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My 5 Favourite {Special} Hong Kong Restaurants

Tuesday, 18th July 2017

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My 5 Favourite {Special} Hong Kong Restaurants

I’m going to keep this series of Hong Kong restaurant posts relatively short & sweet since I have written full reviews for most of the restaurants. This post features my favourite special...

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Tao, Pan-Asian Love

Monday, 26th June 2017

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Tao, Pan-Asian Love

I recently had the pleasure of eating at one of the best restaurants that I’ve been to in a long time, Tao in New York. It’s a true “modern pan-Asian” restaurant in everything from the décor to the dishes, and despite its...

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Aqua, A New Favourite

Friday, 24th February 2017

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Aqua, A New Favourite

So, just in case you missed the memo repeated in many a previous post, Aqua is my favourite restaurant in Hong Kong. Having visited for dinner 5 times now and experienced their incredible value bottomless brunch, I can honestly say that the standard at Aqua is...

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Lung King Heen: 3-Michelin Starred Chinese

Monday, 23rd January 2017

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Lung King Heen: 3-Michelin Starred Chinese

Lung King Heen is the first Chinese restaurant in the world to have been awarded the coveted Michelin 3-star rating and the only Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong to hold all 3; is ranked the 10th best restaurant in Asia and 20th best in the world, according to the respective Forbes 50 Best Lists...

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Hutong: The Very Best “Western-Chinese”

Tuesday, 10th January 2017

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Hutong: The Very Best “Western-Chinese”

In the midst of a torrential downpour Josie & I braved the slippery streets of HK on a mission to make it to Hutong on time for our dinner reservation. As part of the Aqua restaurant group, and having heard only good things about the northern-Chinese restaurant both in London and Hong Kong...

Franco’s: One of the First & Finest Italians in London

Franco’s is one of those restaurants that you can’t help but notice. Located on London’s notoriously high-end Jermyn Street, right around the corner from the Ritz, it sticks out like a glistening sore thumb...

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Aqua: Infinity Brunch With A View

Wednesday, 16th November 2016

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Aqua: Infinity Brunch With A View

Much like New York, Hong Kong is paving the way when it comes to boozy brunch offerings. Though London isn't doing too badly at playing catch-up, it’s still miles behind in terms of choice and value, with the best hotels and restaurants in Hong Kong offering, in many cases, unlimited...

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Ho Lee Fook: Lucky Chinese Cats

Monday, 14th November 2016

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Ho Lee Fook: Lucky Chinese Cats

The first night that Michael & Will were in Hong Kong it seemed only right that we eat Chinese food. Having been to Ho Lee Fook before I could vouch for the restaurant’s modern take on...

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Duck & Waffle: Birthday Dining in the Clouds

Tuesday, 27th September 2016

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Duck & Waffle: Birthday Dining in the Clouds

So this post is a little late to the game but better late than never. If you care to remember it was my birthday in June and I celebrated the day dining high in the sky at Duck & Waffle together with a handful of my favourite girls...

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Mango Tree: A Trip Down Thai Memory Lane

Wednesday, 21st September 2016

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Mango Tree: A Trip Down Thai Memory Lane

A while back now I took my friend Craig to Mango Tree for a fancy pants Thai meal. The Mango Tree in Belgravia actually happens to be the venue of Michael’s & my first ever "proper" date as girlfriend & boyfriend, and despite the fact that we got into such a heated argument about...

Lisbon: Sintra, A Real Life Lego Kingdom and Over-Indulgence at Olivier Avenida

Abi & I couldn’t have asked for a more magical final day. The sun was shining, we visited a Lego Kingdom and ate like Queens. Sintra is a hilltop village about a 30 minute drive out of Lisbon, and well worth the day trip, even if...

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Lisbon: Yakuza {Where the Japanese Met Their Match}

Thursday, 8th September 2016

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Lisbon: Yakuza {Where the Japanese Met Their Match}

Proudly wearing our hard-earned tourist medals post-full day of sightseeing, Abi & I headed to dinner at Yakuza. A fancy Japanese restaurant a little way out of town, we weren’t sure what to expect. However, the sterling Tripadvisor reviews helped put us at ease. And rightly so, because everything about our meal was...

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Lisbon: Sunny Squares and Tasty Cows

Tuesday, 21st June 2016

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Lisbon: Sunny Squares and Tasty Cows

Abi & I took advantage of the late May bank holiday weekend and squeezed in a fly-by trip to Lisbon to drink, eat and sight-see ourselves silly. Sunning ourselves brown had been high on the agenda too, but unfortunately the weather man had different ideas in mind and so a light ‘blush’ is all we had to show for our time in the southern European city.

Roka, Aldwych: Birthday Celebrations Han Setto Brunching

It’s become a bit of a family tradition to celebrate my birthday at Roka, Charlotte Street, having done so for the past 3 years and doing so again in just over a week (don’t worry, I am going to spare you from another review!). Seeing how fond I am of this tradition and my favourite London restaurant, it felt only natural to treat some of my closest friends to the same experience for their birthdays.

Chotto Matte: Nikkei-Peruvian Cuisine in an Unusual Setting

Chotto Matte has been right at the top of my list for a long while now, but when your favourite restaurant serves similar food at the same price just a few streets over, it’s easy for it to just stay at the top of that list.

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Sketch: Style over Substance in the Pink Room

Tuesday, 31st May 2016

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Sketch: Style over Substance in the Pink Room

If you haven’t seen or heard of the “pink room” or egg loos at Sketch, I think it’s fair to say that you’ve been living under a rock, or at least are not very well-versed in the world of Instagram.

Engawa: Experiencing the “Caviar of Meat” and Sushi & Sashimi of Dreams

It’s no secret I love Asian food, especially Japanese. I’m also not against indulging in a bit of opulence at times, despite a lack of ‘occasion’. So when my friends with similar such tastes suggested an evening of feasting on the world’s “caviar of meat” and the most beautifully presented delicate & delicious sashimi I’ve ever experienced, my answer was an obvious and instant yes.

House of Ho: Sensational Authentic Fine-Dining Vietnamese

Not long ago I was spoiled to a Vietnamese feast for the eyes, the belly and the soul at House of Ho, when a fab bunch of bloggers & I visited to sample star chef Ian Pengelley’s shiny new tasting menu.

Sake No Hana: High-End Japanese in the Heart of Mayfair

Michael & I were long overdue a dinner with our favourites, Josie & Rory (who we toured Sicily with), and, since they’re as big a fans of Asia as we are, when I spotted the more than reasonable sounding Bookatable star deal for 5 courses and half a bottle of wine for £35pp at Sake No Hana, deciding where to go for our group date didn’t take all that much time.

Salmontini: East Meets West with a Side of Smoked Salmon

Despite minimal sleep, jetlag and it being a Sunday night, I’ll always make an effort for a birthday celebration, so pulled myself together and over to Belgravia for a sumptuous celebratory dinner at Salmontini.

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