Simple pleasures bring authentic joy at Saporita

Having left Italy for London nearly sixteen years ago, my time in London has partly been spent on a quest to find my favourite foods from when I lived there. And, over time, I had learned to say that London is special because it’s a cosmopolitan city that brings so many cultures and cuisines together…

Brunch at the Wet Fish Cafe

I’ve not shared this with many people just yet, but in March I started taking violin lessons. I’m keeping it under wraps because I’m not sure how naturally I’m going to take to it, and a part of me fears failure, I guess. But, I am lucky in that of the UK’s best violinists has…

Newly opened Ristorante Gloria finding its feet…

Let me start by saying that I absolutely wanted to love Ristorante Gloria. I had long been awaiting their opening on the 22nd of February: I walk by the premises on a daily basis and realised they were opening there in January. I practically kept a countdown. So I was over the moon when I…

Brunch with a Middle Eastern twist at Cafe Tamra

I’ve long been coming to Cafe Tamra for brunch. It is hands down the best brunch in the Clapham Junction area. And there are definitely lots of options in the area, but none of them inspiring: The gastropub that’s as soulless in atmosphere as it is mediocre on the plate, like only a pub chain could…

Coffee haven in Holborn

In the 15 years since I moved to London, the city has really upped its game when it comes to coffee. I consider myself fortunate to be able to find a genuine Italian caffe’, and that there are so many wonderful artisanal coffee shops that offer a relieving alternative to the coffee conglomerates of the…

A Chelsea Brunch at The Botanist

After a morning of shopping in Knightsbridge this weekend, as you do, I walked over to Chelsea where I decided impulsively to treat myself to brunch at The Botanist. Situated at the top of the Kings Road on Sloane Square, it’s an iconic Chelsea hotspot both day and night as the venue is part restaurant,…