Category Lunch

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 […]

Apero: Mediterranean inspired lunch 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 […]

La Brasserie, London

La Brasserie, founded in 1972, is the first all day brasserie in London.  We went to La Brasserie for brunch / lunch on a weekend.  It’s a convenient restaurant to go to, especially with kids, if one plans to go to the Natural History Museum or the Science Museum in South Kensington.   Service at […]

Pilpel: Falafels and hummous in Central London

Pilpel is a falafel and hummous bar (small chain really) in London serving vegan and vegetarian falafels in pita pockets.  I think they serve the best falafels – may be because the falafels are brought to you right off the fryer, and topped with what I think is the best tahini sauce.  Pilpel use the […]

Indali Lounge, London

Indali Lounge in Central London serves Indian food that’s prepared in a healthy way  – it’s the first cream-free and dairy-free curry restaurant in London (It’s not a vegan restaurant, because, yoghurt is used to marinate chicken, fish etc. and milk is used in desserts).  Butter, ghee (clarified brown butter) and cream are not used […]

Casa Mono in NYC

Casa Mono in NYC is a small Spanish cuisine inspired restaurant  which recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary!  Casa Mono is owned by Mario Batali , Joe Bastianich and Andy Nusser; Chef de cuisine is Anthony Sasso and Sommerlier is Nancy Selzer.  I loved the food at Casa Mono and am glad I went there for lunch. […]

Sky Thai: Quick lunch in Jersey City, New Jersey

Sky Thai is a Thai restaurant very close to the Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal in Exchange Place / Jersey City, New Jersey.  It’s a restaurant to get a quick lunch for people working in the Exchange Place area.  It’s best to go to Sky Thai as close to noon as possible to avoid a wait […]