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…

A Christmassy Indian Supper Club

2018 has definitely been the year when we re-discovered supper clubs. My initial hesitation with attending one of these is that you never know what to expect and it can go in either direction. By nature, these are one-off events so there is no benchmark or reviews to research beforehand. However, having been to a few this year, I can…

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…

London Restaurant Reviews : Umame Kitchen and Bar

Umame started life as a Pan-Asian restaurant but quickly metamorphosed into a restaurant specialising in contemporary cuisine, based on seasonal ingredients. Located on a quiet high street of Hampton Wick, it stands out from the neighbouring pubs, curry houses and takeaway joints with its sophisticated fare, curated cocktails list and refreshing interiors. They have a range of menus on…

London Restaurant Reviews – Galley

Galley is one of those wonderful neighbourhood restaurants that locals don’t wish you to find out about, like a best kept secret. Located on Upper Street near Angel, it occupies a spot surrounded by a mix of chain and boutique restaurants. The restaurant is owned and operated by Oriona and Marcel, a brother-sister duo. Marcel, who…

Discovering Limin’- an Island Food Restaurant in London

There is an exciting new food and drink experience in London. Representing the flavours and tastes of Trinidad, this is the epitome of home-cooked goodness made by the London Trinidadian community. Kris (@untappedlondon) and I set out to investigate! We asked the team what Limin’ is all about. What does Limin’ mean? Limin’ is part of the…

Celebrating World Vegan Month with Foxlow

I have a soft spot for Foxlow. For me, it sits somewhere between a hip neighbourhood eatery and an upmarket casual restaurant with a lot of pizzazz. And depending on what I feel like doing (a relaxed brunch, cozy date or Sunday roast), this versatile place always fits in with my plans. This is my…

London Restaurant Reviews : Leila Moroccan and Lebanese Cuisine

Leila is a family-run Moroccan and Lebanese restaurant located in a quiet, leafy suburban neighbourhood close to Ealing Common. The first thing that strikes us about the place are the brightly colourful and intricate details and shimmering knick knacks that create a Middle Eastern/North African ambience to match the cuisine. They have a fairly spacious…

Exploring London Cocktail Week 2018

London Cocktail Week is a yearly ritual for us (you can check out our 2017 adventures here). At £6 a pop, it is a great way to discover new cocktails and the London bars that create them. But this year, it was even more relevant, as my husband recently started his own coffee and cocktails…

London Restaurant Reviews : Gillray’s Steakhouse Restaurant

I recently won a competition on Instagram which was organised by Bookatable and London Marriott Hotel County Hall for a meal for two at their Gillray’s Steak Restaurant. The hotel restaurant is located on a prominent site of London South Bank, and the restaurant has some tremendous views of the river and the Palace of Westminster….

London Restaurant Reviews : Ben’s Canteen

I have been a regular visitor to Ben’s Canteen whilst previously living in Wandsworth; we accidentally discovered this place during a walk around the neighbourhood when we first moved into the area! The endless queues outside the Clapham branch was enough of a giveaway as to the popularity of this place. Once I tried their…