Solo Excursion – Lobos Meat & Tapas

I have long since declared my affection for tapas. So when, after enjoying a lovely dinner at Chotto Matte with Shiima, I saw Lobos Meat & Tapas across the street, I was intrigued … very intrigued, especially with Meat in the restaurant’s name, which filled me with excitement, as I love my meat/fish. I asked…

First Impressions – Oliver Maki

Last weekend, Shiima and I went to SushiSamba for our anniversary dinner. Shiima spontaneously decided to try the tiger maki, which wasn’t a terrible idea because the “fish” in the maki was prawn tempura, which is cooked. But try as she might, Shiima couldn’t eat it … because of the seaweed. So, I searched for…

Solo Excursion – The Palomar

For months now I’ve been trying to convince Shiima to come with me to The Palomar. My pitch was that The Palomar is a Middle Eastern restaurant and Shiima is half Middle Eastern (Saudi), but that fell like a lead balloon once she looked at the menu. Cos evidently Saudi food is VERY different from…

Solo Excursion – Ember Yard

To start with, I love tapas … for many reasons, but especially because due to the portion sizes, you can have a lot of dishes. This also lends itself to hearty solo dining experiences. With that in mind, I decided on Ember Yard for my next solo excursion. Ember Yard is one of the restaurants…

Solo Excursion – Bó Drake

For my latest solo excursion, I decided on Bó Drake, which as the name suggests is a fusion of East Asian cuisine with Western BBQ influences. It’s located on Greek Street in Soho, which is a stone’s throw from Tottenham Court Road Station. I’d initially reserved the restaurant for Shiima and I, but Shiima’s schedule…

First Impressions – Jinjuu Soho

Jinjuu is a modern Korean restaurant from Celebrity Chef Judy Joo (had to Google her, but yeah, she’s certainly a celebrity lol). There are two restaurants in London, in Mayfair and Soho … two utterly different places 🙂 I came across Jinjuu while searching for restaurants offering different cuisine than our usual (Japanese, Chinese, Indian,…

Aqua Kyoto

Aqua Kyoto is the Japanese half of the Aqua restaurants in Soho, approaching Carnaby Street. The other restaurant on the same floor is Aqua Nueva, which is a Spanish restaurant. Both restaurants have pretty cool adjoining bars and rooftop terraces, all of which I recommend, but as you’d expect this post is only about the…

First Impressions – Barshu

First, I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year! Hopefully you’ve all got back into routine easily lol. So, lets talk about Barshu, a Chinese restaurant just on the edge of Chinatown, on the corner of Frith Street and Romilly Street. Amen independently chose the restaurant after months of me nagging him to…

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….

Riding House Cafe

This past Sunday Amen and I went for breakfast at Riding House Café, which is an all-day brasserie near oxford circus. I heard about the restaurant from Amen, not sure where he found it, but since our first time there we have been back countless of times. Every time we’ve been, which is only for…

Dozo

Dozo is a somewhat (my knowledge of Japanese tradition is quite limited lol) traditional Japanese restaurant in the heart of Soho. There is a Dozo restaurant in South Kensington, but I’ve never been, and probably never will, because Soho is a perfect location for me. Shiima found this restaurant, and took me along as a…

First Impressions – Patara Fine Thai Cuisine

I hope everyone over here in the UK has been enjoying the sunny weather last week, I know I was but not so much for Amen, he doesn’t like the sun, actually took an umbrella with him for shade when we went to the park lol. Last week we dined at another new restaurant for…