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…

Little Kolkata

Tucked away on Shelton Street in Covent Garden, Little Kolkatta is one of the many newer Indian restaurants meeting the demand for fun, Indian dining in London. I’ve not been to Kolkata but have always been intrigued by the city and cooking style, especially after watching TV shows such as Kolkata with Sue Perkins which…

Farzi Cafe

Already a hotspot across Dubai and India, its time for the modern spice bistro to shine in London. Farzi Café specialises in Indian food with a twist, famous for its unique presentation and gastronomical dining. Located on busy Haymarket, I’m sure this restaurant will be a popular spot with both Londoners and tourists. I visited…

Brasserie of Light

The Brasserie of Light is Selfridges latest gem, perfect for a well deserved shopping break or special occasion. I visited the restaurant to celebrate my best friends engagement and it was a lovely evening. The chic restaurant is part of The Ivy group and the service and diverse British and internationally inspired menu reflects their…

Brigadiers

The JKS restaurant group behind dining wonders, including Hoppers, Bao and Trishna, continue to take over London opening restaurants each offering unique dining experiences. Brigadiers is one of the newer members of the family and it certainly lives up to the high standards JKS have set. The club-house style restaurant specialises in fancy, BBQ Indian…

Shoryu

It’s National Vegetarian Week! To make the most of this, I went to try the veggie set menu at Shoryu in Covent Garden. The set menu was designed specifically for National Vegetarian Week and would make a popular permanent feature. The set menu is £21 and a great way to try a selection of Shoryu’s…

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