A Bit Smarter Eating Out London

Mango Tree, Belgravia

Dining plans at Thai restaurants fill me with hope and dread. My meticulous scanning of the menus beforehand leaves me to hope that this time, this will be the one which converts me into a fan. The dread creeps in after the first few…

November 10, 2016
Denmark Eating Abroad

Copenhagen – A Food Tour

It’s official, the coolest thing to do this cool season is to hygge… everyone wants to hunker down, cosy up, and do what the Danes do when the going gets cold! According to all the books and blogs, and there are apparently many authorities…

November 8, 2016
A Bit Casual Eating Out London

PizzaBuzz, The City

A couple of months ago, I joined a club. I’ve mentioned it once or twice but in case you’ve forgotten, here are some hints: it’s got nothing to do with sports, secrets, or fights, and everything to do with dough, cheese, and ovens. Ring…

November 3, 2016
A Bit Casual Eating Out

Chi Kitchen, Marylebone

When I see the words ‘Pan Asian’ in reference to a restaurant menu, I’m torn between hanging my head in despair and rolling my eyes at their laziness. Sometimes, if I’m feeling particularly self-righteous, I’ll do both. Anyone who’s ever laid eyes on a…

October 18, 2016
A Bit Smarter Eating Out London

Alexandrie, Kensington

When you moonlight as a semi-professional diner, a key part of the job is finding new places to wine and dine at. As much as I would love to tell you about my favourite chilli cheeseburger over and over again, I have a feeling…

October 6, 2016
A Bit Smarter Eating Out London

Asadal, Holborn

The first thing that hits us in Asadal is the smell. We had barely been in this Korean restaurant a minute and the warm inviting aromas were already making our stomachs rumble. It felt so secluded downstairs, I could hardly believe that only moments…

October 4, 2016
A Bit Smarter Eating Out London

Duck and Rice, Soho

I wonder what was going through Alan Yau’s mind when he decided to combine a Chinese restaurant with a pub. Not exactly a marriage made in heaven; the only connections I can think of are that beer is often served in one, and deep…

September 29, 2016