Located in Westbourne Grove, an area dense with restaurants, Banana Tree is normally busy for dinner on the weekend, so we booked earlier in the day. Serving a selection of dishes from the Indochina region, they offer a varied menu, with quite a few vegetarian options.
Novikov Italian, Mayfair To find Novikov on Berkeley Street, just look for the rather impressive line of luxury and supercars parked outside. Popular with tourists, alot of the Mayfair crowd, celebs, and usually very busy; you do need fairly deep pockets to spend an evening here.
Gokyuzu opened in 1999 and has tripled in size since then. Set in the heart of ‘little Turkey”, amongst dozens of other busy Turkish restaurants, you can normally get a table if you are prepared to wait.
A charming Eritrean Restaurant in Maida Vale. For years I have driven past Mosob thinking it looked quite popular. One evening, looking for something different to try, we dropped in. The restaurant usually looks very busy in the evenings, but we were fortunate to find a table.