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…

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…

The Remedy Wine Bar, Fitzrovia

What more could you ask for on a Friday evening? Delicious independent juicy wines, carefully selected organic cheeses and melt in your mouth cured Italian meats. If you fancy a relaxed, informal environment, providing space for a romantic meal or a cozy glass of red with your family or friends, pay a visit to The…

My Favourite Food and Drink trends for 2015

Trends are so hot right now. Ever-increasing online media activity and social media are big factors carving out and driving trends. I am constantly on the look out for current trends and future trends. Foods, drinks, diets, the list goes on. 2014 saw a trajectory rise in gluten free diets, Peruvian cuisine, superfoods and infused…

Edible Treats. Manomasa: Tortillas with Spirit

Awesome tastiness! I was pleasantly surprised by these Tortilla chips. Dangerously more-ish, crunchy and bursting with exotic tangy flavours. Manomasa (www.manomasa.co.uk), an exciting brand of premium tortillas with spirit, has added three new adventurous varieties to its core range: Green Lemon & Pink Peppercorn, Manchego & Green Olive and Tomatillo Salsa (RRP £1.99 per 160g…

Flat Iron: Mean Steak at a kind price.

The Flat Iron cut is an under-rated piece of meat. Nonetheless, it is a terrific tasting muscle from the shoulder of a cow. I worked at Jamie Oliver’s BBQ restaurant, Barbecoa, and was regularly examined on beef cuts. I am familiar with the basic anatomy of the cow. Only recently has the Flat Iron cut…

Korean Food is Hot Right Now @ Bibimbap, Soho

Want a cheap, quick and delicious Korean bite to eat in Central? Head yourself to one of two Central London ‘Bibimbap’ restaurants. Greek Street in Soho and Charlotte Street, parallel to Goodge Street. My lady friend and I visited the Soho alternative. I found the restaurant through browsing the ‘Time Out’s Top 100 must east…

A Rare Breed of a Decent Meal @ St. John’s Place, Hay-on-Wye

Voted ‘number one’ restaurant in the ‘Kingdom’ of Hay-on-Wye by my trusted friend Trip Advisor; I’d agree. Local cuisine is no  rave, though St Johns is a needle in the haystack. Head-chef and owner Julia commands the kitchen. While one exceptionally charming waitress commanded a full restaurant of 20 diners, half of them I knew….