Fino – Review (Fitzrovia) One door shuts many others open

I figured it to be a good way to end 2015’s postings on the defunct Fino which closed this year too. So the purpose of this write-up is 2 fold, to say goodbye to a staggeringly good restaurant and to pledge that it’s not really…

The Begging Bowl – Review (Peckham) Begging me to come to South London?

I’ve become a Thai food seeking missile after eating in the likes of Smoking Goat and Som Saa (a pop-up seeking a new residency). I blame Seb Holmes who was a former sous chef at The Begging Bowl, head chef at the Smoking Goat and of course he cooked alongside Andy Oliver at Som…

Hoppers London – Review (Soho) The best Curry in Soho?

Hoppers London opened on the 28th of October 2015 replacing Koya (who were famed for cooking fresh udon noodles) by none other than the Sethi siblings Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina. Maybe you know already, if you don’t there is a mention in my Bao London that they are…

Portland Restaurant – Review (Fitzrovia) Michelin got it right

Portland Restaurant was opened in January 2015 by Will Lander who co-owns The Quality Chop House teaming up Daniel Morgenthau formally of 10 Greek Street they create a minimal 45 cover dining space with an open kitchen, comes with a seasonal menu, an ever-changing 45 hand picked wine…

Sake No Hana (Mayfair) Review – One for the trendy folk

There is another side to the London dining scene that may appeal more to some than others; for example some may favour formal silver service, intricate petit fours, an elaborate 12 course tasting menu – generally giving austerity a two finger salute. Or perhaps something…