Pan Asian at TooTooMoo Whetstone | Neighbourhood Dining

I’m not always complimentary about restaurants that offer more than one cuisine, most typically an array of Pan Asian dishes covering countries across East Asia. Too many of them do none of the dishes justice and the result is disappointment all round. But when a North London restaurant chain invited me to visit the newly ... Read more »

Suda Thai Cafe Restaurant in St Martin’s Courtyard, Covent Garden

Imagine you’re in the mood for Indian food. Sometimes that means seeking out the amazing place you’ve found across the other side of London, the one that makes rotis and parathas just like the ones you had when you travelled around India. Or the one down in Peckham serving Keralan food redolent with curry leaves ... Read more »

Naamyaa: A Bangkok Cafe in Islington

I am in the minority; I never warmed to Hakkasan, underwhelmed by all three of the holy trinity of food, service and setting. Sitting in nightclub-like gloom, eating overpriced food served by poorly trained staff just doesn’t appeal and I’ve been at a loss to understand either the Michelin star or the multitude of fans. ... Read more »

Blue Elephant’s Sunday Brunch

Though it was something of a Fulham Road institution for over 25 years, I never managed to make it to Thai restaurant Blue Elephant at its original London location. In January last year, they moved into a shiny new building at Imperial Wharf, a short distance away. We finally made our maiden visit on a ... Read more »

Suda Thai’s Mango Sticky Rice Recipe

I was recently invited to a mango-themed evening meal and masterclass by Suda, a Thai restaurant just off St Martin’s Lane, near Covent Garden. The mango dishes and demonstrations were lead by Kessuda Raiva, Executive VP of S&P (who own a number of restaurants and food businesses in Thailand as well as Patara and Suda ... Read more »