Restaurant review

Tiger Lily of Osterley

Tiger Lily of Osterley

Tiger Lily is a beautiful restaurant tucked away on a quiet side road off the A4 in Osterley. I’ve been here many times but never got round to writing a review! It’s a great place for a romantic night out or a catch up with […]

Stax Diner

Stax Diner

Finally I made it to Stax Diner for a cousin’s birthday. Located in the ever so cute Kingly Court off Carnaby Street, Stax is an American style burger place. I’d heard a lot about it over social media and on tv program ‘Curious Foodie’, so […]

Feng Shang Princess

Feng Shang Princess

Feng Shang Princess is a Chinese restaurant with a difference. It’s on a boat! Yes that’s right a floating boat on the Cumberland Basin in Primrose Hill, just by London Zoo. The setting is certainly different but once your inside it’s easy to forget you’re in […]

Lazeez — Lebanese Tapas, London

Lazeez — Lebanese Tapas, London

Lazeez Lebanese Tapas is all about the location. Opened only 8 months ago, situated on Duke Street (next to Selfridges) Lazeez is a little cafe style restaurant perfect for visiting after a hard day of shopping, or just somewhere to meet up with friends after work. […]

Gilgamesh ‘Alternative Xmas Menu’

Gilgamesh ‘Alternative Xmas Menu’

The festive season is upon us, hooray! For many of us this means eating eating and more eating. If you’re looking for a venue for a special Xmas lunch/dinner Gilgamesh has the answer. Located in Stables Market in Camden, so it’s not the easiest place […]

Comptoir Libanais — London

Comptoir Libanais — London

We stumbled upon this Lebanese restaurant after an afternoon at the Natural History Museum and festive ice skating. It was Halloween and we had five kids in tow, two vegetarians and one on the four hour body diet. So finding somewhere to accomadate all dietary […]

Cabana Brasilian BBQ

Cabana Brasilian BBQ

Cabana is a Brazilian restaurant in Westfield London (Shephards Bush). It is a large, upbeat and comfy kind of place where you’d go for a casual night out. Cabana was buzzing with diners but it wasn’t too difficult to get a table on a saturday night without […]

Simply India – by Atul Kochhar, Mauritius

Simply India – by Atul Kochhar, Mauritius

Update: After speaking with Atul Kochhar he informed me he is no longer affiliated with Simply India. When I ate there it was marketed as his restaurant. On our last night in Mauritius we wanted to go out with a bang so decided to eat at […]

Dining at St. Regis

Dining at St. Regis

Sometimes you have to let the pictures do the talking. Below are photographs taken of a selection of dishes we ate at the St Regis Resort from three of the restaurants. We did not get bored of the food at all despite predominantly eating at these […]

Guanabana — Camden, London

Guanabana — Camden, London

Guanabana in Camden is a family run Latin American & Caribbean restaurant with a real chill-out vibe and good hearty food. I visited here as part of Halal Gems Dining Club (in collaboration with the Emerald Network), where the private dining area was hired out […]

The Meat Co. — Westfield, London

The Meat Co. — Westfield, London

An overdue night out with my best friend brought me to The Meat Co. which used to be called The Meat & Wine Company and still is in Australia. This international chain of South African influenced restaurants realised the potential of the halal market accidentally. […]

Nobu – Berkely St, London

Nobu – Berkely St, London

Updated: The black cod is marinated in sake which is a Japanese wine, meaning it is not halal. I didn’t check this when I had it. Also Nobu can order some halal meat if phoned 48 hours in advance. Anybody who is anybody hangs out […]

Nabrasa Brazilian Dining — Earsfield SW18

Nabrasa Brazilian Dining — Earsfield SW18

I came across Nabrasa whilst googling ‘halal’ restaurants. Nabrasa located a few doors down from Earlsfield station in Southwest London, is a small sized restaurant offering a buffet and carvery. The idea is the waiter/joint business owner goes round shaving different kinds of meat on […]

Novikov Restaurant & Bar — Mayfair, London

Novikov Restaurant & Bar — Mayfair, London

I finally got to visit Novikov in Berkeley Street, after it being on my radar for a while. Being crazy about Pan Asian cuisine, I wanted to try the ‘Asian’ room rather than the ‘Italian’ room. Yep this place has two restaurants with two different […]

Osaka – Japanese Restaurant, Worcester Park

Osaka – Japanese Restaurant, Worcester Park

Named after the Japanese city Osaka in the Kansai region of Japan, Osaka is a new Japanese restaurant that started service earlier this year. Bored of Italian and Indian restaurants, Worcester Park residents deserved something exciting and exotic and Osaka certainly ticks these boxes.  If […]

Meat & Shake, Tooting SW19

Meat & Shake, Tooting SW19

A good halal burger is hard to find. Meat & Shake have pretty much ended my quest for the perfect burger quite beautifully. Opened in September 2013, Meat & Shake have already established themselves in Tooting as a hip burger place oozing with funkiness. Cool, […]

La Sophia – Notting Hill

La Sophia – Notting Hill

Having not reviewed much recently, I felt compelled to share my experience of this wonderful hidden gem in west London. La Sophia is a French restaurant situated in the back streets of Notting Hill, not the most fantastic location I admit. The special thing about […]

Sheesh Mangal Turkish Restaurant, Worcester park

Sheesh Mangal Turkish Restaurant, Worcester park

Otherwise known as a graveyard for retailers, Worcester Park High Street’s latest offering describes itself as an authentic Turkish restaurant. Sheesh Mangal is is a breath of fresh air for my humble high street which consists predominantly of about 12 hair salons and 8 charity […]

Dover Street Restaurant & Jazz Bar, Mayfair, London

Dover Street Restaurant & Jazz Bar, Mayfair, London

I decided to take my husband here for his birthday as somewhere different to our usual eating places. With two small children it’s not often we get the luxury to go somewhere for adults only. After some car trouble we arrived in Mayfair, two hours […]

Ask Italian – Southampton Row, London

Ask Italian – Southampton Row, London

If you’re looking for some simple hearty Italian food, Ask hits the spot pretty well. Similar to other chained ‘Italians’ restaurants of the same stature namely Pizza Express and Prezzo, Ask offers a fairly exciting variety of pasta dishes and pizza. If you’re a seafood […]