All posts tagged: london

Experiencing the new Grub Crawl, Brixton

I’ve been on a fair few pub crawls in my life, the most memorable of which was the circle line challenge in London (a different drink in a different pub at each stop on the circle line). It was pretty heavy, starting at Aldgate and ending prematurely at Notting Hill due to the sheer amount of alcohol consumption. More of a semi circle challenge really! Recently I was invited to try out an awesome new concept – a grub crawl! How would this work? I hear you cry! The concept is actually quite simple – you have your starter in one restaurant, main in another and, you guessed it, dessert in another. This is the brainchild of the lovely Hannah (of That Adventurer) who wanted to share the culinary delights of her area, Brixton, with fellow foodies. Brixton has changed a lot since I lived there for a very short time when I first moved to London, around seven years ago. It’s become quite ‘trendy’ and the market is now host to so many incredible …

Lunch at Señor Ceviche, Soho

I’ve been to a few restaurants in Soho recently for lunch, that I didn’t feel I could really make big blog posts out of. They were fairly casual lunches and I didn’t have my good camera on me. But I thought it would be a shame not to share my thoughts on them at least – so the first of these short and snappy posts is about Señor Ceviche. I’d been hearing great things about it, so it couldn’t have been more perfect when the fabulous Lauren of The Lifestyle Diaries suggested we meet there. We’d been talking for months on social media but had never met in person. Our lunch at Señor Ceviche would change that! The restaurant is located in Soho’s Kingly Court, which I’ve been so impressed with recently, and have been visiting quite a bit. It’s a courtyard tucked away between Carnaby Street and Regent Street, and hosts many wonderful restaurants. I remember going there a few years ago and there was barely anything there – it has changed a lot! …

September 2015: A New Job, A Bit of Baking and Fab Events!

Unlike August, September was a much quieter month on the blogging front for me. I started working at a new company and so was without a laptop for a while between jobs. Which made blogging near impossible! It was a very strange feeling – for the past nine months I’ve been posting nearly every weekday, so I felt weirdly out of the loop. But I still managed to get some posts out, so here’s a round-up for September in case you missed anything! Restaurants I visited… I tried out my first Bánh mì at Keu in Shoreditch. Read more here. I had a truly great brekkie at MUD in Tooting. Read more here. Tim and I had a fabulous tasting menu experience at Charlotte’s Place in Ealing. Read more here. Kelly joined me for some epic sandwiches and milkshakes at Potbelly in Stratford. Read more here. Events I attended… I was kindly invited by Zomato to a jamón carving masterclass, which was great fun (and lots of ham tasting!) Read more here. I also met the …

August 2015: A house, a kitten, and lots of blogging!

Hello all! As I’m posting quite a lot on the blog now, I thought it might be nice to do a little round-up of the things I’ve written about at the end of each month, collated in one post. So here’s my first one for August! And it has been a busy month! We exchanged, completed and moved into our very first house in Tooting, and at the weekend, we got our first kitten, Dexter (yes, named after the TV show serial killer!) A month of firsts, big expenditure and lots and lots of packing boxes (which Dexter seems to be having a lot of fun with!) I’ve still somehow managed to keep up with blogging, alongside my day job, so here’s what I wrote about on the blog this month! Restaurants/Pop-ups I visited… I visited a very cool Berlin Brunch pop-up in London. Read more here. I tucked into gourmet sandwiches, salads and puds at Aline in Mayfair (possibly the most I’ve ever eaten in one sitting!). Read more here. For Afternoon Tea Week, I tried …

Breakfast at MUD, Tooting

Since moving to Tooting a few weeks ago, we’d noticed a queue outside a coffee shop at the weekend whenever we walked past. This place was clearly popular! Last Saturday we headed over to ‘Mud’ in the morning to see what all the fuss was about. Luckily we had just beaten the ‘brunch rush’ and managed to get a table for breakfast. We were served quickly, ordering a couple of iced mochas and fresh orange juices, and the waitress was very friendly. Actually, the place had a very friendly vibe in general. The fact that it was one of the hottest, nicest days of the year might have helped, but everyone was smiling and you could tell that lots of regulars were coming in, as they chatted away to the staff behind the counter. I heard one of the groups ask if they could sit ‘in the garden at the back’ – I’m not sure if this is a closely guarded secret, but I’m keen to check it out next time. I also loved the decor …

Dinner at Tapas Revolution, Shoreditch

My family rarely used to eat tapas when I was growing up. While we often went on holiday to Spanish countries, but we would normally order big dishes, such as paella. I think this is largely because my Dad, in a ‘Joey from Friends’ manner, didn’t like to ‘share food’! However tapas really seems to have taken off recently in London and funnily enough, I read an article in the Evening Standard a couple of days ago which said the reason for this is because Londoners have finally learned how to share! Quite sad that apparently we didn’t know how to before, but there you go. One of the chefs who kicked off this foodie revolution is Omar Allibhoy who couldn’t understand why Spanish food wasn’t as popular as other types of cuisine in London, such as Indian and Chinese. Numerous restaurant openings later, television appearances and a book, Omar is certainly trailblazing for Spanish cooking in the capital. Last week I tried out his aptly named ‘Tapas Revolution’ in Shoreditch and although I was …

Chifafa – Kebabs Done Properly!

When I lived in Cyprus, the kebab was a well respected dish. The gorgeous fluffy bread would be filled with all kinds of meaty and veggie delights, bursting with tzatziki. It therefore came as quite a shock and disappointment to discover the ‘British Kebab’ when I moved back to the UK for uni, or rather the ‘Drunk Kebab’ as many may know it by! It’s the go-to destination for late night revellers keen to fill their bellies on the way home, happy to shovel anything remotely resembling food into their mouths. And don’t get me wrong, I’ve certainly been there, but it’s just in no way the same as a ‘proper’ kebab. As such, I was excited to learn about Chifafa, a restaurant/takeaway in Clerkenwell whose aim is to make kebabs ‘the right way’. I just had to check them out and judge this for myself! The venue itself is fairly modern and in-keeping with the other buildings and businesses in the area – it isn’t trying to be Greek, Turkish or Middle Eastern in style. …