Dinner at Frenchie

Dinner at Frenchie

Since it’s opening, Frenchie Covent Garden has been one of my favourite places in London. It’s set lunch is one of the best, and best value, menus on offer in London. Frenchie is the London out post of Greg Marchand’s Paris based restaurant Frenchie, where it’s had a huge impact on the city’s food culture…

Bone Daddies

Bone Daddies

Fancying somewhere a little bit more low-key than our usual spots, Bone Daddies was the obvious choice for my friends and I to have a catch up. Bone Daddies is a chain of ramen/Japanese/Korean places around London. The one we picked was at the newish Nova complex in Victoria. The place is packed with restaurants,…

The Worlds Best Breakfast

The Worlds Best Breakfast

What’s the best breakfast dish in the world? Is it the UK’s full English? America’s waffles and pancakes? France’s croissants and jams? China’s dim sum and dumplings? Or Japan’s rice, fish and miso soup? No, it’s an Indian dish by way of Portugal – Pav Bhaji. Pav, Portuguese in origin (a literal translation being bread),…

Hoppers - Tastes of Sri Lankan

Hoppers - Tastes of Sri Lankan

There’s an endless stream of restaurants that serve up lots of little tasting and sharing plates – Polpo, Sparrow, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar, El Pastor, Ceviche, Condesa and the like – many of which don’t take reservations and many serving many of the same cuisines. But Hoppers stands out from the crowd, and not just…

Darbaar: Royal Indian Cuisine

Darbaar: Royal Indian Cuisine

The open secret of Indian restaurants in the UK is that most are actually Bangladeshi and, for every decent Indian restaurant, there are tens that are serving up poor quality dishes swimming in grease. On top of that, half the dishes are invented for the British market and at times the colour is artificially boosted.…