Posts By: Samirah Baurtally

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…

Review: Fresh Organic Pizzas at Radio Alice

Pizza is one of the world’s most popular foods, and rightly so. I always find that there is something impressive about this delicious staple – you can be as adventurous with the toppings as you like and it never fails to impress.
Pizza started with 3 basic ingredients – a crispy thin base, layers of a rich tomato sauce and melted mozzarella on top. Read more…

Review: Gluten-free Italian Dishes at Leggero

As a Londoner, I am really spoilt for choice when it comes to food. A quick search online shows the amount of restaurants choices there are. Because London is a melting pot, I have been lucky to try so many different cuisines over the years from Sri-Lankan, to Senegalese, via Ethiopian and Burmese.
Leggero is however, something I haven’t tried before – a gluten-free Italian restaurant. Read more…

London Restaurant Festival at Heddon Street Kitchen

Back in the day whilst I was still at university, after submitting numerous assignments, my friends and I used to head to Heddon Street for a night out. The hedonistic (or should I say Heddon-istic) night would often begin with cocktails at a bar, and once suitably inebriated (and I hang my head in shame here) we’d head next door to Strawberry Moons to dance the night away to cheesy pop music. Read more…

London Restaurant Festival at Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill

London Restaurant Festival (taking place throughout October) is back with a bang this year and I was delighted to see that Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill were taking part  in this city-wide festival.
Being a lover of seafood, I was excited to be heading to Kaspar’s, but was even more excited when I saw the menu for the festival. With 3 courses and a glass of champagne for £49. Read more…

Review: Mustard, Shepherd’s Bush

After some tiresome but exciting holiday shopping for Mauritius, I was ready to get away from the hurdles of people at Westfield Shopping Centre on a Friday evening and settle somewhere quiet and cosy for a nice dinner.
Meeting my husband near Shepherd’s Bush station, we decided to check out the new up and coming restaurant that is Mustard. Read more…

Review: Hearty French Food at La Brasserie

There’s no denying that the French know a thing or 2 about food. From cheese and champagne, to snails and baguettes, and let’s not forget intricate pastries, the French are famous for enticing food lovers across the world. Being French myself (thanks Dad!) I was excited to be headed to La Brasserie for a taste of France.
La Brasserie sits on the famous Brompton Road in Chelsea. Read more…

Review: Classic Punjabi Food at Haandi

It was Thursday night and that meant that it was date night. After a long week, the hubby was happy to have a few beers with his dinner to unwind and I was grateful for a night off cooking. As a nation of curry lovers, and in this freezing and unpredictable weather, nothing beats a hot curry and fresh naan, so we headed to the renowned Haandi. Read more…

A Mid-Week Treat: Burger & Cocktails at Voltaire

With a quarter of the year already flying by, the Easter holidays approaching pretty fast and new projects at work needing attention, it was time for a breather. Kerry and I were excited to be heading to trendy Voltaire for a mid-week treat of burgers and cocktails. A very short walk from Blackfriars station, Voltaire can be found inside the Crown Plaza Hotel. Read more…

A Little Hidden Gem in Earl’s Court: Kensington Quarter

I love finding new restaurants that are not so well known – taking everyone by surprise when they say they haven’t been anywhere that’s not swarmed with tourists, serving mundane food or highly overpriced lately. Nothing beats finding a hidden gem in the big city that serves proper food – let me tell you that there are plenty of those, but finding one is the difficult bit. Read more…