Pahli Hill

Whereas so many restaurants in London seem to be honing in on cuisine from a particular region in a search for “authenticity”, Pahli Hill in Fitzrovia celebrates the best dishes from across the Indian sub-continent.  In doing so, the kitchen is true to the restaurant’s name.  Named after one of the oldest and most affluent … Continue reading Pahli Hill

Honey & Co Bloomsbury

When Honey & Co Warren Street announced it was closing, there was - understandably - much discontent from fans.  But fears remained at bay as plans were quickly put in place to reopen a new spot in Bloomsbury, on the lovely Lamb’s Conduit Street specifically.  Sitting directly opposite the marvellous Noble Rot – a name … Continue reading Honey & Co Bloomsbury

Brunswick House

Located in the 18th-century house sitting on Vauxhall Bridge roundabout, Brunswick House is home to chef-patron Jason Boxer.  A historic setting for a chef of high pedigree: Boxer is part of that generation of cooks who was nurtured in the comforting shadow of Fergus Henderson of St John and his wife, Margot.  From this we … Continue reading Brunswick House

Luca

Once known as ‘Little Italy’ given its community of Italian migrants, Clerkenwell was the perfect place for The Clove Club Restaurant Group to open its ambitious trattoria, Luca.  The opening of this very-Italian, slightly-British restaurant at the beginning of 2017 was much anticipated and those highs were met with conviction.  The setting plays no small … Continue reading Luca

Slow Burn

“More vegetables, more nutrition, less waste”.  So the moto goes of Slow Burn, a vegetable-focused pop-up in Walthamstow.  Founded by Head Chef Chavdar Todorov, their goal is to champion vegetables, moving meat to the side.  With sustainability at the core of their kitchen philosophy, most dishes are veggie and vegan friendly, using fresh and seasonal … Continue reading Slow Burn

Fatt Pundit

Securing a reservation at Fatt Pundit seems to be a close to impossible task.  The original Soho location of this Indo-Chinese restaurant has an almost cult-like following.  Serving a distinct cuisine that can only be found in a clutch of London restaurants, the restaurant champions “Indo-Chinese” cuisines that celebrate the melting pot of cultures within … Continue reading Fatt Pundit

Madera at The Treehouse

Located on the top floor of the iconic Treehouse Hotel on Langham Place, Madera pairs bold flavours with organic ingredients against the backdrop of 360-degrees skyline views.  The little sister to LA-based Toca Madera, concept here remains pretty much the same: to provide ‘an elevated, modern, and organic take on traditional Mexican cuisine‘.  Except this … Continue reading Madera at The Treehouse

Tendrill

Though I’m not usually one to choose a vegan restaurant, Tendrill doesn’t qualify as that exactly – it self-describes as a “(mostly) vegan kitchen”.  I’m also not one to choose a restaurant that charges £80 for an cancelled reservation.  But the only compensation offered on my follow-up plea to founder and chef, Rishim Sachdeva, was … Continue reading Tendrill

Taka

Marylebone High Street’s Taka is the second London opening by brother and sister team Andrey and Anastasia Datsenko, who were born and grew up in Tokyo.  Taka Mayfair (now closed) opened in 2017 and this larger site in Marylebone takes over the spot of the popular Providores.  Marylebone High Street has become something of a … Continue reading Taka