Category Archives: Restaurant reviews

Reviews of restaurants from a foodie with a keen interest in cuisine from around the world.

Exquisite Indian fine dining at Lasan, Birmingham

I booked a table at Lasan in Birmingham, to enjoy a fine dining experience with a friend visiting from London.

Located on James Street close to St. Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter, the menu at Lasan offers a range of dishes prepared with the finest ingredients. Whether you’re seeking a vegetarian, meat or fish based meal, Lasan has something to suit your palate.

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The Clink, Brixton: A unique dining experience in a category C prison

Led by The Clink Charity, this restaurant located inside HMP Brixton, a men’s prison, is offering a dining experience that promises to demonstrate change. Continue reading The Clink, Brixton: A unique dining experience in a category C prison

Get the ‘Pecking Order’ right, in Stanmore, London

A few minutes walk from Stanmore tube station, Pecking Order is positioned along The Broadway offering an American-style dining experience and promises of high quality service. Continue reading Get the ‘Pecking Order’ right, in Stanmore, London

Lux dining at Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a Covent Garden pop-up

Located in St Martin’s Courtyard, Dolce by Ferrero Rocher represents Covent Garden’s latest pop-up, multi-layered dining experience. For just 10 days visitors in London will have the opportunity to experience an exquisite and unique dining experience, celebrating the tastes and textures of the much-loved, Ferrero Rocher. Continue reading Lux dining at Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a Covent Garden pop-up

South Beach Food Tour with Miami Culinary Tours

A few months ago I was invited to join Miami Culinary Tours on one of Miami’s top rated tours. A South Beach Food Tour.

At the time I had no definite plans to visit Florida. It had crossed my mind but to be honest, I wasn’t sure that the bank balance or the full  time job would allow it to really happen… thankfully, I was proven wrong.

After juggling a few things around, my flight was booked and I’d written back to Grace at Miami Culinary Tours to confirm that I would, in fact, be happy to accept a place on the tour. Continue reading South Beach Food Tour with Miami Culinary Tours

Affordable fine dining at Little Bay, Kilburn

Located in London’s NW6, Little Bay Kilburn is at the heart of vibrant London and offers a great range of modern European cuisine at very affordable prices. The restaurant is easily found just off Kilburn High Street, close to Kilburn High Road station.

With an a-la-carte and specials menu, Little Bay offers a variety of starters, mains and desserts including vegetarian meals, all at very reasonable prices. Continue reading Affordable fine dining at Little Bay, Kilburn

A night with friends at Nazaks, London

Nazaks, LondonFor a weekday evening in London my friend and I decided to stay local in Camden and try a restaurant that was new to both of us – Nazaks. This local Indian restaurant met our girly catch-up requirements:

  • Mid-range pricing (the restaurant is available on the Tastecard promotion)
  • Good reviews for food reviews (it scores very well on Tripadvisor)
  • Decent cocktail menu; Nazaks allows you to bring your own alcohol (we took 2 bottles of wine) into the restaurant which was a good alternative for us.

Our booking was fairly early in the evening for 6.30pm, so when we arrived it was quiet but we were seated quickly and offered the menu. Although quiet, the restaurant looked respectable and clean with everything very well presented. The menu choice was wide and varied as well as being reasonably priced.

We opted for a selection of dishes that we shared between us to maximise our sampling of the restaurant menu. Overall the food was great with very good portion sizes. It all tasted of good quality, authentic and freshly made.

We found no faults at all and really enjoyed the gradual busy atmosphere of the restaurant. It never felt busy or distracting from our experience of the restaurant. The staff were consistently polite, knowledgeable about the dishes and didn’t rush us at all. The pace of the restaurant was pleasant and other patrons were evidently enjoying their evening as well.

Would we return again – yes, definitely. For a weekday evening or a decent Indian meal in a city that is overrun with choice, Nazaks is a high contender for those lazy evenings when you want a chance to sit back and be treated.