Darjeeling Express

I LOVE Carnaby. It’s my go-to food spot and never fails to provide a great selection of restaurants, including old faves and trendy new hotspots. Home to some of my favourite restaurants, such as Pizza Pilgrims, Dishoom and Le Bab, this foodie heaven is prime location for any new restaurant. Constant footfall, hungry tourists and…

The Shan State

Burmese food has become one of the latest trends to hit the London food scene following the popularity of Asian cuisine. I’m surprised it took this long considering how trendy Asian food is in the city. It’s a little like a mix of Thai, Chinese and Indian – flavour on flavour with rice and noodles…

Shepherd’s pie with sweet potato mash

This recipe uses Quorn soy mince (use a dairy free alternative if you are vegan). Ingredients:  Quorn soy mince (1 pack) 1 tbsp Coconut oil (or any cooking oil) 4 large fresh tomatoes or 1 tinned tomato 8 sweet potatoes Basil leaves Peas Sweetcorn 3 Carrots 1 Onion Garlic Squeeze of a lime 1 tbsp…

The Gilbert Scott

Lavish decor, a grand dining hall and sophisticated, vibrant food are just a few of the many great qualities The Gilbert Scott can boast of. I enjoyed a lovely evening here recently, including a kitchen tour and a contemporary English meal, at the restaurant in the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.   It was great to…

Tamarind Kitchen

Tamarind of Mayfair has a new sista! Tamarind Kitchen is the latest in the wave of new Indian restaurants hitting London. Being the newest member of the reputable Tamarind Collection family, behind Tamarind of Mayfair and Zaika of Kensington, there can only be high expectations of what this restaurant will bring to the table. Tamarind of Mayfair was…

Roasted sweet potato with chickpeas

I LOVE sweet potato, it’s my new fave vegetable this year and it’s a great ingredient for so many dishes. The colourful, hearty veg is packed with nutrients and tastes bomb! WIN WIN. This recipe is a Mediterranean take on roasted sweet potato and is great for a quick lunch or dinner. Ingredients  4 Sweet…

Quinoa and veggie stuffed mushrooms

This is a quick and simple vegan recipe, great for lunch or an appetiser. Enjoy with salad and sprinkle cheese on top for a non-vegan option.

Lokhandwala

We’re seeing newbie Indian restaurants poppadom-ing up every month and the demand from Londoners for traditional Indian dishes with a contemporary twist is veryyyy high. Other recently opened Indian hotspots include Kricket, Cinnamon Bazaar and DUM London.  We can’t get enough and I’m enjoying seeing what each new restaurant brings to the table with their…

Holborn Dining Room

Brunch. Everyone, myself included, is so into it, it might as well become one of our essential weekend meals. Most restaurants that cater for the weekend brunch crowd in London have similar menus and it’s rare for a brunch spot to really stand out for me. By this I mean so mouth water-ingly delicious that I’d be excited…

Nama Foods

With the plant based diet becoming a health trend recently, Nama Foods is a jewel for the vegan scene in London, Notting Hill to be precise. You can find lots of the popular healthy eateries, including Farmacy and Planet Organic in this area. Not many restaurants can boast about including dishes made of raw foods…

Kricket

Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell originally started Kricket in Brixton in 2015 and have expanded to a bigger space in Soho this month. After the huge success of the Brixton branch, there was talk about the opening of the Soho restaurant for months and I’m glad it’s finally here! The trendy hotspot, specialising in contemporary…

Manitoba Tigella

London’s first tigella kitchen has arrived!  I didn’t know what it was either, but I’m glad I ventured to newly opened Manitoba one lunchtime to get a taste of authentic Italy on New Oxford Street. Tigella is a circular shaped stuffed bread from Northern Italy. Italy has blessed us with pizza and pasta and now it’s…