Category Archives: Brunch

Restaurant Review: Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia, London

Percy & Founders is one of the latest additions to the Open House family, which also includes The Lighterman on Granary Square at King’s Cross and The Larder, also at Fitzroy Place, the award-winning development of new homes, offices and

Restaurant Review: Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia, London

Percy & Founders is one of the latest additions to the Open House family, which also includes The Lighterman on Granary Square at King’s Cross and The Larder, also at Fitzroy Place, the award-winning development of new homes, offices and

Bakery/Café Review: Gail’s Bakery, London

Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town has become my regular Sunday morning breakfast spot, where I take a little time to myself, albeit surrounded by full tables of friends catching up and families taking their kids out for a babyccino

Bakery/Café Review: Gail’s Bakery, London

Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town has become my regular Sunday morning breakfast spot, where I take a little time to myself, albeit surrounded by full tables of friends catching up and families taking their kids out for a babyccino

Everyone’s talking about… Gail’s Bakery’s cinnamon buns

Since moving to Clapham, I now have a roster of fantastic cafés and bakeries on my doorstep, but it’s Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town that has become my regular Sunday morning hangout. With its cosy community feel, friendly staff,

Everyone’s talking about… Gail’s Bakery’s cinnamon buns

Since moving to Clapham, I now have a roster of fantastic cafés and bakeries on my doorstep, but it’s Gail’s Bakery at Clapham Old Town that has become my regular Sunday morning hangout. With its cosy community feel, friendly staff,

Café review: Yellow Brick Road, Kuala Lumpur

When driving around KL, I often stumble upon a cluster of brilliant eateries located in a single concrete block just off a main road or tucked at one end of a residential neighbourhood. You can find artisan coffee shops, fine

Café review: Yellow Brick Road, Kuala Lumpur

When driving around KL, I often stumble upon a cluster of brilliant eateries located in a single concrete block just off a main road or tucked at one end of a residential neighbourhood. You can find artisan coffee shops, fine

Everyone’s talking about… Le Bread Days’ salted egg yolk croissant

Le Bread Days is a brilliant neighbourhood bakery-cum-café tucked along a residential road in the KL suburbs. Run by a local Malay lady, it makes delicious buttery pastries, pillowy soft brioche and artisan baguettes, and you won’t find a friendlier

Everyone’s talking about… Le Bread Days’ salted egg yolk croissant

Le Bread Days is a brilliant neighbourhood bakery-cum-café tucked along a residential road in the KL suburbs. Run by a local Malay lady, it makes delicious buttery pastries, pillowy soft brioche and artisan baguettes, and you won’t find a friendlier

Recipe: Lemon and cinnamon brioche french toast

(Sorry, no photo currently. It was so good that I gobbled it up too fast!) Ingredients: 2 slices brioche (from brioche loaf) 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/2tsp ground cinnamon zest of 1 lemon vanilla ice cream For the butterscotch

Recipe: Lemon and cinnamon brioche french toast

(Sorry, no photo currently. It was so good that I gobbled it up too fast!) Ingredients: 2 slices brioche (from brioche loaf) 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/2tsp ground cinnamon zest of 1 lemon vanilla ice cream For the butterscotch

Café Review: Tart, Clapham, London

A trip to visit my maternal grandparents usually means a lunch of Marks & Sparks quiche, cold meats, boiled eggs and a big bowl of retro salad, complete with radishes, spring onions and salad cream. It’s a classic English summertime

Café Review: Tart, Clapham, London

A trip to visit my maternal grandparents usually means a lunch of Marks & Sparks quiche, cold meats, boiled eggs and a big bowl of retro salad, complete with radishes, spring onions and salad cream. It’s a classic English summertime

Recipe: Green Goddess salad with grilled herb chicken

On these warm Summer evenings, my appetite often wanes. This gorgeous green salad is bursting with flavour and the cooling and zingy Green Goddess dressing is sublime. Enjoy the simple salad alone as a light bite, or top with juicy

Recipe: Green Goddess salad with grilled herb chicken

On these warm Summer evenings, my appetite often wanes. This gorgeous green salad is bursting with flavour and the cooling and zingy Green Goddess dressing is sublime. Enjoy the simple salad alone as a light bite, or top with juicy

Café review: Dark Room Espresso, Swindon

Unlike in London where artisan cafés and coffee houses are a dozen a dime, Swindon’s coffee scene is limited to greasy spoons and those three well-known chains. And then there is Dark Room Espresso. Blink and you’ll miss it; the

Café review: Dark Room Espresso, Swindon

Unlike in London where artisan cafés and coffee houses are a dozen a dime, Swindon’s coffee scene is limited to greasy spoons and those three well-known chains. And then there is Dark Room Espresso. Blink and you’ll miss it; the

Restaurant Review: La Femme du Boulanger, Nice, France

Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, this quaint restaurant is tucked away down a side street just a short walk from the main shopping stretch at Rue Jean-Medecin. Don’t miss its famous brunch, served everyday from 8:00am (9am on

Restaurant Review: La Femme du Boulanger, Nice, France

Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, this quaint restaurant is tucked away down a side street just a short walk from the main shopping stretch at Rue Jean-Medecin. Don’t miss its famous brunch, served everyday from 8:00am (9am on

