Riddle and Finns (Seafront)

Riddle and Finns is a Brighton based seafood restaurant with two homes; one in the Lanes and another on the beach. The beach location has an al fresco terrace looking over the sea and is always rather busy so it’s worth booking in advance. The restaurant is working with trusted and knowledgeable suppliers, their main supplier of fresh fish are local Shoreham based BNFS, who provide us with day caught local fish and shellfish from their fleet of inshore fishing boats. The vast majority of their produce is from the local Sussex area. They have an extensive wine and Champagne … Continue reading Riddle and Finns (Seafront)

Mercato Metropolitano to open new site at Mayfair

Mercato Metropolitano is a movement of everything that is natural and sustainable, ensuring access to nutritious and adequate food for everyone. They bring together natural, traceable and unadulterated food, presented on recycled, simple and natural serving-ware. The focus is on the products, artisan producers and customers rather than on luxurious settings, creating the first truly sustainable and inclusive community markets. They started with a pilot project in 2015 during the World Expo in Milan, regenerating a 150,000 sq.ft. disused railway station. The development of the first Mercato Metropolitano was carefully planned to retain the site’s original appearance, which nurtured the … Continue reading Mercato Metropolitano to open new site at Mayfair

Sexy Mamma Love Cicchetti

When I looked up places to eat in Nottingham, one of my first choice was Sexy Mamma Love Spaghetti. I could live on Italian food for the rest of my life, so I do often go to Italian restaurants, wherever I travel. Now that’s said, I am also living in a magical world, and sometimes I just wonder into places, assuming that they are the ones I was looking for. And I don’t realise that they are indeed not… In this particular scenario, I walked into a restaurant, got surprised by the completely different menu, but still proceeded to order … Continue reading Sexy Mamma Love Cicchetti

A weekend in Nottingham

On an important note, travelling on a budget in the UK starts with planning in advance. You can use Trainline and setup email alerts for early released tickets to any destination you would like to travel, at least 4 weeks in advance. Disclaimer: I am in love with Nottingham. I spent a long weekend there and I am absolutely charmed by the whole atmosphere that surrounds this cute city in the UK. I tried to do as many things as possible and in this post I will tell you on which day what I’ve been up to. This should give … Continue reading A weekend in Nottingham

Dishoom – London

Let me tell you, that finding a special breakfast/brunch place in London, that opens actually early-ish on the weekend, is not as easy as one would think. Most brunch places open around 11-12 o’clock! However, Dishoom opens at 9 am, and serves the most amazing breakfast dishes with some nice coffee/unlimited chai tea. THE OLD IRANI CAFÉS of Bombay have almost all disappeared. Their faded elegance welcomed all: courting couples, sweaty taxi-wallas, students, artists and lawyers. Fans turned slowly. Bentwood chairs were reflected in stained mirrors, next to sepia family portraits. Opened early last century by Zoroastrian immigrants from Iran, there … Continue reading Dishoom – London

London weekend – January 2018

Tips for a London Trip; Hostel – Pride of Paddington Restaurant – Yori, Korean BBQ All about Eve with Gillian Anderson and Lily James, Noel Coward Theatre Sightseeing – Brick Lane This is the first time I’ve stayed in a hostel when visiting London and it’s been an absolute pleasure. The Pride of Paddington is centrally located, 2 minutes walk from Paddington station. Bakerloo, Circle, District, Hammersmith and City lines are all stop here. It’s very easily reachable even just by taking buses, few of them are conveniently running 24/7. I’ve stayed in a 4 bed female dormitory (breakfast included) … Continue reading London weekend – January 2018