The low down on restaurants, street food markets and food festivals.

All Day Japanese Dining in London | Machiya Restaurant

Wagyu Gyoza and Miso Aubergine at Machiya Japanese Restaurant in London, a review on Kavey Eats

Last year the people behind Kanada-Ya (ramen shops), opened a different style of Japanese restaurant, just two doors from their Piccadilly Circus branch of Kanada-ya. It’s a year since Machiya opened its doors, so I was way overdue for a visit to check out the menu. As per the popular trend in London restaurants, Machiya offers all day dining with separate breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. ... Read more »

Salvation In Noodles | Sinful Vietnamese Noodle Shack in Dalston, London

Bun Nem Nuong, a Vietnamese salad of cold noodles, salad and hot pork patties

This little Vietnamese noodle restaurant has been serving simple, tasty Vietnamese noodle dishes to Dalston residents (and anyone willing to travel) for nearly three years; indeed in the time it’s taken me to finally make my way there, founder Colin Tu has launched another Vietnamese restaurant, MAM, in Nottinghill and a second branch of Salvation ... Read more »

Hot Pot Restaurant in China Town | Steam Boat Chinese & Thai Style

Twin Broth Hot Pot and Ingredients from Overhead at Hot Pot Restaurant China Town London on Kavey Eats

As a child, I had a very multicultural upbringing when it came to food. Of course, there was the Indian food of my parents’ home country. And there were plenty of newly learned British classics from their adopted country. My mum also taught herself Italian, Greek, and other cuisines from cookery books. When we travelled ... Read more »

Flour & Grape | Phenomenal Pasta in Bermondsey

Fazzoletti pasta with spinach and ricotta at Flour and Grape Pasta Restaurant in Bermondsey, London

We Brits love our pasta! I don’t think it’s an understatement to say it’s become a staple in most homes, as a quick, versatile and delicious meal that’s usually very affordable to boot. So it’s a little surprising that there aren’t more specialist pasta restaurants – by which I mean restaurants focusing on fresh handmade ... Read more »

A Taste of Alentejo | The Gastronomic Soul of Portugal

‘Ask any Portuguese and they’ll agree – Alentejo is the gastronomic soul of Portugal!‘ So said our guide Ruben as we set off on our taster tour of the region. But since he’s also the Communication Manager for the region’s tourism promotion agency, I took his words with a pinch of salt, categorising them as ... Read more »

Three Delicious Small Plate Restaurants in Stockholm

I have said before how fabulous the food scene in Stockholm is, and written about the fantastic tastings we enjoyed on our Stockholm food walking tour. We also had some wonderful restaurant meals during our long weekend in the city. Restaurants in Stockholm are wonderfully inventive, offering high quality cooking that references food influences from ... Read more »

Ishtah Turkish Restaurant | A New Old Favourite in Central Finchley, London

We moved to North Finchley over 20 years ago, and discovered Izgara restaurant in Central Finchley not long after it opened in 1999. Although it’s not as local as the restaurants along our own high street 1.5 miles to the north, we loved the Turkish menu, friendly service and the windows all along the front ... Read more »

Taking To The Skies | A Gondola Visit to Maokong for Lunch & Tea

I love cable cars! So I was very excited about riding on the Taipei Maokong Gondola during our visit to Taiwan’s capital earlier this year. It wasn’t until we did it that I realised quite how incredible this particular cable car journey would be – a long and leisurely half an hour in duration each ... Read more »