Oklava Review

Oklava is a modern Turkish restaurant in Shoreditch serving creative Turkish-Cypriot cuisine. Read the review for our considered thoughts and lots of delicious pictures.

Moro Review

Moro is a Spanish and North African restaurant in Exmouth Market. I’d read a fair bit about Moro before our dinner last Saturday, but in the spirit of not burying the lead, we …

Cinnamon Bazaar Review

Cinnamon Bazaar is a vibrant modern Indian restaurant in Covent Garden. Cinnamon Bazaar is part of the Cinnamon Collection, which is a group of splendid Indian restaurants around London. We dined at Cinnamon Soho in 2017 and added all the other Cinnamon restaurant to our list… but since then Cinnamon Bazaar is our first. Cinnamon…

Cantina Laredo Review

Cantina Laredo is a vibrant Mexican restaurant in Covent Garden. Cantina Laredo is huge, so forgive our video below which couldn’t take in the entirety of the restaurant from where we sat. The décor and the vibe of the restaurant is modern; and we really enjoyed the contemporary Mexican music. We dined on a Saturday…

Freak Scene Review

Freak Scene is an Asian small plates restaurant in Soho from Scott Hallsworth, founder of Kurobuta which we’ve really enjoyed. Freak Scene, like Kurobuta, is full of character, which is accentuated by the snug layout of the restaurant – bar seating around an open vibrant kitchen. The chefs were very friendly too. So was the…

Kym’s Review

Kym’s is a Chinese restaurant in the City from Andrew Wong, who brought us the Michelin starred A Wong in Pimlico. A Wong was one of our favourite restaurant experiences of the year because of the very creative way traditional Chinese dishes were cooked and presented and how delicious the food was. So Kym’s shot…

Lyle’s London Review

Lyle’s London is a British restaurant with an a la carte lunch menu and set suppers. Last weekend we went for lunch instead of dinner. We haven’t done lunch in a very long time and Amen found Lyle’s with a promising lunch menu as it was “Game week” which meant that I would have a…

Nest Restaurant Review

Nest is a cosy restaurant in Hackney that serves British cuisine. I’d read a lot about Nest, but what intrigued me the most about the restaurant is what scared Shiima the most. At Nest it’s about sustainability; they only use one meat in the kitchen at a time, which is impressive. Plus, it’s predominantly a…

Fucina Review

Fucina, an Italian restaurant off Baker Street – more precisely Chiltern Street. We were already stunned at how beautiful the restaurant was from the large wooden door outside, which only continued once we were inside. The restaurant is extremely beautiful, highly styled and huge. Fucina won the best UK restaurant & bar design award –…

Bombay Bustle Review

Bombay Bustle is an authentic Indian restaurant on Maddox Street in Mayfair specialising in Mumbai’s diverse home style cooking. We first came across Bombay Bustle while walking to Black Roe and were really intrigued by the menu. Then again at Taste 2018 and our interest was peaked. We went for dinner on a Monday and…

The Modern Pantry Review – First Impressions

The Modern Pantry is an elegant restaurant in Clerkenwell with fuses everyday cooking with modern ingredients. It’s modern European cuisine from a renowned Kiwi chef, so it’s far from the norm. The Modern Pantry is another one of our Taste of London Festival revelations and after looking through their menu at the festival we were…

Yosma – First Impressions Review

Yosma is an upmarket Turkish restaurant on Baker Street in Marylebone with a really good reputation for traditional Turkish cuisine, especially from their mangal – open charcoal grill. Shiima and I were very intrigued by Turkish cuisine as we’ve never tried it, and our interest was peaked by Yosma’s menu at Taste of London 2018….