Josephine's Filipino Restaurant

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The food at Josephine's takes inspiration from the most popular dishes served in The Philippines. On the menu you can expect to find stuffed crab, crispy pork belly and beef in peanut sauce, all served by a warm and welcoming team of Filipino natives. Jason Atherton is said to be a big fan of Josephine's, choosing to chow down on the pork lechon when he stops by.   


Venue name: Josephine's Filipino Restaurant
Address: 4 Charlotte Street
Transport: Tube: Goodge Street
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This restaurant is situated in the ultra restaurant competitive Charlotte Street and they've been established since 1996,  there for more than 21 years, so they must be doing something right. Just check out the photos!

 My favourite cuisine is Filipino, and you get the best Filipino food in the country at Josephine’s on Charlotte Street. My wife is loves it and she’s from the Philippines, so it must be pretty authentic. Filipino dishes are an interesting mix between Spanish and Asian flavours. They use a lot of tamarind, fish sauce and sour mango, but their international dish is Paella, because of the influx of Spanish in the 18th Century. I go to Josephine’s for my regular fix of pork lechon, which is pork rubbed in herbs, roasted and served with garlic fried rice. Josephine’s is reasonably priced and traditionally designed with pictures of the Philippines. The owners make you feel really welcomed, so my advice is to get down there and try it


If you looking for an authentic Filipino place, then please give this place a miss, not only will you be disappointed but you will leave somewhat poorer for the experience We popped in based on a board offering a 2 course menu which looked great as a quick pre theatre snack for £11. As we proceeded to order, we were told that it's only for lunch despite it being 6pm,not having times or the word lunch on it. False advertising or a clever marketing ploy I will leave you to decide. Our authentic Filipino appetisers were awful, not only was it more chines than Filipino. The pork tasted stale, the calamari and chicken skewers had seen better days. The mains were equally disappointing, a large stuffed squid filled with overlooked seafood and a sugary sauce, my roasted pork tasted ok but it's accompanying sauce remained largely untouched, it's was a rather poor attempt at apple sauce. On a scorcher of a day the last thing One wants is a warm glass of wine but to my "delight" that's exactly what I got. The food was an absolute shocker and the bill even more so, £62 for 2 mains a shared platter of starters and 2 small house wines pineapple juice and a 7up.