Shikumen (Finchley Road)

Meal courtesy of Shikumen Written by Reuben @reubenwee91, published by Steph Historical Background Shikumen, when directly translated, means “stone-framed door”. In a broader context, the Shikumen actually refers to a type of architectural characteristic that originated from Shanghai, defined by the stone walls and gates of a Shikumen house. Although shikumen houses are a  part…

Counter Kitchen

Meal courtesy of Counter Kitchen Visited and reviewed by Vicky from Vicky Dalton-Banks, published by Steph Counter Kitchen is a beautiful bright space located on Goswell Road. It is airy, relaxed and comfortable meaning you could happily sit here working away if you wanted to. We arrived just after midday with a few people sat…

Est India

Meal courtesy of Est India Eaten and written by Ed @onehungryasian A sister restaurant to the more refined Mango Indian around the corner, Est India serves more “rustic” Indian dishes but with plenty of flavour attention to detail. It’s a classy restaurant but still with an intimate feel, with booths for small groups and just…

Bernardi’s London

Meal courtesy of Bernardi’s Bernardi’s is relative newcomer to the London restaurant scene having established itself in September 2015 by the Bernardi brothers. At the heart of Mayfair, affluent locals flock together to catch up over the week with glasses of prosecco and fine wine without having to travel too far. Spacious leather seating, a simplistic…