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Hop Vietnamese Street Eats Broadgate

Hop Vietnamese broadgate

Broadgate used to be a really bad place to find lunch. When I used to work there, we used to regularly order in bento boxes from a special Japanese catering company, one of the only alternatives to the sandwich bar. Today, Broadgate there are so many choices for lunch, especially with the revamped shops in Broadgate Circle. Hop Vietnamese Street Eats is another new casual eatery/ takeaway in Broadgate. They serve… [Read More]

Sabel Food Pop Up

Sable Food Popup Palm 2

A couple of weeks ago I was defending food in London to a couple of French people. They were insisting that there is nothing good about the London  restaurant scene. If I had met them after this dinner, I would have pointed them this way. Sabel Food’s pop up is a showcase of what is exciting about eating out in London. They served up a creative modern British menu with… [Read More]

Revisiting Trader Vics for the Independence Day Menu

trader vics 4th July dinner

Trader Vics, it’s back in fashion, for cocktails or Polynesian food. If you haven’t been there in a while, then it might be time for a revisit. Watch out for their new menu, with more dishes from their wood fire oven.

Sunday Selection: Gusto Cola, Camelina Oil

gusto cola

This week’s selection includes 2 new products I’ve recently encountered. Gusto Cola  Gusto Cola is created by founder of Green and Blacks. This is the worlds’ first organic low calorie fairtrade cola. It is their own blend of organic spices and essential oils with real African cola nut. Instead of just sugar, they us organic Stevia leaf extract, organic agave inulin and organic fairtrade cane sugar. Each can is 49… [Read More]

Tasting Lisa McGuigan Wines at Gaucho club

lisa mcguigan wine matching dinner

Argentinian steaks and a few bottles of Australian reds make for a great night out. Lisa McGuigan wines hosted a tasting at the Gaucho Club recently to introduce her wines in conjunction with London Wine Week. Lisa, a fourth generation winemaker from the Hunter Valley, was on hand to tell us her story of how she built up her wine business. Lisa McGuigan Wines Lisa McGuigan is an unusual, daring and… [Read More]

Fennel and Orange Salad with Manuka Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Fennel and Orange Salad with Manuka Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

A colourful idea for a summer salad. This zingy and colourful fennel and orange salad dressed with a Manuka Honey and Mustard Vinaigrette is a really refreshing salad with nice crunchy textures.

Summer Spanish Style at Iberica La Terrazza Canary Wharf

Iberica La Terrazzqa

Every summer, Iberica takes over a corner of Cabot Square and turns it into a stylish al fresco tapas bar. This year, they are serving a fun menu of Pinchos and Tapas. We got to try this menu the other evening with a few jugs of Cava Sangria and a crazy demonstration of drinking from a Spanish Porron. How to drink wine from a #spanish Porron @ibericarestaurants #ibericalaterraza #instavideo A… [Read More]

A Chocolate Breakfast at Rococo Chocolates

Rococo Hot Chocolate

The Chocolate Breakfast at the Rococo Chocolate shop on Motcomb Street is a real treat. It features an energising hot chocolate, Power Granola with cocoa nibs, an amazing Billionaire’s Shortbread and the most delicious Salted Caramel Chocolate Spread which is only available in their shop for now.

Nduja, Pear and Cheese Toasties with Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar

Barbers 1833 grilled cheese toastie with nduja and pear

One of the pleasures of running this blog is the opportunity to find and learn about great products. Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar Cheese is one that I was introduced to recently. I was invited to the Royal Bath and West Show to join other bloggers in a little Cheese Toastie competition. My recipe, which won, was an Nduja, Pear, Honey and Barbers 1833 Cheddar Cheese Toastie (picture above and… [Read More]

Miso Coley Recipe Alternative to Nobu’s Miso Black Cod #SwitchTheFish

Miso Coley Fillet Recipe

Nobu’s Black Cod with Miso is probably one of the most popular and most copied fish dishes in restaurants. The first time I had it in Nobu, I fell in love. Luckily for those of us who don’t frequent Nobu, we can recreate this dish at home with very little fuss.

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