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….

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…

Spa Experience in London – Banya

I do love a good spa experience. It is something Kris and I like to do on holidays and city breaks, so we try and book a hotel with great spa facilities (The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, Continental Hotel Budapest, Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort New Forest.) A few days ago, I tried something new…

London Supper Clubs – Khao (to eat)

Supper Clubs in London are now all the rage! I love attending supper clubs and I am now onto my fourth one this year, after Supper Club in a Tube, Vegan Ayurvedic Supper Club, Malaysian Supper Club and Brunch Supper Club. I find Supper Clubs are a great way to meet new people in the…

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…

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 : 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 Food Experience : Brunch Supper Club

As soon as the weekend rolls in, busy Londoners look forward to heading out for their favourite weekend ritual: The Brunch (preferably bottomless)! But what if I said you need not leave the house at all and can have your very own bespoke Bottomless Brunch party from the comfort of your own home? Brunch Supper…

London Experiences – Gourmet Vegan Masterclass with Made in Hackney

I recently attended a Gourmet Vegan Masterclass with renowned plant-based chef Anton Petrov at Made in Hackney in Stoke Newington. The masterclass was held  underneath the ‘Food for All’ health food shop on Cazenove Road (at the Stoke Newington High Street end), just around the corner from Stoke Newington Rail Station. Made in Hackney is a charity that works for the…

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 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 Supper Club Experience – Makan Malaysia

Malaysia is one of those countries that I came very close to visiting but never quite made it to. My brother studied in Malaysia for several years, but me, being a broke graduate back then, never got around to planning a trip to visit him (a decision I regret profoundly). I have also never tried…