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…

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…

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…

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…

Great meat is Roxie’s silver lining

I’ve said for quite a while that my part of Clapham needed a really good steak place – especially after that lovely Argentinean steakhouse closed down (amazing, authentic Argentinean food; prices far above average). So when Roxie opened, I was rather pleased and hopeful. However, it’s been a hit-and-miss experience so far. The couple of…

Is this London’s best pizza?

I take great pride in calling myself a pizza connoisseur. Not a mere dilettante, I have been on a pizza journey for what feels like my whole life.  I have learned to appreciate all kinds of pizza variations: pizza a taglio, pizza al metro, personal sized pizzas, Neapolitan pizza, New York pizza pies, and so…