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…

Villa di Geggiano, Chiswick

Cute romantic Italian restaurant on Chiswick High Road – the ambience is definitely one for special occasions. The food tastes fabulous, and the service was great almost through and through. We had a slight disappointment towards the end of the meal, which sadly shifted our mood from “oh wow, we may have just found ourselves a…

Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte, Soho

Steak and frites anyone? These guys only have one set menu for the main course : you only need to tell them how you’d like your steak done, keeping it simple : rare, medium, or well done. No, you canNOT ask for a medium rare. It’s either a medium, or it’s a rare. Nothing in…

Scott’s, Mayfair

Feeling fancy? Keen to impress someone? Feel like you deserve a treat? Go to Scott’s – the food is superb, the restaurant is gorgeous, and the service is top notch. It’s so pretty on the outside …and pretty on the inside Now, the food 🙂 Scott’s is a seafood restaurant – so be sure to…

Blacklock, Soho

Boy, do I love a good Sunday roast! These guys at Blacklock – they do a pretty mean Sunday roast. You’re gonna book to book quite a bit well in advance, as they seem to be booked out a few Sundays in advance! The roasts are served with these amazing potatoes roasted in duck fat,…

Kiln, Soho

Kiln in Soho does not serve your usual Thai restaurant dishes like pad thai noodles and green curry. Instead, they serve regional Thai food, using whatever fresh local produce they can get. The portions are on the small side, each costing between £7 and £9 each. It’s one of those places where it’s best you…

Sosharu, Farringdon

Sosharu in Farringdon is a cute Japanese place with such a cool & romantic vibe… Service is a bit of hit & miss : the waiter was friendly, but not very efficient or accommodating…. maybe they were still finding their feet. Chicken karaage, served with lemon and three types of salt – really nice plate…

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Knightsbridge

I can’t quite bring myself to part with £££ for Fat Duck dinner just yet, but would like to have a Heston dining experience. Dinner by Heston is the next best thing for me, and so a booking was made at this beautiful 2 Michelin star restaurant. In fact, a few bookings were made prior…

Asia De Cuba, Covent Garden

Fantastic service, lovely venue, amazing small plates & ceviche, average mains, and scrumptious dessert. Menu is on the expensive side, but worth it for a special occasion. This here, may look like a large cupboard to you, but is actually a concealed entrance into the bar area. Very cool. Food is fusion between Asian &…

Vapiano, Southwark

Amazing freshly-made pasta, delicious wood fire oven pizzas, and fantastic dessert – that’s all I really ever want from an Italian restaurant. Vapiano offers all of the above on their reasonably-priced menu. I was invited by zomato to join them and few lovely foodies for a feast at Vapiano. The evening was super fun, with so…

Hutong, London Bridge

It’s certainly not cheap dining at Hutong, and the food will not be the bestest Chinese food you’ve had in your life (despite a few outstanding dish). What you do pay for is the atmosphere, the decorations, the service, and most importantly the sky-high view of the beautiful London. We were there for a Peking…

Chotto Matte, Soho

Chotto Matte is right smack in the middle of Soho and has such a cool vibe about it. “Nikkei” apparently means cuisine of Japanese and Peruvian flavours (very similar to sushisamba) which I found a bit strange at first but it’s growing on me. Chotto Matte does amazing food with fantastic flavour and texture.  Chicha Morada –…

Murano, Mayfair

Angela Hartnett’s Murano in Mayfair received a Michelin star within 4 months of opening. That says something. Not to be confused with Cafe Murano just down the road, also by Angela Hartnett. We saw a few people who walked in, enquired about their reservations, and were asked by the reception if they booked a table…

Tamarind, Mayfair

Waiter: “How was your meal?” Us: “It was great! Everything was delicious!” Waiter: “That’s good to hear. How did you find out about us?” Us: “We googled ‘best Indian restaurants in London’” Waiter: (laughs) “Were we number one on the list?” Us: “Nope, but you should be”  It’s true. Their food & service really are…

York & Albany, Camden Town

Another Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant. British cuisine in a semi fine dining setting, with reasonable price set menu. The place is cosy and quite romantic with table candles in a dimly lit room. Our waitress was pretty, friendly, and happy to assist with dietary requirements & questions. We opted for the £24 set menu: 3 courses…