Lotus, Covent Garden – Indian dining worthy of a michelin star

Indian restaurants tend to follow a theme. A bunch of dishes we are familiar with by name, made up with your choice of meat. Their traditional names differ per region with pilau becoming pulao depending on where you are; however it’s essentially the same thing, rice. There are the traditional, pile ‘em on the plate…

The Raj, Epping – bringing Brick Lane authenticity to Essex

For New Year’s Eve I was delighted to try my very first Indian dining experience in London. Having checked out many cuisines on my regular visits to see my bestie, this obligatory Indian had not entered our agenda as yet. On the High Street in Epping is the Raj. Staffed by a lovely team of…

The Jazz Cafe, Camden – a loving marriage of music and food

The Jazz Cafe is famous for music. From live gigs to party nights with DJ’s, music gives it its drawing power. Having visited there recently, you will be surprised to know that it is a bit of a dark horse as the food definitely has pulling power too. The food part of the venue is…