Panda over the Summer

Panda’s exploits in June, July and August!   London Bang Bang Oriental Bang Bang Oriental brings together over 20 stalls in a large UFO like building (designed by architects Sheppard Robson), hovering above the local Morrisons at Colindale. On our visit, a week after their opening, some stalls were still finding their feet and the […]

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Where to Eat in Nottingham

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 […]

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Panda in May

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, […]

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Panda in April

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 […]

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Panda in March

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 […]

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Panda in February

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 […]

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Panda in January

… 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 […]

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Oaks, Nottingham [Grill]

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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Zaap, Nottingham [Thai]

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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