Top Twelve Dishes at Bang Bang Oriental

Chinese dumplings, from Xi Home restaurant in Bang Bang Oriental Food Court, Colindale, North West London

Bang Bang Oriental is a shiny, bold South East Asian food court in Colindale, North West London a successor to Oriental City, which closed down almost a decade before. With over 20 vendors to choose from, it can be hard to make a choice so we’re here to help with our top twelve dishes, and more. ... Read more »

The Omakase Menu at Engawa Japanese Restaurant, London

A celebratory omakase meal at Engawa Japanese restaurant in Soho, London

Pete and I recently celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary, and booked dinner at Engawa restaurant to celebrate. Located in Soho (and attached to the Ham Yard hotel), Engawa specialises in wagyu (Japanese beef), specifically in Kobe wagyu. It also has a sushi counter, and guests can choose between regular tables or stools at the counter ... Read more »

Truman Beers’ Newman Arms

A review of Truman's Brewery Newman Arms pub menu

Last time I visited the Newman Arms on Rathbone St in London’s Fitzrovia neighbourhood, its restaurant was being run by the Cornwall Project, and offered a tempting menu of modern British cuisine. I loved it, so was saddened that it closed shop not long afterwards. This year, the Newman Arms was reopened afresh by beer ... Read more »

Grant Hawthorne’s African Volcano Residency at Great Guns Social

Grant Hawthorne African Volcan at Great Guns Social

I’ve been a huge fan of Grant Hawthorne and wife Julie’s African Volcano peri peri brand since they launched it, and absolutely loved the burgers, pulled pork, prawns, bacon, smoked salmon, and other treats Grant cooks and sells to hungry punters at Maltby Street Market. But in general, I’m more of a sit-down-and-eat kind of ... Read more »

Scarlett Green | An Aussie-Style All Day Cafe, Bar & Restaurant

Scarlett Green in Soho offers Aussie-inspired all day cafe bar and restaurant culture in the heart of London

Scarlett Green in Soho is the latest restaurant from the Daisy Green Collection. This all day café-restaurant-bar is inspired by the Aussie café culture popular in Melbourne and Sydney, and offers a globally-influenced menu in a laid-back, elegant space. The menu includes a selection of all-day brunch dishes, as well as single bites, small plates, ... Read more »