Scoop

History and Background: Our gelato is a natural luxury Having won many accolades over the years, I feel like Scoop Gelato has been overshadowed by the likes of it’s Soho newcomers and other fine artisan gelaterias (see Gelupo, La Gelateria), whilst it may be hidden from the spotlight, it still remains to be one of…

Gaylord

History and Background: Second review from another visit can be found here: Gaylord (New Menu) Another restaurant rich with history, established in 1966, they are in fact one of the oldest Indian restaurants around. Situated in the back streets of Oxford Circus, their front door is plastered with recommended timeout, squaremeal and tripadvisor stickers to…

Palm Court, Langham Hotel – Afternoon Tea

History and Background The Langham, London has been serving Afternoon Tea to the cream of London society since 1865. Enriched with history,  the prestige and reputation of Palm Court, Langham Hotel,  has been alleviated even further in recent years, having been awarded several awards for ‘Top London Afternoon Tea 2012″. The West End hotel is…

Shake Shack

History and Background: Everyone knows Shake Shack, everyone’s seen Shake Shack, everyone’s probably eaten at Shake Shack. On several occasions it has been my choice of food for working lunches with Pete, Grace and Daisy. Shake Shack opened in 2004, and went big in America. 34 locations across the US, with an anticipated IPO of…

[CZ] Oblaca

Background and Taste: Located 66 metres above ground, the Oblaca restaurant in Zizkov Tower overseas the whole of Prague with its wide framed windows. Modern Czech, international and seasonal dishes flood the menu and the 50 seat restaurant sustains a very modern and metropolitan feel. Before entry to the tower, you will see strange architectural…

[HK] Cafe R&C

Background and Taste: Cafe R&C is a dainty cafe around the corner from Via Tokyo and Waffills situated on Haven Road. Known for doing the cutest and eye-catching coffee art in Hong Kong, they have been around since at least July 2010. Waiting is a normal thing in Hong Kong, and it’s hard to find…

Banh Mi Bay

History and Background: I first heard of this small eatery by word of mouth, Vietnamese food is not so mainstream in the UK, especially in London, but its actually one of my favourite cuisines.(I always think I’m half-Vietnamese due to my father’s history with Vietnam but many people think otherwise haha…) There are several good…

Cambio De Tercio

History and Background: Classic Spanish tapas on 163 Old Brompton Road. Cambio De Tercio is the “signature Restaurant of the Cambio De Tercio Restaurant Group”. Located in South Ken, it has been open since June 1995. They also hold the largest Spanish wine collection in the whole of London. Having achieved a number of prestigious…

[HK] Waffills

Background and Taste: Bringing you my first non-London based post today and it’s on Waffills! Selling sweet & savoury Belgian waffles located in the back streets of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. (Next to Via Tokyo: review out soon) Opened on 14 March 2014, and owned by the very talented Belgian chef Joeri Schreurs, Waffills (abbreviated from…

Kanada-Ya 金田家

History and Background: The English equivalent of the word tonkotsu is pork bone broth, usually prepared over 18 hours resulting in smooth, thick and savoury noodle soup. There has been a steadfast of ramen bar openings that have filled the streets of London in recent years, and here to name a few; Shoryu, Tonkotsu, Bone…

Babaji Pide

History and Background: With Hakkasan (1 Michelin), Yautcha (1 Michelin), Sake No Hana, Busaba Ethai, Wagamama, Princi and a few other eateries under his belt, its fair to say that Alan Yau is no stranger to the restaurant scene. (Please see Princi (Desserts) review here). He was awarded an OBE for his contribution to the…

inamo St James

History and Background: So I’ve never done a completely negative review, and I am going to try and refrain from doing one. But let me first introduce to you inamo… the core of inamo is our interactive ordering system Reflecting on how innovative technology can be in the 21st century, inamo has created a unique…