Lima Floral: where I had one of my favourite meals of 2014

Lima Floral, the sister restaurant of Michelin-starred Lima (Fitzrovia), opened this year with the aim of showcasing Peruvian fare as authentic and as organic as possible. It’s split into two levels: a 60-cover restaurant upstairs and a Pisco bar downstairs.  It’s become one of my favourite restaurants in town. They’ve…

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The Office Christmas Do: (how work kicked out the Grinch in me)

I’ve been quite a proper grinch over the holiday period and I will chalk that up to 1) being quite ill (literally, “I want my mommy!” levels) for about a week coming up to Christmas and 2) not being able to be with immediate family this year. I suppose the…

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Simurgh: where my Persian chicken fell off the bone

Last week I had dinner at Simurgh, “the first Iranian restaurant in the heart of London“. It’s a stone’s throw away from work but I never thought of entertaining guests here for a slight fear of the unknown; my knowledge of Persian food is limited to the ubiquitous kebabs/mezzes so…

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Suda Thai Cafe: where Thai is good for lunch

The West End is such a touristy place with all its high street shops, theatres and landmarks. Rarely do you find such space in the area where you can escape for a bit of boutique shopping, fun dining, or relaxing without the buzz of the city. This is why I like…

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Cantina Laredo: where Mexican was a bit lacklustre

I’m staring out my window and it’s drizzling. My stomach is shouting for a good dose of Tabasco-drizzled chimichangas, a bowl of corn soup and spicy chicken mole. Torturous, considering I still haven’t found mind-blowing Mexican food in London. I’ve tried a few Mexican chains and restaurants here but they…

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