Burgeri: Qatari burgers come to London

Burgeri, the Qatari burger restaurant has silently slipped into London. I say silently because I had no idea this place even was opening. I only found out about it when I was heading to lunch with Vicky from Oxford Circus, and we happened to just see it there. We ALMOST went to try it right…

Boozy Bunch Vs. Food: At Zelman Meats, Food won.

I’ve been wanting to try Zelman since they’ve opened. You see, when I was a wee girl, my friends ran a club night called The Meat Raffle at Catch and the fact that Zelman apparently offered meat raffles (and chateaubriand by the 100g) was more than enough to turn me on and pull me in. Turns out it…

Asia de Cuba, a bottomless bellini brunch

Another weekend, another bottomless brunch. I wasn’t sure what to make of the name except that Asia de Cuba sounded suitably exotic, which seemed appropriate for a brunch double date with our good friends Mr and Mrs P who love to travel. Your first challenge is finding the restaurant – also your first clue that…

MASH – An American Steakhouse with a Danish twist

MASH stands for Modern American Steak House – yet despite that it has Danish roots so I was thoroughly confused about what to expect. However, a 50% off all steaks (except Wagyu) summer special was too good to resist and I rallied a crew to head down for a bit of a meat feast. I…

A visit to Hakkasan

Not your average Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan is Michelin starred and award winning. You won’t get a plate of prawn crackers on arrival but you will experience the finest modern Cantonese cuisine and exceptional service. Hakkasan has locations across the world but we visited their original location in Hanway Place opened in 2001. Descending the stairs into…

Crumbs & Doilies, Soho

Some days I want cake. (Okay. EVERY day I want cake, but I don’t actually eat cake every day.) On this occasion, our usual cake vendor was closed for a special event. It was pretty devastating actually, standing around outside the shop watching everyone inside enjoying themselves at a private event eating that cake that…

Eat le bab: A supertasty instaheaven

London is having quite a period of poshification- apparently you can pretty up everything and anything and whack a hefty pricetag on it. That is not to say everything hit by this trend is bad. Because not all things hipster (or plain hip) is bad. Case in point- the kebab at Le Bab, a posh kebab place…

Cocktail and Dim Sum 2.0: Yauatcha

My friend Lisa and I had a long standing Friday night arrangement at Ping Pong – some cocktails, dim sum and a good ol’ natter about boys.  We haven’t seen each other as much since she’s met her boyfriend so we decided another ‘Ping Pong’ night was in order (also so that I could meet…

Shuang Shuang – Hotpot gets personal in London

Soho and Chinatown are my most frequented neighbourhoods in London. So, my eye is quite quickly drawn to new places opening up. On the corner of Wardour Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, there used to be a cheap touristy all you can eat buffet but I spotted a new conveyor belt restaurant had opened in that…

Ramen Wars: Sasuke Ramen, Soho

I’ve decided to give ramen another chance. There, I’ve said it. As much as I hated on ramen, it’s definitely not as bad as my first two experiences. And I do really like the noodles, I mean I even made my own version of the ramen burger. That being said, I think I’ve realized I…

Ramen Wars: Ittenbari Soho

It’s Ramen Wars! The next contender is Ittenbari Soho, a small and spartan Ramen house just off Piccadilly Circus. Ittenbari was actually one of the first ramen joints I tried in London (back in the good ol’ days of Ramen Club organised by the effervescent Josy) and I remember it fondly. So, naturally, I needed…

Ramen Wars: Bone Daddies, Soho – better than Tokyo

If you’ve just fired up Googlemaps for directions to Tokyo, thinking “WTF, is that some new ramen joint in Dalston I’ve never heard of?  How did this pass me by?  Cordelia!  Pass me my bloody iPhone and get us a table for two this VERY INSTANT” then just hold your horses. I mean the actual Tokyo.  Yeah, the one in…