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 – Grain Store

Grain Store is a restaurant in Kings Cross with its focus squarely on fresh sustainably farmed vegetables. The meat, if there is meat in a dish, is solely an accompaniment. So, as you might imagine if you‘ve read more than one other post from me, Grain Store was a hard sell for me, as I’m…

First impressions – Bad Egg

A couple Sunday’s ago we had brunch at Bad Egg in Moorgate. Bad egg is available for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays at Little Smoke restaurant. The restaurant is a short walk from the station and as its in the city, the area was rather empty on Sunday. For me, the location was odd and…

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,…

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,…

First Impressions – Chuck Burgers

This isn’t entirely a first impressions post, because we’d enjoyed Chuck Burger several times at Street Feast, the heavenly mecca for street food & food trucks in London. But late last year while we were on our way to Hot Box in Spitafield, we came across one of their two restaurants, which is less than…

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…

First Impressions – Amaya

Amaya is a Michelin starred Indian restaurant in Knightsbridge, which Shiima found about six months ago during her thorough search for fine dining restaurants for us to visit, and maybe eventually write about. After going to Trishna and Gymkhana, both incredible Indian restaurants, we were excited to go to Amaya. But for countless reasons (and…

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 – Sosharu

I came across Sosharu late last year when searching for restaurants to go on a solo excursion (I eventually decided on Barrafina). I looked through the menu and saw a fair few chicken dishes, so I decided it was best to go with Shiima. Sosharu is a modern Japanese restaurant, a minute walk from Farringdon…

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…