Flavour Bastard

Don’t let the name of this place put you off.  Although something of an oxymoron – flavour should never be insulted – the food at Flavour Bastard is by no stretch of the imagination light on taste. Every single dish my companion and I enjoyed here – and there were a lot – was imaginative … Continue reading Flavour Bastard



My partner in crime when it comes to soft launches tracked down Lokhandwala’s opening.  This new Indian tapas restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia has been set up by the same guys behind the food festival The Grub Fest. Although I’m usually reluctant to dine out Indian style – as I end up comparing my … Continue reading Lokhandwala

Chit Chaat Chai

South London, Indian street food, a Cambridge alumnae founder: all promising ingredients for a Friday night summery-(ish) family supper (sub)urban style. Chit Chaat Chai’s founders, Tani and Dhruv – who incidentally my sister knew at Cambridge – weren’t able to find good Bhel Poori. (Clearly they haven’t tried Mummy Shah’s creations which I ended up … Continue reading Chit Chaat Chai


Not one to miss out on a soft launch, I was thrilled to learn the Dishoom venture, tucked off King’s Cross’s stylish Granary Square, was staging such an opening, with 50% of both food AND drink! Dishoom is one of my favourite Indian restaurants, conjuring up all the exotic richness of Iranian-style Bombay cafes in … Continue reading Dishoom

The Cinnamon Club

Set in an historic Grade II listed former library, The Cinnamon Club brings Indian fine dining to the heart of Westminster. With its reputation of being one of the most exclusive and high-quality Indian restaurants in London, I’d been eager to visit for some time and Diwali 2014 offered our family the perfect excuse to … Continue reading The Cinnamon Club