London Supper Clubs – A Vegan Ayurvedic Supperclub

I was recently invited to an Indian Vegan supperclub co-hosted by Chef Saurav Nath (formerly of Michelin-starred Benares and Gymkhana) and Humayun Hussain (Co-creator, host and Food and Hospitality Consultant). You may recall the last time I attended a supperclub by this dynamic duo, back in Christmas 2018. Back then, I was impressed by the delicious food which was professionally…

London Restaurant Reviews : Kahani

Kahani is the first solo venture from Chef Peter Joseph, former Head Chef at Michelin-starred Tamarind. His new restaurant occupies a subterranean venue to which, coincidentally, we had been some three years ago when it used to be Canvas. I remember from last time the space being quite dark and awkward, which is why it was…

London Restaurant Reviews : Soho Wala

Another day, another Indian restaurant in Central London. So what’s special about this one, you might ask? Plenty, as Kris and I recently found out when we hit this place for a spot of lunch. Soho Wala is attached to The Courthouse Hotel and specialises in Indian Street Eats. But this is no soulless hotel…

London Restaurant Reviews – Kanishka Mayfair

Kanishka is a new restaurant by celebrity chef Atul Kochhar that opened in Mayfair about seven weeks ago. The menu focuses on the less familiar (in London) cuisine of North East India. In terms of interiors, it is a tale of two floors. Designed by Fabled Studio, the basement is a calming oasis of pastel…

A Christmassy Indian Supper Club

2018 has definitely been the year when we re-discovered supper clubs. My initial hesitation with attending one of these is that you never know what to expect and it can go in either direction. By nature, these are one-off events so there is no benchmark or reviews to research beforehand. However, having been to a few this year, I can…

London Restaurant Reviews : Little Kolkata

For a food blogger and lifetime Bengali, I actually find it quite difficult to write about Bengali food. Partly because I grew up with this cuisine and like any true Bengali out there, it is a deeply personal guilty pleasure; I just like to eat it, not talk about it. But my hesitation is also…

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 Food Review : Bombay Bustle

One of the first restaurants that I blogged about in 2017 and till date continues to be on my list of top fine dining Indian restaurants in London is Jamavar. I chose to spend my birthday here and have very fond memories of the evening. You can recap my birthday experience here. Which is why…

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…

Sunday Brunch at Bombay Brasserie

Before the explosion of reinterpreted Indian restaurants that we see dotted around London today, there was one fine dining Indian restaurant which was well established and regarded amongst the connoisseurs of Indian food in London: Bombay Brasserie. My London family introduced me to BB pretty much as soon as my plane landed in Heathrow! 12…