London Food Review : Sunday Roast, Hawksmoor

I think I have found it! The best Sunday Roast in London. In a city inundated with gastropubs, it is a steak restaurant that takes the cake (or meat, should I say) for me in terms of putting together an exceptional Sunday Roast. We have been to Hawksmoor before, but this was our first time…

London Food Review: The Listing

The Listing is a stylish city bar and restaurant by Drake and Morgan. Even if you didn’t know that, you can probably guess it from the similarities in the menu to another Drake and Morgan restaurant we visited recently, The Allegory. You can read all about that one here. On a Wednesday evening, the place…

London Food Review : Fiume

Is it me or are London restaurants really pushing the boat out with Italian food? Fiume (Italian for river) is the latest offering from Chef Francesco Mazzei (Sartoria and Radici fame). This newbie, in collaboration with D&D London group, is located in the shiny new development of Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village. The spacious…

London Food : Xu

It is very rare that one finds a restaurant where everything on the menu is so faultless that you beg for a flaw. But XU is a one such gastronomic wonderland. Not so much a hidden gem but more like a sparkling, dazzling gem of the highest order which astounds you with every dish it…

Hotel Review : The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Kris and I recently whisked ourselves away for a long weekend in Eastbourne. Nothing quite relaxes us more than the sight and smell of fresh sea air. Coupled with a relatively fuss free journey (just over an hour from Clapham Junction) and off-season prices, it was an ideal getaway destination. What exceeded our expectations was…

New Opening : Macellaio RC, Clapham

I am having an Italian gastronomic moment. A few weeks ago, it was the fabulous Bombetta, this week it is the turn of Italian steak experts Macellaio RC. The newly opened fourth establishment in Clapham (other branches include South Kensington, Southwark, Union Street) is a meat lovers’ idea of dolce vita. Macellaio is located at…

New Opening: Tuyo, Broadway Market

Very rarely do we find ourselves in a restaurant where an entire menu is so impressive that it blows you away. Last year, it was our experience at Foleys. This time, it is the turn of the newly opened Tuyo at Broadway Market, Hackney. Tucked away at one end of the Cat and Mutton Bridge in…

New Menu: Skylon Grill, London

I was really looking forward to my visit to the stylish riverside restaurant Skylon, as I had really fond memories from the first time. They have recently launched a new menu under Chef Kim Woodward, so it seemed an opportune moment to revisit. The inside is light, bright, modern and cavernous, with high ceilings and…

Foxlow, Balham

I had a relatively late introduction to Foxlow, despite numerous recommendations. The less carnivorous and more laid back sister restaurant from the Hawksmoor group, Foxlow is about seasonal British food in a casual neighbourhood dining setting. Our first impression of the Balham branch is how spacious and bright it was from the inside. Wooden tables, leather chairs, part-tile and…

Discovering Hai Cenato

Hai Cenato is a restaurant, bar and deli in the NYC-Italian style by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. Hai Cenato in Italian means ‘have you had dinner?’ A visit to this banging new restaurant in fashionable Nova Victoria and you can be assured you will want to have more dinners here! On a glorious hot spring day, we found…