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…

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….

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…

An Indian Supper Club by Chef Niku – Yaatra

One of the most exciting things about supper clubs is not knowing what to expect and being prepared to be surprised. It’s even better if it surpasses expectations. With Chef Niku’s Yaatra – an Indian supper club – it was a bit of both. The menu at Chef Niku’s Indian supper club was kept secret…

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….

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…