Tag Archive: London

The Square: world-class cooking at a Mayfair classic

Open in 1991 and with 2 Michelin stars under its belt ever since 1998, The Square has a track record which speaks for itself. Restaurants so often come and go in this industry. Few however have the… Continue reading

Richard Corrigan and Malaysia Airlines take to the skies

Once or twice every year, I find myself on the long-haul Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight between London and KL when I’m making the trip back home to visit the family. On the rare… Continue reading

Brawn @ Columbia Road: honest, rustic perfection

Columbia Road is one of those bipolar places in London. On Flower Market Sundays, it’s a bee hive of activity: the street overflowing with plants. Epic shouts from vendors of “TWO FOR A… Continue reading

My 13 eats of 2013

2013. What a crazy and rewarding year you have been. Apart from the usual restaurant chasing in London and the UK, this year saw me revisit some of my fondest cities in Europe… from a… Continue reading

My Malaysian Nyonya Supper Club: The Debut

After months of plotting, recipe testing and serial hoarding of tableware & Nyonya Batik, the day finally came for the debut of my Malaysian Nyonya Supper Club in London. This Supper Club has… Continue reading

The Clove Club: seasonal, avant-garde British cuisine at its finest

I’ve been meaning to visit The Clove Club ever since it opened its doors early this year. The only reason it has taken me this long to get round to it is the… Continue reading

Tapas Revolution: a Tapas revelation

Located smack in the middle of Westfield London’s first floor atrium, Tapas Revolution is the brainchild of Spanish-born Omar Allibhoy – Maze alumnus and the executive chef of El Pirata de Tapas. A… Continue reading

A. Wong-derful taste of China in the heart of Victoria

I’ll be honest, I’m usually very skeptical about high-end Chinese restaurants. After many a mediocre and underwhelming meal, I continue to stick by my usual budget options in Chinatown and Bayswater that have… Continue reading

Chez Bruce revisited: still dishing up the retro 3 course meal #LikeABoss

Some of the best things are those which have stood the test of time. And like a fine wine that gets better with time, Chez Bruce continues to age gracefully in its quaint… 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

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

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

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

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar: Cocktails with Lobster Rolls and Shortrib Nuggets anyone?

I was bitterly disappointed to find out a few weeks back that Hawksmoor Spitalfields would no longer be serving up their glorious weekend Brunch. It seems with the launch of their new bar,… Continue reading

Trullo: all the ingredients for a marvellous neighbourhood Italian restaurant

The recipe for a great neighbourhood Italian restaurant should be a no-brainer in theory. Fresh ingredients, simply cooked…. good value… comfortable, buzzy surroundings… and service that’s warm, efficient and comes with a smile.… Continue reading

Dinner by Heston: Blumenthal’s London outpost lives up to the hype

Over the past few years, I’ve spent many a morning trying The Fat Duck‘s reservations line, only to be told by that same (now slightly annoying) auto-generated female voice that that the weekend… Continue reading

Yauatcha: Posh Dim Sum does exist after all

For many years, I had procrastinated from Dim Sum at Yauatcha. Call it a mixture of skepticism and stubbornness, but I had never bought into the idea of ‘Posh’, Michelin starred Dim sum… Continue reading