Best in Brixton

July 19, 2017

Ginger Pimms

Last week Time Out Magazine published a list of their Best Caribbean Restaurants in London and I was particularly thrilled to see Three Little Birds sitting at the top but it made me think, which restaurant would I consider to be the Best in Brixton? Everyone always goes on about how great Brixton is for food with the market, the village and restaurants popping up on neighbouring streets all the time, but as someone who works and lives in Brixton, I don’t think you can never have enough restaurants to choose from and unfortunately with skyrocketing rents there is the danger that independents can’t afford to set up outside of Pop Brixton and the Village. At lunch time choices are slim in Brixton as many restaurants don’t see the need to open during the day for barely any trade. Thankfully Pop Brixton is open during the day and I was able to discover Smoke & Salt one afternoon.  Continue Reading…


Borough Market is Back!

June 22, 2017

It’s been a week since Borough Market opened after the terrorist attack and I went to spread some love as I can only imagine what the traders are going through. Often when bad news strikes as an outsider it is easy to move on to the next tragedy but for those directly affected it is not so easy. I have blogged about Borough Market before as it is probably one of my favourite places in London. When I first moved here I rented an apartment nearby with dreams that I’d visit regularly, although I never did I am convinced the spirit of the market made life in London better. 

After my visit last week I wanted to share some tips with you.  Continue Reading…


Sunshine in London!

June 15, 2017

Lunch at CROL & CO, Bermondsey

Real sunshine seems to have finally arrived in London and it makes me all kinds of excited. I have been working on focusing only on positive things so I will ignore the fact that yesterday is probably 1 of 10 days of Summer that we will get for the entire year, or the fact that I live in a city where you can never really pack your winter boots away; instead I will concentrate on being grateful that we are getting any sunshine at all. I wasn’t built for grey skies it affects my mood, my energy and just my general state of mind feels more likely to lean towards a negative persuasion, whilst the glaring sunlight does the exact opposite. Continue Reading…

Mains, Quick Recipes, Seafood

Pan Fried Red Bream with Warm Roasted Tomato Salsa

June 8, 2017

This dish, pan fried red bream with warm tomato salsa, I created on a whim but it was so delicious I had to share. I sent a picture to my dad and he replied “U have time fi nyaam out! Poor mi (English translation: I’m surprised you have time to eat out, I wish I did). Does look pretty though, hope it tasted as nice.” I responded by calling him a donkey for doubting my cooking skills but knew that it was ‘bloggable’.

Red Bream & Warm Tomato Salsa

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