Kate Matlock's Qype reviews
10 Greek Street, London W1D 4DH
Kate Matlock wrote on 4 July 2010
Thanks to a Qype/My Kind of Phone event, I recently had the opportunity to pop in and try a slice - cut with scissors and popped into the oven! I had no idea fully what this place was about until I just read the reviews below. I mean, it just looked like a pizza place, but different than others. That's the great thing about events - I learn about new places and try new things!
So, what I've learned is that the pizza is sold by weight - and ya know what? I think that's great! You can eat to fit your budget or eat to fill your tummy! Honestly, it's still not that expensive and it's a quickly-served treat in the heart of Soho!
I had the spicy salami - I recommend it!
50 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4SQ
Kate Matlock wrote on 14 March 2010
I was invited to try Mooli's today by the Qype team and on my way I tweeted that I was excited to go. My replies came back with lots of favorable (and jealous!) responses. So, I was definitely looking forward to giving it a shot.
I had no expectations, but I think I was still somewhat surprised that it was a 'fast food'-type place by the look of it. But after meeting the guys and being offered a nice, thick mango lassi, I relaxed at a table and enjoyed watching Qype members challenge Sam to win a week's worth of Moolis!
Then, the chutney came out: mint/apple, tamarind, roasted cumin raita, tomato (my absolute favorite), and spicy green chilli. Served alongside toasted poppadoms, I was in munching heaven. Each chutney was tasty and vibrant. I wanted to take them all home with me! After being told that they are made fresh daily that I would have to consume them the same day, my thoughts of a week of munching were dashed.
Getting thirsty again, I asked for a lemonade with mint (they also offer one with Indian rock salt?!) before heading into the kitchen to learn about R2D2 and Moolita. These two machines are responsible for helping churn out hundreds of roti daily. After seeing a demonstration, learning about the ingredients and history, we were able to taste one directly off the grill. Yum.
We also were treated to the recipe and demonstration of the mint and apple chutney. I will be making this at home for sure! Ping me if you want to know the recipe.
Finally, we were able to taste a Mooli for ourselves. I received a beef mooli, which was kerala beef with crunchy coconut, raita and salsa. It was delish. I considered trying the goat with punjabi potatoes, but I admit that I was not feeling adventurous. I did hear rave reviews that it was really tasty, though.
I will definitely return to Mooli's. It has a convenient location in Soho, the prices (less than a fiver!!) work for my budget, the ingredients are super fresh and the staff is charming and hospitable. What more could you ask for?
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14 Ganton Street, London W1F 7BT
Kate Matlock wrote on 31 January 2010
Good location, lots of deals, and a lack of sparkler-lit Dom Perignons being marched through the crowds makess it an easy going bar that's perfect for hosting birthday parties.
The downstairs area has a club-like feel, with DJ and reserved seating. You can choose your alcohol and mixers and everything will be set out for you and your friends to mix your own drinks.
The service is quick and makes sure you're happy and have everything you need, which ensures you can focus on being a happy host, not a problem solver.
65-67 Regent Street, Mayfair, London W1B 4EA
Kate Matlock wrote on 15 October 2009
Raw fish used to scare me. I grew up on a lake and I loved to go fishing with my dad, and while the childhood interest in all things gruesome meant I enjoyed watching my father filet the fish. But being a southern girl, we fried the fish; and not living near an ocean and in a small town meant there was no sushi-grade fish or sushi restaurants.
Fast-forward to my palate has developed and my tolerance for raw fish has blossomed.
Cocoon is the first real sushi restaurant in London I've tried. I attended a masterclass there and learned so much about the art that goes into these perfect bite-sized pieces. What amazing craftsmanship! I totally got my arse-kicked trying to roll a ball of rice.
The quality of fish and the products they use were top notch. The knowledge they shared and the demonstrations of styles really showed they are no sushi-train.
I could see myself going there again for an evening meal, sipping on their fantastic cocktails (including a sake mojito) and being in a vibrant part of the city, and feeling like a VIP with the almost hidden entrance and swank, rich decor.
When the wallet can handle it, I'd like to head back to be served the sushi, instead of making it myself. I've learned it's best left to the masters!
15-21 Ganton Street, Soho, London W1F 9BN
Kate Matlock wrote on 14 May 2009
Lunch for a fiver. Well, mine was. I’m a Singapore Noodle lover, so if it’s on the menu, I have to have it. I must know where the best one is. Sadly, the best one is not here, but it was a tasty attempt regardless.
Both times I’ve been here, I’ve joined groups of 5+ people. The seating style allows for large groups to get in fairly easily, but I know that weekends can get busy and full quickly.
If I’m in Soho and want some quick, inexpensive noodles, I’d likely choose this place again.
134 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 8ZR
Kate Matlock wrote on 12 February 2009
This place is a total geekfest! I have been here twice and both times I went with people who love tech-stuff. Using a touchpad, you select everything from your food/drink order to the ambiance projected on your table. You can play battleship with your partner, watch the chef cam, and even have a taxi called for you - all at your table by selecting with your “mouse”. So it’s totally fun.
The food is tasty and I was happy with the quality of it, but it does get pricey very quickly.
83 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 8TS
Kate Matlock wrote on 12 February 2009
Having just moved here 6 wks ago, my roots were in bad shape and I had yet to find a place to go. I read the other recommendations about this salon and decided to go for it.
Nadia both colored and cut my hair and I am pleased with the results. I also had a nice chat with Heath and he also consulted with Nadia about my hair and they suggested a plan for me that would result in better results with less time and money in the future. I thought their idea was smart and anyone willing to save me time and money is appreciated - especially as a student on a budget who has gone prematurely gray!
Lovely people and a clean environment … GO!