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Flora Indica – majestic Indian dining in Earls Court

Okra Fries - Flora Indica

I love Indian food. It’s on the table at least once a week in my house and I’ve been to the sub-continent a couple of times over the years – mainly with the sole purpose of eating as much as my body would allow! This considered, I was brimming with excitement at the prospect of visiting Flora Indica, on the Old Brompton Road, a 5-minute walk from Earls Court Station. Read more…

Bubbles & Battenberg: A beautiful afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental

Afternoon tea, my favourite quintessentially English tradition. For me, an ultimate indulgence, and it doesn’t get much better than the way it’s served at the Mandarin Oriental’s Rosebery Lounge. Joining me on this Sunday afternoon was my best friend Chantelle who had managed to unshackle herself from her two young boys for a few hours in-order for us to have a much needed catch up. Read more…

Review: Fancy Crab in fancy Marylebone

Main Courses Fancy Crab

The food scene in London seems to have established a new trend of restaurants focusing on one ingredient,  from pizza to steak via tacos, but there’s a new kid on the block and this one is all about crab!
Fancy Crab Open Kitchen
Fancy Crab, located in the equally fancy Marylebone is London’s newest seafood joint and being a lover of ‘The See Food’ diet, anything from under Read more…

Top 10 halal restaurants in London

It’s the city where it’s pretty much possible to find any type of world cuisine and cooking method, and halal restaurants in London are in plentiful supply. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best, from Michelin-starred fine dining, to hip new openings and long-established London favourites.
1. Benares Book Benares

Indian restaurant, Benares is a supremely elegant hideaway in Mayfair. 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…

Vivo: A heavenly Italian in Angel

Potato & chive ravioli Vivo Islington

Angel & Islington is one of my favourite places to eat. Upper Street surely has one of the best selections of excellent restaurants in London. So when I looked into Vivo and saw that they were placed at the top end of this street for foodies, I thought to myself that they had their work cut out to thrive in this den of excellence. 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…

R.S Hispaniola – All aboard the stationary sunset cruise

As part of London Restaurant Festival, my best friend and I were invited to hop aboard the free-flowing prosecco boat. Couldn’t imagine a better way to soak up the last of summer than looking over the Thames at the London Eye, enjoying a 3-course British menu, and all the prosecco… on a boat! I arrived early and the host and restaurant manager could not have been more welcoming. Read more…

Review: Cyrus Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste

Cyrus Todiwala
A regular fixture on Saturday Kitchen, Cyrus Todiwala is the esteemed chef proprietor at Café Spice Namaste. Cyrus and his wife Pervin have built up this family-run culinary institution housed in a very grand former Victorian magistrate’s court, now in its 22nd year, with a horde of regulars continuing to knock down the proverbial doors. Read more…

London Restaurant Festival: Barbecoa – Piccadilly

The time has come again, summer has passed, and whilst dear old Blighty retains some milder temperatures, us icy-island dwellers prepare ourselves for the impending doom of winter.
However, the misery of our summer’s departure is offset by an exciting period. No, not autumn itself, but rather the chance to celebrate the culinary offerings of the capital with London’s Restaurant Festival. Read more…

London Restaurant Festival review: Eneko at One Aldwych

Salted caramel mousse - Eneko at One Aldwych

Eneko at One Aldwych – dining room
Eneko Atxa is world renowned for his three Michelin-starred Azurmendi Restaurant, a hillside restaurant in Larrabetzu with floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto the beautiful Basque landscape below. But his second venture, the eponymous restaurant at One Aldwych, is literally and figuratively hundreds of miles from the famed sun-drenched spot in Spain. Read more…