Category Archive: London & the UK

Arbutus.

63-64 Frith Street, Soho W1| arbutusrestaurant.co.uk | forgotten shortly after Oct ’09 If the mother is ever in town and you were thinking of treating her to one of London’s many 1-Michelin-starred eateries,… Continue reading

Galvin Cafe De Luxe

35 Spital Square, E1 | http://www.galvinrestaurants.com | ingested Friday Mar 5th 2010 I’m finally back in London after a good 2 weeks off in Malaysia on vacation. It’s been a serious reality check… Continue reading

TheOneInTheCorner.

Lorong Ara Kiri, Lucky Gardens, Bangsar, K.L. | ingested 17th Feb 2010 I’ve realised that this is only the second time I’ve been back home since my family moved out of the Ampang Road house to Bangsar. Having spent the large part… Continue reading

Il Bordello.

81 Wapping High Street, E1W 2YG | 020 7481 9950 | ingested Fri 29th January If there is one reason worth venturing out to the cobble-stoned roads of isolated Wapping, its this bustling,… Continue reading

MalaysiaKopitiam.

67 Charing Cross Rd, WC2 | malaysiakopitiam.co.uk | ingested Sun 17th Jan ‘10 If it weren’t for the large Malaysian flag banners flying outside this modest caff, you could easily miss this little… Continue reading

StoryDeli.

No. 3 Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery (**now relocated to 3 Redchurch Strt, E2 7DJ) | Saturday brunched on Nov 21st ‘09 Thin crust or thick crust pizza? For me, pizza is all… Continue reading

L’Anima.

Snowden Street, London EC2 | lanima.co.uk | ingested Oct 17th ’09 I’m a firm believer that the best time to catch a restaurant at its prime is not when its already been showered… Continue reading

Ran(t)

58 Great Marlborough St, Soho | http://www.ranrestaurant.com | ingested Saturday Oct 24th ‘09 Every once in a while, a restaurant pisses me off enough to warrant a bit of a Ran(ting). I’ll tell… Continue reading

Boundary.

2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch | theboundary.co.uk | ingested Oct 23rd ‘09 Terence Conran’s latest project in the heart of Shoreditch is a restaurant-boutique hotel-café-and-rooftop terrace, all packaged within a polished Victorian Warehouse. The… Continue reading

Snog.

9 Brewer Street, Soho W1F | http://www.ifancyasnog.com | ingested the night of Oct 24th ’09 This was the first time Jo and myself had a snog. I must confess though, it was actually… Continue reading

Doub(Le)banese.

Chapter 1: Pilpel. 36, Brushfield Street, Spitalfields | http://www.pilpel.co.uk | ingested Sunday Oct 18th ’09 It was 2pm already and we were still Sunday brunch-less. Although the original plan for that afternoon was… Continue reading

Nahm.

Halkin Street, SW1 | http://www.halkin.como.bz/eat-and-drink/nahm | ingested Oct 10th ’09 Nahm has been on my hitlist for the longest time now. Call it curiosity with a hint skepticism, but having been nurtured on… Continue reading

QuoVadis.

26-29 Dean Street, Soho W1 | http://www.quovadissoho.co.uk | ingested Friday Oct 9th ’09 Traipsing along Dean Street, its impossible to miss this timeless Soho landmark – still accessorized in its classic, vintage neon… Continue reading

Cafe East.

100 Redriff Road, Surrey Quays, SE16 7LH | 020-7252-1212 | ingested 4 times in ’09 so far If you’re looking for great Vietnamese Street food off the beaten track, this slick South-East London… Continue reading

SpaccaNapoli.

(**unfortunately, since writing this post, SpaccaNapoli has since closed down) 101 Dean Street, Soho W1 | http://www.spaccanapoli.co.uk | ingested twice in ’09 A stone’s throw off the chaos of Oxford Street, it would… Continue reading

MaedahGrill.

42 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel | http://www.maedahgrill.net | ingested once a month We discovered this east-end gem a couple years ago when we first moved to the area. Ironically, what made us venture through… Continue reading

BohoMexica.

153 Commercial Street, Spitalfields | http://www.bohomexica.co.uk | ingested Sept 19th ’09 Judging from pre-lunch whispers of “…Burrito?” on the office floor and the relentless queue of addicts stretching along the pavement outside Chilango’s… Continue reading

TheModernPantry.

48 St. John’s Square | http://www.themodernpantry.co.uk | ingested 19th Sept 2009 I’m not one for big breakfasts or early mornings usually (unless I’m forced to of course). Frankly, I’m not sure which hero… Continue reading

La Creperie de Hampstead

77, Hampstead High St | http://www.hampsteadcreperie.com | ingested Sept 20th 2009 You’re probably thinking “why the long queue?” (…even the little JackRussell seems to be patiently waiting in line for his turn). However,… Continue reading

BoroughMarket

| Borough High Street | http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk | ingested at least bi-monthly | London‘s oldest food market is a foodie’s dream, its origins dating back to the time of the Romans where she stood… Continue reading