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…

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…

London Restaurant Reviews : Silk & Grain

I was recently invited along with a couple of other food bloggers to sample The Feast menu at Silk & Grain by the lovely Nicola of East London Girl. To give you a bit of background, this is a steak restaurant which is owned by the Salussolia family and has been in operation since 1972….

London Restaurant Reviews : Claw

One of the biggest benefits of food blogging is getting to eat some of the loveliest food and meeting some awesome people from the hospitality industry and Instagram community. The downside is an expanding waistline and a shrinking wallet. Contrary to popular belief, I pay for the majority of my meals so I have to…

London Restaurant Reviews – ZeeZain

ZeeZain is a newly-opened casual and modern Indian restaurant in South Kensington. Located minutes from the Natural History Museum and the Underground, it is a family run business owned by experienced entrepreneur Akhtar Miah and is named after his two sons : Zee and Zain. The interior scheme (designed by Block Studio) is bright, modern…

London Restaurant Reviews : Blakes

Blakes is a luxury restaurant, part of the iconic, boutique hotel of the same name. It was originally conceived by renowned hotelier and interior designer Anouska Hempel, who designed each one of its individual rooms and restaurant. Now owned by Navid Mirtorabi, it has undergone major refurbishment over the years. The hotel is located within…

London Restaurant Reviews : Rossella

I was recently invited to sample the food at Rossella, based in Kentish Town. Prior to them contacting me, I was already secretly keeping tabs on this restaurant on social media, who were making waves with their food and atmosphere. The invite was a perfect opportunity to put those theories to the test. Rossella is located on…

London Restaurant Reviews : Gunpowder

I do love an Indian restaurant that plays Bollywood music. Not the populist cheap item songs (Google it) but the classic melodious numbers that play quietly in the background. They stir up sweet memories of growing up, listening to these songs; the nostalgia warmly tugging at your heart. My feelings within the first few minutes…

London Restaurant Reviews : Brunch at Christopher’s

Recently, I joined fellow blogger friends Meg (of No Mean Feast) and Becca (of Becca Eats World) for a Saturday brunch in Central London. If you recall, last time we met was at the fab Cantina Laredo. This time, the choice of venue was Christopher’s, coincidentally in Covent Garden again! This was my first visit…

Afternoon Tea at Scoff and Banter

I was very fortunate recently to win an Afternoon Tea competition on Instagram. The prize was a free-flowing Afternoon Tea for two at Scoff and Banter, in their Canary Wharf location. This branch of S&B sits inside the Radisson Blue Edwardian London Hotel, in a quiet and suburban part of the Docklands. The interiors veer…

London Restaurant Reviews : Rosa’s Thai Café

Our first ever meal at Rosa’s Thai Café is a bit of a blur. Kris and I (both hammered from a big Saturday night out) stumbled upon the Spitalfields branch late one evening and gorged on their famous Drunken Noodles, which were pure carb comfort. True to its claim, it was the best antidote for…