Category Archives: Italian

Restaurant Review: Popolo, Shoreditch, London

Recently hailed a “city-best snack” by Time Out, a little dish of crispy olives, chickpeas and strained yoghurt has catapulted Popolo on Shoreditch’s modish Rivington Street to culinary fame. One of London’s must-try restaurants, Popolo is the brainchild of Jonathan

Restaurant Review: Popolo, Shoreditch, London

Recently hailed a “city-best snack” by Time Out, a little dish of crispy olives, chickpeas and strained yoghurt has catapulted Popolo on Shoreditch’s modish Rivington Street to culinary fame. One of London’s must-try restaurants, Popolo is the brainchild of Jonathan

London’s top 10 festive menus 2017

The first frost is yet to arrive, but Christmas party planning has already begun, with Thursday and Friday night tables hotly contested for office parties and weekend seats being snapped up for meals with family and friends. While traditional turkey

London’s top 10 festive menus 2017

The first frost is yet to arrive, but Christmas party planning has already begun, with Thursday and Friday night tables hotly contested for office parties and weekend seats being snapped up for meals with family and friends. While traditional turkey

Restaurant reviews: Italian food in New York

New York is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and its melting pot of cultures has created an incredibly exciting and dynamic food scene. At the beginning of the 20th century, the city welcomed a large

Restaurant reviews: Italian food in New York

New York is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world and its melting pot of cultures has created an incredibly exciting and dynamic food scene. At the beginning of the 20th century, the city welcomed a large

Restaurant Review: Osteria Antica Bologna, Clapham

Having recently moved to Clapham, I have decided to explore the local food offering, and what better place to start than Northcote Road. Stretching from Clapham Common to Wandsworth, Northcote Road is a thriving hub of young professionals in the

Restaurant Review: Osteria Antica Bologna, Clapham

Having recently moved to Clapham, I have decided to explore the local food offering, and what better place to start than Northcote Road. Stretching from Clapham Common to Wandsworth, Northcote Road is a thriving hub of young professionals in the

Recipe: Lemon drizzle with rosemary and olive oil

Bring a touch of the Mediterranean sun into your kitchen with this olive oil, rosemary and lemon cake. Although more of an autumn/winter herb, I love the subtle note of rosemary, which gives a piney, tea-like aroma to the zingy lemon.

Recipe: Lemon drizzle with rosemary and olive oil

Bring a touch of the Mediterranean sun into your kitchen with this olive oil, rosemary and lemon cake. Although more of an autumn/winter herb, I love the subtle note of rosemary, which gives a piney, tea-like aroma to the zingy lemon.

Restaurant Review: Rick Stein, Marlborough, UK

This year, Rick Stein opened his 14th restaurant, in Marlborough, Wiltshire, at the heart of the town’s historic High Street. Set in an attractive Grade II listed building, Lloran House, it’s the ideal location for a leisurely weekend lunch or

Restaurant Review: Rick Stein, Marlborough, UK

This year, Rick Stein opened his 14th restaurant, in Marlborough, Wiltshire, at the heart of the town’s historic High Street. Set in an attractive Grade II listed building, Lloran House, it’s the ideal location for a leisurely weekend lunch or

Restaurant review: The Arts Club, Mayfair, London

Founded in 1863 by none other than Mr Charles Dickens to provide wealthy aficionados of the arts, literature and sciences with a meeting place where they could enjoy the finer things in life, The Arts Club is now one of

Restaurant review: The Arts Club, Mayfair, London

Founded in 1863 by none other than Mr Charles Dickens to provide wealthy aficionados of the arts, literature and sciences with a meeting place where they could enjoy the finer things in life, The Arts Club is now one 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,

The Best Breakfast Spots in Soho, London – A Healthy Start or Morning Munchies?

Soho’s breakfasts are worth waking up early for. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so take some time to do it properly before you knuckle down for a long day at work. Whether you’re looking

The Best Breakfast Spots in Soho, London – A Healthy Start or Morning Munchies?

Soho’s breakfasts are worth waking up early for. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so take some time to do it properly before you knuckle down for a long day at work. Whether you’re looking

Restaurant Review: 21 at Covent Garden, London

Outdoor terrace dining I first dined at 21 a couple of Christmases ago. Their cosy heated al fresco terrace, from where I could gaze upon the giant Covent Garden Christmas tree, admire St Paul’s Church and watch street performers, carol

Restaurant Review: 21 at Covent Garden, London

Outdoor terrace dining I first dined at 21 a couple of Christmases ago. Their cosy heated al fresco terrace, from where I could gaze upon the giant Covent Garden Christmas tree, admire St Paul’s Church and watch street performers, carol

Café Review: Mozzino, Soho, London

“Let me take you for the best gluten-free brownie in London.” This is how I first found Mozzino – a miniature espresso bar, tucked down a side street off Carnaby Street. Look out for the vespa sticking out of the

Café Review: Mozzino, Soho, London

“Let me take you for the best gluten-free brownie in London.” This is how I first found Mozzino – a miniature espresso bar, tucked down a side street off Carnaby Street. Look out for the vespa sticking out of the

Recipe: Caponata Siciliana

Beautifully fresh flavours in a perfectly balanced mix bring the Sicilian sun to your plate. Serve with crusty toasted bread drizzled with olive oil for a light snack or as part of a pick and mix Mediterranean lunch along with

Recipe: Caponata Siciliana

Beautifully fresh flavours in a perfectly balanced mix bring the Sicilian sun to your plate. Serve with crusty toasted bread drizzled with olive oil for a light snack or as part of a pick and mix Mediterranean lunch along with