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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]

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]

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]

Revisiting Trader Vics for the Independence Day Menu

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.

Summer Spanish Style at Iberica La Terrazza Canary Wharf

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]

Yauatcha City Launch Party in Pictures

Yauatcha City launched with a fab party at their new Broadgate Circle location. The beautiful people gathered, champagne and cocktails were flowing and trays of delectable dim sum and patisseries were sampled. Yauatcha City has taken over this great space on the first floor of Broadgate Circle. Previously the home of a wine bar. When I worked in Broadgate, it was a very busy after work haunt. This is the… [Read More]

Fatburger opens in Camden

London’s love affair with American Hamburgers is carrying on unabated. This week sees the opening of another cult Californian burger chain, Fatburger in Camden Town. It’s on a side street on the way to Camden Lock, next to a Byron and a diner. As you can see from the image above, they are already all over the world. So how will it fair in the very busy burger restaurant space… [Read More]

Eating Piada in Soho

A favourite Emilio Romagno street food sandwich, classically filled with parma ham, melted mozzarella and rocket. Don’t miss the hot melting Nutella one too.

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