Tag Archive: london

How to beat the queues at London’s no-reservation restaurants

It seems as though all the new, trendy restaurants in London have one thing in common: no reservations. They rely on reasonable prices, excellent food, and word of mouth, and the crazy thing… Continue reading

8 things I ate in October 2016 – my last month in London

This post follows on from my ’10 things I ate in September’ entry last month, as I’ve had many a farewell meal with various friends in October! I leave for South America next Monday… Continue reading

Tasting menu at Michelin-starred Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction is quite a long name for a restaurant, but in a way, it was befitting of the lengthy tasting menu they offer… With the 2017 Michelin guide just having been announced for Great… Continue reading

10 things I ate during my pescatarian September in 2016

I spend my days eating my way around London, and there are so many restaurants, cafes, and meals that never make it on to The Swindian, as I simply don’t have enough time to… Continue reading

Sake No Hana – elegant Japanese in Mayfair

23 St James’s Street, Mayfair, London, SW1A 1HA ‘This way please!’ the waitress in the beautiful red dress said to me as I nervously stepped on to the escalator that would take me to… Continue reading

Tom’s Kitchen at Somerset House: summery atmosphere, so-so food

Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK London’s summer this year has been late in coming, but I have officially lost the right to complain, as it’s been sunny and warm all week… Continue reading

Mildred’s – creative and inexpensive vegetarian cuisine in Soho 

45 Lexington St, London W1F 9AN I am definitely a non-vegetarian, however, for the past three years I have embraced vegetarianism for one month out of twelve, namely September. What started out as a family… Continue reading

A Swindian love letter to London 

Dear London, It’s been a chaotic few weeks around here, with political turmoil being the order of the day, and tensions running high. As a non-UK and non-EU citizen living here, I feel… Continue reading

Bangalore Express – Indian comfort food in the City

1 Corbet Court, 3-6 Gracechurch Street,City of London, EC3V 0AT Just a quick, shameless plug before I get to the review of Bangalore Express… I’m excited to announce that I’ve been nominated for The… Continue reading

Taste of London 2016 – the world’s greatest restaurant festival

Taste of London markets itself as the world’s greatest restaurant festival, and rightly so. From Masterchef candidates to Michelin-starred chefs, the talent and culinary delights were staggering. And whilst the weather has been… Continue reading

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