Cinnamon Bazaar

Cinnamon Bazaar by Vivek Singh is the latest addition to the Cinnamon Collection family following the successes of its sister restaurants The Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Soho and Cinnamon Kitchen. Inspired by Bazaars dotted along the spice, silk and frankincense routes around India, the restaurant has a more relaxed feel compared to the other collection members….

Fucina

Kurt Zdesar has done it again! His culinary empire, which includes some of London’s top restaurants – Chotto Matte, Nobu and Black Roe to name a few, gained a new addition last month. He has teamed up with Chef Stefano Stecco to bring an Italian dining venture to Marylebone. They travelled around Italy and the…

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….

Farmacy

Detoxifying, immune boosting, alkalising, liver cleansing – you know you’re in for some sort of healthy spin just from a quick skim of Farmacy’s extensive menu! The trendy, plant based restaurant in Notting Hill serves up a great range of vegan and vegetarian dishes, free from refined sugars, dairy, additives and chemicals. And annoyingly reservations….

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…

Top 6 Winter Wonders

The days are getting shorter, there’s a chill in the air and FOGO (fear of going out) is a legit thing now. As much as all we want to do is hibernate, we still need to eat and you’ll definitely experience FOMO if you miss out on trying these wonderful winter spots! Here are my…

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

Tabun Kitchen

Tabun Kitchen is a lovely new restaurant in Soho inspired by Jerusalem street food traditionally made in a tabun oven. The menu offers a beautiful array of sharing mezze dishes as well as main meals and pizza. We used the TimeOut offer which was great value. Delicious food, fresh flavours and lovely presentation. The service here was also amazing – incredibly friendly and helpful waiters.

Rating: 8/10
Location: Soho
Price: £20 TimeOut offer
Perfect for: a catch up, date night…anything!

Zaika of Kensington

Zaika of Kensington (member of the Tamarind Collection restaurant family) was one of the first Indian restaurants in London to receive a Michelin star and this is truly deserved. We had a fabulous North Indian dinner here to celebrate my sisters 30th birthday. You can really feel the Mughal palace influence with the authentic décor and ambience. A great group set menu in terms of variety, quantity and flavour. I enjoyed the meal so much that I kept eating and eating eventually feeling like I had to be rolled out of Zaika. Classy girl.

Rating: 9/10
Reservations: Can be made online via the website or OpenTable. Get your points 😉
Perfect for: a special occasion (it’s a spenny one)
Location: Kensingtion. Closes station – High Street Kensington

National Burger Day

Happy National Burger Day to all the burger loving foodies out there! Today I am sharing some of my favourite burgers to try in London.

Cha Chaan Teng

Another week, another soft launch. From the moment you walk in to Cha Chaan Teng in Holborn you can feel the touch of retro dining in Hong Kong with the colourful lighting, marble top booths and urban art. Overall there was a good vegetarian selection including savoury pancakes, an omelette, a large selection of sides and bao buns. I liked the contemporary vibe, but I wouldn’t say I was blown away by the food and eager to come back. The booking process also didn’t set the best impression before because the Cha Chaan Teng reservation team were not great with responding to emails.

Rating: 6/10
Reservations: Can be made online via the website
Location: Kingsway, Holborn
Price: £15-20 (with 50% off)

Calcutta Street

Calcutta Street is a hot new opening in Fitzrovia founded by Shrimoyee who is behind all of the recipes and was inspired by the incredible Bengali food she experienced growing up. A cute and simplistic restaurant with pops of calm blue and décor that gives you a taste of the vibrant Bengali culture. Delicious food (my favourite dish was the paneer posto) and excellent service. Lots of vegetarian options and a separate lunch menu including rolls.

Rating: 8/10
Reservations: Walk-ins only. Can reserve a table for 5 or more people.
Location: 29 Tottenham Court Road