Trying to eat healthy on the go is not that easy in London unless you know where to go. If you want some healthy food that tastes good and has good provenance, it is even harder. Not many places will sell you on their provenance. Farmstand in Covent Garden is one who does. Just up the road from the Royal Opera House, they offer a selection of hot dishes and… [Read More]
The Mac Factory Pop Up is serving gourmet Mac n Cheese in the Earlham Street Clubhouse for a limited time. Get along on a Saturday and match it with a few special cocktail concoctions.
Oysters, some love them, some won’t even get near them and some have never tried them. I love oysters, especially those large platters that the serve in Parisian brasseries with your choice of different species, shapes and sizes. Oysters with Thai flavouring are a whole different way of enjoying fresh oysters. Instead of the usual lemon, tabasco or shallot vinaigrette, instead you add a few slices of lemongrass, some crispy… [Read More]
What better way to kick off the Mango month than by hosting a Mango Masterclas. This is the time of year when the Thai mangoes comes into season. Iif you’ve never tried one keep an eye out in Asian supermarkets. It has quite a more delicate flavour then the Alphonso Mango, very fragrant but has a bit more tang. They look like this: Suda Thai in the newly built St… [Read More]
Small but perfectly formed 10 Cases, a British Bistro, is a relative newcomer in Covent Garden. There are not many tables but they have a bar you can perch on for a quick drink or some outside tables if you want to brave the elements. It is run and operated by 2 newcomers to the restaurant world, Ian Campbell and Will Palmer. As there are only 2 people in the… [Read More]
The London Restaurant Festival is in its second year and is running for 2 weeks from the 4th October. Restaurants in London are celebrating the festival by holding special events like dinner on the London Eye to having special menus. Two chefs who are doing something different are Jun Tanaka (of Pearl Restaurant) and Mark Jankel by bringing food to the people on the street with a Food Truck. Food… [Read More]
This corner of Covent Garden along St Martins Lane has recently seen a lot of building activity and the emergence of several new eateries including Jamie’s Italian, Cantina Laredo and Dishoom. On a recent windy evening in London, I took a friend who was visiting London to Dishoom, the new Bombay Cafe in Covent Garden. It’s only been open for 2 weeks and have had a bit of buzz on… [Read More]