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…

I expected more from L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

When you know you’re going to a Michelin-starred restaurant, it’s only natural that your expectations for a great experience are as high as you expect the bill will be. Perhaps that’s why when you walk away from a lackluster experience it feels all the more disappointing. On a mid-week evening one of my best friends…

‘Fast Food’ redefined Galvin HOP

Finding myself in the City by Spitalfields Market before a client meeting with about 35 minutes before I was due to arrive, I popped into Galvin HOP with a challenge: can you serve a two-course lunch within a window of 20-25 minutes? I was surprised, delighted and a little incredulous when they said yes. 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…

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…

A Flat Iron Steak worth writing about…

The praises of Flat Iron had reached my ears some time ago and I had long been looking forward to seeing if the hype was worth it. Opportunity struck when I realised my new working location had a Flat Iron just 5 minutes away, and I decided I would take advantage of their lunch menu….