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Thai to die for

Okay not literally to die for, but ‘The Begging Bowl’ is that rare, elusive find of that x factor, cosy, neighbourhood favourite restaurant, which is a little bit hip and will have you begging for more and more and more. Thai restaurants are generally good or excellent around London, usually classic or contemporary but not [...]

Escape to Jerusalem

On yet another miserable rainy August evening in London, we escaped from frenetic Leicester Square to soak in some of the beauty of The Palomar. The vibe is warm and welcoming with friendly staff and funky tunes. The restaurant starts with a buzzing bar area and in the back are a handful of cosy tables [...]

boozy sunday brunch?

Check out this offer at Flesh and Buns in Soho….limitless prosecco and spicy food… boo I wish I had lazy sundays. http://www.bonedaddies.com/flesh-and-buns/promotional-offers/sunday-brunch-at-flesh-and-buns/

Mayfair basement gem

I have to say the thrill of the chase to get a coveted booking at this attractive restaurant in Mayfair was the draw here. One always wants what one cannot easily have! Finally, after timing my phone call to perfection, I landed a booking, albeit in the height of summer in a deep, dark basement. [...]

1. Porto sani village- Greek resort with marina, kids clubs, extra touches (e.g. champagne on arrival, supervised kids table at breakfast, nobu like restaurant in Marina, unbeatable service), kids pool etc 2. Westin Costa Navarino – Greek modern but classy resort with own aqua park (posh centre parks like), amazing restaurants with varied cuisine, fab [...]

Summer in the city

The Ivy has long been on my list of places to go, but the formula 1 pace of new exciting restaurants in London have thwarted me. The Ivy has had a glamorous make over and opened 2 new branches, one in well-heeled Chelsea and another in Covent Garden. I happened to be having a day [...]

Alan Yau has the midas touch for eastern cuisine in London, Hakkasan, Busaba Eathai, HKK, to name a few. The Duck and Rice, a Chinese gastropub in Soho central has hit the mark yet again. This is a 2 floor temple of chinese takeaway classics but done to perfection. The ground floor is a shiny [...]

Smart dinner in town

L’autre Pied is the classy but cool little sister to Michelin powerhouse Pied et Terre. For me, my favourite member of the family, as there is less pomp and ceremony and a more relaxed fine dinning affair. The head chef cooks up a storm of delicate flavours with top notch ingredients on picture perfect plates. [...]

Girls night out in Peru

I had to organize our ladies supper club and chose Pachamama, good central chi chi location (Marylebone, short walk from Bond st),lots of healthy punchy ceviche and pisco sours in a cool basement den, all boxes ticked. There are quite a few Peruvian hotspots already in London e.g. Coya and Ceviche, so we know London [...]

My best friend is Korean and my guilty pleasure is KFC, so when I discovered that there was a new trendy Korean/ American in town with a head-lining dish called called ‘korean fried chicken’, I had to invent a reason to visit asap? business lunch? ┬áThe vibe is chilled, edgy Brooklyn vibe in London. Its [...]