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….

First Korean experience @ “Gogio”, Little Venice

Sunday = Fun-day! I love Sundays, you love Sundays and London loves Sundays. After a picnic in Hyde Park, my welsh babes and I Boris biked it along the canal through idyllic Little Venice and found ourselves in Maida Vale. We were hungry, thirsty and lost. The answer was right in front of us –…

British Food Flying Ahead @ The Parlour, Kensal Rise

Positive reviews of The Parlour had hit me. Brazilian born Head Chef Jesse Dunford Wood is an expert in modern British cooking – appearing on Celebrity MasterChef. The menu is chic, inventive and pulls off a great twist on traditional British food! My first visit to The Parlour was a drinking occasion. I tested a…

Ethiopian. Ethiopian. Ethiopian. @ Sunday (Up) Market, Brick Lane

With my champion uncles, aunt and infant cousins’ living a three-minute stroll from Brick lane – the area has been a frequently visited gem for ten years. My first visit overwhelmed me and I still experience a buzz when wandering amongst spicy scented curry houses and trendy vintage outlets. I can only imagine the difference…

“Kenza” – Aladdin’s Middle Eastern Cave @ Liverpool St.

  Word of mouth assured me Kenza (“treasure” in Arabic) was a compendium of entertaining and charming dinning treats. My father was in town and I wanted to impress his Welsh country bum palate with London’s global feasting – there was little disappointment. Five minutes from Liverpool Street Station a seductive candle lit doorway entices…

Steak Sandwich for a Champ @ Constancia, Shoreditch Food Village

Hidden at the back of Shoreditch Food Village E1, opposite the popular Pizza East, is a rustic shack serving up the lushest steak sandwich to be found in our great city. Not surprising as since 2009 its Bermondsey mother restaurant, “Constancia”, has been gathering quite a reputation, scoring a solid 4.5 with my trusted friend…