All posts tagged: Chilli Squid

Dinner at Tota, Tooting

Last week, Tim and I added another place to our list of local restaurants, after visiting Tota near Tooting Broadway. We both had a bit of a steak craving and we wanted to tuck into some good grub nearby so we could just walk (or roll!) back home in a matter of minutes. The restaurant was dimly lit and so cosy – perfect when it was cold and raining outside. I instantly opted for a mulled wine with brandy, while Tim ordered a beer. Please excuse the quality of the photos – a certain husband had promised to bring my camera from home with him and forgot 😉 So I had to make do with my camera phone. The menu all looked great – we hadn’t planned to get starters but they looked delicious and some of our absolute faves were on there, two of which we ordered – the melted Camembert and the chilli squid. The portions were pretty big, and we probably would have been fine just with the Camembert (that’s not to …

Dinner at Yauatcha City

On Saturday, Tim and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Yauatcha in Liverpool Street. And it was by far, the best meal we’ve had in a while. Yauatcha opened up last week at Broadgate Circle in Liverpool Street, serving Michelin-starred Chinese cuisine. It’s part of the Hakkasan family – a restaurant we visited a few years ago, that I’ve been meaning to write about in my ‘Throwback Thursday’ section. It’s great to have another restaurant of this calibre in the east of London. East London is great at the moment for brilliant pop ups and small, quirky restaurants. But sometimes you just want something a bit more refined, and we normally have to head further into the centre of London for that. For those who don’t know the City well, you would probably never even come across Broadgate Circle. It’s tucked away behind Liverpool Street station, but is quite a sight to behold – it has recently been revamped and now hosts many high quality restaurants and cafes.     Upon arrival, we …