Saturday, 28 November 2015


Star in the making

Landes foie gras

This is my second visit back to Celeste, a very prestige hotel restaurant located inside the luxury 5 star Lanesborough Hotel. The reason I decided to return was simple, Celeste's cooking was impressive, full of flair and without a doubt in the Michelin territory. Executive chef Florian Favario has taken his experience from a 3 star kitchen in Paris combining with prime British ingredients to create some of the most exciting dishes I have encountered this year. One very important factor however is knowing the cooking difference between lunch and dinner, because even from the a la carte lunch menu, it is pretty much completely different to the dinner menu (the lunch menu items are much more casual). To fully experience what the Celeste team are truly capable of delivering, come to dinner.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Pied a Terre

New beginning

Turbot, charred fennel, dill puree, basil foam

New chef, new beginning. Since the talented chef Marcus Eaves left Pied a Terre, owner David Moore appointed Andy Mcfadden as the new head chef as well as company director. For me, It was a logical decision, as Andy is a hugely talented chef and was already the executive chef at Pied a Terre's sister restaurant, L' Autre Pied. David had made a similar move back in 2011 when he appointed Marcus as the new head chef at Pied a Terre (he was the head chef at L' Autre Pied at that point) to replace the departed Shane Osborn. 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

Express steak joy

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge
Hawksmoor shouldn't be a stranger to any Londoners, one of the best steak chains in the capital, it is known for its quality steaks and cocktails that makes it externally popular. It is not un-commend that you have to book well in advance to get a table for Thursday and Friday nights, on the other hand lunch time services are less busy, I went for the express menu which is there fairly well priced set lunch menu, 3 courses for £27 which is massive scale down comparing to its normal menu, for example, you are looking at paying £36 for a 400g rib eye.

Thursday, 19 November 2015


Comforting hot bowl

tonkotsu ramen

Nothing beats a good bowl of hot ramen in the winter, this classic Japanese street food item had become a rather trendy eating concept for the past few years in the UK, with Bone Daddies one of the pioneers to kick off the "London ramen revolution". Muga on Panton street was opened in the summer, unlike most other ramen joints elsewhere in London, Muga is all about sticking to the traditional methods. On the night of my visit, everywhere else were Japanese apart from my party of two, this is a good indication to show Muga is the real deal and as authentic as you can get in London.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Mangal 1.1

Kebab heaven

Mangal 1.1

I was really sad when the Korean restaurant: Jubo, the pop-up inside The Bedroom Bar came to an end. Jubo, as Korean fried chicken specialist, is one of my personal favourite London restaurants. But as soon as I have discovered that the legendary Kebab joint: Mangal 1.1 have expanded into the pop-up space, I was filled up with joy because Mangal 1.1's predecessor, Mangal 1, is known for being one of the very best Kebab restaurants in London. The only reason that stopped me going to visit Mangal 1, was because of the location (Dalston), so the new and more central location (Old Street) is very ideal for kebab enthusiast like myself.