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…

London Restaurant Reviews : Rossella

I was recently invited to sample the food at Rossella, based in Kentish Town. Prior to them contacting me, I was already secretly keeping tabs on this restaurant on social media, who were making waves with their food and atmosphere. The invite was a perfect opportunity to put those theories to the test. Rossella is located on…

London Restaurant Reviews : Gunpowder

I do love an Indian restaurant that plays Bollywood music. Not the populist cheap item songs (Google it) but the classic melodious numbers that play quietly in the background. They stir up sweet memories of growing up, listening to these songs; the nostalgia warmly tugging at your heart. My feelings within the first few minutes…

Afternoon Tea at Butterscotch Tea Room

I was recently invited to sample the Afternoon Tea at Butterscotch Tea Room, London. Situated near St. Christopher’s Place, it occupies a cozy little narrow shop towards the end of James Street. In terms of interiors, this place exudes feminine cuteness from every pore of the room. The ground floor has an impressive display of…

London Restaurant Reviews : Brunch at Christopher’s

Recently, I joined fellow blogger friends Meg (of No Mean Feast) and Becca (of Becca Eats World) for a Saturday brunch in Central London. If you recall, last time we met was at the fab Cantina Laredo. This time, the choice of venue was Christopher’s, coincidentally in Covent Garden again! This was my first visit…

Afternoon Tea at Scoff and Banter

I was very fortunate recently to win an Afternoon Tea competition on Instagram. The prize was a free-flowing Afternoon Tea for two at Scoff and Banter, in their Canary Wharf location. This branch of S&B sits inside the Radisson Blue Edwardian London Hotel, in a quiet and suburban part of the Docklands. The interiors veer…

London Restaurant Reviews : Rosa’s Thai Café

Our first ever meal at Rosa’s Thai Café is a bit of a blur. Kris and I (both hammered from a big Saturday night out) stumbled upon the Spitalfields branch late one evening and gorged on their famous Drunken Noodles, which were pure carb comfort. True to its claim, it was the best antidote for…

London Restaurant Reviews : fish!

As a regular visitor to Borough Market, I have walked past fish! countless times. Peering through their glass windows, it always seemed packed and buzzy. By sheer luck, I recently won a meal with them via Instagram which gave me a chance to finally step inside. The conservatory-style restaurant has an alfresco section, but majority of…

London Restaurant Reviews : Louie Louie

Louie Louie is a friendly neighbourhood eatery in South East London. Opened 18 months ago, it is a café by day but turns into a casual restaurant and late night bar for the evenings. The interiors are bright, clean and minimal; there are swathes of white surfaces with splashes of orange to add some colour….

London Restaurant Reviews – Lokhandwala

Ever since its opening, I was mystified by Lokhandwala. I loved the look of their interiors on social media but I had heard mixed reviews of the food – some people loved it and some didn’t. So the best course of action was to try it for ourselves and form our own opinion. The good…