Where The Pancakes Are: Hackney’s latest pop up

Guilt-free pancakes on Pancake Day? #Winning! Where The Pancakes Are – which specialises in serving up healthy pancake stacks made with gluten-free buckwheat flour and fresh, organic ingredients – has popped up for a quick stint in Hackney before its permanent central London residency later this year. The brainchild of self-taught cook and mum of two PatriciaContinue reading “Where The Pancakes Are: Hackney’s latest pop up”

Munching through the East End

9am. My stomach was growling so I wolfed down a bowl of cereal before rushing out the door. Big mistake. Arriving in Spitalfields Market an hour or so later, I was greeted by Ollie, my friendly and amusing guide for the morning. We were joined by 9 lovely others – a family of four fromContinue reading “Munching through the East End”

A nine-course feast for the ladies, Benihana-style

Theatrical knife-wielding chefs, delicious freshly cooked dishes, upbeat music and an extensive cocktail list combine to make for a distinctive and memorable dining experience at Benihana. The Japanese Steakhouse, which pioneers group teppan dining – where your dinner is cooked right in front of you on a hot plate by a flamboyant chef who performs allContinue reading “A nine-course feast for the ladies, Benihana-style”

Visit Only Eggless for eggs-ceptional egg-free cakes and vegetarian meals

For delicious, light and tasty egg-free cakes, try Only Eggless. It’s melt-in-the-mouth sponge recipe is delightful, and it’s cake variety is splendid: you can get Ferrero Rocher, banoffee, a personal favourite, Oreo cake, and much more! Only Eggless is a family-run business that prides itself in being London’s first cake shop that is approved byContinue reading “Visit Only Eggless for eggs-ceptional egg-free cakes and vegetarian meals”

Soho Joe – great value, quality Italian food

Where else could you possibly get a 12″ quality pizza for £8 in the heart of London? Exactly. SOLD! Soho Joe is an all-day restaurant serving rustic, tasty Italian food that is great value for money. The family-run restaurant has a lived-in, homely feel and evening meals are lit up by candlelight, making it cosyContinue reading “Soho Joe – great value, quality Italian food”

The Waffle House, St Albans – the perfect place for Sunday brunch

Waffles with eggs and bacon, waffles with ice cream, waffles with mushrooms, waffles with maple syrup… the list goes on. The Waffle House gives you what you’d expect; waffles with everything! Ideal for Sunday breakfast, dessert or a quick snack, there is bound to be something to suit your tastes from the variety of sweetContinue reading “The Waffle House, St Albans – the perfect place for Sunday brunch”

Blue Zenzer: the Italian slash Indian restaurant in Northwick Park certainly has zing

It’s the sister restaurant to Blue Ginger, an indo-oriental restaurant in Kenton Road, hence the name Blue Zenzer – ‘zenzer’ is Italian for ginger. Despite the fact that the same people created them, the dining experiences in Ginger and Zenzer couldn’t differ more. Blue Zenzer serves up Italian dishes – some authentic, the rest withContinue reading “Blue Zenzer: the Italian slash Indian restaurant in Northwick Park certainly has zing”

Mohsen Kebab Iranian Restaurant, Warwick Road, Kensington

This low-key bring-your-own-booze (BYOB) West London Iranian restaurant serves up authentic Persian food, and its simple joojeh (chicken) skewers are absolutely divine. It’s a small, plain restaurant located in the middle of nowhere near Olympia’s Homebase, and from outside it doesn’t look particularly amazing, but it’s busy, bursting with lots of Iranian clientell looking forContinue reading “Mohsen Kebab Iranian Restaurant, Warwick Road, Kensington”

Simply indulge at Dudley’s

Can you recall those pancakes you made on Shrove Tuesday? Lumpy, thick, and barely rounded? Well, you’ll be relieved to hear about Dudley’s Pancake House. Bigger than your average pizza, and thin as a sheet, the pancakes by chefs at Dudley’s are simply yummy. With a crisp edge, each pancake is so fresh that youContinue reading “Simply indulge at Dudley’s”

Royal China, a newcomer to Harrow

With its elegant decor and yummy food, this Chinese restaurant provides a fine dining experience. As soon as you enter, you get the impression that you are eating out in a stylish central London restaurant. The place is peppered with rich golden hues, it is spacious and the lighting is dimmed. Prices are, you couldContinue reading “Royal China, a newcomer to Harrow”