Category Archive: Restaurant Reviews

Village East.

171-173 Bermondsey St, SE1 | | Fri 8th Oct 2010 Friday night at at Village East feels much more New York City’s Meatpacking district than neighbourhood Bermondsey eatery. Sprawled over multiple levels, there… Continue reading

Cay-tre vs. Viet Grill

301 Old Street, Hoxton / 58 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch | Amongst the mass of Vietnamese haunts along the Pho mile, these 2 sister restaurants are amongst the best of them. Run by… Continue reading

Cafe Spice Namaste

16 Prescot Street, E1 London | | ingested Thurs 12th Aug ’10 I’ve been living a stone’s throw away from Cafe Spice Namaste for over 3 years now, and in that time… Continue reading

L’Autre Pied

5 Blandford Street, Marylebone W1U | | Fri 18th June ’10 I often get asked what my favourite restaurant in London is, to which my default answer is : “it depends”. But,… Continue reading


184 Bermondsey Street, SE1  | | ingested Fri 23rd Jul’10 & 13th Aug’10 If you want to see the model for a truly great neighbourhood Italian restaurant, head down to Zucca on… Continue reading


159 Brick Lane, E1 London |  devoured just after midnight, Sunday 8th August ’10 | This is the ultimate East-end midnight snack. Period. The infamous Salt Beef Beigel (a mere £3.50) ….A Brick Lane… Continue reading


175A Edgware Road, London W2 1ET | | ingested 6th July 2010 I was a bit surprised when I found out that Mawar, one London’s more popular Malaysian eateries was closing down after… Continue reading


Padstow, Cornwall | 50.5° N, 4.9° W | July 5th 2010 If you have spent as many hours watching the goodfoodchannel as I have, you will no doubt be able to recognise the unmistakable charm of… Continue reading

Fifteen @ Watergate Bay (Cornwall)

Watergate Bay, Cornwall | | ingested 4th July ’10 After 6 hours on the train from London Paddington to Newquay (post-GSCE-adolescents screaming at the top of their lungs the entire way), this… Continue reading

Salt Yard.

54 Goodge Street, W1T London | | ingested Friday 4th June ’10 Ben Tish’s unique breed of hybrid Iberian-Italian tapas is bold and inspired, drawing packs of happy diners night in, night… Continue reading

Le Restaurant @ L’Hotel

L’Hotel, 13 Rue des Beaux-Arts, 75006 Paris | | ingested 12th Mar 2010 Formerly a sous chef at the 3-Michelin-starred Ledoyen, Le Restaurant’s Head Chef Philippe Belissent is said to be one of… Continue reading

Blueprint Cafe.

Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, SE1 | | ingested Dec 18 ‘09 With its prime riverside location on the first floor of the Design Museum, the Blueprint Cafe is for me one… Continue reading

Baozi Inn.

25 Newport Court, WC2H 7JS | ingested Sunday 23rd May 2010 Another one of China Town’s newer breed which only opened more recently in the past couple of years, Baozi Inn’s claim to… Continue reading


** Regretfully, Hawksmoor Spitalfields have since done away with their weekend Brunch menu. It seems with the launch of their new bar menu in March 2012, something needed to give. Brunchers (myself included)… Continue reading


29 Maddox Street, W1S London | | ingested Apr 1st 2010 Claude Bosi’s two-Michelin starred Hibiscus has been on my to-do list for some time now since it made the move in… Continue reading

Le Relais de Venise (‘L’Entrecote’)

120 Marylebone Lane, W1 | | steak-ed out on Saturday 17th Apr ’10 The Steak Frites at L’Entrecote is the stuff of legends. The story goes that almost half a century ago, a certain… Continue reading

Mei Keng Fatt.

Lorong Awan 6, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia | When a restaurant business goes to the extent of buying-out its neighbours to convert the land into much needed car-spark space for its growing… Continue reading

Leong’s Legends.

4 Macclesfield Street, Chinatown W1D  | Brunched Sat Apr 2nd ’10 Chinatown has seen a revival over the past couple of years, with a flourish of new eateries that do more than just archetypal… Continue reading


Rufus Street, Hoxton Sq, N1 6PE | | brunched Sunday Mar 21st …outside the club There’s a real buzz emanating from Hoxton’s The Breakfast Club which you can feel just from standing… Continue reading


63-64 Frith Street, Soho W1| | 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