The Big Easy, Canary Wharf

25th February 2016By 2 Comments

Since its opening on the Kings Road in 1991, the Big Easy has been an absolute firm favourite of mine for years and years and years. The phrase “Shall we go to the KR Daaarling” often frequented my weekend dialogue with friends and grabbing a bowl of Voodoo chicken wings at the Big Easy was the obligatory half way stop…

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Breakfast at Arabica Bar and Kitchen

17th February 2016By 2 Comments

After being invited for a cocktail and canapé masterclass in Levantine spices at Arabica Bar and Kitchen last year it was about time I tried their breakfast menu, offering culinary wonders of Middle Eastern takes on classics such as a BLT with pomegranate molasses soaked lamb bacon and traditional pans of Shakshuka ready to dip some fresh baked flatbreads into and dribble…

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GODO new menu and pop up

8th February 2016By 1 Comment

Last week I was invited to the launch of a new menu at House of GODO, a pasta delivery service and pop up restaurant in Piccadilly, London that serve Michelin Starred pasta dishes. It’s the Actor’s curse to get sick immediately before filming, and so, unable to move, the lovely team behind GODO delivered some dishes straight to my door….

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Blanchette, Soho Review

18th January 2016By 6 Comments

I am by no means a certified candidate to be reviewing French food. My experience, other than that of a charming garden conservatory restaurant in Covent Garden doesn’t surpass much than the odd croque monsieur or moules mariniere. That being said, my under qualified approach to the French cuisine needn’t be blamed on inexperience but rather poor choices. When faced with a more than substantial…

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Busaba Review

15th December 2015By 1 Comment

Most of you probably already know of Busaba and if like me you’ve become devoted over the years to their pad thai and thai calamari, rarely ordering anything else then perhaps its time for a bit of a shake-up. Busaba has upped its game with some new side and main dishes and after a long day of Christmas shopping at Westfield,…

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Skylon, Royal Festival Hall Review

14th December 2015By 5 Comments

I don’t see my mother nearly enough. I see her every week but it’s never enough. The woman is quite simply my best friend on the earth and for as long as I can remember we have made it a mother and daughter tradition to go out for lunch. Revisiting an old favourite of mine on the Southbank, Skylon has…

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Yashin Ocean House Review

4th December 2015By 2 Comments

A self-confessed sushi lover, I was excited at the prospect of trying Yashin’s sister restaurant, Ocean House, placed on the Old Brompton road and a stones throw from the uber trendy and fashionable Knightsbridge. Stepping into the effortlessly chic front room I am faced with an open sushi bar with two chefs demonstrating some precise knife skills. And so, planting myself opposite and…

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Flesh and Buns, Covent Garden

11th October 2015By 7 Comments

Amalgamating my favourite foods of choice into one menu is always going to bode well with me. Frequently the boy and I run into the all too familiar dilemma of ‘what do you fancy for dinner?’ followed by the inevitably long-winded discussion of whether we go somewhere for wings, or sushi, or Chinese crispy duck or … the list goes on. Flesh &…

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