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]"
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]"
“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]"
Having been away from London for a while I missed the frenzy that was when Som Saa opened a few months ago. Maybe that was a blessing to a foodie like me since we didn’t have to face the long queues. On a weekday evening we got there around 6.30 and were seated in about 5-10 […]Read more "Som Saa, Spitalfields [Thai]"
Hereford Road has been on my list for yonks! If there’s one place that is at the top of my “must go list” it’s St. John. So with the former head chef of St. John helming Hereford Road it immediately piqued my interest. But for a suburban panda there was rarely a chance for me to […]Read more "Hereford Road, Notting Hill [British]"
Its been a while. My 5th year uni project took over my life for the past few weeks so apologies for not keeping this blog up to date but now that’s over I have lots to update and some exciting travel news to share in the coming weeks! And here’s the first. After consuming countless […]Read more "The Frustrated Chef, Beeston [World Tapas]"
Sitting snugly on a corner of Columbia Road this unassuming restaurant is sibling to perennial fine dining favourite “Terroirs”. Despite spending an absurd amount of time walking up and down Kingsland Road and Regent’s Canal area a few years ago I had never actually walked past this place. And yes to all those out there […]Read more "Brawn, Bethnal Green [French]"
This was a feast of a lunch tasting menu and to pay homage to the “greatness” that it is I’ve written it out in all its full glory for you to peruse. note: the tasting menu has changed since my last visit but I’m sure is as good as it was when I was there. Snacks […]Read more "The Dairy, Clapham Common [British]"
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 […]Read more "Tierra Peru, Essex Road [Peruvian]"
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 […]Read more "Duck and Waffle, Moorgate [Modern European]"