Becoming a blog wanker

Presumably the only people who can be arsed to read this are friends and possibly family at a push. Well long and short of it is I’ve decided to start a blog on quite possibly the closest thing to my heart and my life’s main passion: food.

Bleeker Burgers

Angry Fries – £4, taste 3.5/5, cracking sauces Oreo Milkshake – £4.5, taste 4.5/5 Bleeker Black – £10, taste 5/5, amazing   Bleeker is a chain of some sort, got some restaurants scattered around London, notably one by Victoria Station. Perfect for anyone getting the Oxford Tube, or anyone in general. Isaac and I had…

Braddock’s Chilli

Beef chilli with oxtail – taste 5/5, filling, cost: priceless Braddock, a few weeks back, offered to drop his heavy workload (degree, ball committee, nutting twats and spending quality time with the kids) to cook me up a mighty fine meal. I managed to take the man up on it last Wednesday before a crewdate…

Jamon Jamon Paella!

Paella Valenciana (chicken) £6 Taste 4.5/5 filling Seafood Paella £6.50 taste 4.8/5 also filling Mixed £7 taste 5/5 unsurprisingly filling First off apologies for the shit photo of my grub, was too engrossed in the excitement of eating it. Jamon Jamon is a Paella stall owned by a wacky bloke called Nick who works his…

London Grill

Steak Baguette – £6, taste 4.5/5, filling as fuck Pulled Pork Baguette – £5, taste 4/5, ^^^^ Chicken Brioche – £5, taste 4.5/5, decently filling Killer Burger – £5, taste 5/5, decently filling London Grill is a great little stand, the overarching theme here is quality, similar to Dave’s if the meat’s not perfect they…

Taco Shack

Burrito/Tacos/Nachos £5, filling 4/5, taste 4.5/5 This particular trip to Taco Shack I had the Tacos surprisingly. Featured above and below along with the Nachos and Burrito on offer. I’ve been meaning to give these guys a review for some time, new to the market (relatively speaking) they aren’t as well known as they should…

Frank’s Signature Spices

Curries, sides and a fish £7 Cheaper options available, good if you just want one meal that gives you a nice variety Taste 4/5 Frank runs a nice little stand in the open market, he’s there Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Distinctive for its wall of metal containers full of fragrant curries, meaty or veggie, with…

Beerdy Pizzas

Quirke and I try out some sick pizzas, £6 with any two toppings Taste 4/5, price £6 with 2 toppings, healthy – lol no I was naturally concerned that a place like Beerd, with a Beard on all its brands and advertising craft beers was going to be worryingly hipster. Particularly as I was rather a…

Sasi’s Thai

Stir-fried Squid, garlic chicken and rice £5.95, Filling √, healthy √, tasty 4/5 This will be the first review of somewhere NOT in the Gloucester Green open market, instead it’s in the Oxford Covered Market which is open every day from sometime in the morning till some other time in the evening. Irrelevant. What is relevant is…

Patrick’s Pad Thai and Chilli Chicken

Chicken Pad Thai: £5, Filling √, Healthy √, Tasty 4.5/5 Chilli Chicken with rice, Potato Stir Fry, Dahl Curry, fried Mushroom and Okra: £5, Filling √, Healthy ish, Tasty 5/5 Gloucester Green Open Market (weds. thurs. sat. 11ish – 4ish) Patrick (ft. below with chicken pad thai) is a very popular favourite at the market and usually has…

Taste Tibet

Himalayan Chicken Curry with rice, coriander, Tibetan Dahl and Chilli sauce, £5, Filling √, Good price √, Healthy ish, Tasty √√√√√ Beef and Vegan Momos, £5, Filling √, Good price √, Healthy if you just get the Vegan ones I guess, Tasty √√√√√ Gloucester Green open market, they’re only there on Wednesdays though Taste Tibet is a very jazzy stand by the…

Big Dave’s BBQ Shack #1

Dry rubbed Lamb breast with home-made coleslaw, mac’n’cheese, pepper pickle and banging sauces £6.50 for the lot. Filling √, Good price √, Healthy ish, Tasty √√√√√ Gloucester Green open market (weds. thurs. Sat. 11ish till 4ish) For the first actual food review I’ve decided to go with one of my favourite stands on the open market and the…