“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]"
Thai food is one of my favourites. I’ve been all over London (and beyond) to find the best that London has to offer. Recently, there seems to have been a resurgence to this mainstay in the London scene which, of late, has been slightly overshadowed by its Asian counterparts. One place, that has been on […]Read more "Smoking Goat, Covent Garden [Thai]"
Despite being Chinese I’m not a big fan of hotpot but Shuang Shuang’s novel concept of giving each diner their “personal” hotpot, which opened earlier on in the year, caught my interest. That interest was also partly to do with its location, at the corner of Chinatown, because Chinatown never has a “novel” restaurant – […]Read more "Shuang Shuang, Chinatown [Chinese]"
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 […]Read more "Cafe East, Surrey Quays [Vietnamese]"
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 […]Read more "Zaap, Nottingham [Thai]"
Sometimes I go out of my way for food, this was one of those cases! Craving a good Malaysian we traveled out from Bank to satisfy those cravings. Malaysian food in London has yet to have its big stage yet so places are either clustered around Bayswater or dotted around London. First impressions, love the […]Read more "Satay House, Paddington [Malaysian]"
Burger and Lobster generated a storm when it first opened in London with its simple menu, steal of a lobster and no booking policy. A few years down the line and over half a dozen branches later Burger and Lobster is still going strong and has become the go to place for a cut price lobster, this […]Read more "Burger and Lobster, Farringdon [North American]"
Last week I got myself a spot at Vico’s preview event. I say spot because Vico disapproves of the comforts of a traditional seat. Vico’s concept is casual Italian street food so seating is sparse and tables designed to be perched on. Food is priced by weight so after ogling intently at the counter at […]Read more "Vico, Covent Garden [Italian]"
Singapore Garden is a popular local restaurant with a menu that features standard Chinese dishes as well as their more “renowned” Singaporean and Malaysian specialties. On a Friday night this place really got going with the locals and a number of takeaway orders as well. Waitresses are kitted out in traditional garbs to give this polished […]Read more "Singapore Garden, Swiss Cottage [Singaporean]"
To give you more of an idea as to what kind of diner I am, this is one of the most high-end restaurants I’ve been to, lured by a certain case of “Masterchef” food porn. I am a student, if you haven’t guessed already! (Damn, I need to finish that About Me page sharpish!). Whilst […]Read more "Wild Honey, Mayfair [Modern European]"