Nirvana Kitchen – A Hidden Marylebone Gem

Nirvana Kitchen is a stylish neighbourhood restaurant tucked away in the beautiful Montcalm Hotel in the heart of Marylebone. The restaurant specialises in simple Pan-Asian dishes that are ideal for sharing. The chef incorporates flavours from the Indian Ocean to the Far East, a menu that clearly goes beyond “simple,” moreover, it’s delicious dining that

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Brunching at The Balcon

Brunching on the weekends is one of my favourite things to do and London is full of fabulous spots to catch up with friends over some bubbly. The Balcon at Sofitel London St. James is ideal for a lazy and luxurious bunch with twists on French classics. The restaurant is conveniently located just a stone’s

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Curry Night at Pure Indian Putney

Indian food has quickly become one of my favourites since I moved to London 2.5 years ago. It’s savoury, comforting and I always feel happier after eating a wonderful curry. While I am partial to the Indian food at all of Vivek Singh’s restaurants (Cinnamon Club, Cinnamon Kitchen, Cinnamon Soho and Cinnamon Bazaar), I do

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Pizza Night at Firebrand Marylebone

There’s something comforting in having a good local pizza place that you go to time and time again, where you know the pizza is always going to be moreishly good, the staff friendly and the prices right. Firebrand Pizza in Marylebone is one of those hidden gems in the heart of Marylebone, just a hop,

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The Best Pho & Buns in London

If you’re a fan of the Bao craze that has swept over London, then keep reading for a hidden gem I’ve recently discovered in Central London… Pho & Bun is a quirky little Vietnamese restaurant located on Shaftesbury Avenue right next to Soho and China Town. It’s an off-shoot of the wildly successful Viet Eat

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Bottomless Brunch at Villandry St. James’s

Birthdays call for brunches of the bottomless variety and for my best friend’s special day we decided to try the lovely Villandry St. James’s. Ciaran and I have been long-time fans of the Great Portland Street location and every time I walk past the St. James’s location, I can’t get over how stunning it looks. Plus,

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The Newly Launched Farmer, Butcher, Chef – Sussex

The Goodwood Hotel is a fantastic countryside escape for so many reasons, which you can read about here, but one of the best aspects of the hotel is the newly launched Farmer, Butcher, Chef restaurant… The restaurant itself is stepped in history, dating back to 1780 and was once a coaching in used to accommodate

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Luxurious Christmas at Pan Chai Harrods

I can’t believe that Christmas is now less than a month away. 2016 has well and truly flown by. It feels like just yesterday Ciaran and I were doing our last minute Christmas shopping the day before in a manic rush to get it all done. I am sure that this year will be very

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American Gal’s Guide to Thanksgiving in London

Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday – even more so than Christmas. For the most part, it is one of those holidays that brings back a lot of great memories growing up. Every family has their own traditions, but the universal commonality is that friends and family come together over the dinner table and bond over

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