Yosma – First Impressions Review

Yosma is an upmarket Turkish restaurant on Baker Street in Marylebone with a really good reputation for traditional Turkish cuisine, especially from their mangal – open charcoal grill. Shiima and I were very intrigued by Turkish cuisine as we’ve never tried it, and our interest was peaked by Yosma’s menu at Taste of London 2018….

Taste of London 2018 Gallery

We love Taste of London festival. It’s heaven for foodies like us. We went for the Thursday evening session and had so much fun. We ate so much from the wonderful selection of restaurants this year, so enjoy a gallery of all the delicious food we enjoyed! 🙂 Action Against Hunger Roka Check out or…

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…

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 – 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…

Riding House Cafe

This past Sunday Amen and I went for breakfast at Riding House Café, which is an all-day brasserie near oxford circus. I heard about the restaurant from Amen, not sure where he found it, but since our first time there we have been back countless of times. Every time we’ve been, which is only for…

Nobu Berkeley Street

“Nobu Nobu Nobu Nobu Nobu!” with Future’s voice. Nobu needs no introduction really, but introduce I will. Nobu is a Japanese and Peruvian fusion restaurant owned by celebrity chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa; and has the likes of Robert De Niro as co-owner. So needless to say, it’s A-list level clientele, word of mouth, and marketing,…

First Impressions – Gymkhana

Gymkhana is a Michelin starred Indian restaurant in Mayfair. It’s one of the restaurants Shiima listed, after fairly exhaustive research, for us to try out. A few weeks ago, we had dinner at one of the restaurants on the list, Trishna, and we loved it, and that led us to move Gymkhana, which is a…

Dozo

Dozo is a somewhat (my knowledge of Japanese tradition is quite limited lol) traditional Japanese restaurant in the heart of Soho. There is a Dozo restaurant in South Kensington, but I’ve never been, and probably never will, because Soho is a perfect location for me. Shiima found this restaurant, and took me along as a…

Sasa Sushi

To start with, I’m going to declare that I love Sasa Sushi, I love everything about it, especially the food and the family that run it. But, I promise I’ll be objective ☺ I was introduced to Sasa Sushi by a friend, to whom I’ll always be grateful, during the burgeoning stage of my love affair…

First Impressions – Trishna

As of right now, all the restaurants we’ll blogged about are restaurants we’ve been to a fair bit – in the case of Street Feast, much more than a fair bit – so we’ve decided to start with First Impressions. We go to a restaurant for the first time, order as much as we can,…