First Impressions – Chicks ‘n’ Sours Seven Dials

I love chicken, which is good for me because it’s pretty much the only meat I eat. Amen loves chicken too, but he loves everything lol. He’s not that into fried chicken though, but I think that’s mostly because he’s a fitness freak. He didn’t agree to deep frying chicken wings at home until I…

Tamarind Kitchen – First Impressions

Tamarind Kitchen is an Indian restaurant in Soho. A few weeks ago, after dinner at The Duck and Rice, we came across Tamarind Kitchen on our way to Tottenham Court Road station. The restaurant looked really interesting from the outside so we stopped to look at the menu by the door. The menu peaked my interest,…

The Duck and Rice

The Duck & Rice is a Cantonese restaurant and pub in Soho. There are two levels to The Duck and Rice – a very bustling pub on the ground floor and an equally bustling restaurant on the top floor. As you’d expect, we only care for the restaurant. We’ve dined at The Duck and Rice…

Solo Excursion – Barrafina Dean Street

As will be obvious if you’ve read my previous posts on Barrafina Adeliade Street and Barrafina Drury Lane, I love Barrafina. And now I’ve finally dined at the Dean Street restaurant in Soho, which was the only Barrafina I hadn’t been to. As a refresher, Barrafina is a Michelin starred Spanish tapas restaurant with only…

First Impressions – Hoppers

If you want to see the delicious pictures from Hoppers then scroll down to the bottom of this post, but for the rest of you foodies we hope you enjoy our Hoppers London review. If someone told me I would be waiting an hour and half for a table and then another half hour to…

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. Because 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,…