Chakra: Restoring harmony to taste buds, one bite at a time

Hello all, I’m back with another review this week which you can find on lifestyle magazine, Melan Mag! I usually don’t opt for Indian food, so this was a pleasant surprise and I’ll definitely be checking out more Indian restaurants – let me know if you have any suggestions!

Find out my thoughts on Kensington’s culinary gem. You’ll find an array of curries, rice dishes and classic favourites including Samosas, Tandoori chicken and poppadoms.

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The Athenian: bringing finesse to classic Greek street food

*Originally written for Melan Magazine.  

Walking into the venue on a Wednesday evening, the atmosphere was so lively, it could easily have been a Saturday night. A few minutes away from Shoreditch High Street station, this branch of The Athenian can be found in Unit 54. The popular hang-out can be found in a number of locations across Continue reading “The Athenian: bringing finesse to classic Greek street food”

Failure & a Cup of Hot Chocolate

The beginning of summer symbolises a period of transition for many of us. For some it’s the start of the summer holidays, or a degree, whilst for others it marks the start of a new job. However, what happens when, what should be a celebration of a new beginning, ends up being disrupted by failure? Continue reading “Failure & a Cup of Hot Chocolate”

A flavour of Spain in the heart of London: Reviewing Chiringuito

*Originally written for Melan Magazine

Found everywhere in Spain, a chiringuito is an all-day beachfront bar and restaurant which serves tapas and drinks. This August, London’s very first Chiringuito-inspired restaurant opened, and we were invited along on opening night to sample the vast array of affordable Spanish and Latin American traditional flavours.

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African Volcano erupts at Great Guns Social

*Originally written for Melan Magazine

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Southwark Bridge Road, Borough, our second visit to Great Guns Social was just as memorable as the first time. Celebrated chef Grant Hawthorne has taken up a residency at the venue, bringing with him Mozambiquan-style flavours with a South African twist, straight from Grant’s Cape Town homeland. We visited the restaurant to try out the flavours of his African Volcano. Continue reading “African Volcano erupts at Great Guns Social”

Chilli Garlic Coca-Cola Wings

One thing I love about food, is the fact that it tells you something about the stories behind some of our favourite dishes. I remember when I first tried cola chicken, it was in TGI Fridays and I assumed it was an American dish. However, a colleague of mine from Hong Kong informed me that it’s actually a popular dish in China. After doing some homework, I realised that the birthplace of this recipe is still up for debate, with various sources contending that the origin is between the US, China and Taiwan. Continue reading “Chilli Garlic Coca-Cola Wings”

Bone Daddies: Challenging Perceptions

Besides its rather intriguing, yet odd name, the menu served up at Bone Daddies is not what you’d first expect. A love child birthed from his passion for Japan, acclaimed chef Ross Shonhan (ex Nobu and Zuma) wanted to create a ramen bar that would be a home to his version of Japanese food and contemporary culture

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BungaTINI: A Pizza Making Affair

As you would be right to assume, I eat out quite a lot – which is one of the reasons why I decided to start this blog in the first place. Despite my love for food, I have recently become increasingly unsatisfied with just eating out at restaurant. Instead, I wanted an experience – something fun, but also filling Continue reading “BungaTINI: A Pizza Making Affair”

Chiltern Firehouse: The fire never left

A seven to ten minute walk from Baker Street station lies a restaurant hidden inside a former 1880s fire station. Chiltern Firehouse is a contemporary restaurant with a underlying American influence, with a menu developed by Michelin-starred chef Continue reading “Chiltern Firehouse: The fire never left”