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]"
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]"
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]"
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 […]Read more "Koya Bar, Soho [Japanese]"
I was here for a belated birthday treat because it has one of the best value three course set dinners on offer in London, however seeing as this was suppose to be a birthday treat for the Panda I went a little “gourmet” and opted for the Piggie Burger instead, yes that’s considered gourmet for […]Read more "Bar Boulud, Knightsbridge [French and American]"
Isarn is curiously located on a rather uncharted part of Upper Street, a little further north than the clustering of restaurants towards Angel and a little further south than the clustering around the Almeida Theatre, resulting in a rather quiet dinner service despite having read great reviews. Well, it’s your loss, more food for me! […]Read more "Isarn, Angel [Thai]"
London has been going through a ramen craze in recent years and it doesn’t seem to be tailing out anytime soon with the additions of Kanada-ya and the Japanese mega-chain Ippudo, bringing part of the East into the thriving scene. Having tried a number of ramen joints in London, Hong Kong and Japan, I have […]Read more "Kanada-ya, St. Giles [Ramen]"
As a food blogger, I feel that I should put myself on the front line, at times, and try new offerings whenever available. So I got myself a table at this dainty little restaurant in Chapel Market, terrariums and all, for its soft launch last week. This is head chef Thuy’s first venture into a […]Read more "Little Viet Kitchen, Angel [Vietnamese]"