Indian fusion was not something I’d tried before visiting Dishoom. I must say I was a little dubious but after hearing so many great things about the restaurant from friends living in London, I knew I had to brave the long line and make a visit.
Far different from the traditional greasy fish and chip shop, Hunky Dory is a modernised version of the local take-away that we all grew up with. Priding itself on fresh seafood, wholesome salads and healthier alternatives alongside the classics, it’s definitely one of my favourite locations for a casual meal with friends.
Right in the heart of Soho is Bone Daddies, a ramen restaurant that I’d heard a lot of great things about prior to travelling to London. K and I made a quick visit on a particularly cold and rainy day – perfect ramen weather.
K and I were recently invited to the launch of Spare Me Kitchen, a recently opened restaurant by the team behind Glamorama nightclub in Fitzroy. It boasts a modern Australian menu that takes inspiration from international flavours whilst using local produce. Having undergone a complete refurbishment and with David Stewart from Ascot Food Store at the helm of the kitchen, its refinement and quality food is the perfect complement to Glamorama downstairs.
Throughout our entire 3 months travelling around Europe, some of my fondest memories were made at the Borough Markets in London. Having been around for over 1000 years, it’s the city’s oldest food market, boasting a mecca of fresh local produce, gourmet ingredients and dining options. I spent almost every weekend perusing the stalls, chatting to the vendors and sampling everything on offer, from cheese to olive oil, cake and cured meats – every trip was a new experience.