Travel post : Dubai and Abu Dhabi 2018

A recent visit with the family introduced me to this magnificent city of contrasts – Dubai. The first thing that hits you about Dubai as you stare out of the window as your aeroplane is descending is the perpetual dust haze that seems to envelope this city. As you get closer, you can start to…

Exploring London Cocktail Week 2018

London Cocktail Week is a yearly ritual for us (you can check out our 2017 adventures here). At ¬£6 a pop, it is a great way to discover new cocktails and the London bars that create them. But this year, it was even more relevant, as my husband recently started his own coffee and cocktails…

London Restaurant Reviews : Gillray’s Steakhouse Restaurant

I recently won a competition on Instagram¬†which was organised by Bookatable and London Marriott Hotel County Hall for a meal for two at their Gillray’s Steak Restaurant. The hotel restaurant is located on a prominent site of London South Bank, and the restaurant has some tremendous views of the river and the Palace of Westminster….

London Restaurant Reviews : Ben’s Canteen

I have been a regular visitor to Ben’s Canteen whilst previously living in Wandsworth; we accidentally discovered this place during a walk around the neighbourhood when we first moved into the area! The endless queues outside the Clapham branch was enough of a giveaway as to the popularity of this place. Once I tried their…

London Restaurant Reviews : Silk & Grain

I was recently invited along with a couple of other food bloggers to sample The Feast menu at Silk & Grain by the lovely Nicola of East London Girl. To give you a bit of background, this is a steak restaurant which is owned by the Salussolia family and has been in operation since 1972….

London Restaurant Reviews : Claw

One of the biggest benefits of food blogging is getting to eat some of the loveliest food and meeting some awesome people from the hospitality industry and Instagram community. The downside is an expanding waistline and a shrinking wallet. Contrary to popular belief, I pay for the majority of my meals so I have to…

My New York Travel Itinerary – Part 2

This is the second part of my two-part blog series on New York. For the first half, please click here. DAY 6 Back from DC and we were looking forward to yet another day of discovering the sights and sounds of NYC. After a breakfast of epic portions at Juniors, we proceeded to cross-over from…

My New York Travel Itinerary – Part 1

One of the key reasons I started this blog was to share my personal travel experiences. New York as a travel destination is nothing new. Like London, there are several layers to this city and the more time you spend here, more is revealed in front of you. This post captures part of my trip…

London Restaurant Reviews : Little Kolkata

For a food blogger and lifetime Bengali, I actually find it quite difficult to write about Bengali food. Partly because I grew up with this cuisine and like any true Bengali out there, it is a deeply personal guilty pleasure; I just like to eat it, not talk about it. But my hesitation is also…

My Pick of the Places to Eat and Drink in New York 2018

We recently had an epic holiday in New York during the summer season. We were undoubtedly spoilt for choice in terms of places to eat and drink. Even after 10 days of meandering our way through the city, we felt that we had barely scratched the surface. Below are some of the top places we…

London Restaurant Reviews – ZeeZain

ZeeZain is a newly-opened casual and modern Indian restaurant in South Kensington. Located minutes from the Natural History Museum and the Underground, it is a family run business owned by experienced entrepreneur Akhtar Miah and is named after his two sons : Zee and Zain. The interior scheme (designed by Block Studio) is bright, modern…

London Restaurant Reviews : Blakes

Blakes is a luxury restaurant, part of the iconic, boutique hotel of the same name. It was originally conceived by renowned hotelier and interior designer Anouska Hempel, who designed each one of its individual rooms and restaurant. Now owned by Navid Mirtorabi, it has undergone major refurbishment over the years. The hotel is located within…