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…

London Restaurant Reviews : fish!

As a regular visitor to Borough Market, I have walked past fish! countless times. Peering through their glass windows, it always seemed packed and buzzy. By sheer luck, I recently won a meal with them via Instagram which gave me a chance to finally step inside. The conservatory-style restaurant has an alfresco section, but majority of…

London Restaurant Reviews – Lokhandwala

Ever since its opening, I was mystified by Lokhandwala. I loved the look of their interiors on social media but I had heard mixed reviews of the food – some people loved it and some didn’t. So the best course of action was to try it for ourselves and form our own opinion. The good…

London Restaurant Reviews : Oslo Hackney

We were recently invited to try Oslo’s newly launched Summer menu. For those who don’t know, Oslo is an exciting bar and live music venue in Hackney that serves up good food, decent plonk and even better music. In terms of interiors, it has more East London industrial than Nordic vibes – volumes of low-lit…

Vegan and Vegetarian dining at Foxlow

Close your eyes and tell me what’s the first word that comes to your mind when I say Foxlow. Chances are 9 out of 10 times it would be ‘meat’ or ‘steak’. But did you know that Foxlow do a killer vegan and vegetarian menu too? As an avid meat eater, I am personally challenging…

London Restaurant Reviews : Cantina Laredo

Regular readers of my blog and Instagram posts would notice that I am a big fan of Hot Dinners offers. When they announced an offer in collaboration with Cantina Laredo, I was intrigued. For £35 per person you receive a complimentary Margarita upon arrival, 5 sharing starters, a main course, side and a dessert. Also…

Revisiting Céleste, The Lanesborough

Recently I was invited to review the three course Menu Du Jour lunch at Céleste, the Michelin-starred restaurant at The Lanesborough. This was my second visit to the restaurant but the first for Kris. To recap, last time I was bowled over by their stunning interiors (who wouldn’t be!) and impressed by the food in…

London Restaurant Reviews : The Colony Grill Room

If someone asked me to recommend a fine dining restaurant that does classics really well, I would point them in the direction of The Colony Grill Room. It is located inside The Beaumont Hotel near Brown Hart Gardens, a surprisingly quiet enclave of Mayfair, worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of nearby Oxford Street….

London Restaurant Reviews : Scarlett Green

For avid brunchers and foodies of London, Daisy Green needs no introduction. Their signature Aussie-inspired cafés are a force of nature as far as weekend breakfast is concerned. I had already been to one of their quirkiest cafés, Darcie and May Green, some time ago. This time we went to their newest outpost and for a…