Everyone’s talking about… Press’ avocado toast

Press is one of London’s most popular juice bars, famed for it’s tasty yet nutritious smoothies, seasonal juices and health kick tonics. But it’s the avocado toast that’s attracting all the attention. Press’ primary focus is on its drinks, but

Everyone’s talking about… Press’ avocado toast

Press is one of London’s most popular juice bars, famed for it’s tasty yet nutritious smoothies, seasonal juices and health kick tonics. But it’s the avocado toast that’s attracting all the attention. Press’ primary focus is on its drinks, but

Café Review: Highness Café & Tea Room, Highbury, London, UK

TimeOut Love London Awards winner in both 2015 and 2016, Highness Café & Tea Room is a charming family-run cake shop located on the short stretch of high street between Highbury, Islington and Arsenal that has come to be known

Café Review: Highness Café & Tea Room, Highbury, London, UK

TimeOut Love London Awards winner in both 2015 and 2016, Highness Café & Tea Room is a charming family-run cake shop located on the short stretch of high street between Highbury, Islington and Arsenal that has come to be known

Everyone’s talking about… La Fromagerie’s cheese plate

Hailed “the best cheeseboard in Marylebone, and possible in all of London” by Time Out magazine, La Fromagerie, tucked away along a quiet side street in Marylebone Village, has been seducing cheese-lovers since it first opened more than 20 years

Everyone’s talking about… La Fromagerie’s cheese plate

Hailed “the best cheeseboard in Marylebone, and possible in all of London” by Time Out magazine, La Fromagerie, tucked away along a quiet side street in Marylebone Village, has been seducing cheese-lovers since it first opened more than 20 years

Recipe: Black Forest pancakes

Ingredients: Pancakes: 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg flavourless oil Toppings: frozen Black Forest fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants, grapes) Greek yogurt honey Method: (place a clean, dry

Recipe: Black Forest pancakes

Ingredients: Pancakes: 135g plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp caster sugar 130ml milk 1 large egg flavourless oil Toppings: frozen Black Forest fruits (cherries, blackberries, blackcurrants, grapes) Greek yogurt honey Method: (place a clean, dry

Restaurant Review: The Greek Larder, King’s Cross, London

Granary Square is one of London’s most well-attended brunch spots. The likes of Caravan draw in the crowds with their lofty industrial interiors, artisan coffee and egg dishes. But just around the corner, a lesser-known eatery takes brunch to Greece

Restaurant Review: The Greek Larder, King’s Cross, London

Granary Square is one of London’s most well-attended brunch spots. The likes of Caravan draw in the crowds with their lofty industrial interiors, artisan coffee and egg dishes. But just around the corner, a lesser-known eatery takes brunch to Greece

Restaurant review: Le Trimaran, Nice, France

Brightly coloured plastic chairs, a laminated folder menu, tightly packed tables with plastic table cloths, a concrete pavement and the best crêpes and galettes in Nice. Le Trimaran in Vieux Nice – the city’s historic centre – is not to

Restaurant review: Le Trimaran, Nice, France

Brightly coloured plastic chairs, a laminated folder menu, tightly packed tables with plastic table cloths, a concrete pavement and the best crêpes and galettes in Nice. Le Trimaran in Vieux Nice – the city’s historic centre – is not to

Recipe: Cherry and blueberry frangipane plait

… with white chocolate drizzle, served with vanilla cream. Once the summer arrives, people tend to gravitate towards simple fruit salads, light panna cottas, cool ice cream and no bake fruit tarts – all delicious options, but why deprive ourselves

Recipe: Cherry and blueberry frangipane plait

… with white chocolate drizzle, served with vanilla cream. Once the summer arrives, people tend to gravitate towards simple fruit salads, light panna cottas, cool ice cream and no bake fruit tarts – all delicious options, but why deprive ourselves

Café Review: Flotsam & Jetsam, Wandsworth, London

Every London borough has a great Aussie café and Flotsam & Jetsam is just that café for the borough of Wandsworth. Buzzing with a weekend crowd, it keeps its regulars happy with classic brunch dishes and a great selection of

Café Review: Flotsam & Jetsam, Wandsworth, London

Every London borough has a great Aussie café and Flotsam & Jetsam is just that café for the borough of Wandsworth. Buzzing with a weekend crowd, it keeps its regulars happy with classic brunch dishes and a great selection of

Highbury Staycation

The relentless pace of London life often leaves me in need of an escape from the clamour of the streets, shadows of skyscrapers and people rushing by. Every now and again, I seek haven at my friend’s house in Highbury,

Highbury Staycation

The relentless pace of London life often leaves me in need of an escape from the clamour of the streets, shadows of skyscrapers and people rushing by. Every now and again, I seek haven at my friend’s house in Highbury,

Restaurant Review: Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, Heathrow, London

In 2008, Gordon Ramsay became the first chef to open a Michelin starred restaurant at an airport. Now, holiday-makers can kick off their travels in style at one of the UK’s best restaurants. I had a morning flight, so arrived

Restaurant Review: Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, Heathrow, London

In 2008, Gordon Ramsay became the first chef to open a Michelin starred restaurant at an airport. Now, holiday-makers can kick off their travels in style at one of the UK’s best restaurants. I had a morning flight, so arrived