Category Archives: Dinner

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

Recipe: Shrimp, Chilli and Chive Dumplings

We are now half way through the 15 days of Chinese New Year celebrations. Fireworks are still lighting up the sky at night, shops are still closed and dumplings are still being eaten. Jiao zi are China’s answer to Italy’s ravioli or

Recipe: Shrimp, Chilli and Chive Dumplings

We are now half way through the 15 days of Chinese New Year celebrations. Fireworks are still lighting up the sky at night, shops are still closed and dumplings are still being eaten. Jiao zi are China’s answer to Italy’s ravioli or

Restaurant Review: Lemang To’ki, Bentong, Malaysia

My dad bought a motorbike a couple of months ago and, reverting to the 20-something year old version of himself – which was the last time he owned a motorbike before my mother insisted he got rid (bit of a

Restaurant Review: Lemang To’ki, Bentong, Malaysia

My dad bought a motorbike a couple of months ago and, reverting to the 20-something year old version of himself – which was the last time he owned a motorbike before my mother insisted he got rid (bit of a

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: The Alwyne Castle, Highbury, London

The Alwyne Castle – just a short walk from Highbury & Islington Station in North London – is your quintessential cosy English pub. Every year, it fully embraces the fun and festivities of Christmas; fir trees adorned with twinkling lights,

Restaurant Review: The Alwyne Castle, Highbury, London

The Alwyne Castle – just a short walk from Highbury & Islington Station in North London – is your quintessential cosy English pub. Every year, it fully embraces the fun and festivities of Christmas; fir trees adorned with twinkling lights,

Restaurant Review: La Maison de Marie, Nice, France

Last weekend, my mum and I went to Nice. Originally, we had planned a weekend of Christmas shopping in London, but in a last minute decision to evade the festive season crowds, we booked a trip to the winter sun.

Restaurant Review: La Maison de Marie, Nice, France

Last weekend, my mum and I went to Nice. Originally, we had planned a weekend of Christmas shopping in London, but in a last minute decision to evade the festive season crowds, we booked a trip to the winter sun.

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

Barcelona Eats, Summer 2016

A night of Spanish-style tapas bar hopping I’m met by the aroma of delicious food at every turn in Barcelona. It’s a true gastronome’s dream and absolutely impossible to resist the temptations of jamòn cut from the bone, pastries fresh

Barcelona Eats, Summer 2016

A night of Spanish-style tapas bar hopping I’m met by the aroma of delicious food at every turn in Barcelona. It’s a true gastronome’s dream and absolutely impossible to resist the temptations of jamòn cut from the bone, pastries fresh

Restaurant Review: Le Mercury & La Petite Auberge, Islington, London

You can’t get a good meal in London for a tenner. Flat iron was the first to change this, with their not-to-shabby steak and salad, served up for a single bill price. And I’ve now discovered a host of Islington-based

Restaurant Review: Le Mercury & La Petite Auberge, Islington, London

You can’t get a good meal in London for a tenner. Flat iron was the first to change this, with their not-to-shabby steak and salad, served up for a single bill price. And I’ve now discovered a host of Islington-based

Restaurant Review: Le Carré Bleu, Cagnes sur Mer, France

This year I returned to France’s beautiful southern coast for a summer of fun, after several years of absence (which had certainly made my heart grow stronger). As tradition dictated, my friend and I spent a morning at the beach

Restaurant Review: Le Carré Bleu, Cagnes sur Mer, France

This year I returned to France’s beautiful southern coast for a summer of fun, after several years of absence (which had certainly made my heart grow stronger). As tradition dictated, my friend and I spent a morning at the beach

Restaurant Review: The Thai Kitchen, Kata, Phuket

Sat under a flimsy corrugated roof in what could have been someone’s garage, we ate our most authentic and delicious Thai meal, while on holiday in Phuket. This cookery school-cum-restaurant is a quirky joint with rather amusing decor – close

Restaurant Review: The Thai Kitchen, Kata, Phuket

Sat under a flimsy corrugated roof in what could have been someone’s garage, we ate our most authentic and delicious Thai meal, while on holiday in Phuket. This cookery school-cum-restaurant is a quirky joint with rather amusing decor – close

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

Restaurant Review: Kata B-B-Q, Kata Beach, Phuket

It’s difficult to suss out which restaurants actual serve up the real deal authentic Thai food when staying in a resort town in Phuket. But Kata B-B-Q, situated right on Kata beach, is one of Kata’s rare gems where you

Restaurant Review: Kata B-B-Q, Kata Beach, Phuket

It’s difficult to suss out which restaurants actual serve up the real deal authentic Thai food when staying in a resort town in Phuket. But Kata B-B-Q, situated right on Kata beach, is one of Kata’s rare gems where you

Restaurant Review: Whyte & Brown, Kingly Court, Soho, London

Service can make the different between a good meal and a great meal. At Whyte & Brown, they have mastered both: incredible, yet humble, food and impeccable waiting service. My mum came down to London a couple of weekend’s ago

Restaurant Review: Whyte & Brown, Kingly Court, Soho, London

Service can make the different between a good meal and a great meal. At Whyte & Brown, they have mastered both: incredible, yet humble, food and impeccable waiting service. My mum came down to London a couple of weekend’s ago

Restaurant Review: Koya Bar, Soho, London

Ramen restaurants in London are now a dime a dozen. Once places for adventurous foodies to experience a true taste of Tokyo, they’re now old news. The Udon-ya is the new kid in town, and Koya Bar is expertly leading

Restaurant Review: Koya Bar, Soho, London

Ramen restaurants in London are now a dime a dozen. Once places for adventurous foodies to experience a true taste of Tokyo, they’re now old news. The Udon-ya is the new kid in town, and Koya Bar is expertly leading

Restaurant Review: The Grocer, Old Spitalfields Market, Shoreditch, London

With a true ‘fresh from the market’ feel, The Grocer serves up fine British pub grub in a light and airy space at Old Spitalfields Market in London’s trendy Shoreditch. Floor to ceiling glass walls allow diners to watch the

Restaurant Review: The Grocer, Old Spitalfields Market, Shoreditch, London

With a true ‘fresh from the market’ feel, The Grocer serves up fine British pub grub in a light and airy space at Old Spitalfields Market in London’s trendy Shoreditch. Floor to ceiling glass walls allow diners to watch the

Recipe: BBQ Turkey and Pulled Chicken Stew

This stew is sweet, rich and tomatoey, packed full of brightly coloured veg, tender chicken and soft butter beans – a great winter warmer with a Southern American twist. Ingredients: 1lb turkey thigh mince 3 medium chicken breasts, cooked and

Recipe: BBQ Turkey and Pulled Chicken Stew

This stew is sweet, rich and tomatoey, packed full of brightly coloured veg, tender chicken and soft butter beans – a great winter warmer with a Southern American twist. Ingredients: 1lb turkey thigh mince 3 medium chicken breasts, cooked and

Recipe: Shrimp, Chilli and Chive Dumplings

新年快樂! As it’s Chinese New Year and the festivities are in full swing, I thought it only right to post a recipe for the dish of the season. When I lived in China, the weekend before CNY my mum and

Recipe: Shrimp, Chilli and Chive Dumplings

新年快樂! As it’s Chinese New Year and the festivities are in full swing, I thought it only right to post a recipe for the dish of the season. When I lived in China, the weekend before CNY my mum and