My London WAFFLE pop up: 08.09.16

Waffle Lion, maker of delicious savoury and sweet waffles, is popping up at The Common E2 on Old Bethnal Green Road for one night only on 8th September. Expect uncommon waffle-delights like slow roasted mutton shoulder with pomegranate molasses, yoghurt and fresh mint, or seasonal blackberries with whipped cream for dessert! These may be the…

Restaurant Review: Sutton & Sons (fish n chips)

Sutton & Sons is run by husband and wife duo, Danny and Hana, and is a lot smarter than most chippies. The pair now own three fish and chip restaurants on Stoke Newington High St, Essex Road and their newest venture in Hackney Central. The fish comes from their very own fishmongers, so they know…

Product Review: Bonavita Coffee Brewer

Filter coffee machines bring back nostalgic memories of family holidays to California. We would stay at Los Robles Lodge (which has since shut) in Santa Rosa, an hour north of San Francisco. Breakfast was always pancakes and syrup; I was too young to be drinking coffee, but would watch the waitress unlimitedly refill my dad’s…

Restaurant review: Ottolenghi’s

Less than a year ago, I watched food writer and stylist Rosie Birkett interview Yotam Ottolenghi at Stylist Live about the predicted 2016 food trends. Every world class chef is certainly passionate about their cooking, but Jerusalem born Ottolenghi is also a wise, humble and funny gent. I was immediately inspired by his love and…

Bar review: Behind This Wall, Hackney Central

Behind This Wall is located just a stone’s throw from Hackney Central station. I rarely traipse that far out, but after seeing positive reviews on Time Out, it was a good excuse to head there.  At 411 Mare Street, the bar is rather inconspicuous, which makes it all the more appealing. A friendly doorman greets…

Get it right: scrambled eggs recipe

I’m sure most of you are capable of making scrambled eggs. But too many times have I been at friends or family’s houses and have had the displeasure of being served overcooked or tasteless versions. It’s an easy dish to get right, but an easy dish to get wrong. I thought it was time to…

Superstar BBQ – Korean food in Holborn

I’ve now eaten Korean food three times. A date, a social gathering and the most recent, a man rendezvous – the rendezvous being my favourite. For a cheap in out job head to Bibimbap, you’ll find two in London: Greek Street and Charlotte Street. Once finished reading this post, check out my Bibimbap review here: http://wp.me/p4QYTT-36…

Desert Island Dishes…

If you had THREE dishes to take with you on a sunny desert Island in the middle of the Caribbean and could never return, what would they be? This is a question that should be answered with no hesitation. So you need to perfect your answer! I struggled for a good 10 minutes until my…

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

I’m writing this while eating a Chinese buffet in Rotherhithe, a complete contrast, but the thrill of occasionally eating unnatural and detrimental comfort food is too good. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal opened in 2011 and is an investigation into 600 years of Britain’s culinary heritage. It is also a restaurant I’d wanted to try since…

My five favourite lunches in Shoreditch…..

One needs to eat and one needs to eat well. In Shoreditch you’re spoilt for choice – all sorts of exciting foods are around. I have a few favourites which I can’t help returning to…. Falafel Hut These gents have a pop-up opposite the entrance to Shoreditch High Street station and were the only pop-up…

Sky Garden: 37 Fenchurch Street, Seafood Bar & Grill

After reading reviews for the new Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street, aka The Walkie Talkie building, I was led to believe I’d be visiting a high-in-the-sky airport terminal – bland and clinical. This turned out to be far from the truth. Perhaps they failed to spot the mighty reveal of The Shard as the…

Chotto Matte: A Fantastic Nikkei Restaurant in Soho

Chotto Matte is a must visit Nikkei restaurant in Soho. A fantastic urban buzz awaits with enthusiastic service and most importantly delicious food (and cocktails). Chotto Matte, which means “wait a minute,” specialises in a mouth-watering display of Peruvian and Japanese fusion. I attended a Zomato meet up, which included over 20 keen bean bloggers…