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…

Hello Veganuary 2020

Veganuary conquered restaurant menus with a bang this year – hello 2020! They’ve met the rising demand for more plant based options by creating lots of delicious, new dishes. I honestly never thought I’d see this much choice for vegans – what a time to be alive! I’ve rounded up some of the hottest new…

Vegan tartlets

I’ve been missing quiche and savoury tarts recently so I thought I’d play around with plant based recipes this weekend. Here’s the recipe for plant based tartlets – great for dinner, canapés for a party and of course I’m always thinking about the lunch box!     Ingredients: Broccoli Asparagus Mushrooms Cherry tomatoes Firm tofu…

Roasted romanesco

I’ve recently been seeing romanesco pop up on trendy food menus and have been eager to try cooking with it. I first tried it at Farmstand in Covent Garden where its available as a side veg on their seasonal menu. It’s similar to cauliflower and broccoli and tastes delicious! Its packed with vitamin A and…

Maison Bab

It’s been a while since I’ve done a restaurant review but I’m back with one for new Maison Bab in Covent Garden which I attended during their soft launch. This is the newest member of the Le Bab family known for their Middle Eastern inspired unique, gourmet kebabs. Le Bab is one of my fave…

Marrow Curry

I was given a huge marrow by a friend (interesting veggies clearly make the best presents for a foodie!) but I had no idea what to do with it. I love experimenting with new recipes and a good challenge so it was exciting to think of all the possibilities of what to make. Marrows belong…

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…

Cacao, walnut and almond energy balls

These help fix my post lunch sweet craving (otherwise I’m reaching for biscuits or chocolate). They are a delicious sweet fix and a great energy booster. The main ingredients are nuts and dates so it’s all good for you! Energy balls have become very popular but are often expensive to regularly keep buying so why…

Top Veggie Restaurants

With the rise of social media bombarding us with images of perfect bodies and superfoods, it’s no wonder #newyearnewme and #cleaneating are viciously trending. Clean eating seems to be here to stay, on Instagram and in real life and I’m glad! Another thing that’s on the up is the number of people becoming vegetarian, vegan…

Asia de Cuba

I went to Asia de Cuba recently for my sisters’ birthday lunch and we had a fantastic time! The chic restaurant, located in the lavish St Martins Hotel, is well know for its memorable, retro decor and flavourful food. Being a book worm, I especially loved the colourful book case in the centre of the restaurant….