Hotel room with the best view in London County Hall Marriott

The newly refurbished suites on the top floor of the County Hall Marriott has to be the rooms with the best view in London. This Marriott is housed in the old GLC office building along the Southbank, diagonally across the river from the Houses of Parliament and just behind the London eye. Every suite has a little balcony and the view is right over the River Thames, unhindered view of… [Read More]

Celebrating Mexican Day of the Dead at Wahaca’s Fiesta

Many cultures around the world honour their dead relatives and ancestors with celebrations or ceremonies.  In the Philipinnes, they build elaborate homes in cemeteries and families spend their weekends there.The Chinese celebrate the Hungry Ghost in the 7th lunar month. The Celts would offer food and drinks to appease spirits who are believed to return on All Hallows Eve, now known as Halloween. In Mexico. they celebrate the Day of the… [Read More]

Simplicity delivered at Pizza Union Spitalfields

Sometimes, you just crave for something simple. Here at Pizza Union, the concept is simple. A short menu with a few salads and starters is extended by a choice of wood fired pizzas. You place  your food and drinks order at the counter and then find a seat. A few short minutes later, your buzzer goes off signalling that your order is ready. This Pizza Union is the one in… [Read More]

Muga’s delicious Miso Ramen

I was mourning the loss of the Ramen Shop in the basement of the Mitsukoshi Department Store in Picadilly. They used to serve the most authentic and best ramen in town. I’m so glad to say that there is a new contender, Muga. This little shop opened without the fanfare like those new ramen places in Soho and has not had much social media hype. They are in the heart… [Read More]

Fish Fingers 60th Anniversary Menu at One-O-One Restaurant

It’s the humble fish finger’s 60th Birthday! Who knew that this kiddie favourite has been around for that long. The team at One-O-One have designed a Birthday menu just to celebrate this anniversary. If you have not heard, One-O-One is a the best fish restaurant in London that you have probably never heard of. It is so named because it is housed in the Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge. The… [Read More]

Making sushi with Sushi Shop Marylebone

I love eating sushi and quite enjoy making it too. When I try to make it at home, it always turns into a real mess, with sticky rice everywhere. I have since picked up a few tips about making sushi from a few lessons and the mess is significantly reduced but my efforts are by no means refined. Properly made sushi is such a beautiful thing. Restaurants that serve sushi… [Read More]

The Supreme Saturdays lunch at Yauatcha City

If you are a dim sum lover and live in East London, the best option used to be this cavernous restaurant near the London City Airport. Not anymore. Right in the middle of Broadgate Circle. Yauatcha City has arrived and is now serving their signature high end dim sum on Saturdays. They have just introduced their Supreme Saturdays lunch menu which incorporates their most popular dim sum dishes with a… [Read More]

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]

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