An Introduction to Sake at Yashin Brewer’s Club

For the average non-Japanese, ordering sake involves just one simple question: hot or cold? Sake is one of my favourite alcoholic drinks, and has been for several years now, so why do I know so little about it? After my recent visit to Yashin Ocean House to review their incredible new menu, I was invited to come and join their Sake Brewer’s Club to see if I could find some answers to my question. 

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Yashin Ocean House: Sushi Without Soy?

Yashin Ocean House – famous for their no soy concept – introduced a new menu at the start of 2018. Key changes include new meat dishes, the introduction of a California roll, and unusual flavour combinations, even by their standards. Despite the quirks and contradictions, combining traditional Japanese methods with more European ingredients, Yashin stand out as one of the best Japanese sushi restaurants in London.

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Top 10 London Restaurants for Foodies

The pace of exciting new restaurant openings in London is faster than I can follow. Especially since I started blogging, it’s as if I’ve grown a finely-tuned radar that detects them. It’s basically my superpower. So it’s no surprise that my London Restaurant Top 10 is constantly changing. In this post, I share my top 10 of places I’ve been as well as those that are still on my wish list.

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Dans Le Noir: What it’s Really Like to Eat in the Dark

The concept is intriguing. A restaurant where you can’t see a thing, neither the people you’re dining with nor the food you’re eating. Unfortunately, the experience is missing more than just light.

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Ginza Onodera: The Best Dinner of My Life

Everyone has one. The best, most memorable dinner of your life. It might change over time. Sometimes the significance fades. Other times it’s simply outdone. Mine happened during my honeymoon in Hawaii at Ginza Onodera Honolulu.

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Pizza Making Party at PizzaExpress!

A pizza making party not only sounds like fun but is also the perfect opportunity to work on your dough kneading skills. PizzaExpress specialise in handmade pizzas. Learn to knead and toss your dough with their experts over a glass of prosecco!

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Taiwanese Tapas at Xu London

If you haven’t been to XU yet, it’s a bao time. When I heard that the owners of Bao London were opening a Taiwanese restaurant, I didn’t doubt for one second that it was going to be amazing. Still, I had to see and try for myself. Located on the edge of Chinatown, the vibe is distinctly more Soho.…

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From the Barbary Coast to Neal’s Yard

Have you heard of the Barbary? I ask my friends and they say no. That’s because most normal people with normal jobs don’t have the time to follow every new restaurant opening and decipher which ones are awesome – and which are obviously money laundering schemes. That’s where us bloggers come in. (After bingeing through Ozark…

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Point A Summer Rooftop Bar and Restaurant in Athens

There are several rooftop bars and restaurants across Athens but there is none closer to the Acropolis, the ancient citadel that overlooks the city. Point A Bar and Restaurant is on the fifth floor of the beautiful boutique Herodion Hotel, a member of the Warwick Hotels and Resorts Collection. Since winning second place in the “Top…

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StreetXO London, Experiment or Experience?

  Street Show StreetXO is the new sister restaurant to three-time-Michelin-star DiverXO in Madrid brought to us by Spanish Chef David Muñoz. It’s easy to see why his food gets so much attention. Red sauce splashed across the plate like a mafia massacre of blood and bone. Crunchy pigs ears and cocktail concoctions served inside human…

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Avartana: The Best Restaurant in Chennai?

  I had the privilege of being one of the first to try Avartana in its first week of opening. The concept is South Indian fine dining served European style, taking inspiration from the cooking and presentation techniques more commonly found in London or New York. It’s definitely an interesting way to introduce South Indian cuisine…

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Sunday Lunch at Herodion Hotel, Athens

Modern Greek-inspired cuisine The Herodion Hotel sits right at the doorstep of the Acropolis. Visit for incredible rooftop views and excellent food at its two restaurants, Atrium and Point A. Over the last few years the Herodion Hotel in Athens has been stepping up its gourmet game, establishing the very popular summer rooftop bar and restaurant…

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Through the Red Door

Red Door is the first yakiniku ‘grilled meat’ bar restaurant in Athens. Dine in just your socks, no shoes allowed. Draw the curtain shut for privacy or leave it open and watch as the bar fills up and transforms into a club.

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So what does Banksy’s Girl with a Balloon taste like?

While looking at Banksy’s latest artwork or a Rothko painting, did you ever think to yourself and wonder what it must taste like? The Rosewood’s Executive Pastry Chef Mark Perkins had just this thought, as he carefully selected five modern artists and their works to represent his afternoon tea desserts.

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A Carousel of Restaurants, Experiences and Exhibitions

The concept behind Carousel is that no two days are ever the same. They describe their venue as ‘a revolving creative hub’, where you can experience anything from fine dining to life drawing, terrarium making or spoon carving, film screenings, music, comedy, and much more.

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Press for Champagne

Slide into your booth at Bob Bob Ricard, a Soho restaurant serving English and Russian classics, and you may think you’re there for some fancy food. Think again. You’re in for a good time. Bob Bob Ricard is a sure thing, any night of the week. Press for champagne, sit back and enjoy.

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Athens Balthazar

Fusion Food in a Stunning Mansion Balthazar is among my top picks for dinner and drinks in Athens. The food is as impeccable as the design, serving modern Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. Creativity and ambience flow endlessly throughout this 1897 mansion all year round. Perhaps its Balthazar’s attention to detail and providing a year-round space that…

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Bao Soho London

Bao London serves up some of the best, fluffiest and tastiest bao in the city. But be prepared to queue! Baozi, bao or pao are the taco-shaped steamed buns flooding your Instagram. Originally from East Asia, steamed buns can now be found everywhere. Not all bao are created equal, however, with important differences between those from…

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Where to Cheese this Christmas

  La Cave a Fromage, Notting Hill La Cave a Fromage is considered to be one of the best cheese shops in the world. They have two London stores in South Kensington and Notting Hill and one in Brighton. They focus on top farmhouse and artisan French and English cheeses and a few other European varieties. You can…

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London: Top Five Burgers

Patty. Bun. Cheese. London is one of the best cities for chowing down on filthy delicious burgers, with no shortage of burgerias to be found within the M25. I bring you my ultimate top 5, and crown Bleecker Street Burgers the winner. Long gone are the days when McDonalds and Burger King shared a seat on…

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