Lucknow 49 – DUM Biryani’s spicy little sister

From our very first visit DUM Biryani had us hooked. Frequent daydreams of crisp pastry covered lamb shank Biryanis followed, with DUM quickly established as our go to ‘spice fix’ spot. So expectations for the newly launched Lucknow 49 were sky high, Dhruv Mittals second west end venture after launching DUM in late 2016. Lucknow…

Liban Tapas – A taste of Lebanon

Any restaurant that inspires travel is well worth a visit and, with vibrant, flavoursome plates, Liban Tapas does just that. With strong links to the dynamic food culture of Beirut, this South Woodford establishment offers something different, standing out from the typical middle eastern options common across London. Attention to detail drives this, with hand…

Café Forty-One – London’s first vegan French Pâtisserie

Think afternoon tea and indulgent, cream filled eclaires alongside endless salmon and cream cheese sandwiches spring to mind; so a vegan take on this British custom is a new concept for the evolving plant based food scene. Located in La Suite West Hotel in London’s west end, Café Forty-One is defying stereotypes surrounding plant-based food while…

Ichi! Ni! San! Freak Scene – Soho

“Ichi! Ni! San! Sake Sake Bomb!” And with every encouragement from Freak Scene’s spectacular staff the bar was duly thumped until the sweet shot of Sake, feverishly balanced on two chopsticks, ka-plunked into the awaiting pool of beer. In a restaurant overflowing with hungry diners, and with all the energy of surrounding Soho, our sake…

Vurger & Co – a vegan burger fix for the masses

What happens when two lactose intolerant meat lovers walk into a vegan fast food joint?  They have a food revelation! With a very naive view that all vegan food was far too healthy to be an indulgent treat, one slurp of the Vurger & Co Oreo milkshake dissipaited these ideologies in an instant. Served with…

Spritz up your festive feast with these bang on trend cocktails

Following recent research that 73 percent of Brits would like more food and drink variety this Christmas, Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin, Tanqueray London Dry Gin, Baileys Original Irish Cream, Baileys Almande and Johnnie Walker Black Label have worked with award-winning mixologist Carl Brown, and flavour innovations expert, Sian Anderson, to create five exciting new serves…

Stockholm – Fika for two in the Swedish capital

Maybe it was just the pristine blue skies, but the people of Stockholm seemed happy, with the positive vibe contagious from one street to the next. Encouraged by the conditions, and with Stockholm City passes to hand, we headed water bound, taking maximum advantage of 48 hours unlimited use of the city boat system which,…

Hot Stone – the most exciting restaurant in London right now

Hot Stone is the most exciting restaurant we’ve visited in London this year. Hands down. This new addition to Angel Islington’s Chapel Market road offers up a spectrum of sizzling Japanese dining styles – innovative Sushi and Sashimi, Yakitori grill and, being in the name, Japanese Hot Stone. Why is Hot Stone so exciting? Dishes…

A weekend in Marlow

Brexit. The gift that keeps on giving. With €1.09 to the pound at the time of writing (ergh!) you’ll be forgiven for shunning the foreign exchange office and endless airport queues for the new trend in British holiday making, the staycation. Given Britain’s new summer status as a tropical island just off the coast of…

Summer in Catalonia, the home of Game of Thrones

After a glorious visit to Barcelona in 2015 it was obvious the Catalonia region of Spain has a lot to offer with unique cuisine, bundles of history and fantastic coastlines. And with Girona’s historic charm showcased in Game of Thrones, plus its proximity to the coastal haven of Palafrugell, we were sold on a two…

Sunday Feasting at TraTra London

Sunday lunch is a sacred staple of the Great British menu and is a special meal to be enjoyed by family and friends. So when bar and bistro TraTra London launched their decadent Sunday feast with bottomless fizz we jumped at the chance to try it out. The flamboyant French feasting menu created by award-winning…