Rafter’s, an ambitious restaurant in Sheffield

When you see a tasting menu in a restaurant, I get the impression of an ambitious brigade in the kitchen, keen to showcase their wares Emma and I wanted to her brother and his wife’s significant birthdays up in Sheffield and I was dispatched to research the local food scene. I was heartened to find…

Yang Sing, a rare high spot in Manchester’s Chinatown

Chinese have been great immigrants/expats and wherever they’ve gone, they initially congregated and grown as a community resulting in Chinatowns all over the world. My personal favourites have been New York and San Francisco and closer to home, London’s Chinatown is now belatedly diversifying from its original Cantonese roots as a result of migration mainly…

Adam’s, Michelin starred dining in Birmingham

Birmingham is officially the UK’s second city and it has a range of Michelin starred restaurants to support its status. I chose Adam’s because of its location right in the city centre and its interesting menu Located a few minutes walk from Birmingham New Street station, the warm welcome starts the moment you walk in…

Lickfold Inn, Petworth, West Sussex

Emma and I are exploring the area around our new house. Being right on the border of Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex, we have the abundance of 3 counties to explore! Having lived in London until recently, with its burgeoning food scene, it has been an adjustment to be in the rural surroundings of leafy…

Dum Biryani House

London’s food revolution continues apace with new genres of food appearing on our streets and old genres being revisited in interesting forms The first thing I learned from my visit here is that I had been missing-spelling the house speciality as briyani my entire life, a habit acquired in my native Malaysia where they spell…

For Science!

If there’s one thing the Boozy Bunch love beyond brunch, it’s afternoon tea. And what better combination of both than boozy afternoon tea? As former Boozy Buncher Grant is a scientist, he suggested we try out the Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel in Kensington. Since they were doing a special that month, including…

New Openings! The Cheese Bar

Unless you were living under a rock this week, you’ll have seen all the social media fever around London’s soon to be opened Cheese Bar. We’re Europeans, we get excited about cheese, ok? The Cheese Bar is the new baby of former street food trader, The Cheese Truck, which specialised in grilled cheese sandwiches. I’ve always loved…

Review: Aquum Festive Bottomless Brunch

It’s not surprise that the Boozy Bunch has a thing or two for a boozy brunch, so when an opportunity came up (courtesy of Kapranos PR) to test out the Festive Bottomless Brunch at Aquum in Clapham there was no hesitation on my part. Becky and I headed down one sunny Saturday to Aquum to…

House of Q at The Crazy Coqs – Live at Zédel

Food: ★★★☆☆  Service: ★★★★★  Ambiance: ★★★★★  Overall: ★★★★★ The Boozy Bunch was kindly invited to enjoy The House of Q show on one of the few evenings they perform at The Crazy Coq at Zédel. I have to admit I never went into Zédel before, as I thought it was only the little cafe facing the street. But it…

Happy One Year Birthday to Us

Hi all! One year ago today we went live to the world with nine posts from our writers about restaurants from around the world! Since then, we’ve done some amazing things with the site: We had an entire week devoted to finding the best Ramen in London. It showcased the ever amazing Ramen scene in London,…

The  Weekly Munch, 12-18 Nov 2016

Here’s our weekly diary of what the Bunch have been eating and drinking this week… Saturday Grant: I had big plans to go to a retro gaming event with a bunch of friends, but we needed sustenance first. So we hit up Dinerama in Shoreditch to give their street food vendors a go. My favorite…

Who can say no to dumplings @ Beijing Dumpling?

I have been feeling extremely under the weather lately. Something to do with a cold mating with asthma and turning me into one gigantic not-so-hot-mess. Alas, even I get bored of having congee, chicken soup and poached chicken, so I asked Grant to accompany me to fulfill some dumpling cravings. To be honest, neither of us…