The Sichuan, Moorgate

I love Sichuan food. I wasn’t always a big fan of Sichuan food from the start. I remember thinking the distinctive Sichuan food smell was a bit strange – pungent and nauseating, but not in an entirely bad way. I remember thinking how can anyone in their right mind eat a dish that’s either swimming…

Les Papilles, Paris

Les Papilles is a cute bistro on Rue Gay-Lussac. We were there on a very warm summer day. Luckily, they had a few fans going, so it was bearable. They do a four course lunch (starter, main, cheese, dessert) for 38 Euros Some fresh crusty bread and house red to start For first course, we had…

Edera, Holland Park

I love truffle. I don’t eat them as often as I’d like to, thanks to their hefty price tag. When we are at a restaurant with truffle on the menu, this is how the conversation goes… Hubby: Oh they have truffle on the menu Me: Yeah, I saw Hubby: Do you want it? Me: Hmm…

Sacrée Fleur, Paris

We visited Sacrée Fleur on our last Paris stuff-our-faces trip The restaurant is in Montmarte area, a 10 min stroll from Sacré-Cœur Basilica We had dinner here one summer evening, followed by a quick visit to the beautiful Sacré-Cœur Basilica. Although, I didn’t feel too comfortable walking through the area in broad day light, so take care if…

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, Belgravia

One michelin star restaurant in the pretty suburb of Belgravia. They serve Basque cuisine in a fine dining setting. The food is delicious, the restaurant romantic, and the service is faultless. The restaurant is located at boutique hotel COMO The Halkin Inside the hotel, the cutest front of restaurant …and the coolest restaurant setting inside. It’s…

Kurobuta, Marble Arch

Japanese restaurant in Marble Arch (they have another branch in Chelsea) serving small-plate dishes. The restaurant is casual, and the food is cooked well and beautifully seasoned. The waiting staff are young and some of them seem slightly unprofessional. Maybe it’s a bit hard to get the balance right between being cool without being impolite,…

Le Vacherin, Chiswick

Fine dining French restaurant in Chiswick. The restaurant has a lovely view of Acton Green. And while it’s on a relatively busy road with cars & frequent buses in front – it has a really nice surburby feel to it. Lovely place, lovely food, and great service! Inside the restaurant Fresh warm bread, with sardine…

Portretowa, Warsaw

Great food, good service, and reasonably priced. They cook their meat really well. The pork neck is to die for! If the weather is good, see if you can get a table outside. Grilled pork neck, with potatoes and salad YUM YUM YUM!!! Beef goulash soup   B   Breaded chicken breast, with potatoes and…

Mini Punjab’s, Mumbai

Our first encounter with Mini Punjab’s was a chicken bhuna frankie at 2 o’clock in the morning, after our flight just landed. It was my first food item in India, and it was the best tasting chicken bhuna I’ve ever tasted. We then went back for sit-down meals…. and boy, were we hooked. We kept…

L’Esprit Sarlat, Sarlat-la-Caneda

We had the best food of the trip here at L’Esprit Sarlat An elegant restaurant, lovely atmosphere, serving amazing food from local produce, at a price that won’t break your wallet. Modern decor Wine selection aplenty They have a 3 course menu (good priced) and an a la carte menu. Perigord starter platter Duck foie grais,…

Meet the Meat, Toulouse

Meet the meat is an awesome place serving awesome meat. It’s got the steak house feel, and the waitresses are super cool. I mean, they’re French, so they’re cool by default, but I had a small girl crush on them. Like, I want to be cool like them. They were quite busy when we got…

Vaaghals, Oslo

  Our friend recommended this place for a catch up. It’s a really nice relaxed setting. Spacious area, open kitchen, and a very modern feel. They serve food fusion Norwegian food. Everything tastes fabulous! It’s a short walk from the train station, and is just around the corner from the opera house. First, some bread…

Fjellskal Fisketorget, Bergen

You gotta eat seafood when you’re in Bergen This restaurant is right on the waterfront, and seems to be very popular with tourists. It’s on the other side of the harbour from Bryggen. Actually, you get a pretty nice view of Bryggen from the restaurant. This is not a formal restaurant – it has more…

Barrafina, Soho

Supposedly the best tapas outside of Spain. The food is definitely tasty, but I can’t say it’s the best outside of Spain. It’s on the expensive side though – probably normal-ish by London Soho standard, but very much expensive compared to tapas in Spain. The queue is long. We were there 15 mins before dinner…

Benares, Mayfair

Benares is a Michelin star restaurant, in the heart of Mayfair, serving up delicious Indian fusion dishes. Everything taste amazing. Every damn thing taste heavenly. I love everything about this restaurant – except for the entrance process. Basically, from the moment you walk through the door, every staff you walk pass will greet you with…