Arthur Hooper’s

On a warm Tuesday evening in May, my companion and I were craving small plates and glasses of wine, ideally near work.  And so to Arthur Hooper's, tucked away inside Borough Market on Stoney Street and just down the road from El Pastor (and so probably why overlooked).  Arthur Hooper's offers the best of both … Continue reading Arthur Hooper’s


Hoppers has long been on My List (of restaurants to go to), but I guess I've been reluctant to tick this one off, not only because of its infamously long queues, but also as you can find paper thin crispy dosas (it's Indian pancake cousin) in South London suburbs like Tooting and the like for … Continue reading Hoppers

Xi’an Impression

Some of London's best restaurants are its unknown spots, those unassuming eateries, tucked away on local high streets.  My mission is to try and find more of them.  Tired of browsing Timeout, Hot Dinners and the Guardian's columns, I welcomed my friend's suggestion of what she described as the best Sichuanese in town.  Although their … Continue reading Xi’an Impression

Zest at JW3

I’ve always been dubious about bottomless brunches: how much would I really want to drink on a Sunday over a civilised brunch?! But I write this post one (and not terribly under the influence) and I’ve been proven totally wrong: Zest at JW3’s take on it is a total success: the food, the drink(s), its … Continue reading Zest at JW3


I had high hopes for Lahpet, one of London's first Burmese restaurants proper, a cuisine that I feel is underappreciated in this city. It's surprising there aren't more takes on this food which celebrates the very best of Asia; it's quite literally a melting pot of traditions, spices, herbs, pastes, sauces. Following on from its … Continue reading Lahpet