Christmas Menu Preview: The Kitchen Hilton

Not to panic, but it is 40 days to Christmas and the last two months of the year! This is prime time for many of us in London to start planning end-of-year catch ups, family meet ups and office dinner parties. For food lovers, this is the time when furious research begins on restaurants that…

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…

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…

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…

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 – 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…

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…

Discovering the next culinary talent at Pillars

I recently attended a dinner held at the University of West London Ealing Campus. The venue was Pillars Restaurant, which is the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism’s award winning, fine dining student training restaurant. The restaurant is a specially designed educational environment, where students learn the nuances of working in the hospitality world…

London Restaurant Reviews : Tamashii

Tamashii is a relatively new restaurant near Kings Cross, offering Pan-Asian cuisine. The sprawling space occupies what used to be a buffet restaurant. The interiors are mostly low-lit, punctuated by stylish neon signage adding pops of colour and vintage party vibes. We kicked things off with their relatively small but exciting sounding Eastern Inspired Cocktails…

Celebrating my Birthday in Style

My birthday falls on the coldest, most depressing month of the year – January. Not only is everyone broke after Christmas, but most are marking #DryJanuary, which doesn’t leave much scope for celebratory drinks… which is why I make it a point to celebrate it even more, doing something that I love most (eating) and…

London Restaurant Reviews : Las Banderas

Kris and I love Spanish cuisine and we love our weekend brunches. So when the opportunity came to combine the two, we were definitely on to it! Las Banderas is a Spanish-themed restaurant specialising in tapas, with branches in Soho, Fenchurch Street and Farringdon. It was formerly MásQMenos but the owners wanted to distinguish this particular…