First Impressions – Pachamama

Amen mentions we are going to Pachamama for dinner last week, no ifs or buts. This was the first time I’ve heard of the restaurant and I tend to look at the menu prior but he was adamant that there were plenty of dishes for me to enjoy. I trusted him and we headed over…

First Impressions – Coppa Club

We haven’t been to any new breakfast/brunch in a while, hence why we haven’t written about any. But I saw a few friends go to Coppa Club on my Instagram and I was intrigued since it looked beautiful in the pictures. I checked the menu out, it looked pretty good so I went ahead and…

First Impressions – Vanilla Black

Shiima and I are not vegetarian or vegan. But then Shiima is really particular about what meat she eats (only chicken and beef burgers), and she very rarely eats fish (tempura shrimp and fried squid), so she’s not too far off lol. I, on the other hand, eat anything, long as it’s prepared with care….

First Impressions – Ikoyi

First time I heard about Ikoyi was three weeks ago in conversation with a really good friend originally from Nigeria, who was talking about going with his girlfriend, but he wasn’t really intrigued by the menu. I’d never heard of Ikoyi, but I, on the other hand, was really intrigued – an upmarket Nigerian Restaurant…

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. The food looked really good, and the head chef seemed like a…

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…

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 – 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 with…

Sasa Sushi

To start with, I’m going to declare that I love Sasa Sushi, I love everything about it, especially the food and the family that run it. But, I promise I’ll be objective ☺️ I was introduced to Sasa Sushi by a friend, to whom I’ll always be grateful, during the burgeoning stage of my love affair…