Celebrating World Vegan Month with Foxlow

I have a soft spot for Foxlow. For me, it sits somewhere between a hip neighbourhood eatery and an upmarket casual restaurant with a lot of pizzazz. And depending on what I feel like doing (a relaxed brunch, cozy date or Sunday roast), this versatile place always fits in with my plans. This is my…

London Restaurant Reviews : Leila Moroccan and Lebanese Cuisine

Leila is a family-run Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant located in a quiet, leafy suburban neighbourhood close to Ealing Common. The first thing that strikes us about the place are the brightly colourful and intricate details and shimmering knick knacks that create a Middle Eastern/North African ambience to match the cuisine. They have a fairly spacious…

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…

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 : 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 : Chelsea Creperie

Chelsea Creperie is a casual, neighbourhood eatery that seems popular with the locals, judging by the sheer number of people stopping by to dine in or take away their homemade crêpes and gelato. They have a range of savoury and sweet crêpes on offer. The savoury ones are made of organic buckwheat flour and the…

London Pub Reviews : The Gladstone Arms

I have a soft spot for the Gladstone Arms. We discovered this place by accident whilst meandering aimlessly through the streets of Borough. Back then, it had been newly refurbished, taken over by a family and they were building their food and drinks menu. Cut to the present: when co-owner Megha invited us to try…

London Restaurant Reviews : Cantina Laredo

Regular readers of my blog and Instagram posts would notice that I am a big fan of Hot Dinners offers. When they announced an offer in collaboration with Cantina Laredo, I was intrigued. For £35 per person you receive a complimentary Margarita upon arrival, 5 sharing starters, a main course, side and a dessert. Also…

London Restaurant Reviews – Bao Bao

This was our second visit to Bao Bao. For those who don’t know, BaoBao is a small eatery located inside Boxpark Croydon, specialising in Taiwanese Street Food. The first time we were there, we tried some of their baos and main dishes. So this time we decided to adopt a slightly different approach and order a…

London Restaurant Reviews : 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 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…