The Chowzter Awards 2013

Did you miss the Chowzter Awards that took place on the 28th April 2013 in London? The world’s seven tastiest fast feasts were announced!

Recipease – Notting Hill

It seems like we all go through phases with certain things and that can happen when it comes to going out to eat. There are times when similar types of eateries are gone to. Brunch was something that had not been done for quite a few months. So I was more than happy to try…

The London Coffee Festival

The flagship event of UK Coffee Week is happening on the 25th-28th April at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane! Watch barista demonstrations, test new coffee kits, sample food at the artisan and street food markets, explore the unique festival zones and enjoy the live music and art gallery!

Two Brothers Fish Restaurant – Finchley

When both my friend and I said to other people that we were going for fish and chips in Finchley, all the people independently asked if we were going to the very well known Two Brothers Fish Restaurant. We had not realised until then at how popular this North Finchley establishment was. There is always…

Dolcetto – Angel

As you walk up Chapel Market, Dolcetto is a great unexpected find. The atmosphere is warm and it is one of those places that looks inviting and makes you want to go in.

Cafe in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields – Trafalgar Square

A lovely Saturday afternoon visiting the National Gallery with my friend involved introducing her toddler to the wonderful painting of Whistlejacket. This huge oil on canvas painting of the young horse by George Stubbs is one of my favourites and always seems to impress me, no matter how many times I see it. Following on…

Cafe VN – Farringdon / Clerkenwell

There is something truly comforting about a hot steaming bowl of pho. The combination of the thick rice noodles, the broth and the vegetables is perfect. Cafe VN specialises in pho – the noodle soup, and bun – the noodle salad. The bright lime green sign lights up the outside of the restaurant. The green…

Pescatori – Fitzrovia

After a good but busy kind of a week, it felt fitting to take some time out and go out for dinner. The location of Pescatori was at the quieter end of Charlotte Street, away from the many other eateries. The initial vibe that I got when I first entered Pescatori was that it felt…

Amico Bio – Barbican

January is here and it is one of my favourite months. A lovely way to start the new year was with an Afternoon Tea! Afternoon Tea at Amico Bio was something a little different as it was a vegetarian one with an Italian twist. Amico Bio is a family run vegetarian restaurant that offers organic,…

Sagar – Covent Garden

When a friend came over from Europe in December, I got to see her briefly for an early evening catch up. But it was so short as time was a real factor. So I was happy that the next day both of us and her friend were free to do a relaxed Indian lunch in Covent Garden.

Nid Ting – Holloway

A nice impromptu weekend treat was going for lunch with my neighbours! It is really great when you get to know your neighbours and they become close friends. It’s nice when you get to spend proper time with them. Staying local is a bonus; it takes no time at all to get to the restaurant…

Jamie’s Italian – Angel

It has become an annual event to go see a Christmas show. This year, it was Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. A slightly dark take on the classic fairytale with amazing dancers and sets. After our festive show, it was time to fill our tummies. As we were in Angel, there were quite a few choices. The consensus was to go for Italian food and what better place to head to, than Jamie’s Italian.