Padella, Borough Market, London.

I had read lots about Padella, (including this excellent review from Marina O’Loughlin in the Guardian) a small no-bookings pasta restaurant in Borough Market, and as I was meeting friends for drinks along the river, it seemed like the perfect place for a quick bite to eat en-route. The menu is short, but oh my…

Hoppers, Soho, London.

Having visited Sri Lanka twice in recent years I have become a huge fan of Sri Lankan cuisine and therefore I was keen to eat at Hoppers , a Sri Lankan restaurant that opened on Frith street in Soho towards the end of 2015, when I was back in the UK. Another No-Bookings restaurant, I put our names…

Frenchie, Covent Garden, London.

Most of my friends in London work in fine dining restaurants which means I don’t have to look very far for recommendations on where to eat when I am back in town for a visit. Frenchie was one such recommendation from my friend D who was not only impressed with their creative, seasonal menus that take…

Bao Fitzrovia, Windmill Street, London.

Bao initially started life as a weekend-only street food stall at Neil market, proving so successful that they have been able to establish not one, but two restaurants (in Soho and Fitzrovia) in the two years since I have last visited the UK so naturally I was excited to visit when I was in the UK…