A restaurant with no menu where the chefs finish dishes with tweezers and the ingredients are weird and wonderful? Viajante was exactly where I wanted to celebrate my birthday. The restaurant had been on my wish list for a while after amazing meals at Nuno Mendes’ other restaurants, the Loft Project and Corner Room, so clocking over
If you have plans for this evening, cancel them. Instead get yourself down to Nuno Mendes’ latest offering the Corner Room. There is no website, no telephone number and no bookings taken. The restaurant is hidden away in the back corner of the Town Hall hotel in Bethnal Green. I arrived on a rainy night
This weekend I headed over to the Columbia Road Flower Market with my friend Claire. Hanging out in this area of London sometimes gives me the feeling that I am just not cool enough and much attention has to go on what to wear which is a struggle on a Sunday morning when the temptation
Although it is still winter here in London it only took one bite of Viet Grill’s summer rolls to transport me to Nah Trang beach in Vietnam. Yes the summer rolls were that good. Translucent rice paper is folded around tightly packed wads of vegetables and fresh, meaty prawns. Doused with some sweet chilli sauce
With no need for a time machine you can experience life in a gentler time when you step through the doors at Treacle in the East End. Pick your way through the beautiful blooms of the Columbia Road flower market and enter into Treacle’s world of nostalgic kitchenware and and exquisitely decorated cup cakes.
It was my friend John’s birthday, in order to overcome what he described as the “suffocating formality” (read as expense) of last year’s 30th birthday dinner, he proposed somewhere “relaxed” (read as cheap) this year, so we headed to Tay Do in Hackney. Tay Do has a mini-empire of Vietnamese restaurants around Kingsland road. We