Black Roe – First Impressions

Black Roe serves Hawaiian inspired food and is the sister restaurant to our favourite Chotto Matte. We definitely had to drop by to see if it matched up to our all-time fave. The restaurant When you step inside, its low lit with a poke bar on one side by the entrance, the bar on the…

First Impressions – Isabel

Isabel is a fairly new restaurant in Mayfair that serves Mediterranean cuisine. Isabel is the sister restaurant to Casa Cruz in Notting Hill – we haven’t been to Casa Cruz just yet, but we plan to go soon. You probably haven’t heard of Isabel because they consider themselves to be super exclusive. Their website is…

First Impressions – Jamavar

Jamavar is an upmarket Indian restaurant in Mayfair that opened within the past year, but has already built a very good reputation. Shiima and I first came across Jamavar at Taste of London 2017, when I had their utterly delicious Malabar Chicken Wings. Then a couple weeks ago, Jamavar was featured on Celebrity Masterchef. The…

First Impressions – Maze Grill Mayfair

For a while now, I’ve had it in mind to visit one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants. He is Shiima’s favourite TV chef (she loves Kitchen Nightmares) and I really like him as well. We didn’t have the best of experiences at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal so we really weren’t in a rush to visit another…

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…

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…

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…

Hakkasan Mayfair

Firstly, I want to apologise for the hiatus … life got in the way, but not to worry, it’s all good news 😊 Hakkasan is a multi award winning high-end restaurant serving Chinese cuisine. There are several Hakkasan restaurants around the world, and also a couple sister restaurants like Sake No Hana, but the focus…

Solo Excursion – Roka Mayfair

Shiima’s away in Budapest, so I took the opportunity for another solo excursion. This time I chose Roka, a modern Japanese restaurant focused on dishes from the robata grill. I’d heard of Roka countless times, first Shiima suggested it as a restaurant I’d love but she wouldn’t because there aren’t many chicken dishes (to be…

Solo Excursion – Sake No Hana

So this will be the first in a rare series of posts we’ll write, where one of us goes solo to a restaurant. To be fair, it’ll mostly be me, Amen, writing these, because its an opportunity for me to go to fish intensive – in other words, sushi – restaurants that serve little to…

Novikov Asian

First I ever heard (read, in this case) of Novikov was from a piece by Jay Raynor, the Observer’s food critic. From what I can remember of the piece (yeah, I know, it’s 2016, I could just Google the article … but nahhh 😝), his sentiments were essentially that Novikov was a pretentious overpriced restaurant…