Category Archives: Lunch

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

Restaurant review: Ô P’tit Bahut, Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is world famous for its red wines, producing some of the most sought-after Merlot and Cabernet, as well as superior Sauternes for those who like sweet whites. While many reds make for easy drinking alone, the more robust and

Restaurant review: Ô P’tit Bahut, Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux is world famous for its red wines, producing some of the most sought-after Merlot and Cabernet, as well as superior Sauternes for those who like sweet whites. While many reds make for easy drinking alone, the more robust 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

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

Restaurant review: My Burger Lab, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Activated charcoal is one of the latest super-ingredients to hit social media, used in detoxifying face masks, health drinks and now breads. Hipster burger joints have made charcoal bun burgers the latest food fad, now a must-have shot on every

Restaurant review: My Burger Lab, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Activated charcoal is one of the latest super-ingredients to hit social media, used in detoxifying face masks, health drinks and now breads. Hipster burger joints have made charcoal bun burgers the latest food fad, now a must-have shot on every

Everyone’s talking about… Russ & Daughters’ smoked salmon bagels

Several years ago, while scrolling through Instagram in search of inspiration for brunch, I stumbled upon Russ & Daughters on a friend’s feed. An ex-New Yorker and fellow foodie, she told me it was one of the city’s oldest and

Everyone’s talking about… Russ & Daughters’ smoked salmon bagels

Several years ago, while scrolling through Instagram in search of inspiration for brunch, I stumbled upon Russ & Daughters on a friend’s feed. An ex-New Yorker and fellow foodie, she told me it was one of the city’s oldest and

Restaurant review: Restrain Green View, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

There’s a Chinese restaurant on the street behind my dad’s apartment block in Kuala Lumpur that serves some of the best crab you’ll find, well, anywhere. Each time I visit my dad here, he tells me about this restaurant and

Restaurant review: Restrain Green View, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

There’s a Chinese restaurant on the street behind my dad’s apartment block in Kuala Lumpur that serves some of the best crab you’ll find, well, anywhere. Each time I visit my dad here, he tells me about this restaurant and

Restaurant review: Prawn on the Lawn, Highbury, London

Several months ago, my friend and I stumbled upon a quaint fishmongers just down the road from Highbury Barn. A stunning display of shiny eyed fresh fish and colourful shellfish was arranged on ice in the window and we couldn’t

Restaurant review: Prawn on the Lawn, Highbury, London

Several months ago, my friend and I stumbled upon a quaint fishmongers just down the road from Highbury Barn. A stunning display of shiny eyed fresh fish and colourful shellfish was arranged on ice in the window and we couldn’t

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: Coq d’Argent, Bank, London

I have never been one to mark my birthday with a huge celebration. The pressure of throwing a successful birthday bash is all too much, while I find the idea of a crowd of people singing to me while I

Restaurant Review: Coq d’Argent, Bank, London

I have never been one to mark my birthday with a huge celebration. The pressure of throwing a successful birthday bash is all too much, while I find the idea of a crowd of people singing to me while I

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

Restaurant review: Suvlaki, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London

If you have visions of a traditional, family-run cantina with yiayia tending to the stove, or of a greasy but delicious roadside souvlaki joint where meat is stripped off giant skewers and squashed into fluffy pita with glistening fries and

Restaurant review: Suvlaki, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London

If you have visions of a traditional, family-run cantina with yiayia tending to the stove, or of a greasy but delicious roadside souvlaki joint where meat is stripped off giant skewers and squashed into fluffy pita with glistening fries and

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

10 Greek Street, Soho, London

A black facade and a shiny number 10 set above a black door. 10 Greek Street is London’s Soho is the epitome of modesty. No frills decor and a daily changing, seasonal menu chalked onto a blackboard, this unshowy neighbourhood

10 Greek Street, Soho, London

A black facade and a shiny number 10 set above a black door. 10 Greek Street is London’s Soho is the epitome of modesty. No frills decor and a daily changing, seasonal menu chalked onto a blackboard, this unshowy neighbourhood

Restaurant review: Lemonia, Primrose Hill, London

“There are two types of people; those who are Greek, and those who wish they were Greek”, says the cheery, care-free owner of Lemonia – words taken from a film we all know and love. Nestled amongst an international crowd

Restaurant review: Lemonia, Primrose Hill, London

“There are two types of people; those who are Greek, and those who wish they were Greek”, says the cheery, care-free owner of Lemonia – words taken from a film we all know and love. Nestled amongst an international crowd

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: Brasserie Blanc, London – Spring/Summer menu revisit

Spring has sprung at Brasserie Blanc, with a new menu to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. The classics remain, but earthy autumn mushrooms and hearty winter stews have been replaced by colourful and fruity salads, grilled fish and spring

Restaurant Review: Brasserie Blanc, London – Spring/Summer menu revisit

Spring has sprung at Brasserie Blanc, with a new menu to celebrate the arrival of warmer weather. The classics remain, but earthy autumn mushrooms and hearty winter stews have been replaced by colourful and fruity salads, grilled fish and spring

Restaurant Review: Ceviche, Soho, London

Knowing little to nothing about Peruvian food, I ventured into Andina a couple of months ago expecting to devour giant plates of grilled red meat, slathered in spicy sauce, imagining the food to be much akin to the Brazilian joints

Restaurant Review: Ceviche, Soho, London

Knowing little to nothing about Peruvian food, I ventured into Andina a couple of months ago expecting to devour giant plates of grilled red meat, slathered in spicy sauce, imagining the food to be much akin to the Brazilian joints

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