Zest at JW3

I’ve always been dubious about bottomless brunches: how much would I really want to drink during a Sunday day over a civilised brunch?! But I write this post one and I’ve been proven totally wrong: Zest at JW3’s take on it is a total success: the food, the drink(s), its culture and my company. For … Continue reading Zest at JW3

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Delamina

Bringing the boisterous fun of Israeli food to Marylebone, Delamina adds colours, flavours and textures to the foodie scene around Blandford Street.  Drawing upon the foods of the Levantine and beyond, its founders and food alike span a compilation of cultures and sub-cultures.  The creation of husband-and-wife team Limor and Amir Chen, also behind Shoreditch’s … Continue reading Delamina

BabaBoom

As part of my long and rather staggered relocation to Battersea (a choice which is, admittedly, my own!), I decided to finally test out a local brunch/lunch spot on Battersea Rise. It’s also diagonal to Soif, a natural wine bar, which is also on My List, but more on that one that another time. In … Continue reading BabaBoom

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

Bala Baya

Israeli food, a 25% discount, and a hidden spot underneath Southwark’s railway arches: yes, please. Bala Baya is a new restaurant from ex-Ottolenghi chef Eran Tibi and popper-upper Sammy Shonn. Heart-warmingly, Bala Baya is an incarnation of what they describe as their very own “poem to Tel Aviv”. This is a tale of an honest … Continue reading Bala Baya

Tabun Kitchen

A Friday night mezze of authentic Palestinian cooking. In theory, this sounded like the perfect setting for a catch-up supper with my tapas friends on a wintery night, post-London’s first shower of seasonal snow. The offer of 50% off for mains was also in keeping with the January theme. The influence of the Middle East … Continue reading Tabun Kitchen

Oklava

In keeping with my school friends’ tapas catch-ups, I opted for a Turkish take on mezze. A contemporary restaurant jointly run by Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie, Oklava pulls fantastic Turkish cuisine outside of the typical kebab shops of East London into a fun, trendy dining spot that oozes contemporary chic. One of my favourite … Continue reading Oklava

Peckham Bazaar

Although originally a pop-up, Peckham Bazaar has - luckily for us - become a permanent fixture. Now they're back and more of my friends are moving to south London, I’m eager to explore neighbourhood restaurants and up-and-coming foodie hotspots; Artusi, Pop Brixton, Ali Baba's Juice, Tooting's Mud, and Streatham's Hood/Brooks & Gao are also on … Continue reading Peckham Bazaar

Pilpel

Without doubt, Pilpel has to be the best falafel that I’ve tried in London. It’s even on About Time Magazine’s top London falafel (http://www.abouttimemagazine.co.uk/food/top-10-best-falafel-in-london/). Having luncheoned and dined(!) here on numerous occasions, with friends and even Partners at a City law firm, a review is in order. Describing itself as “Fresh, Healthy Food”, Pilpel is … Continue reading Pilpel

Tas Pide

Tucked away in the back streets of Southwark, Tas Pide is the sister-restaurant of the popular Tas. But there's one big difference that this sibling offers: Turkish pizza. Typically for a Saturday evening, this meant that the restaurant was heaving, so I was relieved that my friend had booked us a table. Or should I … Continue reading Tas Pide