Taste of London - 2014 Summer

When there are numerous excellent dining options, there are plenty of reasons why one has not yet been to a restaurant – the reservation is too tough to secure or the restaurant is too expensive or too far away.  With Taste of London (in 2014 June) at Regents Park, on a lovely sunny late afternoon […]

Shrimp and Avocado salad with Marie Rose dressing at Sophie;s Steakhouse in Chelsea, London

Sophie’s Steakhouse offers a very relaxed weekend brunch / lunch, especially for people with children – service is mostly attentive although gets slow and distracted after 1 PM.   The Chelsea location of Sophie’s Steakhouse, open since 2002, is very popular among Chelsea Football Club fans before a game.   The Covent Garden location of Sophie’s […]

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Ognisko, a Polish Members-only club in South Kensington is open to non-members for for lunch and dinner / drinks all week.    The building in which the restaurant / club is set is beautiful and overlooks a communal garden.  The restaurant was very quiet the evening that we visited for dinner. We ordered most of […]

Carrots with creme fraiche, coffee and arugula at Il Buco Alimentari y Vineria, NYC

It’s often tough to get a reservation at a reasonable time at Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria in NoHo, NYC.  On a night that we were looking to have a late dinner, Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria had availability and so we went.  The restaurant serves rustic Italian fare in a casual, relaxed atmosphere and […]

Vegtetable biryani at Dalcha in London

Dalcha, a restaurant in Parsons Green / Fulham in London, serves Hyderabadi dishes as well as dishes common and popular at Indian restaurants.  The best dishes at Dalcha were, however, the Hyderabadi ones of vegetarian biryani and the dalcha (lamb simmered with yellow dal / lentils). Mango Lassi was thick and creamy with rich mango […]

Dirty cop-out  with portobello mushroom at Dirty Burger in Shoreditch, London

Dirty Burger in Bethnal Green / Shoreditch High Street opened just over a couple of weeks ago. We wanted a quick bite to eat and happened to be walking on Shoreditch High Street when we spotted Dirty Burger.  This Dirty Burger in Shoreditch is the fourth location in London. Dirty Burger offers a limited menu […]

Kohlrabi and green apple salad with gem lettuce and dill at Apero in London

Apero is a restaurant serving Mediterranean inspired food with delicious flavours and beautiful colours.  Located below ground level in Hotel Ampersand, very close to South Kensington tube station, Apero has a cozy feel with Spanish tiled floor and exposed brick. We have been to Apero for brunch a few times and have always found the […]

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