First Impressions – Berber & Q

Berber & Q is a grill house with Middle Eastern/North African influences under railway arches in East London (E8). The restaurant takes no reservations which means there’s usually a queue, I really hate this 😤! We planned to arrive as soon as it opened for dinner (6pm) but that didn’t go to plan (my fault,…

Hutong Review

Hutong is a prestigious Chinese restaurant on the 33rdlevel of The Shard. It’s one of the three upscale restaurants at The Shard, with Aqua Shard and Oblix. We’ve dined at all three of the restaurants and written about Oblix. Hutong has been our favourite of the three (we even spent NYE 2017 at their bar)…

The Barbary Review – First Impressions

I’ve been aware of The Barbary, a very highly acclaimed Michelin starred restaurant in Covent Garden serving cuisine from the Barbary Coast (Northern Africa) to Israel, since dining solo at The Palomar, their sister restaurant. I was really keen on going to The Barbary, but I didn’t think the menu had much on it for…

Restaurants for Valentine’s Dinner in London – Video

Restaurants for Valentine’s Dinner in London Hey Guys, Valentine’s Day is 10 days away and people are urgently asking us for restaurant recommendations. So we thought we’d put up this quick video, which is our first video post, about restaurants that might not be at the forefront of your mind for Valentine’s Dinner but should….

First Impressions – StreetXO London

Recently I’ve been letting Amen choose the restaurant without having me look at the menu. On some occasions, he’s done awful but he is getting better lol. I had no idea what StreetXO would be like or what the cuisine is, but I was willing to give it a go. The only thing he told…

Top 10 Dishes in London 2017

Shiima and I dine out about twice a week on average, so that’s certainly over a hundred dinners, brunches, and breakfasts in 2017. It wasn’t easy at all to come up with a list of Top 10 Dishes in London, cos as you might know Shiima only eats chicken (read her Top 10 Chicken Dishes)…

First Impressions – M Threadneedle Street

M Threadneedle street is a multi award-winning grill restaurant in the City. It’s a fairly large establishment which also houses a cocktail bar, a members’ den and private dining rooms. The restaurant is by Martin Williams – the M stands for Martin – who was previously at Gaucho steakhouse. The restaurant décor is luxuriously modern….

First Impressions – Maze Grill Mayfair

For a while now, I’ve had it in mind to visit one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants. He is Shiima’s favourite TV chef (she loves Kitchen Nightmares) and I really like him as well. We didn’t have the best of experiences at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal so we really weren’t in a rush to visit another…

First Impressions – MNKY HSE

MNKY HSE is a restaurant I’ve heard people mention before but I thought it was just one of those hyped places. But I came across it again and this time I actually had a look at the menu. I was already intrigued when I saw it is Latin American, but the tricky part was to…

Sushi Samba

Sushi Samba is a renowned Peruvian, Brazilian, and Japanese fusion restaurant located on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower, minutes away from Liverpool Street Station. I first came across Sushi Samba somewhat suddenly – about five years ago I was invited for a New Years Eve dinner at Sushi Samba last minute, didn’t have…

Nobu Berkeley Street

“Nobu Nobu Nobu Nobu Nobu!” with Future’s voice. Nobu needs no introduction really, but introduce I will. Nobu is a Japanese and Peruvian fusion restaurant owned by celebrity chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa; and has the likes of Robert De Niro as co-owner. So needless to say, it’s A-list level clientele, word of mouth, and marketing,…

Novikov Asian

First I ever heard (read, in this case) of Novikov was from a piece by Jay Raynor, the Observer’s food critic. From what I can remember of the piece (yeah, I know, it’s 2016, I could just Google the article … but nahhh 😝), his sentiments were essentially that Novikov was a pretentious overpriced restaurant…