Restaurant Reviews

RESTAURANT REVIEW: MOWGLI, NOTTINGHAM

RESTAURANT REVIEW: MOWGLI, NOTTINGHAM

Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli is an enduring character who is said to have inspired American fiction writer Edgar Rice Burroughs… and perhaps restaurateur Nisha Katona too. The photogenic barrister turned entrepreneur is the founder of Mowgli Street Food, a line of eateries which promises to dish up food that Indians eat at home and on their streets. Mowgli Street Food was…

REVIEW: KUSHI-YA, NOTTINGHAM

REVIEW: KUSHI-YA, NOTTINGHAM

It is a brand new year with brand new resolutions and this year I have just the one aspirational goal. I am therefore obliged to embrace wholeheartedly the notion of not being at my desk all the time. It is one of the joys (not) of being a writer, where you spend every gold-dust minute plotting Book Three and increasing…

REVIEW: LOTUS INDIAN KITCHEN DERBY

REVIEW: LOTUS INDIAN KITCHEN DERBY

**READ TIME: 5 MINUTES**   At the time of writing this review, it is that awkward time in between Christmas and New Year, where it is difficult to discern exactly what day it is. As myriad questions pepper your mind (Is it Tuesday? Is it really wrong to still be in PJs at 2pm? Will that brie from the Christmas…

RESTAURANT REVIEW: IBÈRICA MANCHESTER

RESTAURANT REVIEW: IBÈRICA MANCHESTER

With clocks set to go back next weekend (hurrah!), this leaves you with a whole extra hour to indulge in whatever your heart desires. For me, I would very much like to spend those precious 60 minutes trying out new dishes. I tend to seek out cosier eateries when the nights draw in; it is that heady combination of twinkly…

RESTAURANT REVIEW: 20 STORIES MANCHESTER

RESTAURANT REVIEW: 20 STORIES MANCHESTER

If heaven existed, I believe it would be a place filled with soft white lights, flickering Jo Malone candles, positive energy, a mammoth library which includes Agatha Christie’s entire collection and the dulcet tones of Morgan Freeman on a tannoy relaying cake recipes intermingled with messages of love. So, Morgan would say something like: “Here comes the recipe for a…

RESTAURANT REVIEW: HIDE BURGER BAR

RESTAURANT REVIEW: HIDE BURGER BAR

Since when did brunch become “a thing”? I’m not complaining – in fact, I applaud this interesting love-child of breakfast and lunch. A little like afternoon tea, there seems to be a sense of occasion involved in “doing brunch”. Eateries up and down the country have been fast to jump aboard the brunch-express, and HIDE Burger Bar is one such…

RESTAURANT REVIEW: ROGANIC, LONDON

RESTAURANT REVIEW: ROGANIC, LONDON

“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” – Edward Morykwas How do you celebrate your birthday? I tend to jettison my usual stoicism for the day and feel recklessly indulgent on my birthday. How else to celebrate your birthday than to eat cake at a restaurant you’ve been meaning to visit since time began? (Well, not…