First Impressions – Rum Kitchen Carnaby

I’d come across Rum Kitchen countless times over the years, but for some reason I never had the urge to eat there … probably because the friends that invited me where a lot more keen on the bar than the food, and I don’t drink alcohol. But, yesterday Shiima and I were in Soho and very…

First Impressions – Novikov Italian

So, for my 30th birthday, Shiima decided, rather surprisingly, to take me for dinner at Novikov Italian. As you might know, cos we’ve written about it, we both love Novikov Asian. We’d both looked through the menu of Novikov Italian but variety of the dishes we thought was limited, and we aren’t really fans of Italian…

Coya Mayfair

Coya is a vibrant Peruvian restaurant in Mayfair, on Piccadilly to be precise. I must reiterate that Coya is vibrant, it almost similar to a club in terms of the vibe of the restaurant. From the large man in a suit at the entrance to the incredibly vibrant bar with live music you walk through…

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…

First impressions Darbaar

A couple weeks ago we went for dinner at Darbaar, an indian restaurant that Amen found. He had a list of a few other restaurants but after I looked at the menu, Darbaar was the winner. The restaurant is owned by award winning chef Abdul Yaseen, who also featured on Celebrity Masterchef. It is located…

Dishoom Carnaby

Dishoom is a rather fashionable Indian restaurant with several branches in expectedly fashionable spots across London – Shoreditch, Carnaby, Covent Garden, and the burgeoning Granary Square area of Kings Cross. The restaurants are in the form of classic Irani cafes, and each restaurants décor is a sight to behold. I couldn’t do them justice, but,…

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,…