BiBimBap – Get It While It’s Hot!

Korean dining is THE “It” food this season so I tried out one of London’s most modern Korean outlets, Bi bim Bap in Soho. The restaurant is named after the  signature dish,  Bi Bim Bap,  a hot stone bowl  filled with rice and various toppings (10  topping options to be exact). There are also various…

Blues Kitchen Camden

The Blues Kitchen has long been a favourite of mine for the great atmosphere, live music and Southern style American cooking. I decided to get wild and  start by trying some alligator,  for the first time, which after being crumbed and fried tasted similar to chicken, not as exotic as one had hoped! I was also somewhat disappointed…

Sea-Food, See-London – Smiths Of Tower Bridge

There’s nothing quite like eating seafood with a view of the sea, or  in this case a tidal river. So on an unusually mild winter’s day I made my way to Wapping to Smith’s Brasserie of Tower Bridge to see if they deserve their motto “famous for fish”. Visiting with a large group I found the…

FESKEKÔRKA FISH MARKET HALL, GOTHENBURG

With the so called “ease” of budget travel (Ryanair and Easyjet never once being easy) I took a small weekend trip last November to Gothenburg, Sweden. I had no expectations for the trip, which turned out to be the best attitude as Gothenburg is hardly a tourist destination teeming with activities. What Gothenburg provides is…

NO.5 BISTRO, BATH

I took a pre Christmas break to Bath for some quality birthday R&R. On the recommendation of our hotel we visited No.5 Bistro. This modern French bistro is modest and welcoming, with a three piece jazz trio and friendly service. We started with scallops and the traditional escargot in garlic sauce which were divine. For mains…

FISKEBAR, ANTWERP

While in Antwerp last month I visited Fiskebar to sample some of Belgium’s famous seafood. This is a unpretentious fish restaurant which seemed predominantly full of locals. The prices were reasonable and the building split into a restaurant and Osterbar, with the full menu available in both. Belgium’s famous mussels were unavailable that evening, completely…