Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Tiffin, 24-26 Leather Lane

You've probably walked past this place loads of times, in fact, you've probably eaten in the place without realising that it's called Tiffin. To be honest, we're not even seen for ourselves that it is called Tiffin and believe that it's just been passed from generation to generation via word of mouth since it was established. We went on a recky there last year (when we were still calling it 'place where Neil buys a peri peri wrap from sometimes') and ate easily the worst falafel wrap of our lives so have been putting off our revisit for as long as possible in the hope that the word of falafeloff had spread and encouraged them to up their game.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

EAT, 78 Hatton Garden

EAT is a company that was founded in 1996 with "the ambition of providing the best food, soup and coffee in London at reasonable prices".  My guess is that a lot's changed in London in terms of food, soup and coffee in the past 17 years but for anyone that's not been to an EAT, it's basically a mediocre, artisan-breadless version of Pret.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

King of Falafel (Lebanese), 93 Leather Lane

So we returned to get ourselves back involved in the King's immersive falafel theatre, this time trying out his cheaper and more traditional Lebanese falafel wrap (the only difference being the bread). Our main criticisms before were that the wrap was a bit costly and that there wasn't enough filling. With this wrap being a pound cheaper at £3.25, he was off to a good start.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Pret a Manger, 10 Leather Lane

It was time for us to visit another one of the growing number of chains on Leather Lane, Pret a Manger which translates into English as 'Ready to eat'. Whilst their food is priced a little on the steep side you can usually be guaranteed that you're exchanging your money for a quality lunch. On learning that their falafel wrap came with bonus halloumi we were anticipating big things from this entry.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Pane Caffé, 160 Clerkenwell Road

Pane Caffé is a well presented shop on Clerkenwell Road at the head of Leather Lane sat sandwiched between two Asian establishments, the excellently named Chinese takeaway 'Kung Food' and less excellently named Korean restaurant 'Tohbang' which according to their website translates, LITERALLY, as 'Larder'.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Tesco, 43-45 Farringdon Road

This week saw us venture off the beaten track for the first time in the competition to Farringdon Road but, in all honesty, we weren't looking forward to the preprepared, preprepackaged supermarket entry.

Tony's Cafe, 61 Leather Lane

We were disappointed to find that in the past year Tony has stopped selling falafel wraps and has now decided to focus his efforts on salad bowl game. Tony, you'll be sorely missed but we decided to rate you anyway.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Meal Deal Chilli is King, 41 Leather Lane

We're not sure if this place is called 'Meal Deal' and their slogan is 'Chilli is King' or whether they're called 'Chilli is King' and they offer meal deals so we've decided to hedge our bets and call them 'Meal Deal Chilli is King', which has to be one of the most bizarre names for a shop we've ever heard.