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…

First Impressions – Señor Ceviche

I’ve been aware of Señor Ceviche for a while now, but the name led me to believe that there wouldn’t be much on offer for Shiima, because she doesn’t like fish so Ceviche would be a step too far. But we came across Senor Ceviche at Taste Of London. Although I didn’t quite enjoy the dish…

Sexy Fish

Last Sunday we made a last minute dinner reservation to celebrate Eid – we hope all that celebrate Eid had a lovely day! I booked Sexy Fish a couple days before and they were quite a few available times, so despite what everyone says that its quite difficult to get a booking, its not always…

Taste of London Festival 2017

On Sunday, Shiima and I had a wonderful time at the Taste Of London Restaurant Festival in Regent’s Park. We’d heard a lot about Taste Of London, and almost went last year, but this was our first experience of the event and we’ll certainly be going back (I already got the Early Bird Tickets for…

First impressions – Cinnamon Soho

One of the sunny days in London, Amen and I headed to Cinnamon Soho for dinner around 6pm. Cinnamon Soho is the more casual and chilled restaurant out of the three from celeb chef Vivek Singh, the others The Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen are more exclusive and sophisticated. We’ve been to Cinnamon Kitchen in…

Kurobuta Marble Arch

Kurobuta is a tapas style Japanese restaurant, in the vein of the Japanese Izakayas (like traditional pubs). We first became aware of Kurobuta when they were featured on Masterchef. A couple chefs cooked the lunch menu, supervised by the head chef Scott Hallsworth. The food looked really good, and the head chef seemed like a…

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 – Dinings Marylebone

Dinings is a special Japanese tapas restaurant with locations in Marylebone, SW3, and Tel Aviv, with the restaurant on Harcourt Street in Marylebone being the original and “flagship” restaurant. To dine at Dinings is an experience that all lovers of sushi must try at least one. Every single dish I had was so really good…

Chai Wu

A few weeks ago we went for dinner at Chai Wu, a contemporary Chinese restaurant in Harrods – Knightsbridge. We’ve been a couple times before and we always forget the long trek through the different floors of luxury all the way up to the fifth floor where Chai Wu is tucked away. The restaurant oozes…

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, because 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…

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…