Bao Borough Review

Bao Borough is the newest restaurant from Bao, an exquisite tapas style Taiwanese restaurant known for their delicious steamed buns. We love Bao, the restaurant and the steamed buns, and have dined at Bao Fitzrovia approaching ten times the past two years. Bao Borough is unique from other Bao restaurants because there is a keen…

Cornerstone Hackney Review

Cornerstone is an elegant restaurant in Hackney Wick focused on creative yet simple seafood dishes. Shiima’s started to enjoy seafood, but a seafood-focused restaurant is a stretch for her. I, on the other hand, love seafood so Cornerstone Hackney has been right at the top of my solo excursion list for a while now. Plus,…

Brother Marcus Spitalfields Review

Brother Marcus is an all day small-plates Mediterranean restaurant in Spitalfields. We are big fans of Mediterranean cuisine and absolutely loved our dinner at Barboun last week, so we were quick to reserve a table at another celebrated Mediterranean restaurant. Plus, I love small-plates (tapas style) restaurants. Needless to say, we were very excited about…

January Eats 2020 Video Series

We’re back! Enjoy our first video of 2020 and first in a while from our Monthly Eats Video Series, where we delightfully chat about all the food and restaurants we enjoyed in the month. This is January Eats 2020! 😁 The Restaurants You can also read the full reviews of the restaurants we discussed by following…

Barboun Shoreditch Review

Barboun is a chic Mediterranean restaurant in Shoreditch. I came across Barboun while reading about newly opened restaurants and I was intrigued by the menu. It has a lot of the dishes we’ve enjoyed at other Mediterranean restaurants and many more mouthwatering options. So Barboun moved to the top of our list! First thing you…

Chotto Matte Soho Review 2020

Chotto Matte is an awesome Japanese Peruvian fusion restaurant in the heart of Soho. I very rarely use the word “awesome” and just as rarely begin a review so forthrightly, but we love Chotto Matte. We’ve loved Chotto Matte for years, as you can see in our May 2016 Chotto Matte review (our second ever)….

Aqua Nueva Review

Aqua Nueva is an elegant Spanish tapas restaurant in Soho. Aqua Nueva is the second restaurant Shiima and I went on a date more than six years ago and we haven’t been back since. Mainly because it was an odd experience… Shiima didn’t like anything on the menu. But again, that’s six years ago and…

The Ivy Asia Review

The Ivy Asia is a beautiful Pan-Asian restaurant by St Paul’s. It’s the latest from the Ivy Collection, renowned for their elegant restaurants across the UK. The Ivy Asia is the Ivy Collection’s first foray into Asian cuisine, following the likes of Gordon Ramsay with his tremendous Lucky Cat in Mayfair.  The Ivy Asia is…

Top 10 London Restaurants 2019

We enjoyed over 80 London restaurants this year so picking our top 10 from those was difficult, especially because we got to reminisce about all the delicious food. But it was also a lot of fun for the same reason 😁. Hope you have as much fun reading it!

Kudu Restaurant Review

Kudu is a cosy family-run South African restaurant in Peckham. I’ve been very keen to visit Kudu for a while now. South African cuisine? Yes, I’m intrigued. Michelin Bib Gourmand award? Oh, absolutely! Shiima wasn’t as keen as I was though, so Kudu stayed in middle of our go to list. Then last week I…

Bar Douro Review

Bar Douro is an authentic Portuguese small plates restaurant in Flat Iron Square by London Bridge. When the opportunity arose to go for a fairly spontaneous solo dinner I immediately knew Bar Douro was the choice because I love small plates (or tapas style) restaurants and I’m really intrigued by Portuguese cuisine. The vibe in…

Allegra Restaurant Review

Allegra is an exquisite modern European restaurant on the 7th floor of The Stratford Hotel. Since the Olympics in 2012, a side of Stratford, now called Stratford City, has been well in the process of gentrification. The Stratford is undoubtedly one of the pillars of this process and Allegra is currently the pinnacle. Before I continue,…