I seem to be eating Indian food out a lot of late. Take Jikoni, for example, on which see my thoughts here. I’m not quite sure how this has happened. Perhaps my intrigue of novel takes on age-old recipes and dates (both of the tamarind chutney kind and the other kind – which is why … Continue reading Kricket


Shawarma Bar

For my Last Supper with a few colleagues, I picked out Shawarma Bar sitting smack back in the middle of Exmouth Market.  I’d been meaning to dip into this cosy little spot – and a plate or two of its mezze – for some time.  Following the well-trodden path of dead-end job, to street truck, … Continue reading Shawarma Bar


Sticks’n’sushi (SnS) feels very sleek.  As soon as I walked into its Victoria set-up, I felt like I was at a client dinner, probably in an expat-city centre a la Hong Kong or Singapore.  This corporate vibe is probably also a result of its location smack bang in the middle of the Nova complex.  Though … Continue reading Sticks’n’sushi


Blandford Street is ideally located: a stone’s throw away from chaotic Oxford Street and the Wigmore Hall, and more discrete than the adjacent Marylebone High Street, it offers relief for shoppers and concert-goers alike.  This relief comes in the form of both top notch bars (The Clarette is not one to miss, but more on … Continue reading Jikoni

Bocca Di Lupo

Though “Bocca Di Lupo” translates as “mouth of the wolf” – for you should come here when you’re as hungry as an animal – it creates food worthy of the gods.  Since its opening in November 2008, this place has been something of an Italian institution on London’s restaurants scene.  The quality of its food, … Continue reading Bocca Di Lupo