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Madam Chi Coffee Lounge – Angel

It is refreshing to have a coffee lounge that is open late into the evening and it’s all thanks to Madam Chi. At least you can go here and not have to worry about the time.

Papa Del’s – Highgate

Two huge wooden tables and long benches make up Papa Del’s communal dining area. There are also a few window seats.

Konoba Varos – Split, Croatia

Konoba Varos has to be my favourite restaurant that we went to on our Croatia trip. Again, it was tucked away on one of the back streets but this didn’t mean that it was any less busy. Actually on both occasions, we were lucky to get a table as we hadn’t prebooked. Konoba Varos had…

Benito’s Hat – Covent Garden

Benito’s Hat has a colourful and vibrant interior with an orange and green theme. These fresh and striking colours are reflected in the food. There’s a funky mural on the back wall towards the bar area of the restaurant. All these elements set the theme of a relaxed eatery.

3 Oceans – Finchley

An afternoon tea with an Indian twist is what 3 Oceans provides. Gone away are the traditional scones and in come the vegetable samosas.

Lakorn Thai – Angel

Lakorn Thai is an average Thai restaurant close to the Sadlers Wells Theatre in Islington. The food is not outstanding nor is it bad.

Portal – Farringdon

For a really special occasion, Portal is the place to go. Exquisite food, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere is what this restaurant is all about.

Chimichanga – North Finchley

A mid week Mexican lunch meant a visit to Chimichanga. The restaurant is really spacious and has the booth seating on a raised level at the back. The interior is made up of large stone arches and large wooden posts.

The Highgate Pantry – Highgate

The Highgate Pantry has a big display of tempting sweet things in its window! Cupcakes, fruit tarts, macaroons, fruit crumble slices, egg custards and the list goes on! An afternoon filled with tea, cake and the girls brought us to this bakery! We were spoilt for choice so we decided that the only way around that was…

GRAB Thai Street Kitchen – Old Street

Just a few minutes away from Old Street tube station, down a small side street, is GRAB Thai Street Kitchen. GRAB opened its doors in the summer but it has taken me a few months to finally go visit.

Massala Hut – Euston

When a close friend of mine came to visit from Malaysia and he suggested going out for an Indian meal, Drummond Street came to mind. Drummond Street is just behind Euston Station and has plenty of Indian restaurants.