Olly Bongo’s I remember that MJ took her parents for a light bite at Olly Bongo’s just before her PhD graduation ceremony. They enjoyed it but I don’t remember it exciting in me a need to visit, so I’ve regularly walked past it. Today I popped in to see how it was doing.Soup The brightly …

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Kweilin When the story broke that Nawroz had been taking a fairly relaxed attitude to paying their taxes, I was pretty confident that it would soon close its doors. And so it proved. In its place a restaurant called Kweilin has taken up residence.Exterior As far as I’m aware it isn’t linked to the restaurant …

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Wanderlust I’d noticed that the premises previously occupied by the Royale Cafe had been refurbished so I was keen to see whether what took over was in a similar tourist-trap style or attempted something a little most ambitious. I gave the new place, called Wanderlust, a visit to find out.Exterior It has had a smart …

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Lovecrumbs I’ve been a fan of Lovecrumbs since it opened back in 2012. There have been some changes over recent times with a lunch and all day savoury menu added to their stellar cake selection. They’re also drawing upon local suppliers such as Archipelago, and have recently set up a joint-venture bakery with the Edinburgh …

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Proven Dough Deli The arrival of a new Premier Inn is rarely an occasion to get the culinary bunting out, but when Hub by Premier Inn arrived as part of the New Waverley development I was intrigued. I’d quite enjoyed the cafe in their branch in Covent Garden when working in London – more for …

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