London Restaurant Reviews : Tom’s Kitchen

Another day, another restaurant opening. This time, I am back at my favourite London spot Chelsea to experience the newly refurbished and relaunched Tom’s Kitchen. Part of a collection of restaurants founded by celebrity chef Tom Aikens, this one is located on a quiet street, under the shadow of the magnificent St. Lukes Church, away from…

London Food Review : Beer & Buns

Beer & Buns is an exciting new pop-up in East London. Loosely based on the concept of a Japanese ‘Izakaya’, it offers craft beers and cocktails, paired with delicious Asian food, against a background of rock beats. The atmosphere is thoroughly fun and casual. It is a perfect venue for after-work shindigs; letting your hair…

Tasting menu with Laurent Perrier & Les 110 de Taillevent

My last week started on a spectacularly gastronomic note when I won a competition to a special one-off Taste of London Tasting Evening in collaboration with Laurent Perrier. The venue was the stunning Les 110 de Taillevent, a French restaurant in Marylebone. I joined a group of other competition winners for a glamorous evening of…

Hotel Review : The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Kris and I recently whisked ourselves away for a long weekend in Eastbourne. Nothing quite relaxes us more than the sight and smell of fresh sea air. Coupled with a relatively fuss free journey (just over an hour from Clapham Junction) and off-season prices, it was an ideal getaway destination. What exceeded our expectations was…

Sunday Lunching at The Jones Family Project

It is so rare to find a restaurant that you go in armed with high expectations and it surpasses them. For us, The Jones Family Project experience was exactly that. Nestled midway on Great Eastern Street between the East London cool of Shoreditch and the tech hub of Old Street, JFP wears many hats. The…

Tasting Evening at Chakra

I first set my eyes on Chakra whilst having a drink at the pub opposite (The Elephant and Castle). From outside, Chakra looked like a modern, intimate Indian restaurant. The all-white, unadorned interior scheme represented a classy simplicity rather than the vibrant colours one generally associates with Indian restaurants. It also had a neat sheltered…

Discovering Curveball – Balham

The best part of moving home is that you start discovering new areas for food! Balham has been a trendy place for quite some time but recently it has become one of our favourite hangout places as well! Our first test drive was the newly refurbished Foxlow. You can read about this at my blog…

Weekend break : Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort, New Forest

My husband recently whisked me away for a surprise long weekend to Lymington where we stayed at the stylish Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort. One of several luxury hotels in the Macdonald Hotels group, it is a stunning, high-chimneyed, Tudor-gabled Manor House, which dates back to the 19th century. Over the years, it has…

New Opening: Tuyo, Broadway Market

Very rarely do we find ourselves in a restaurant where an entire menu is so impressive that it blows you away. Last year, it was our experience at Foleys. This time, it is the turn of the newly opened Tuyo at Broadway Market, Hackney. Tucked away at one end of the Cat and Mutton Bridge in…