Fucina Review

Fucina, an Italian restaurant off Baker Street – more precisely Chiltern Street. We were already stunned at how beautiful the restaurant was from the large wooden door outside, which only continued once we were inside. The restaurant is extremely beautiful, highly styled and huge. Fucina won the best UK restaurant & bar design award –…

Smokestak Review – Solo Excursion

Smokestak is a barbecue restaurant in Shoreditch that evolved from a fantastic street food vendor at various locations such as Street Feast Dinerama and the now defunct Street Feast Dalston Yard. Shiima and I first became aware of Smokestak at Dalston Yard (one of our favourite street food locations and where I proposed ☺️). Shiima…

June Eats

June Eats is the 5th vlog in our Monthly Eats video blog series. This month we went to 6 restaurants – 4 which are first impressions and a food festival – Taste of London. We kicked of June with Sasa Sushi – Amen’s favourite sushi spot. We also went to another one of Amen’s favourites which…

First Impressions – Berber & Q

Berber & Q is a grill house with Middle Eastern/North African influences under railway arches in East London (E8). The restaurant takes no reservations which means there’s usually a queue, I really hate this 😤! We planned to arrive as soon as it opened for dinner (6pm) but that didn’t go to plan (my fault,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

First Impressions – Grain Store

GRAIN STORE IN KING’S CROSS HAS NOW CLOSED – SAD, I KNOW. BUT THERE IS A GRAIN STORE AT GATWICK … 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…

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 – Flesh & Buns

Flesh & Buns is one of the offshoot restaurants of Bone Daddies, which initially started as a Ramen Bar and has now flourished into a bona fide London staple with several restaurants across (mostly central, to be fair) London. They focus on Japanese cuisine, but less sushi and more indulgent and somewhat innovative Japanese dishes…