterchef programmes that HotJ...

Sparrow

Man and wife cooking up a storm at Sparrow in Lewisham Husband and wife cooking teams are few and far between – you’d have to imagine that the pressures, e...
Duck duck goose

Duck Duck Goose

Just wok we've been waiting for: Chinese for the 2010s Oh for literally years HotJoint has bemoaned the state of Chinese food in this country. Acres of dull co...
Bala Baya

Bala Baya

Bala Baya: creative Middle Eastern in Southwark from Ottolenghi protege A new plate-sharing Middle Eastern joint in Southwark. It’s in an arch with exposed b...

UK’S SMALLEST PUB

Meantime have opened - temporarily - Britain's smallest pub. And they are giving away the beer. Nutters, right? They say great things come in small packages ri...