“Despite its name, the flavours could pack more punch” So…, Flavour Bastard. Where? Soho obviously! It sits quietly, unlike its name, on the former site of Arbutus. Wait, cross that off, it has a gold splashed door. Entering it you are greeted by a beautifully slick interior, if not a bit hotel lobby slick, as […]Read more "Flavour Bastard, Soho [International]"
This is an “all-you-need-to-know” guide to some of the best places to eat in Nottingham. As a foodie who has lived in Nottingham for 5 years I’ve dined in practically every restaurant worth mentioning (bar the illustrious Sat Bains, but I’ll come for you one day!). Use this guide and you’ll never be stuck for […]Read more "Where to Eat in Nottingham"
So, I’ve been out for a while. Last month I graduated with my master’s degree and have been hit by a period of post uni busy-ness. Amidst travelling around, finding my feet and catching up with life outside the uni bubble I am now back in London and ready to give this blog some much […]Read more "What’s the Panda up to?"
Nottingham Hing Kee Beeston’s very own bubble tea and asian snack emporium. I had been here a few years ago and thought their bubble tea was decent, at least for this far flung suburb all the way up in Notts but unfortunately their taro milk tea, on this visit, was surprisingly watery. The bubble waffles, […]Read more "Panda in May"
Nottingham Bunk A good snack place for chicken wing lovers but I feel like they need more inventive sauces for the chicken wings and more cocktails. However, half price chicken wings till 9pm on weekdays mean this isn’t much more expensive than the Maryland Chicken next door so who would miss this opportunity! Heavenly Dessert […]Read more "Panda in April"
Nottingham The Larder on Goosegate – beautiful restaurant perched on the first floor in Hockley. Attentive and friendly service and a modern British menu make this a great little treat for those wanting a little more elegance for their night out. London Kiln – Great follow up to Smoking Goat, serving a different variety […]Read more "Panda in March"
Porto Tapabento – Interesting and unassuming tapas restaurant next to Sao Bento station. Dishes were generally well made, though selection is a tad limited for a tapas restaurant. Verso em Pedra – Recommended as one of the best places for Francesinha along the Douro River. Whilst I have nothing to compare it with I’d stick […]Read more "Panda in February"
… and the last part of December! London Lobos – Simple, traditional tapas cooked impeccably Where The Pancakes Are – Go for the Dutch Babies. Light, fluffy but incredibly moreish Four Seasons – Hardly needs an introduction. This is the place to go for roast duck, never disappoints. Fenchurch – Sky high restaurant without a […]Read more "Panda in January"
The last few months have been pretty hectic, trying to juggle writing my architectural thesis and blogging, thus blogging fell by the wayside… But the Panda has a solution! I have set up a new page, on the side bar (the one with the three little lines), where I’ll put all the restaurants I’ve been […]Read more "The Panda in 2017…"
I have somehow missed the Pizza train in London because I’ve only ever been to Franco Manca out of all these relatively new pizza chains. I do like pizza, in fact sometimes I crave the 2am pizza binge that comes with student life but after I went to Pizza Pilgrims I finally figured out what the […]Read more "Pizza Pilgrims, Soho [Pizza]"