Taste of London Festival 2017

On Sunday, Shiima and I had a wonderful time at the Taste Of London Restaurant Festival in Regent’s Park. We’d heard a lot about Taste Of London, and almost went last year, but this was our first experience of the event and we’ll certainly be going back (I already got the Early Bird Tickets for…

First impressions – Cinnamon Soho

One of the sunny days in London, Amen and I headed to Cinnamon Soho for dinner around 6pm. Cinnamon Soho is the more casual and chilled restaurant out of the three from celeb chef Vivek Singh, the others The Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen are more exclusive and sophisticated. We’ve been to Cinnamon Kitchen in…

Kurobuta Marble Arch

Kurobuta is a tapas style Japanese restaurant, in the vein of the Japanese Izakayas (like traditional pubs). We first became aware of Kurobuta when they were featured on Masterchef. A couple chefs cooked the lunch menu, supervised by the head chef Scott Hallsworth, and the food looks really good, and he seemed like a really…

Solo Excursion – The Palomar

For months now I’ve been trying to convince Shiima to come with me to The Palomar. My pitch was that The Palomar is a Middle Eastern restaurant and Shiima is half Middle Eastern (Saudi), but that fell like a lead balloon once she looked at the menu. Cos evidently Saudi food is VERY different from…

Solo Excursion – Dinings Marylebone

Dinings is a special Japanese tapas restaurant with locations in Marylebone, SW3, and Tel Aviv, with the restaurant on Harcourt Street in Marylebone being the original and “flagship” restaurant. To dine at Dinings is an experience that all lovers of sushi must try at least one. Every single dish I had was so really good…

Chai Wu

A few weeks ago we went for dinner at Chai Wu, a contemporary Chinese restaurant in Harrods – Knightsbridge. We’ve been a couple times before and we always forget the long trek through the different floors of luxury all the way up to the fifth floor where Chai Wu is tucked away. The restaurant oozes…

First Impressions – Rum Kitchen Carnaby

I’d come across Rum Kitchen countless times over the years, but for some reason I never had the urge to eat there … probably because the friends that invited me where a lot more keen on the bar than the food, and I don’t drink alcohol. But, yesterday Shiima and I were in Soho and very…

First Impressions – Novikov Italian

So, for my 30th birthday, Shiima decided, rather surprisingly, to take me for dinner at Novikov Italian. As you might know, cos we’ve written about it, we both love Novikov Asian. We’d both looked through the menu of Novikov Italian but variety of the dishes we thought was limited, and we aren’t really fans of Italian…

Coya Mayfair

Coya is a vibrant Peruvian restaurant in Mayfair, on Piccadilly to be precise. I must reiterate that Coya is vibrant, it almost similar to a club in terms of the vibe of the restaurant. From the large man in a suit at the entrance to the incredibly vibrant bar with live music you walk through…

Solo Excursion – Ember Yard

To start with, I love tapas … for many reasons, but especially because due to the portion sizes, you can have a lot of dishes. This also lends itself to hearty solo dining experiences. With that in mind, I decided on Ember Yard for my next solo excursion. Ember Yard is one of the restaurants…

First impressions Darbaar

A couple weeks ago we went for dinner at Darbaar, an indian restaurant that Amen found. He had a list of a few other restaurants but after I looked at the menu, Darbaar was the winner. The restaurant is owned by award winning chef Abdul Yaseen, who also featured on Celebrity Masterchef. It is located…

Dishoom Carnaby

Dishoom is a rather fashionable Indian restaurant with several branches in expectedly fashionable spots across London – Shoreditch, Carnaby, Covent Garden, and the burgeoning Granary Square area of Kings Cross. The restaurants are in the form of classic Irani cafes, and each restaurants décor is a sight to behold. I couldn’t do them justice, but,…