Robata

Japanese food is big in London and we’re spoiled for choice with restaurants to choose from. Robabta, located on busy Old Compton Street in Soho, specialises in Japanese grilled charcoal cooking. It’s small and slightly cramped with the tables tightly packed together, but it works and this is what I imagine edgy restaurants in Tokyo…

The W Dining Series

I was very eager to try The W vegan takeover by Ravinder Bhogal as soon as I first heard about it and drooled over the mouth-watering menu. It’s not often a restaurant in London launches a vegan menu takeover. This is the second in the W hotel’s dining series at The Perception Bar, the first…

Restaurant Round Up: 6 Vegan Dishes

This summer was pretty significant for me because I became vegan. It took me a few months (and a few slip ups) to make the transition from vegetarian to vegan which I did by gradually cutting out eggs and dairy from my diet. There was a loootttt of temptation along the way and it was a…

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…

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…

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…

DUM London

I love a restaurant with a simple, focused menu and DUM London by Dhruv Mittal provides just that with a menu centered around an old Indian favourite – biryani. The newly opened biryani house on Wardour Street has a small narrow entrance but the stairs lead down to a surprisingly large, authentically decorated basement space….

Bubbledogs Hip Hop Brunch

Bubbledogs has been kicking for a while now, and it was a huge deal when it first opened. It was one of the first restaurants in London to pair the casual hot dog with champagne and transform a casual delight into a gourmet meal. The trend has been successfully going in London since with everything…

Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea

The Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson Hotel is known to be one of the best afternoon tea experiences in London and it’s been on my forever growing list of places to try for a while. The garden setting is magical and as pretty as I expected it to be. Tea is served in the courtyard and the Alice in Wonderland theme is executed beautifully with everything from the teapots to the sandwiches.

Rating: 7/10
Location: The Sanderson Hotel. Closest Station: Oxford Circus
Price: Between £48 and £65 per person excluding service
Perfect For: A special occasion