Eleven98 Supperclub Hackney

Eleven98 Supperclub Hackney is a unique dining concept in London and I recently had the pleasure of attending one of their supper clubs. The event was held in collaboration with London Food Link that organises Urban Food Fortnight 2019, which celebrates local growers and producers and support small businesses that showcase ultra-local ingredients. It is…

Cinnamon Bazaar – Restaurant Review

This was my first time visiting Cinnamon Bazaar. Part of the Cinnamon Collection that includes The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen and (now sadly closed) Cinnamon Soho, they are a contemporary group of Indian restaurants under the patronage of renowned chef Vivek Singh, located in the tourist hub of London, Covent Garden. My previous visit to…

An Indian Supper Club by Chef Niku – Yaatra

One of the most exciting things about supper clubs is not knowing what to expect and being prepared to be surprised. It’s even better if it surpasses expectations. With Chef Niku’s Yaatra – an Indian supper club – it was a bit of both. The menu at Chef Niku’s Indian supper club was kept secret…

Soul of Shaolin – a Martial-arts Masterpiece

Soul of Shaolin is an internationally renowned and critically acclaimed martial arts-themed show that is currently running at Troubadour Wembley Park for a limited period only. This is my second theatre production experience with Love Pop Ups London after Play Dead London. The theatre itself is brand new, seating up to 2000, located in what…

Two Lights : a London Restaurant Review

Two Lights comes from an illustrious pedigree: it is the sister to the Michelin-starred The Clove Club that made the list of World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017. This more laidback and casual sibling is located on Kingsland Road. The decor is minimal and unfussy, perfectly fitting within the context of Shoreditch. The name Two…

Sri Lankan Supper Club : Mali’s Cooking

After experiencing a few Indian Supper clubs (Khao, Chakra, Thambis), it was time to venture further south and explore my first Sri Lankan supper club. Despite growing up in India and being so close geographically, Sri Lanka continues to firmly occupy my ‘someday bucket list’. Until then, I am exploring the country through its food….

Brunch Supper Club : Dauphinoise & Debauchery

A brunch supper club combines two of my favourite things. After attending my first brunch supper club back in July, I am now a big fan of this concept. I recently attended another beautiful brunch supper club organised by Dauphinoise & Debauchery. Run by two friends Cara and Alix, it was held in Alix’s gorgeous…

A Social Enterprise : Brigade Bar + Kitchen

We recently visited Brigade Bar and Kitchen near London Bridge which is a social enterprise, restaurant and charity. It was founded by chef, author and social entrepreneur Simon Boyle, in collaboration with PwC UK, De Vere Venues and the Homes and Communities Agency. They opened in 2011 and recently rebranded and relaunched in November 2018….

Weekend Brunch at Donnelly’s

We were recently invited to review the weekend brunch menu at Donnelly’s, under the direction of James Donnelly. This is my second time sampling the food coming out of James’s kitchen; the first time, I was at his residency at Louie Louie and was really impressed by his culinary creations. He has now moved on…

Aromatherapy Candle Making Workshop – Scott’s Apothecary

Recently, I decided to digress from my usual foodie pursuits and try my hand at a workshop instead. I attended a Aromatherapy Candle making workshop by Scott’s Apothecary, organised by Love Pop Ups London. This was my second experience with LPUL after Banya. Scott’s Apothecary was set up by sisters-in-law Alice and Toni. Alice, who…

Spa Experience in London – Banya

I do love a good spa experience. It is something Kris and I like to do on holidays and city breaks, so we try and book a hotel with great spa facilities (The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, Continental Hotel Budapest, Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort New Forest.) A few days ago, I tried something new…

London Restaurants Review : Pastaio

Pastaio has been on my list of London restaurants to visit for quite some time. The more informal and breezy spot from acclaimed British chef, restaurateur and food writer Stevie Parle’s portfolio of London restaurants, it sits in the midst of tourist haven Carnaby Soho (very near my other favourite seafood restaurant Claw) and specialises…