First Impressions – Boa Fitzrovia

Bao is a tapas style Taiwanese restaurant with a focus on utterly delicious steamed fluffy bao buns. We’ve been aware of Bao for a while now, as last year we walked past the Fitzrovia restaurant on our way to Crazy Bear Fitzrovia but we were reminded of Bao when we took a different route to Oliver…

Solo Excursion – Salt Yard

I very recently fell in love with Spanish tapas through Barrafina, but Shiima isn’t as enamoured with Spanish tapas as I am, which made it the perfect cuisine for my solo excursions. A couple months back I went to Ember Yard and I really enjoyed it, so I decided to pay a visit to the…

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 – 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…

First Impressions – MeatLiquor

Last Friday we continued our burger mission at MeatLiquor, an American-styled burger joint in Marylebone – just a short walk from Bond Street station. I love burgers and was really excited when Amen agreed to have them with me lol, and after Chuck Burgers we were both keen for our next burger. Meat Liquor has…

First Impressions – Sakagura

Sakagura is morden Japanese restaurant off Regent Street that prides itself in serving “Washoku”, which is essentially traditional Japanese food – lots of sushi and miso dishes. I came across Sakagura last year while searching for restaurants to go on a solo excursion, but the menu looked rather promising with quite a few chicken dishes,…

Solo Excursion – Barrafina Drury Lane

So today, after my day was done, I suddenly decided to take a quick detour to Barrafina Drury Lane, which is in Covent Garden, and oh am I so pleased with myself. So much that I’m writing this post on my iPhone while still sat at Barrafina waiting for my last dish. If you want…

Barrafina Adelaide Street

Barrafina was always intended to be a solo excursions post because forever I couldn’t convince Shiima to come along with me as the menu looked scary to her haha! So, a couple weeks ago Shiima had Christmas dinner plans with her friends and I decided to take that opportunity to go on a solo excursion….

Gilgamesh

This post isn’t exactly a first impressions post, but it’s as close to one as we’ll get because we’d been to Gilgamesh a couple years back. For me, distance made the heart grow fonder as my memories of my Gilgamesh got better with every passing weekend that I suggested to Shiima that we go back…

First Impressions – Flesh & Buns

Flesh & Buns is one of the offshoot restaurants of Bone Daddies, which initially started as a Ramen Bar and has now flourished into a bona fide London staple with several restaurants across (mostly central, to be fair) London. They focus on Japanese cuisine, but less sushi and more indulgent and somewhat innovative Japanese dishes…

First Impressions – Crazy Bear Restaurant

The Crazy Bear in Fitzrovia is a place I’ve always wanted to go. Years ago, I was enthralled by the pictures of the bar that I saw on a website (cant remember which) and I really wanted to go (yes, I don’t drink, but I like bars, love the atmosphere lol). I didn’t end up…

First Impressions – Asia De Cuba

  Asia De Cuba is an Asian influenced Cuban restaurant with arty décor and a somewhat tapas eating style. The restaurant is on St Martin’s Lane in a fancy looking hotel – just a couple minutes away from busy Leicester Square station. This isn’t our first time here; we dined here about a year ago…