Fischer’s Café and Konditorei

On one of the many days spent in Marylebone High Street, we decided to pop by Fischer’s Café and Konditorei. What makes Fischer’s interesting is that it serves typical Austrian food — an common occurrence in central London; and it’s designed to evoke 20th century Austria. You’ll notice they’ve done this well when, as soon as you’ve…

Killer Tomato

I was craving some Mexican whilst visiting Notting Hill and happened to stumble upon Killer Tomato on Portobello Road. Killer Tomato‘s unique name is also characterised by its mystical graffiti walls and dark interiors. It’s menu consists of Mexican fare with a twist. In other words, don’t expect traditional tacos or burritos, but well thought-out…

Morso – New Kid on the Block

Recently, I was invited to Morso’s Autumn pop-up event. Morso is an Italian restaurant serving ‘Pasta, Small Bites and Grappa’. Our welcome drink was a Grappa cocktail that had a Halloween angle to it: it was a vivid green and had silver particles swirling around, which reminded me of a witch’s brew. Whilst I wouldn’t…

Gökyüzü

For those who don’t speak Turkish, the word Gökyüzü means ‘sky’. After visiting this restaurant, I realised how aptly named it was. The flavours were nothing short of rich, succulent and uplifting. I’ll be surely paying another visit to taste more of what Gökyüzü has on offer, because one visit is nearly not enough. ***B E G I…

It’s a Cheese Proclamation

Attention all crazed cheese fanatics. This coming Sunday (October 1st), Chapel Market, Islington will be hosting it’s second pop-up Cheese festival called Cheese Street N1. In the same spirit as Chapel Market’s London Farmers Market (which is one of the 22 weekly markets they run), it will feature local and sustainable food traders and will…

The Barbary

The Barbary, Covent Garden is definitely one of my top five London restaurants. What makes the Barbary special, you ask? First, I love Neal’s Yard, where The Barbary is located. It’s this playful culinary and shopping gem that takes you away from the busy roads of Covent Garden. I love its informal 24 seat sit-up…

Dishoom

I had heard a lot about Dishoom, so when my family happened to be visiting me in London, I thought that it would be a great opportunity to give it a try. I was excited to be sharing with them a place I heard was akin to typical Irani cafes in Bombay, India. I was…

Today’s Catch: Shrimpy

It’s really not hard to stumble across a burger joint, but you almost can’t avoid it in London. And why would you? In London, you’ve got all sorts of burgers for all sorts of tastes and dietary requirements, which makes burgers way more exciting than being just hangover food. I’ve probably had burgers from more…

Ottolenghi

When someone utters the word Ottolenghi, the first two things that come to mind are gorgeous looking salad platters and tempting patisserie. You often find passerby snapping photos of the colourful assortments of sweets, whilst many customers ponder for  moments on  whether or not their choice was a wise one. Ottolenghi has branched out since…

Nopi

Nopi is the brainchild of Ottolenghi (which I will also be reviewing in a fortnight). Also serving Mediterranean cuisine, the concept of Nopi differs from Ottolenghi’s delis in that it exhumes finesse. Whilst Nopi is divided into two floors, with the intention of offering two diverse environments, I will be talking about the ground floor,…

Scandinavian Kitchen

Scandinavian Kitchen is a wonderful place if you’re looking for a fuss-free serve. Offering typical scandi goodies such as Swedish meatballs, Danish Smørrebrød (open sandwiches) and Norwegian waffles, you’re not left with the feeling of being denied the full Scandi culinary experience. Their main sell, other than their delicious pastries and open sandwiches, is a…

Rök Islington

What encouraged me to visit Rök the in the first place was its emphasis on Nordic cooking techniques such as brining, pickling and smoking whilst using British ingredients. It did not disappoint. Overall, the food was creative, simple and flavoursome, served in an intimate, dim-lit space with attentive staff. The prices are fair, although you would…