London Reviews: A Vegetarian Dines at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal…

Back when I first started writing about food, I do remember many a quizzical eyebrow being raised. The notion of a vegetarian epicure was perceived as rather paradoxical. Spot on for noticing my use of the past tense. Critics might have only marginally softened their patronising or unforgiving stance against my lot, but more importantly, there … More London Reviews: A Vegetarian Dines at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal…

London Diaries: The ABC’s of the Perfect Weekend

“Better days are coming. They are called Friday, Saturday and Sunday” I don’t know about you lot, but I haven’t been this giddy with excitement about Friday since… well, last Friday. Whether plotting ahead or going with the flow – here are a few simple rules I follow for making the most of any weekend. It’s … More London Diaries: The ABC’s of the Perfect Weekend

London Diaries: Inside the Ned London, where we (re)discovered a passion for poke at Kaia…

There are a legion of high-level draws to visiting the Ned, indisputably one of the grandest openings London has seen in a long while. As I recently experienced, the most compelling reason of them all might be in the achingly-beautiful form of the poke bowls at Kaia – one of the eight (or nine) restaurants housed … More London Diaries: Inside the Ned London, where we (re)discovered a passion for poke at Kaia…

A Foodie’s Guide to Visiting London, Summer 2017

It’s that most scorching time of the year again when my inbox is overrun with messages from friends and family in India, all of whom are planning their summer escape to London. I know, I know. It’s almost as if I were a personalised version of Time Out, an on-demand source for recommendations on where to eat … More A Foodie’s Guide to Visiting London, Summer 2017

London Reviews: A vegetarian visits Duck & Waffle Local

I’ve made no secret of my healthy obsession with waffles (not least given their uncanny resemblance to hashtags… oh #millennials), but the enthusiasm with which this vegetarian recently waddled over to Duck & Waffle Local might still be a bit baffling… That is unless you’ve previously experienced Chef Dan Doherty’s transfixing execution of veggie dishes, as I did … More London Reviews: A vegetarian visits Duck & Waffle Local

Bombay Diaries: Lunch at Hemant Oberoi BKC

Finesse. Flair. The highest degree of reputability… And *that* cheese soufflé from Zodiac Grill. These are just a few of the many thoughts which come to mind at the mention of Chef Hemant Oberoi’s name. They smoothly manifest in his eponymous flagship restaurant in Mumbai too, newly-opened in B.K.C. following a celebrated forty-year career with Taj and two globe-trotting openings … More Bombay Diaries: Lunch at Hemant Oberoi BKC