Madame D

From the gang behind Gunpowder comes Madame D, a place that has a particularly fascinating story behind its inspiration. The tale goes along the lines of this – a woman who was driven out of China and ventured across Tibet and Nepal selling opium before arriving in India where she met a man who smuggled…

Eat Street – Brisbane

Eat Street deserves a separate post to my Brisbane blog. This my friends is the Shangri-La of the food scene in Queensland and just like Street Feast and Pop Brixton here in London, Eat Street is Brisbane’s answer. Words can not describe how mega this place is. It’s huge and grand on a breath taking…

FoodPunk Visits Brisbane

The City Brisbane is definitely worthy of having the title of being capital of the “sunshine state” because quite simply temperatures can be blisteringly hot and at its peak can reach a high of 30 degrees. When you’re not melting away in the sun Brisbane has plenty of things on offer. It may not be…

FoodPunk Visits Sydney

The City Sydney, famous for Bondi Beach, the harbour bridge and of course the Opera house but unlike Melbourne and Brisbane it’s definitely more corporate looking. Think Canary Wharf but on a much  larger scale. An eye catching harbour surrounded by calm waters, big skyscrapers, home to all the major banks and businesses and you’ve…

FoodPunk Visits Melbourne

The City Melbourne is very much European-esque. It’s a city that embodies the culture of London and has the youthful characteristics of Manchester. Bring those two cities together and it is pretty much what Melbourne is like. It is a brilliant city and one that is suited to me down to a T. First and…

Padella

I finally got the chance to eat at Padella. Was it worth the wait? Quite simply yes it was. Now don’t get me wrong I’ve tried to go there a few times but on a regular basis – seven days a week- when the queue is super long, I admit, I just couldn’t be bothered….

Mam

Mam (pronounced Mum) is an excellent restaurant worthy of going to time and time again. Located in All Saints road the restaurant focuses on delivering fresh, tantalising Vietnamese cuisine whilst encouraging everyone to get stuck in. It’s casual, cool as f***, enjoyable but more importantly the food is seriously good. Mam showcases it’s Vietnamese food with a…

Portobello Road

London is one big melting pot because it is a city that prides itself on its multicultural society. Undoubtedly one of the advantages of having such a diverse and unique cultural landscape is the food. Every corner of every street there is always something for everyone whether it’s Chinese, Indian, Mexican or Caribbean. The fantastic…

A.Wong

Chinese food is seen to be all about the mighty wok. Ken Hom doesn’t travel without one and who can blame him? They are without a doubt key to knocking up  good authentic Oriental food. A.Wong, however, goes further showing that Oriental food is not all about the wok. No my friends, this isn’t a…

Canova Hall

Canova Hall is without a doubt the hottest new restaurant in Brixton. What was once a thriving post office, this unique building has now been converted into a 21st century Great Gatsby-esque  swanky and sleek restaurant. The food is simply banging and the cocktails on offer are just as sexy. Canova Hall  straight up does easy…

Ichibuns

I’ve got a whole lotta love for Ichibuns because having been one of the lucky few to travel around Japan, it certainly does follow suit with it’s kick ass vibe, fast moving pace and craziness. Imagine walking into one of those loud, bonkers arcade joints, well that’s exactly what this place is like. Japanese memorabilia is plastered everywhere from…

Stokey Bears

Stokey Bears has been on my radar for quite some time and it was just by chance -due to work commitments- that I stumbled across it.  Forget Paddington Bear, Yogi Bear and all the other cute fictional bear characters, these guys don’t mess around as they make burgers that are in the same vein as that frightening bear from…