Nitrogenie ice cream

If you’re visiting Thorpe Park or Alton Towers, I recommend a stop by the Nitrogenie store for some ice cream. The store uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the ingredients into ice cream. The results are an ice cream thick in texture and slow to melt. It reminded me of the Turkish ice cream “Dondurma” (if…

My Old Dutch

How did I almost forget to share with you this little gem? My Old Dutch is a pancake house offering both sweet and savoury crepes, and they’re large enough for plenty of filling! This was of my favourite places to eat when I was at university because it was just round the corner and it…

Farnham – Giggling Squid

We recently visited The Giggling Squid in Farnham, near my home town Fleet. This Thai restaurant is part of a chain – you can see if there is a restaurant near you here, unfortunately all outside London. The closest to London is Esher. The Giggling Squid has both tapas options and also large plate dishes. We…

Afghan Kitchen – Angel

I’ve been wanting to try Afghan food for some time and this little place in Angel was a great first introduction to the cuisine. The restaurant has two floors, both of which you can expect to be tightly packed with guests, making use of all the space of the small premise. The Afghan Kitchen also…

Emilia’s Crafted Pasta place

Emilia’s Crafted Pasta restaurant opened up a few months ago in St Katherine’s Docks and I only found out about this place through a friend. It’s an independent restaurant and if you’re a fan of fresh pasta this is definitely a good place for you. I had never actually visited the marina before. It’s the…

Butifarra – Peruvian

Listed on Time Out’s ‘The 100 best cheap eats in London’, this eatery is certainly very attractive on price. Butifarra is located in Soho, near Leicester Squarer and serves Peruvian food. We therefore couldn’t visit without trying out the ceviche speciality – Sea beam (£6). It was served in tiger milk (we requested the Amarillo…

Manchester – Home Sweet Home

Great brunch! The minute I walked into Home Sweet Home I was overwhelmed by all the different treats they have on offer. Every table I passed had great breakfasts and shakes. Then there is the counter which displays a range of tasty looking cakes. A lot of places in London offer the classic Eggs Norwegian…

Flat Iron

I found out about this restaurant through a friend’s Facebook – the modern way of finding new places to eat. Flat Iron is named after the type of steak they serve. The flat iron beef meat comes from the shoulder of the cow and is typically considered a cheap meat of lesser quality then some other…

Babaji Pide

Turkish, Turkish, Turkish. There are so many Turkish restaurants and it’s fast becoming my go-to cuisine. I find that however many Turkish restaurants I visit I’m guaranteed to leave satisfied. That’s why I think Turkish is a safe choice in London. Because the cuisine also has some similarities to Bulgarian food (the motherland) eating this…

Shake Shack burgers

Shake Shack is a fast food burger chain which has started popping up in London. The brand began as a food stall in New York City. The original UK store opened up in Covent Garden in one of the marketplace shops but now the franchise has expanded with a new restaurant in Canary Wharf. Perfect…

On the Bab

I think the cover photo sums this place up well – the best fried chicken I have ever had and great “beer on tap”. On the Bab in Covent Garden offers a great selection of Korean street food. Two of my friends and I visited this place on a weekday and, although the place is quite small,…

Paul’s Fraisier cake

So if you spend any time in Central London you’ll know you’re likely to find the French bakery Paul’s on every corner. One of the few places to sell French bread and fresh baguettes, the bakery also serves one of my favourite cakes. Their version of the classic Fraisier cake is made with a Genoese…