So, I’ve let it slip a bit. Apologies. There are so many restaurants that I’ve been to which I’ve yet to blog about but I am on it. But today’s post is not about food. It’s, in fact, thanks to the lovely Caroline @CarolineontheGlobe who nominated me for a Liebster Award! Her blog is full of […]Read more "Panda and a Liebster Award!"
Armed with a voucher, a celebratory excuse and a huge dose of curiosity to dine at THE Gordon Ramsay restaurant, with a bit of bravado I hit the confirm button. What did I just do? Well, I had half a year to mull over my sudden recklessness. For Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is not a restaurant […]Read more "Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea [French]"
During the London Restaurant Festival, happening throughout October, a number of restaurants are offering discounted menus to coincide. Hence the Panda rushed to the opportunity to book up a storm and try out this Jamie Oliver institution right under St. Paul’s. Upon arrival you are swiftly sent up the stairs to a dining room with […]Read more "Barbecoa, St. Paul’s [Barbecue]"
Yamagoya recently opened a permanent restaurant on The Cut, after a prolonged pop up above Shuang Shuang in Chinatown. Whilst I never ventured upstairs at Shuang Shuang from looking at the menu it seems that the recently opened venture is more geared to the quick lunch trade in the area compared to when they were […]Read more "Yamagoya, Waterloo [Japanese]"
For lack of a better word, Madame D says it’s influenced by food that is prepared by Chinese-Tibetan immigrants living in India. Opened by the team behind Gunpowder across the road, the flavours here are more focused towards the Orient. It’s an odd experience for me as I almost feel like I’m eating at home […]Read more "Madame D, Spitalfields [Himalayan]"
Victoria is somewhere you go through and not dwell. Victoria Station, I have been through many times, when my trusty-old-friend Charing Cross has had enough for a day. But stepping out is an unknown, the times I can count on my hands. The step into uncharted territory is further mystified by the UFO-like Nova Victoria […]Read more "Hai Cenato, Victoria [NY Italian]"
If you haven’t yet, check out Part 1 here. Day 6 Now it is time to go island hopping. Stopping off at Hvar first I’d recommend getting to the ferry around half an hour earlier if you want to get a good seat. Hvar is a vibrant little port city that would be a […]Read more "Panda Eats Croatia: Trip Report"
Whilst most are debating whether the name is a little odd, I for one find the name rather genius. An obvious play on the Japanese word Ichiban, meaning number 1. What I am bothered about is the continued dissolution of the Chinatown identity. London Chinatown has been no more than a row of Chinese restaurants […]Read more "Ichibuns, Chinatown [Japanese]"
Croatia has been on my bucket list for a while now. The stunning scenery posted all over the internet gave me serious wanderlust. So a few weeks ago, at the peak of the high season (August), I spent 11 days travelling from Zagreb down to Dubrovnik. Here’s a detailed account of what I did, what […]Read more "Panda Eats Croatia: Trip Report"
Panda’s exploits in June, July and August! London Bang Bang Oriental Bang Bang Oriental brings together over 20 stalls in a large UFO like building (designed by architects Sheppard Robson), hovering above the local Morrisons at Colindale. On our visit, a week after their opening, some stalls were still finding their feet and the […]Read more "Panda over the Summer"