The Restaurant at The Capital, Knightsbridge

N.B. My review of The Restaurant at The Capital has been written in partnership with Luxuriate Magazine. Our meal was complimentary and all photos and opinions are mine. The Capital is a boutique five star hotel, located minutes from the luxury departmental stores of Harrods and Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge. In spite of its proximity to…

Sunday Beef Club – Rotunda, London

A modern and upscale British Restaurant near Kings Cross, Rotunda focuses on fresh and seasonal produce. Meat is definitely at the forefront of their menu; lovingly sourced from their farm in Northumberland, it is dry-aged, hung and prepared right here at the restaurant. The 60 -70 seater bar and restaurant offers unparalleled views to the…

P.F.Chang’s Asian Table : Restaurant Review

P.F.Chang’s Asian Table needs no introduction. They are a global restaurant chain with presence in the US and the Middle East. Nearly everyone I know has visited at least one P.F.Chang’s in their lifetime. Everyone, except me! Which is why I was glad to finally make it to the only UK branch of P.F.Chang’s Asian Table….

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…

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…

A Social Enterprise : Brigade Bar + Kitchen

We recently visited Brigade Bar and Kitchen near London Bridge which is a social enterprise, restaurant and charity. It was founded by chef, author and social entrepreneur Simon Boyle, in collaboration with PwC UK, De Vere Venues and the Homes and Communities Agency. They opened in 2011 and recently rebranded and relaunched in November 2018….

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 Experiences – Classic Afternoon Tea at VIVI

This week (August 12th to 18th) marks Afternoon Tea Week. I have been to my fair share of amazing Afternoon Teas in the past – Flemings Mayfair Hotel, Galvin at The Athenaeum, Georgian House, Malmaison, Scoff & Banter. Continuing with the theme, I recently attended an Afternoon Tea at Vivi, an exciting new restaurant at…

London Restaurant Reviews : Little Creatures UK

Little Creatures is an established brewery, specialising in craft beers. It was first created in Western Australia by a group of mates, all experts in craft beers. After achieving cult status, they are now branching into the global market, London being their first stop. The menu is inspired by their Australian heritage and includes sharing…

London Brunch Reviews – ESCA Clapham

Esca started life in 2004, as a popular bakery in Clapham High Street. After several years of booming business, it was reborn as a coffee shop, bakery and restaurant specialising in Mediterranean cuisine. It belongs to the Eco Group of restaurants, a family business started by restaurateur Sami Wasif and his wife Laura. You might…

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…