Tutti’s – Holborn

Reviewed on August 21st, 2016 by Dina

Tutti’s is a lovely cafe which feels spacious as soon as you walk in. There are tables outside as well as additional seating on the lower level.

Soft jazz music contributes to the relaxed atmosphere of Tutti’s. Union hand roasted coffee made up the white Americano drink. It was a really good coffee with the soya milk.

The staff were friendly and brought the coffee to our seats once it had been ordered at the counter.

Tutti’s does a range of freshly made food including breakfast items, pastries, jacket potatoes, soups, pasta, salads and sandwiches. There are also fresh juices, smoothies and teas on offer.

Tutti’s, 68 Lamb Conduit’s Street, Holborn, London, WC1N 3LW

Rating: ★★★★☆

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CrepeAffaire – Angel

Reviewed on July 11th, 2016 by Dina

A fun filled craft day at the Country Living Fair included making paper flowers, felt animals and fabric printing. After all this introduction to the various crafts, our tummies were in the need for food.

For a casual lunch or actually at any time of day, CrepeAffaire gives great pancakes. This branch is slightly tucked away from the busy Upper Street as it is at the end of Camden Passage. A communal table decorated with green pot plants is the main area of this bistro. There are also some window seats and high stools.

CrepeAffaire makes the crepes fresh to order and are ordered at the counter. Two hotplates are at the covered counter area where the crepes are made. A variety of fillings are on the menu. For the savoury crepe, the Super Veg was chosen. It was generously filled with spinach, mushrooms, tomato and cheese.

You can’t just have savoury crepes; a sweet crepe is a must. Spoilt for choice with the sweet selection and also with a special chocolate orange on the menu, a classic was picked. Bananas, Belgian chocolate with a cheeky addition of butterscotch made a delicious Bananalicious dessert. The crepe was oozing with the chocolate.

Steaming hot crepes were brought to our table. Both the crepes had generous fillings and made for a substantial late lunch. The staff at CrepeAffaire were friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed. The only qualm that we had was that the cafe was being painted and decorated whilst we were there. It may have been better if the redecoration could have been done when people were not eating.

CrepeAffaire will have to be remembered when looking for an eatery in Angel.

CrepeAffaire, 51-53 Camden Passage, Angel, London, N1 8EA

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Jinnah – Bradford

Reviewed on June 13th, 2016 by Dina

Located a short distance from the main city centre of Bradford is Jinnah. It felt like it had a good vibe and it was very busy when we dined here.

A bar area is close to the entrance. The restaurant part is made up of booths and cushioned red, white and black seats. The staff were friendly and it was nice to have some banter with them. Saying that though, the service was a bit under par. Cutlery, napkins and drinks were asked for many times. Even after several requests, we were only given the items pretty much as we ended the meal.

Some of the tables and surrounding areas were not cleaned up after the diners had left. The restaurant was busy but that is no excuse for it being unclean. At the end of the evening when the restaurant was closing, it was cleaned properly. It is a shame that the restaurant was not kept clean when diners were there.

A couple of Jinnah mocktails started off the evening. The classic Pino Colada was moreish with its combination of pineapple and coconut. The Strawberry Soother was a layered drink of strawberry puree with orange juice. A jug of Mango Lassi was super. It was not too filling like often is the case with lassis.

Jinnah does a mixture of cuisines. For something a bit different, the Arabic Mezze was chosen. This fresh mezze was made of hummus, moutabel and tabouli which was served with pitta bread and olives. The Vegetable Samosas had a thick pastry. The Aloo Chops were thin potato slices in a batter. Both the samosas and the aloo chops were fairly spicy. The charcoal grilled Paneer Tikka had a great flavour to them. The starters came with salad and chutneys.

For the mains, the favourite had to be the Vegetable Biryani. It was so flavoursome with the pilau rice, mixed vegetables and garlic. The raita on the side made a good addition. The Karahi Vegetable was great too. The combination of mixed vegetables cooked with tomatoes, ginger and garlic was a good dish. Jinnah does do tasty food. Soft fluffy fresh plain naans were just right to go with the Karahi Vegetable.

Jinnah gave us a relaxed evening with tasty food. It was worth trying out and hopefully they will improve on their service and cleanliness.

Jinnah, 99-109 Leeds Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 5BL

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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