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…

London Restaurant Reviews : New Menu at Blue Print Café

D&D London’s Blue Print Café has been in operation for some time now. Recently they acquired a new Chef Patron, Mini Patel, previously of The Pointer restaurant in Brill. Well, Brill’s loss is London’s gain. We had the good fortune of tasting the delicious food dished out by this talented and ambitious chef a few weekends…

London Restaurant Reviews : Ardiciocca

As winter turns to spring, Kris and I are aiming to lighten up our meal choices. With this in mind, newly opened Ardiciocca (meaning artichoke in Italian) was the perfect place to visit last weekend. It is hard to believe but the owner Roberto Costa owns four other restaurants dedicated to steak and Italian butchery…

London Restaurant Reviews : Céleste

It was that time of the month again! I am talking about my monthly catch up with my bestie M. She had picked Céleste, part of The Lanesborough, for our April rendezvous point. We booked their Set Menu at £39 which included three courses, a glass of champagne each, coffee and canapés through Bookatable. For…

London Restaurant Reviews : Bluebird Café White City

Shove over Battersea Power Station, it seems the next stop for leading restaurants to set up shop is White City. The newly developed Television Centre is slowly transforming into a destination for foodies. Leading the bandwagon and one of the first to take residence is the second outpost of the Bluebird Cafe. After an iconic…

London Restaurant Reviews : Lahpet

I will start this blog with a disclaimer. I have never tried Burmese cuisine before so have no clue what it tastes like, should taste like or how authentic the food is at Lahpet. I will, however, applaud Team Lahpet for successfully introducing Burmese food to us hungry Londoners. And when you find out that…

London Restaurant Reviews : Black Roe

Sometimes I go to a restaurant having conducted a lot of research and knowing exactly what to order. And then there are times when I walk in blind with no clue as to what to expect from the food. I am left either thoroughly impressed or enormously disappointed. Black Roe in Mayfair definitely belongs to…

London Restaurant Reviews : Mews of Mayfair Revisited

For those who know me know that I live for my weekends. Come Sunday and the only decision I really want to make is whether to go out for an indulgent Sunday Brunch or a hearty Sunday Roast. And sometimes I crave both, at the same time! Which is why the Weekend Brunch Menu at…

London Restaurant Reviews : Cinnamon Kitchen

I cannot believe this is my first foray into the Cinnamon Kitchen Collection. As an Indian, Londoner and self-confessed foodie, I must have been living under a rock all this time. The latest opening (third from the CK series after Central London and Oxford, founded by Chef Vivek Singh) serves contemporary Indian food. The swanky…