Monday, 5 June 2017

Sticks 'n' Sushi Review | Emma Jayne

So this review is one that I have been meaning to do for ages and it's actually from my favourite restaurant - Sticks 'n' Sushi. I have now been to the Covent Garden site, Canary Wharf, and most recently, and the time this review is based on, in Wimbledon. Jack and I went to celebrate my new job starting and we had a lovely evening out. We booked a fairly early dinner at 5.30 and after having a few drinks elsewhere in Wimbledon we headed in and were greeted and lead to our table by the lovely man on the host desk. 


Inside the decor is nice, clean and modern with smart comfortable chairs and tables that weren't cramped together, the interior has an air of sophistication about it making it a higher class dining experience. As we have already eaten at a Sticks 'n' Sushi before we have a general idea of our favourite dishes and drinks so we ordered quickly and the food came freshly made in a good amount of time. 
To drink I had my favourite the Hotaru, a rum based fruit cocktail and Jack had a beer. We also tried sake for the first time and went for the waiters recommendation of the 'Today's cold sake' and really enjoyed it. 

Today's Cold Sake
Hotaru Cocktail
Now onto the food, we like going all out when we order sushi so we ordered a lot! first up was the sashimi mix, one of Jacks favourite dishes and with ordering this you can seriously taste the quality of the fish it's just delicious! Next up we ordered some of the sticks, we shared the pork belly with yuzu-miso & sesame, goat's cheese with dried ham, duck hearts with teriyaki and the miso marinated black cod, these are so tasty and add a different texture and flavour to the meal, they were obviously so yummy that we demolished them all before I took a photo to document, but believe me these are little bites bursting with so much flavour. 

Sashimi Mix
Next up came the main sushi rolls we ordered, we went for the Rainbow Roll, New York Subway, Black Cod Daikon, Hells Kitchen and the Pink Alaska (not shown in image) we love rolls as you tend to get a bit more for your money, and if you are sharing they are perfect. My favourite out of this selection is easily the black cod, it has such a distinct taste and the first time I had it was at a Sticks 'n' Sushi. Every single roll is just bursting with so much flavour differing textures and deliciousness. 

Sushi Rolls (Lbottom; Hells Kitchen, Ltop; New York Subway, Rtop; Rainbow Roll, Rbottom, Black Cod Daikon)
Once we finished all that, we of course needed some pudding so both went for a set of 3 (they are pretty little) I had the Matcha Cake, Vanilla Creme Brulee and the Chocolate Fondant while Jack chose the Chocolate Fondant, Marcel Chocolate Cake and the Cheesecake. My favourite was by far the Matcha Cake which was like a stunning lava cake that just melted in your mouth! The rest were all delicious too! 

3 set pudding (L to R; Chocolate Fondant, Cheesecake, Marcel Chocolate Cake) 
3 Set Pudding (L to R; Chocolate Fondant, Creme Brulee, Matcha Cake)


Overall the service was great with everyone being really friendly and helpful and the food being delicious as usual. We will certainly be going back to a Sticks 'n' Sushi at some point and I would certainly recommend the Wimbledon branch as much as the other that I have been to. If you fancy booking a table at any of the Sticks 'n' Sushi locations you can head on over to the website here


Have you ever been to Sticks 'n' Sushi? What is your favourite sushi roll? Let me know your favourite restaurants in London as I'm always on the look out for new places to go.

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Emma Jayne

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Monday, 29 May 2017

The perfect Summer Drink | Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin Review | Emma Jayne

As the sun finally starts coming out and we start seeing warmer days (this week its been hitting 29 degrees!) it’s time to get yourselves to the pub or out in the garden with a drink in hand enjoying those rays of vitamin D. If you know me you know that I’m not a particularly big drinker as in I don’t enjoy going out and getting smashed every weekend and I certainly don’t enjoy the hangover that come with that. So you could say I’m much more of a light casual drinker having a drink every now and then, and with that I therefore like to enjoy my drink a lot more.

Usually in the summer my go to alcoholic drinks are either Malibu or Cider as they have a very distinct taste that I love. This year however I had tasted a sample of a different brand rhubarb gin and couldn't get the delicious taste of it out of my head. As I couldn’t remember the name of that brand I scoured the internet and started to sew photos of the Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin online. This then led me to ask for it at every occasion in bars (not very many stock it), then realising I love the the taste, and that it's not stocked in many supermarkets. I however planned to buy it online until I saw it in Waitrose this week and stocked up immediately.


Ultimately this gin is not your average gin, it tastes sweet, fresh and summery. I love mixing it with lemonade – as I don’t like tonic, and popping a sliced strawberry in to really increase the freshness. On the bottle it gives a little history about the products saying the rhubarb that is used is the same rhubarb that Queen Victoria grew in the Buckingham Palace gardens, which is now grown on a Crown estate. They suggest you drink it neat, with tonic or even ginger ale. I’m sure this gin could also be incorporated into some gorgeous cocktails too.



A 70cl 40%vol bottle costs between £30-£34 (I got mine from Waitrose for £30). Warner Edwards also have a range of other gins that might tickle your fancy including their Dry Gin, Sloe Gin, a new limited edition Melissa Lemon Balm Gin and even an Elderflower Gin!

Have you tried the Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin? What would you mix it with? What are your favourite summer cocktails?


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Monday, 22 May 2017

Bread Centrale Bruch Review | Emma Jayne

As I’m sure you all know by now I love a good brunch and have been reviewing the places I go. This review from a few weeks ago was when we went out for a late lunch to Bread Centrale.

We had been wanting to here for a few weeks and finally found the time so walked down the river – which was also really nice, and headed in. first impressions are that this isn’t much of a place with it not being obvious from the outside and then the d├ęcor inside being slightly dated, but this didn’t put us off. The menu is good and I was drawn to the ‘build your own brunch’ as in this you can put together your perfect brunch with a range of breads, eggs, meat and sauces. I went for sourdough, poached eggs, bacon, sausage, and avocado. Jack however decided to go for a BBQ Asian Chicken pizza as we did go pretty late for brunch terms.



The Outside of Bread Centrale

The food came out in good time and both meals were tasty, and filling, with plenty coming on the plate. I found the sourdough wash pretty tough but this wasn’t deal breaking. I also had a coffee and this was a great quality coffee. Bread central is really reasonably priced with our meal coming to around £30.




I would recommend Bread Centrale as the perfect no fuss brunch place, it yummy, simple and reasonably price. Bread central is also a bakery and the breads and cakes looked delicious so I would also recommend for an afternoon coffee and cake stop too! You can check out their website HERE

Have you been to Bread Centrale? What were your thoughts? What would you build in a build your own brunch? Don’t forget to also give me your London brunch recommendations so I can check them out!


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Emma Jayne

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