Seetal Savla

Photo credit: Arthy Baheerathan 

Eager to eat out in London, but feeling overwhelmed by the vast array of cuisines, locations and atmospheres? Worried about wasting your hard-earned cash on restaurants that are all fur coat and no knickers? Then you’ve come to the right place. Launched in early 2016, this blog aims to give you an honest, impartial account of my dining experiences around our foodie capital. Currently specialising in London restaurant reviews of all genres, www.SavlaFaire.com also covers food-related events such as festivals, demos and launches, as well as the occasional lifestyle and travel posts.

If you’re thinking, “Why should I trust you?” here are my credentials. My day job, a Lifestyle Account Manager for a global concierge company, is perfect for knowing what’s hot and what’s not, not only in terms of restaurants, but also theatre, attractions and travel. Outside of work, I write regular guest posts on the ideal places to wine and dine your date for online dating site AsianD8, as well as ad-hoc features for my local newspaper The Archer.

I often get asked why I started blogging and there are several reasons behind this “extracurricular” venture. Despite being raised on delicious homemade curries, I wasn’t really interested in cooking and food. The tide started turning when I studied in Paris, continued to turn when I moved to Montreal then came full circle by the time I arrived in London almost 10 years ago. I was dating my now-husband, whose adventurous spirit and curious nature influenced me to try different cuisines (thankfully he’s also a keen cook, so I refer to him as “Chef Savla” in my posts). Frustrated at the lack of creativity in a previous job, he and a foodie friend encouraged me to pour my words into an online diary to be shared with family, friends and fellow food lovers alike.

So that’s me in a nutshell. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I look forward to your feedback on my posts. If you’d like to work with me, or just say hi, you can get in touch via email or the usual social channels (see Contact Me for further details).

Disclaimer: I pay for all meals featured on this blog myself. Invitations to review restaurants and attend events are welcome, but I’ll only accept them if I feel that they’re of personal interest to both myself and my readers. Please note that my acceptance doesn’t guarantee a positive review.