From Borough Market to Soho

Saturday, August 29th , 2020

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Mei Mei in Borough Market is a new venture from Elizabeth Haigh, who formerly earned a Michelin star at Pidgin and has worked at several high-end restaurants in her career. Born in Singapore, she returns to her roots at Mei Mei, serving street food in the style of the hawker stalls of Singapore. The highlight was a particularly good mackerel laksa, but there were several enjoyable dishes, all at a very fair price point. The outside counter seating under the covers of the market is about as Covid-safe as you can find at a restaurant.


Another place with a few outside seats is Sola, which is in the currently pedestrianised Dean Street in Soho. A tasting menu featured some genuinely top-notch ingredients, such as spiny lobster (pictured), French squab pigeon, wild sea bass prepared ikejime-style and more. The Californian dishes sometimes felt like they were more complicated than was really necessary, but there is no doubting the high class produce used here.