Peruvian cuisine has always enticed me, something exotic and increasingly popular whilst also drawing influence from a range of cultures. So it might sound like a surprise that Tierra Peru was actually my first venture into this exciting terrain! With influences from Europe, Asia and West Africa it is one of the most interesting fusion cuisines […]
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Ever since Duck and Waffle opened to fantastic reviews I’ve wanted to go and if it costs £30 to go up the Shard why not go eat at one of the best restaurants in London and get good views as well! So one day I finally plucked up the courage to pick up the phone […]
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When I heard the original Koya were to close down last year I feared that there would be nowhere else in London to have authentic Japanese food besides sushi and ramen (god forbid places like Taro, which I might or might not review). Thankfully they opened a sister branch, Koya Bar, right next door with a […]
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On my recent sojourn to Zaap, as you might recall, I walked past its neighbour ‘Oaks’; a restaurant that had been on my “to go” list for a while, as a food blogger you quickly wrack up a ton of these. But what was in stark contrast was that Zaap was full to the brim […]
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£10 for steak! That’s all it needs to get me in the door but for a long time that foot never went through those doors maybe for the fear of a long queue or maybe steak still feels like a payday meal but this time we were going, even if there was a queue! Luckily […]
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Sorry I’ve been out of action (again!) for a while but I’m expecting a fruitful 2016 with many more reviews in London, a few in Nottingham (which if you haven’t noticed is where I’m partly based now) and finally get a move on with my abroad reviews! Having heard much about Cafe East I was […]
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Nottingham saw two new Thai restaurants recently, both with a similar branding concept but Zaap seems to have come out triumphant. Whilst street food is abundant and part of the soul of Thai food it is rare to see a Thai restaurant in the UK focus on this aspect of cooking despite the developed Thai […]
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Sorry I’ve been quiet for the past two weeks, the Panda just needed a nap! Sometimes all that eating puts the Panda into a sleep induced hibernation mode. I promise I won’t do it again without warning. The Panda will be up and running chewing next week!
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Grain Store sits snugly within the recently redeveloped Granary Square vicinity sharing space with Dishoom, Caravan and Yumchaa (and Central Saint Martin’s campus) creating a rather vegetarian friendly enclave. And that is the main reason why I found myself at Grain Store on a Monday evening, for a “kind of” vegetarian friend in King’s Cross to […]
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Le Garrick has the perfect atmosphere and back story for a romantic dinner, the couple who owns the restaurant now actually met here! Set over two floors the ground floor is rather unassuming compared to the cavernous nooks and crannies in the basement. Service was nice and attentive and there is a homely atmosphere to […]
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