HEARTY BRITISH FAYRE AT HOLBORN DINING ROOM

Mr Flavour has been spending a lot of time on the internet recently. He sits there quietly, phone in hand, with his mouth agape, drooling as he ogles pictures of tasty little beauties. I’m talking of course about Calum Franklin’s magnificent pies, which grace the pages of Instagram like the pastry equivalent of really, really,…

A JOLLY GOOD TIME AT THE JUGGED HARE

Let’s face it, 2018 has been a crazy year for us all. The dreaded B-word, the orange man in the Whitehouse, Novichok, GDPR and drones were all actively chipping away at our collective calm. Thank goodness Sir Attenborough is still in great health. We all deserve a little treat and we got ours in the…

A TEMPTING TASTE OF TRATRA

Keen to start our last Saturday night on the right foot, we scored a table at TraTra, the basement bistro bar at the Boundary Project in Shoreditch. Joined by our friends, we sipped our crisp sparkling chardonnay and marvelled at the vibrant dining space. The long room features a glass fronted working kitchen along one…

PLEASURABLE DINING AT POLPO

Cast your mind back to a time when the weather was fine enough for an alfresco dinner. On a warm Smithfield evening, Mr Flavour and I were invited to sample the delights of Polpo and they certainly lived up to our expectations. Seated at our outdoor table with chilled glasses of prosecco, we remembered how…

SOUL FIRED PIZZA AT ZZETTA

Recently opened in the heart of Rathbone Market, Zzetta is a new artisan ‘pizzeria’ bringing a simple yet different take on everyone’s doughy favourite. It represents its neighbourhood in both produce and décor, from stylish street inspired tables to simple fresh ingredients. Zzetta are keen to cement their reputation for high quality pizza and their…

JUMPING FOR JOY AT HOPPERS SOHO

We were prowling the streets of Soho, on a hunt for fresh new flavours. An afternoon of research can be tough on the feet and bellies alike. Soon enough, the lure of lunchtime became overwhelming and we could walk no further without a tasty nibble. Fortunately for us, we’d stumbled upon Hoppers, one of the…

TASTY TAPAS AT BOQUERIA

Look at the size of that Paella! This was meant to be a portion for 3 people but I reckon those enormous Langoustines could satisfy all of Brixton by themselves. We joined a group of friends at Boqueria to celebrate a birthday in the best way possible; namely consuming our bodyweight in delicious Tapas. We…

RAGU AND ROMANCE AT ROSSOPOMODORO

As we all know, once a year each February comes a day when couples celebrate their love. Their love of Pizza that is! Yes, Friday 09th February is National Pizza day and ever the romantic, Mr Flavour whisked me away from work for an evening of exchanging sweet nothings at our favourite Italian chain restaurant,…

A CHEEKY NIBBLE AT CEVICHE

We love Ceviche at Old Street. In the wake of post work drinks, we’re frequently drawn through their door, magnetised by the munchies and craving a quick bite of Peruvian fare on the way home. There’s always a warm welcome and if we’re lucky, a seat at their open kitchen bar. Perched on high stools,…

THE 5 BEST AMERICAN THEMED RESTAURANTS IN EAST LONDON

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Americophiles will soon be seeking a feast that would fill the Grand Canyon. However, we’re not all crazy ‘bout Cranberry sauce or peachy-keen for Pumpkin Pie. The good ole US of A has bestowed plenty of awesome alternatives:  Think pulled pork, barbecue ribs, crispy wings and juicy slow cooked…

DISHOOM DELIGHTS US ONCE AGAIN

It was another beautiful August day in London and I was perched at Regent’s canal, sipping chilled Domaine De Cabrials as the barges gently slipped by. My delicious daydream was brought to an abrupt end by a text from Mr. Flavour: “Almost back from Brighton, eaten nothing but chips for last 3 days. Need proper…

LOW & SLOW SOUTHERN STYLE. Dukes Brew and Que.

Mr. and Mrs. Flavour take their taste buds down South at their favourite American barbecue restaurant. I’d just returned from a business trip to New York and was feeling sleepy, sweaty and seriously hungry. Mrs. Flavour sure knows how to push the right buttons, suggesting we forgo the hassle of a home cooked meal and…