Posts By: Samirah Baurtally

Review: Mezze heaven at Maison Du Mezze

Arabic food isn’t hard to come by with so many restaurants across London offering a taste of the Middle East. However, good traditional Arabic food is. Having not had my monthly Middle Eastern feast in the past three months, when I had the chance to visit Maison Du Mezze, I couldn’t wait. Maison Du Mezze serves authentic Lebanese food whether you come for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Read more…

Review: An Ecuadorian feast at El Inca Pleyebo

I’ve always been intrigued by South America – its beauty, its culture, but most importantly, its enticing cuisine.
Having watched a fair few Rick Stein food programmes, I learned that a big part of Ecuadorian culture is their food, passed down for generations. I’ve never had any South American food other than the odd Mexican so was intrigued and excited to try more. Read more…

Review: Feasting like a king at The Yacht

When a chance to dine at The Yacht popped up, I just knew that I had to get a seat to try out some of the mouth-watering dishes available.
The Yacht from the outside sitting beautifully on the River Thames
A short walk from Embankment or just across from Temple station sits the majestic yacht. With lights glistening in the dark waters of The Thames, The Yacht is hard to miss. Read more…

Review: Winnie the Pooh-inspired afternoon tea at The Phelman

Having grown up on Winnie the Pooh books, I was very intrigued when I heard that The Phelman and the V&A had teamed up in honour of A.A Milne’s beloved bear. The Phelman was hosting a Silly Old Bear Afternoon Tea experience inspired by a multi-sensory and playful exhibition exploring the magical world of Winnie and his friends at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Read more…

Review: British comfort food with a French twist at Plate

I really like the way 2017 has shaped up for the London restaurant food scene as there have been more than a handful of bright sparks that strike a good balance between casual ambiance and fine dining. With restaurants opening left, right and centre, it can be difficult to pick one ones to try.
One caught my eye however – a restaurant called Plate Restaurant and Bar. Read more…

Review: Dining like a royal at The English Grill

Sometimes all I crave is good food –  no fancy culinary fireworks or science infused food. Just plain, simple yet tasty food. And that is exactly what we found when my husband and I visited The English Grill. Located a short walk from Victoria Station, The English Grill sits inside the luxurious The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, which offers hearty yet sophisticated dining for all occasions. Read more…

London Restaurant Festival: British classics with views at Skylon Grill

It’s London Restaurant Festival month once again, and that can only mean one thing! Skylon Grill were offering a 3-course meal for £30 overlooking the River Thames – what could be better?
Skylon bar
Skylon Grill, located in the Southbank Centre (added bonus) is a 5-minute walk from Waterloo Station, 2-3 minutes from The London Eye. Read more…

Review: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Afternoon Tea at The Gore

I love an afternoon tea so when me and my friend Hannah had the chance to check out one of the hottest afternoon teas around in London, we knew we had to get booked in.
A short walk from either Gloucester Road or South Kensington, sits The Gore Hotel. With its already vibrant flair, The Gore Hotel has always had a very special connection with Rock & Roll. Read more…

Review: A taste of Turin at Savure

I’m a massive fan of Italian food, especially when it comes to freshly made pasta after having had my first taste of the good stuff in Turin 14 years ago. With so many good Italian restaurants across London, it is impossible to try them all, so after hearing good things about Savure from colleagues and reading about an artisan pasta lab that creates fresh homemade pasta daily, I was sold. Read more…

Review: Not Your Average Afternoon Tea at Barbecoa

Afternoon tea has long been a popular pastime in Britain, but no longer does a few sarnies and a scone cut the mustard. Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa has just introduced their own twist on the classic afternoon tea so I was keen to try it out. My Instagram profile is testament to my love of afternoon tea, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get a few more snaps. Read more…