Arros QD: redefining contemporary Spanish cuisine

I happen to love a lunch break. And by that, I mean a real break, when I enjoy superb food, I’m not sat at my desk, and for a little while if possible I detach myself from the workday for a mini recharge. It gives me something to look forward to in the morning, and…

Fine dining and stunning views at City Social

Regular readers will have taken note that it’s been a few weeks of unusual quiet. Rest assured, there has been much good food to be enjoyed; however, with 12+ hour days at work over the last few weeks, there has been little opportunity to write about it. Pity me not; I’ve been enjoying my work…

Candouni: all you could wish for in a Greek restaurant

I’ve been quiet the last few weeks; I’ve been on a much deserved holiday to the Cycladic islands in Greece. I’ve been to Mykonos and Santorini many times before, and I added a few new islands in my travels to satisfy my adventurous side. I enjoyed beautiful beaches, pretty scenery and delicious traditional Greek food……

Fumo and its Venetian style tapas

On a beautiful August day in London, I found myself with the great privilege of a guilt-free day off work and the opportunity to spend the day as a tourist in my own city. After a morning of walking through Fitzrovia, Marylebone, Mayfair and what felt like all of Central London really, I worked up…

Sinabro: refined cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere

Living in Battersea, I am often spoiled for choice when it comes to quality restaurant choices. Of course, I have my favourites where I am a regular and everybody knows my name, but sometimes, it’s fun to change things up, walk on the wild side and try something new. Sinabro has always appeared intriguing to…

Lurra: modern Basque cuisine

Tuesday night, my colleague and I decided to treat ourselves to a grown-up evening of fun by attending a Toastmasters evening to further develop our public speaking skills, and to kick it off with a special dinner. I can’t take credit for this discovery: she proposed Lurra to me and, with little knowledge besides its…

The Fat Duck: the experience.

When one of my dearest friends planned to fly in from Australia and suggested I take a day off work to feast in a place which has been named “The World’s Best Restaurant”, I was beyond delighted: he couldn’t have asked someone more enthusiastic. Before I get started I must tell you that: The Fat…

Modern meets traditional at Michel’angelo, in Capri

Meandering through the narrow, curved streets of Capri, where I vacation pretty much on a yearly basis, my friend and I happened to stumble on a new and original find. Michel’angelo is rather unique among restaurant choices on the island. Yes, it takes the traditional, puts a modern twist on it, and turns it into…

A perfect dinner date at Medlar

In a rare development for me, it happens to be that I have recently gone on an actual date. The frequency of such an event is akin to that of the Olympics, or blue moons: they are rarities over the course of time so that when they roll around again, you say, ‘oh yeah, I…

Taverna Trastevere’s authenticity transports you to Rome…

While it’s unusual – and some people don’t think it’s possible – I am actually very good friends with my ex fiance’. In what feels like a lifetime ago we spent nearly a decade together, having met back when I lived in the picturesque neighbourhood of Trastevere, in Rome. Known for some of the best…