London Restaurant Reviews : Balans Soho Society

Our dinner at Balans Soho Society wasn’t off to a great start. The staff were a bit pre-occupied and running around like headless chickens. Given that only the alfresco part of the restaurant was full, I was surprised that they appeared so stretched. We had to wait a good ten minutes before someone took our…

London Restaurant Review : Passo

One of our favourite meals of 2016 was Foley’s. So when their owners Goodlife Projects opened a new Italian-accented restaurant in the City, we had to check it out. The restaurant occupies an impressive space minutes away from Old Street Station. Spectacularly designed by Alexander Waterworth Interiors, the scheme is bright and contemporary, with swathes…

London Restaurant Review : The Colony Grill Room

If someone asked me to recommend a fine dining restaurant that does classics really well, I would point them in the direction of The Colony Grill Room. It is located inside The Beaumont Hotel near Brown Hart Gardens, a surprisingly quiet enclave of Mayfair, worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of nearby Oxford Street….

London Pub Reviews : Lots Road

You know that phrase when they say what you have been looking for all this time has been right under your nose all along? Well, our experience with Lots Road was something like that. Working round the corner from this pub, I have visited Lots Road on several occasions in the last four years, mostly…

London Restaurant Reviews : Scarlett Green

For avid brunchers and foodies of London, Daisy Green needs no introduction. Their signature Aussie-inspired cafés are a force of nature as far as weekend breakfast is concerned. I had already been to one of their quirkiest cafés, Darcie and May Green, some time ago. This time we went to their newest outpost and for a…

London Restaurant Reviews – The Jones Family Kitchen

One of the best things about food blogging is meeting the hardworking and passionate people behind some of the amazing restaurants we dine in. Anna (one third of the team behind The Jones Family Project) and I had exchanged a dozen Instagram messages after our first visit to their Shoreditch branch. I was raving about their food…

London Restaurant Reviews : Neptune

The opening of Neptune has created quite a stir in the London restaurant scene recently. Presented by the enigmatic duo of Margaret Crow (stylist-turned-restaurateur) and Brett Redman (Jidori, Elliot’s) who together gave us The Richmond in Dalston, they are now combining forces again to recreate the same magic in this new collaborative venture. Housed inside…

London Café Reviews : Nordic Bakery

My husband Kris discovered Nordic Bakery before he discovered me. He is the one who introduced me to their divine Karelian Pies (Finnish pasties) and I have been a fan ever since. So, when Nordic Bakery’s lovely Marketing Assistant Aurora invited us to review their new lunch menu as well as try their other baked…

London Restaurant Reviews : The Grill at The Dorchester, Mayfair

I love my bestie M, especially her fondness for luxury hotels and restaurants. Thanks to her enthusiasm for fine dining, we have now dined at The Lanesborough, Flemings and now The Dorchester. May this tradition long continue. First impressions of The Grill were pretty impressive, right from the entrance lobby where an extravagant bouquet of blooms…

London Restaurant Reviews : Fera at Claridge’s, Mayfair

Last weekend, as I sat in my living room, writing this blog, on a gloriously sunny Saturday, the rest of the world around me was getting super excited for the Royal Wedding. Yet, somehow I couldn’t help but feel that the food that we enjoyed at Fera was nothing short of gastronomic royalty. Through the…

My Travel Guide : Top Places to Eat and Drink in Budapest

In the second part of my series of Budapest blogs, I want to take you to the places I discovered during my short stay in this fabulous city. Budapest as a city is cool, casual and urban with chilled out vibes. The downtown is filled with lovely cafés, restaurants and bars. Food and drinks are…

Hotel Review : Continental Hotel Budapest

Isn’t it great when a decision you make on a whim turns out to be one of the best decisions ever? Our choice of Continental Hotel Budapest was exactly like that. To cut a long story short, a last minute change of plans meant that we ended up booking this place without our usual in…