Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea

By now, you must know of my love for the Cinnamon Collection group of Indian restaurants. Over the last few years, I have dined in all of their London venues (Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea branch, Cinnamon Kitchen City, Cinnamon Club and most recently Cinnamon Bazaar). A few weeks ago, I happily returned to one of my…

Filipino Cuisine – Romulo Restaurant

Continuing with my exploration of global cuisine, I found myself with a bunch of food bloggers one evening at Romulo, a café and restaurant in High Street Kensington. They specialise in Filipino cuisine, something which I have never tried before. I was pleasantly surprised to see the interiors, which were fresh and very contemporary. The…

Cinnamon Bazaar – Restaurant Review

This was my first time visiting Cinnamon Bazaar. Part of the Cinnamon Collection that includes The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen and (now sadly closed) Cinnamon Soho, they are a contemporary group of Indian restaurants under the patronage of renowned chef Vivek Singh, located in the tourist hub of London, Covent Garden. My previous visit to…

Two Lights : a London Restaurant Review

Two Lights comes from an illustrious pedigree: it is the sister to the Michelin-starred The Clove Club that made the list of World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017. This more laidback and casual sibling is located on Kingsland Road. The decor is minimal and unfussy, perfectly fitting within the context of Shoreditch. The name Two…

Sri Lankan Supper Club : Mali’s Cooking

After experiencing a few Indian Supper clubs (Khao, Chakra, Thambis), it was time to venture further south and explore my first Sri Lankan supper club. Despite growing up in India and being so close geographically, Sri Lanka continues to firmly occupy my ‘someday bucket list’. Until then, I am exploring the country through its food….

Weekend Brunch at Donnelly’s

We were recently invited to review the weekend brunch menu at Donnelly’s, under the direction of James Donnelly. This is my second time sampling the food coming out of James’s kitchen; the first time, I was at his residency at Louie Louie and was really impressed by his culinary creations. He has now moved on…

London Restaurants Review : Pastaio

Pastaio has been on my list of London restaurants to visit for quite some time. The more informal and breezy spot from acclaimed British chef, restaurateur and food writer Stevie Parle’s portfolio of London restaurants, it sits in the midst of tourist haven Carnaby Soho (very near my other favourite seafood restaurant Claw) and specialises…

Immersive Dining Experience in London: Banquet of Hoshena

I have been keen to check out Banquet of Hoshena ever since it started making an appearance on my Instagram feed. To say that I was very intrigued by this immersive dining experience in London would be an understatement. Regular readers of my blog will know how big a fan I am of dining experiences (Jewel…

London Restaurant Reviews : Kutir Chelsea

Kutir is an Indian fine dining restaurant that opened about six months ago. It is a cozy restaurant, set inside a converted Chelsea townhouse, on a quiet street off Kings Road. It is a joint venture between Chef Rohit Ghai (formerly of Gymkhana and Jamavar) and Abishake Sangwan. This powerhouse duo brought their combined experience…

London Restaurant Reviews : Gamma Gamma Soho

Disclaimer: I was invited to review the below venue and our meal was complimentary but all opinions and photos are mine.  When Gamma Gamma Soho first entered our Instagram lives, I was quite impressed with the look and feel of this place. Taking over a site formerly occupied by Bó Drake, this newly opened restaurant…

London Restaurant Reviews : Casse Croûte

Do you believe in love at first sight? I believe that with Casse Croûte it was. I can’t remember where I read or heard about this place, but walking down Bermondsey Street on our way to another fabulous restaurant (Flour and Grape, if you must know), I happened to stumble upon this cozy and characterful…

London Restaurant Reviews : Buns and Buns

Disclaimer: I was invited to review the below venue and our meal was complimentary but all opinions and photos are mine.  Buns and Buns had been popping into my Instagram radar fairly regularly so my curiosity was well piqued about this new London opening. An invite from their Marketing team to review the food seemed…