Mishkin’s: A Jewish-ish Deli with Cocktails

My love of salt beef sandwiches has placed Mishkin’s on my “To Eat” list since I first heard about it a year ago. Ironically, it was not even my choice to venture here… Continue reading

Patty & Bun

I realised the other day that with Fred Smith leaving the Admiral Codrington, rendering his legendary burger now purely legend, and Byron being as inconsistent in quality as a schizophrenic is in emotional… Continue reading

I’ve Got Chills, They’re Multiplying … Electric(fying) Donuts

It’s been a long not-hot summer without me to warm the cockles of your belly, but I am back with tales of London eateries just in time for the brutal side of winter.… Continue reading

#BRGR … Burgers on Bikes + Social Media = A Marriage Made in Modernity

Ever heard of #BRGR? It’s hot off the griddle, so you’re forgiven this time. It’s the latest foodie venture and, yes, they do burgers – but with a twist. Mini burgers delivered on… Continue reading

Deliverance: Room Service at Home

These days there are a number of online takeaway services that pride themselves on being go-to sites for any and all lazy cravings: Chinese, Sushi, Italian etc. Variety is key, as are the… Continue reading

The Tramshed: New Mark Hix in Shoreditch

Three nights ago I visited Mark Hix’s latest restaurant, The Tramshed, which opened on 23rd May in Shoreditch. It was buzzing as I entered, a large warehouse-esque space with double volume walls crowned… Continue reading

Byron’s ‘Chilli Queen’ Burger

I’ve been #TeamByron from the very beginning – proper hamburgers, quality beef, fluffy buns, concentrated menu, simple-subtle-stylish surroundings – but I’ll admit in recent times I’ve occasionally been a little disappointed with the… Continue reading

Zuma: Contemporary Japanese

Zuma opened in Knightsbridge in 2002. I was young(er) back then, but I knew amazing food when I tasted it. My opinion of Zuma has changed only slightly in the past decade, swayed… Continue reading

Barbecoa: Carnivores and The City

Everyone knows Jamie Oliver, the cheeky chirpy chappy who’s made a name for himself in the food biz with a cooking-for-dummies approach, spreading The Gospel of The Healthier Diet all the way from Essex… Continue reading

La Petite Maison, From London to Dubai

Long before this biblical ode to food existed, I visited a new restaurant in the cobbled Brook’s Mews of Mayfair, a restaurant called La Petite Maison. Today it is considered one of London’s… Continue reading

Chisou Knightsbridge: Refined Japanese

To me, Chisou is the less ostentatious version of Nobu. The menu features many of the same Japanese-influenced dishes, such as the Yellow Tail Sashimi with Ponzu Sauce or the Black Cod with… Continue reading

Chutney Mary: Dream-like Tastes of India

The food at Chutney Mary is sublime. Head chef Siddharth takes his bubbling passion for the wealth of regional dishes India has to offer and adds this as an intangible ingredient to the… Continue reading

Pizza East in the West

Portobello Road has been anointed with another outpost of The Soho House Group, stretching their empire further north-west from Electric House along the market road to the latest Pizza East restaurant, which itself… Continue reading

The Lounge at Odeon Whiteley’s

The latest addition to our millennium era of super cinemas is Odeon’s ‘The Lounge‘ in Whiteley’s shopping centre, which boasts five luxurious screens while bringing together dining and film in one experience. Rowley… Continue reading

Min Jiang: Chinese with a View

What a view! Perched on the tenth floor of Kensington High Street’s Royal Garden Hotel, Min Jiang boasts sweeping vistas across West London, from the magnificent greens of the park directly below all… Continue reading

Hawksmoor Seven Dials, Part I

I left Hawksmoor in a meat coma. Someone should have warned me not to wear tight, high-waisted trousers. I entered Hawksmoor with the kind of excitement a food-lover has for a place they’ve heard… Continue reading

The Brass Rail: Sefridges’ Salt Beef Heaven

I think I was a tweenager the first time I was taken to The Brass Rail at Selfridges for my first ever salt beef sandwich. It sounded strange to me, and looked even… Continue reading


Spuntino likes to think of itself as a downtown NYC Italian diner with a slightly grungy feel. It’s going for the ‘effortlessly cool’ vibe in the simplicity of its formula. The place itself… Continue reading


A relatively new addition to the Mayfair restaurant scene is 34, which opened its doors in November last year. It’s the latest venture by Caprice Holdings, the company that owns J. Sheekey, The… Continue reading

Admiral Codrington: Best Ever Burger?

Admiral Codrington may be an unassuming pub located down an unassuming backstreet in South Kensington, but it’s special. It serves up exquisite food and *drum roll please!* a burger so lipsmackinglyGOOD that it… Continue reading

The Ivy, poison optional

Where do I begin? We always hear about The Ivy, mostly being name-dropped in the media as an elusive protagonist in numerous tales of celebrity culture. This hasn’t changed since its glamorous relaunch… Continue reading

Pitt Cue Co. … emphasis on the queue

Apologies for the predictable pun, but I think I deserve to use it after having waited almost three hours for food at the newly-opened and celebrated Pitt Cue Co last night. From the… Continue reading

CUT by Wolfgang Puck

The dramatic golden lights that illuminate 45 Park Lane at night transform the Art Deco building into a majestic gem that deliberately stands out against this dark stretch of 5* hotels in Mayfair.… Continue reading

Bar Boulud, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

I first visited Bar Boulud in May 2010, just weeks after its opening at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. Back then I loved the casual yet sophisticated atmosphere at dinner, a distinctly New… Continue reading

Black and Blue: A Golden Oldie

This post may surprise you. After all, Black and Blue is hardly raved about, nor openly respected by trendy foodies. Additionally, the restaurants have been around for years. And it’s a chain! Well, hear… Continue reading

Afternoon Tea at The Corinthia Hotel

From the outset, the Corinthia has their high afternoon act down to a tee. A quick visit to their website and you’ll find an online booking form solely for cup-guzzling and, from my… Continue reading

Spice Market at the W Hotel London

It has now been over a year since Spice Market‘s opening on Valentine’s Day 2011, and until Friday I had never even heard of it. This little detail should have had the alarm… Continue reading

Dishoom: A Bombay Cafe in London

Dishoom /dishu:m/ n. 1. The old Bollywood sound effect produced when a hero lands a good punch, or when a bullet flies through the air, 2. Similar to popular slang usage of the… Continue reading

Royal China Club: Dim Sum King

I feel inclined to describe the Royal China Club on Baker Street in superlatives. I’m even tempted to go as far as labelling it the finest Chinese in London, but of course I… Continue reading

Afternoon Tea at St Pancras Renaissance

Afternoon tea is a ritual and, being a true Londoner, I endeavour to raise a cup of Darjeeling with my pinky outstretched at least once a month. There is no other ritual like… Continue reading