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Restaurant review: Daylesford, Notting Hill

I walk up and down Westbourne Grove five days a week, on my way to and from work. In the morning, my pace is brisker than I’d like, to make up for one or two alarm snoozes too many; evening strolls, on the other hand, are one of the parts of the day I prefer. As I … Continue reading

Sunday Roast at The Crooked Well, Camberwell

I’ve only gone and eaten my first Sunday roast. It’s only taken me five and a half years. I know it might sound ridiculous. As in hello-oh, what’s wrong with you? You’re a meat-eater and you live in London, what took you so long? Consider this, though: until August 2015, I’d never had afternoon tea either. … Continue reading

Finding Redemption in Notting Hill

Redemption from what?, you may ask. Teetotalers, vegetarians, vegans, dieters, and the ever-annoying folks who divide foods into “naughty” and “nice” might come up with very similar answers. It’s wheat, dairy, sugar, alcohol…or even all of them. If you don’t fit into any of the above categories, the reasons why Redemption is called this way … Continue reading

Restaurant review: Reun Thai, Hammersmith

This time last year, I thought I’d found my favourite Thai restaurant in London. The Walmer Castle wasn’t strictly a restaurant – rather, a pub with a Thai food menu and a dining room with an exotic look and feel – but the food was excellent and very reasonably priced; to top it all, it … Continue reading

Afternoon tea at The Delaunay, Aldwich

Time I’ve lived in the UK: 5 years, 2 months, 3 weeks. Time it’s taken me to try afternoon tea since I live here: 4 years, 11 months, 4 days. Four years is a long while to spend waiting for the time to be right, and yet that’s as much as it’s taken me to … Continue reading

Restaurant review: Hereford Road, Notting Hill

The longer you live in London, the more you take certain things for granted. It will rain on the next Bank Holiday, which you’ve eagerly awaited for the whole sunny working week. The Wimbledon branch of the District line will let you down in every and any way it can. Restaurants are open all day … Continue reading

Restaurant review: Piebury Corner, Holloway Road

When I was a kid, there were very few girls my age in my neighbourhood, and most of my playmates were football-obsessed boys. Up to the age of around 11, I used to spend most afternoons playing with them in the streets nearby. Our homes were huddled at the end of a dead-end road, where … Continue reading

Restaurant review: Al Waha, Bayswater

My love for Lebanese food harks back to many years ago, when a small family-run Middle-Eastern restaurant opened, of all places, in my sleepy hometown in the middle of nowhere. Back then, in the early 2000s, it was the talk of the town; I’d go there often, both with friends and family, as it was … Continue reading

Restaurant review: Clockjack, Soho

I could begin this post about my meal at Clockjack in a hundred ways, but none sounds as appropriate as this quote from Alexandra‘s review: “I was a very picky eater when I was growing up. Mom had to cook a different meal for me just so I would eat. I think at one point … Continue reading

Restaurant review: Rita’s Bar & Dining, London Fields

I fell in love with Rita’s at first sight and first bite. First sight, because the interiors and atmosphere are lovely. Just round the corner from London Fields rail station, Rita’s is the kind of place you risk to overlook if you walk fast down Mare Street, looking for big neon-lit signs and blackboards on … Continue reading

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