Tag: Japanese

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Saturday brunch at Chotto Matte in Soho

I’ve been going out more and more in London. Watching my beloved city slowly coming back to life makes me happy. And I’m loving the new alfresco restaurant lifestyle that’s unfolded. In Soho the streets that radiate out from Old Compton Street have all been closed to traffic and bars and restaurants have filled them […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

My delicious sake adventure at Moto

And now for something completely different…a sake bar in the heart of Covent Garden. Moto had only been open just over a week when we visited and was a truly different and enjoyable experience. Owner Erica is passionate about sake and her knowledge is quite astounding. Not a subject I know a lot about so […]

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Views and food to dream about at SushiSamba

When summer hits London in all its glory, it’s time to enjoy alfresco drinking and dining opportunities, which means I’m on the hunt for terraces and courtyards across town. And have I got a terrace for you today. We’re in the City of London on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower. A glass lift […]

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Tasty Japanese in St James

So today I’m eating out in genteel St James. This wonderful, quintessentially English area of London is defined by its four corners: Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Green Park and Buckingham Palace. Iconic London. In the 17th century St James was home to the British aristocracy and it’s where all the gentlemen’s clubs popped up in […]

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Happy 50th birthday Benihana

So Benihana is 50 years old and we went along to their swish Chelsea establishment to celebrate. Things have seriously boomed since Benihana founder Hirokai “Rocky” Aoki opened his first restaurant  in NYC in 1964. Then he had four tables, now there are 120 global locations. Rocky’s ethos was to create a fun eating experience, and […]

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Shopping for exotic ingredients

I love food shopping. There, I’ve said it again! Whether it’s in the local supermarket or a bustling market abroad, for me there’s something about choosing all your goodies, filling up your trolley and maybe even getting some inspiration along the way. My husband, on the other hand, hates food shopping and will avoid large […]