Plaza Khao Gaeng at Arcade Food Hall

Gung Pad Sator Sai Gapi, Gaeng Som Tom Yam, Muu Hong, Gaeng Gati Gai, Khai Dow and Khao Hom Mali Mai

Right next to Tottenham Court Road tube station, where the neighbourhoods of Holborn, Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia and Soho converge, and at the foot of the iconic Centre point building is the Arcade Food Hall, which opened in 2022.¬†Upstairs within the food hall is Plaza Khao Gaeng, a Southern Thai khao gaeng (rice with curry) restaurant by ... Read more »

Baozi Inn, London Bridge

Traditional Dumplings (Jiaozi) Served With Chilli Oil and Chicken Skewer In Caramelized Sauce

It’s been a while since I last went to Baozi Inn, Soho, not since we’d moved away from London four years ago. I took advantage of a recent London citybreak to visit the London Bridge branch, just a couple of minutes walk from ever-popular Borough Market. Our hotel was just round the corner from the ... Read more »

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 »