Hare & Tortoise

Hare & Tortoise

£ -- 8.5/10 The first time I was introduced to Hare & Tortoise was a few years ago whilst spontaneously deciding where to go for dinner. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience, but then I forgot about it. More recently, I was looking through old photos and found one from my previous visit to Hare & Tortoise. It jogged my memory. I remember! And then I caught a craving. The next opportunity I had to organise dinner, I planned for Hare & Tortoise. Hare & Tortoise is a Japanese restaurant, serving authentic cuisine made in their kitchens. There are a few branches around London however it doesn't have a chain-like feel, on the contrary, it feels like a family-run restaurant. The menu is extensive, serving Halal chicken. The week prior, Mohamed had attempted (and succeeded) to make a delicious chicken katsu curry at home. I had not heard of chicken katsu before but after tasting it, I was hooked! Of course, I had to...
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Makan Cafe

Makan Cafe

£ -- 8/10 I recently decided to venture West for a weekend exploration of Portobello Road/Notting Hill. Notting Hill is one of my favourite areas in London. The charm of Portobello Road lined with vintage stores and street food pleases everyone who passes through. I find that Notting Hill is always extremely busy with tourists and locals alike, overflowing with people desperate for that perfect instagram photo featuring the colourful houses. I, too, am guilty of this crime. I walked down Portobello Road starting from Notting Hill station, past Farm Girl café, also one of my loved brunch spots. I passed the vintage stores and the outdoor summer market. At the end of Portobello Road, I came across Makan Restaurant, a Malaysian joint serving traditional street-food in a 'no-frills' cafe. As much as I do appreciate beautiful decor, I also appreciate really appreciate good food. I had a recommendation for this cafe and so already had very high expectations. I ordered a...
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