Category Archive: London & the UK

Made in Camden: as hearty as weekend brunch gets

In my mind, there’s no better way to kick off a weekend than with a properly hearty brunch. But ever since my local Hawksmoor in Spitalfields stopped dishing up their once glorious big… Continue reading

10 Greek Street: the blueprint for a great neighbourhood restaurant

Fresh, seasonal ingredients. Bold, comforting flavours. An ambience that’s understated yet buzzing. And great value for money. If there was a blueprint for that neighbourhood restaurant I wish was in my neighbourhood, Soho’s… Continue reading

Corner Room: my favourite corner in all of London

As far as my favourite restaurants in London go, Nuno Mendes’ Corner Room has come out unquestionably on top for me for some time now. Ever since my first meal here almost a year… Continue reading

12 dishes which made my 2012

10 Countries. 20 different cities and towns. A heck of a lot of eating. 2012 has easily been one of the best, most memorable years since I started up this blog. And of course,… Continue reading

Pan Chai: upmarket Pan Asian cuisine at Harrods food halls

Nestled in the food halls of the world renowned Harrods store in Knightsbridge, Pan Chai is the brainchild of restaurateur Eddie Lim – owner of the Mango Tree group which includes their eponymous flagship Thai restaurant in… Continue reading

Apero: fresh, modern Mediterranean flavours in the Ampersand’s speakeasy-style cellar

Snugged underneath the Victorian arched cellars of the Ampersand Hotel, the newly launched Apero is a breath of fresh air for an otherwise mediocre and often overpriced South Kensington dining scene. There’s no sterile… Continue reading

The Wapping Project: dine in a whopper of a power station

Of all the places I’ve eaten in, few come more unique and intriguing than the Wapping Project. With its towering ceilings, cavernous expanses and abundance of natural light streaming in from all directions,… Continue reading

Bonda Cafe: an authentic, no-frills Malaysian caff that’s a home away from home

One of the age-old questions I tend to get asked most is ‘Where can I find the best Malaysian food in London‘? Well, Malaysia Kopitiam in China Town is still alright despite somewhat selling out… Continue reading

The Ampersand Hotel: Terrific High Tea in the lushest of settings

With plenty of places in London serving up High Tea, one of the things that really makes or breaks the experience for me (apart from the scones of course) is the setting. And… Continue reading

Stripped Back: a Tasting Menu in a playground

So there we were, tucking into a 6-course Tasting menu… the food being plated up, some of the most inventive and intriguing we’ve had all year. Only, we weren’t in some chic restaurant… Continue reading

The Waterside Inn, Bray: Timeless perfection

3 Michelin Stars. 27 years consecutively and counting. If there was a Big Daddy of Michelin star restaurants in the UK, this would be the greatest grandfather of them all. Founded by Michel… Continue reading

Koffmann’s: Exquisite yet comforting Gascon style food by the old master

As far as living legends in the culinary world go, Pierre Koffmann is one of those iconic chefs who has certainly left his mark in Britain. The man already had 3 Michelin-stars under… Continue reading

Sushi of Shiori: a little slice of sushi perfection

Great sushi is not easy to find in London. With outlets of Itsu and Wasabi on every other street corner flogging the same ol’ mass-produced Salmon Nigri, there’s little room left in the market for truly… Continue reading

Shrimpy’s: Skimpy, underwhelming food that’s far too dear for what it is

I’m a big fan of Diners Drive-ins and Dives and often find myself watching re-runs of Guy Fieri on his road trip around the US, hunting down the best stateside diners at anywhere from roadside… Continue reading

Wheelers Oyster Bar: Head over Wheelers in Seafood at Whitstable

As far as British sea-side towns go, few evoke more charm and heritage than Whitstable. There’s the old harbour, still lined with fishing boats from another era… There’s the narrow alleyways and rolling… Continue reading

Dalla Terra: the return of the Enoteca

Amidst the hustle bustle of Covent Garden, St Martin’s Courtyard offers a surprising oasis of calm from the hoards of tourists on their pilgrimage through Long Acre. In fact, until last year, I… Continue reading

plusixfive supperclub: care for a spot of Fish Head Curry and Milo Dinosaur?

Named after Singapore’s international dial-code, plusixfive is the brainchild of Goz. Lawyer-by-day. Self-taught-chef. And founder of London’s only underground supperclub seeking to put Singaporean food firmly on the map. Many regard Goz to be… Continue reading

The Bratwurst (Soho): Currywurst Craving. CHECK.

Ever since my trip to Berlin last year and discovering the holy institution which is Curry 36, I occasionally find myself waking up with a monster craving for the king of all Berliner… Continue reading

Costa Azul: off the beaten track we go for some proper Latin American grub

Apart from high street Argentinian steak houses and Burrito bars, traditional Latin & Central American food is pretty hard to track down in Central London. Hence, every couple of years or so, a group… Continue reading

Little Georgia: Thumbs up for Georgian food at this hidden away Hackney gem

What makes a great neighbourhood cafe for you? For me, it’s a place which dishes up food that’s hearty yet comforting. It’s run by proprietors that are friendly and warm… who go thru even… Continue reading