Restaurant review

Breakfast at The Ivy Cafe — Wimbledon

Breakfast at The Ivy Cafe — Wimbledon

Going for breakfast is becoming one of my favourite things to do much to the detriment of my waistline. However if you’re going out for breakfast you may as well make it special. Sistered with The Ivy, the Ivy Cafe Wimbledon describes itself as a modern […]

Coffee Island —  Perfectly Engineered Coffee

Coffee Island — Perfectly Engineered Coffee

This week I went to learn all about coffee brewing at Coffee Island. Coffee Island is a Greek coffee chain which has its only London branch in Upper Saint Martin’s Lane, just behind Leicester Square station. Coffee Island is not like any other coffee shop I’ve […]

Lahore Spices — Sutton

Lahore Spices — Sutton

I feel like we don’t give our local Pakistani/Indian/Bengali restaurants enough attention! So I thought I’d do a quick review of a place where we have been a fair few times. First of all, we don’t go out for Pakistani/Indian food that often as there’s so […]

Breakfast at Nopi — Soho, London

Breakfast at Nopi — Soho, London

When you’re meeting a friend from the opposite side of London, it needs to be special. And what is more special than Yotam Ottolenghi’s restaurants? Not much else is the answer! Nopi is tucked away on Warwick Street in Soho very near to Liberty. We arrived in […]

Crazy Bear Thai Restaurant — Beaconsfield

Crazy Bear Thai Restaurant — Beaconsfield

Whilst staying at the Crazy Bear Hotel, it made sense to have dinner at their Thai Restaurant. Let me clarify from the beginning that there are no halal options here. I phoned a week in advance but as all their meat is from their farm in […]

Royal Nawaab London — An Evening of Gluttony

Royal Nawaab London — An Evening of Gluttony

After many unsuccessful attempts I finally made it to Royal Nawaab for an evening of overeating. After an hours drive (yes it took a whole hour) I parked up after seeing my friends queuing up outside. I was running a bit late so missed out on […]

Indulge — Pinner

Indulge — Pinner

I love a good dessert place and there seem to be so many popping up all over the place recently. However the owner of Indulge had their finger on the pulse over ten years ago when they opened Indulge. Pinner is my hometown and Indulge wasn’t […]

Blunders At Carluccio’s

Blunders At Carluccio’s

Tonight was one dinner that I will never forget! Why am I blogging about Carluccio’s? Well let’s just say I now fully understand why those people who observe a stricter halal diet than myself and only eat at restaurants that don’t have pork on the menu, do what they do.

Las Iguanas — Kingston-Upon-Thames

Las Iguanas — Kingston-Upon-Thames

A surprise birthday dinner for a friend brought us to Las Iguanas in Kingston for some Mexican food. A lot of people don’t like Mexican food for some reason — perhaps it’s the refried beans that turns people off, but I love it and was […]

Dishoom — Carnaby, London

Dishoom — Carnaby, London

It’s been a while since I’ve eaten somewhere worth reviewing. A relatively new addition to the Indian restaurant scene, Dishoom has really made its mark. There are hundreds of Indian restaurants in London so why does Dishoom always have queues outside? That’s for every branch […]

Meat Rack — Earlsfield, SW18

Meat Rack — Earlsfield, SW18

As London goes gourmet burger crazy Meat Rack is the most recent addition located in Earlsfield. Seems like every time we want to go out and eat as a family we end up in a burger joint. Not that I’m complaining mind you, I love a burger more […]

Penang! — Westfield, London

Penang! — Westfield, London

Somehow we ended up in another Malaysian restaurant this week! After a hard day shopping and being drove insane in the hell hole that is Westfield (sorry but it is) a warming meal in Penang! was just what we needed. Penang! is described as ‘casual […]

Selesa — Kensington, London

Selesa — Kensington, London

A night out with old uni friends brought us to Selesa in Kensington. Selesa is located in Park City Grand Plaza hotel which is on a very residential street away from the hustle and bustle of Kensington. There is no other shop or restaurant located there […]

Yumn Brasserie — Croydon

Yumn Brasserie — Croydon

Although I live south of the river Thames it’s seldom I ever need to visit Croydon. Pictures of relatively new restaurant Yumn Brasserie’s burgers enticed me into making the not so long journey to South Croydon, a family birthday being the perfect excuse. So we […]