Flavour Bastard, anyone?

No, I’m not using expletives for the sake of it! This quirkily named restaurant by renowned Indian chef Pratap Chahal (previously of Cinnamon Club, Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen and Galvin Bistrot) and restaurateur Vic Singh is the newest entrant on the Soho restaurant scene. The concept behind Flavour Bastard is “anything but authentic” – it’s all about different flavours, cuisines and cultures all served up on … Continue reading Flavour Bastard, anyone?

London fare in the heart of Mumbai

Watchout! London-inspired gastropub London Taxi has zoomed into the city’s gastronomy. While it might be pegged as a ‘gastropub’, under the guidance of chef Nagraj Bhat (who has worked at the Michelin starred The Waterside Inn in London and served the likes of Michael Jackson and Mick Jagger) the food here is definitely a notch above. The bar boasts mean concoctions by India’s first female … Continue reading London fare in the heart of Mumbai

Does The Ivy live up to the hype?

Having been to the Kensington Ivy, I was excited to visit its sister outpost in Soho. The Ivy is branching out in various locations across London, and what makes this venue special is that it incorporates Soho’s party vibe by having a DJ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, giving the place a fun edge. Interiors The 7,500 square foot space has a restaurant, bar area, … Continue reading Does The Ivy live up to the hype?

Hispanic cuisine and Caribbean beats

The latest entrant in the ever-expanding dining out scene in Mumbai is Hispanic hot-spot, Luca. It’s a first of its kind in the city, promising a range of Mexican, Caribbean and South American delights with a well-stocked bar. Interiors A life-size painting of Frida Kahlo taking a drag greets you at the entrance, setting the mood for its bohemian interiors. Bright orange walls, Aztec design … Continue reading Hispanic cuisine and Caribbean beats

A Michelin starred French brasserie

Les 110 de Taillevent is the Gardinier family’s sleek London outpost of the revered two star Michelin restaurant in Paris. ‘110 wines by the glass’ as the name translates is their speciality, making this a vino lover’s paradise. Interiors Designed by the legendary Pierre-Yves Rochon, the restaurant exudes a warm and chic brasserie style décor emphasising rich earthy tones much like the wines being served. Beautiful … Continue reading A Michelin starred French brasserie

Asian food gets a progressive twist

The idea behind the swanky new restaurant POH – Progressive Oriental House in Kamala Mills, Mumbai is to retain the original base of South East Asian food with a contemporary update through flavoured gels, unique pairings and spices (even in the cocktails). You could think of it as Asian food version 2.0. It’s the brainchild of Avik Chatterjee who’s been behind millennials’ favoured watering hole … Continue reading Asian food gets a progressive twist

Israeli cuisine is the new rage

With every possible cuisine being available in the food-crazy city of London, The Palomar Restaurant with its Israeli cuisine was sure to stand out as a tad unusual. It’s been causing quite the buzz around town, with Israeli cuisine being heralded as the Next Big Thing. Interiors Upon entering the funky bar space with its neon pink coloured Palomar signage, you are hit by the … Continue reading Israeli cuisine is the new rage