BBQ, Craft Beer and Music at Austens BBQ

Another week, another BBQ restaurant opens. This time it is in Kensal Rise and it serves up food inspired by America’s deep south. DJ Yoda is the name behind this venture, hence the music. The main room is all bare brick walls and distressed wood panels giving it that industrial chic feel. The room downstairs is set up for private parties which is where they had the launch party. These guys… [Read More]

Sunday Selection – Odysea, Pimento and Premier Estate Wines

This week – reviews of delicious Greek dolmades from Odysea Artisanal Greek and Mediterranean products, a spicy chilli infused ginger drink – Pimento and Premier Estate Wines’ summer selection.

Underwhelming Xi’an Impression Holloway N7

One of the delights of eating out in London is discovering new cuisines. A Chinese Chef friend of mine insisted that we try this new place in Holloway, Xi’an Impression. He doesn’t usually steer me wrong so we trotted off there one evening. It’s a tiny restaurant with about 30 seats, directly facing the front steps of the Emirates Stadium, home of the Arsenal Football club. It was busy and… [Read More]

Sunday Selection: Big Fish Brand Salmon, Manomasa Chips

The Big Fish Brand – Ready To Cook Salmon Fillets A lot of my friends are afraid of cooking fish. It baffles me. Fish is quick and easy to cook and so full  of Omega 3. I was recently introduced to this company that does ready seasoned, ready to cook Salmon. Just pick your favourite flavour, cook it for about 10-15 minutes and serve it with your favourites salad or… [Read More]

Smith and Whistle Cocktail Bar at the Park Lane Hotel

Mayfair has many little jewels that are not on everyone’s usual going out list. Step away from the crowded West End and take a breather from the uber hip Shoreditch and try out this new bar in the Park Lane Hotel instead. Smith and Whistle is the new cocktail bar in Mayfair, newly rebuilt at the front of the Park Lane Hotel. Named after 2 fictional characters, Detective Inspector Smith… [Read More]

Zingy Luxardo Cocktails at Obica Soho

Luxardo hosted a really fun evening of cocktails paired with some superior Italian plates at the Obica Mozzarella Bar on Poland Street. Luxardo’s Brand ambassador “G” Franklin was mixing up some truly inventive cocktails. Luxardo started off making their renowned Maraschino Cherry Liquer in 19C which is still being produced to the original recipe from 1821. The 6th generation of the family now make a range of Italian liquers in their… [Read More]

The best of London in 5 restaurants

  Anyone will tell you that if you have a taste for the world, there is no better city than London to experience vast variety and quality of food. Known for its diversity and culture, the city is nothing shy of great places to eat, from French to Italian, and Thai to Mexican. Below is a hand-picked list of London’s finest restaurants for you to explore. Hunan Established in 1982,… [Read More]

Afternoon Tea Week Launch at St Ermin’s Hotel

I just love afternoon tea. Not just for the usually fabulous assortment of patisseries and cakes but for the fine teas that are served alongside. I used to spend every weekend traipsing around London trying out all sorts of places for tea. From 5 star hotels, to European cake shops to little tea rooms around London, I have probably done them all. It is quite fun to discover new places… [Read More]

Hop Vietnamese Street Eats 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

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]

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