Category Archives: Restaurant Review

Restaurant Review: Brasserie Blanc, Charlotte Street, London

‘I am often asked what defines Brasserie Blanc. Well, if Le Manoir is a delicate waltz then the Brasseries are a lively can-can. The brasserie is not about refined haute cuisine. Instead, it’s a place for relaxed enjoyment where we

Restaurant Review: Brasserie Blanc, Charlotte Street, London

‘I am often asked what defines Brasserie Blanc. Well, if Le Manoir is a delicate waltz then the Brasseries are a lively can-can. The brasserie is not about refined haute cuisine. Instead, it’s a place for relaxed enjoyment where we

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

Restaurant Review: Shabu Express, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The traditional Chinese hotpot is a great way to enjoy an evening of food with friends. Sat around a pot of steaming broth placed atop a hotplate in the centre of the table, everyone gets stuck in, plunging an array

Restaurant Review: Shabu Express, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The traditional Chinese hotpot is a great way to enjoy an evening of food with friends. Sat around a pot of steaming broth placed atop a hotplate in the centre of the table, everyone gets stuck in, plunging an array

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: 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

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

Café Review: Daylesford Farm Café, Notting Hill, London

If you’re planning a trip to Daylesford Farm Café for Sunday brunch then you’ll definitely want to arrive fashionably early and join the band of brunchers sat eagerly awaiting the doors to open at 10. It’s like a military operation.

Café Review: Daylesford Farm Café, Notting Hill, London

If you’re planning a trip to Daylesford Farm Café for Sunday brunch then you’ll definitely want to arrive fashionably early and join the band of brunchers sat eagerly awaiting the doors to open at 10. It’s like a military operation.

Restaurant Review: The Ship, Wandsworth, London

When I first moved to London, last summer, I was introduced to Ship Sundays – a day of drinking in the English sun, sat (if you arrive early enough to get a seat) on the pub’s terrace overlooking The Thames.

Restaurant Review: The Ship, Wandsworth, London

When I first moved to London, last summer, I was introduced to Ship Sundays – a day of drinking in the English sun, sat (if you arrive early enough to get a seat) on the pub’s terrace overlooking The Thames.

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