From Fitzrovia to Hammersmith

Saturday, June 01st , 2024

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The Salutation is a pub in busy King Street, but it serves Thai food. This visit was a rather pleasant surprise as the place did not seem an obvious winner: laminated menus with pictures of the food, a long menu and its pub setting did not scream out authenticity. Yet the dishes that we had were very good, and compared well to some of the other Thai places nearby. An almost entirely Thai customer base suggests that The Salutation is delivering something that meets the standards of Thai locals.

Akoko is one of the clutch of African restaurants in London that have Michelin stars, along with Chishuru and Ikoyi. In Berners Street, the restaurant delivered consistently good dishes with an interesting touch of spice. Just a solitary supplement dish was ordinary, but everything else we tried was very good. The jollof rice in particular was exceptional, literally the best I have ever eaten.