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…

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…

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,…

Untitled Bar Dalston – The Moon Garden

Nothing brings people together in Japan like Yakitori (ใ‚„ใใจใ‚Š/ fire grill chicken). These, usually intimate venues (some no greater than four or five seats), offer diners a place to unwind and enjoy an onslaught of grilled veg and meats, ice cold beers and prime viewing of grill masters at work. With all this in mind…

The Ned – An evening in Manhattan

Bank, the heart of the square mile, is a pulsating intersection that manages a constant flow of Routemasters and footfall from all over the City of London. Here some of the U.K.’s most historic buildings stand shoulder to shoulder with striking modern architecture, an eclectic mix that combines old and new, reminiscent of scenes from…

La Farola Cafe – Upper Street

After a fantastic dining experience at Tuyo, Hackney we were eager to visit sister restaurant La Farola Cafe which, also under the guise of Chef Ricardo, offers a tapas menu to be marvelled. With the feel of a local hangout, La Farola leverages quality local and Spanish produce, bringing a taste of Espana to hungry…

Shang Palace at Kowloon Shangri-La

While on our travels in Hong Kong we were very kindly invited to dine at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel at their Shang Palace restaurant for an evening of flavor discovery while learning about the story behind Chef Mok and his two Michelin stars. Chef Mok, who has a wealth of international experience, created a six…