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…

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…

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…

Claridge’s for London’s best traditional afternoon tea

In April I celebrated a pretty huge milestone birthday. I’ve been celebrating throughout – with celebrations still to come – as one should for such an occasion. The best part? They’ve all involved food (thank goodness I calorie count, or I’d have ballooned by this point!). Since I’ve done more eating than writing I’ll be…

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…

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…

The Trading House for a uniquely British experience

While out on New Year’s Eve, I was talking with a friend about how it’s always on me to plan things like restaurant reservations, parties, and social arrangements – and sometimes I wish someone else would take over so that I could enjoy an evening care-free for once. His response? I don’t actually want that:…

Millie’s Lounge: glamour among the suits

Having wanted to try Millie’s Lounge for some time now (friends have gone and all have come back with positive experiences), I seized the opportunity when a friend of mine asked me to stick around the Bank area in case her date goes sour. Millie’s Lounge is one of several restaurants at The Ned, all…