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Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India. And Dosa, a thin pancake made from black lentils and rice that originate from this state. Dosas have been around for many, many years and are a very popular dish in south India. Many people eat dosa for breakfast or dinner. It is a simple, yet filling and satisfying meal, especially when served with sambhar or chutney.

There are many different types of dosa that you can choose from. A masala dosa, which is a plain dosa, filled with a delicious combination of lightly cooked potatoes, tossed with fried onions and spices. Or a rava dosa, that is made with semolina, which gives it a nice crispy tasty. An oothappum, which originated from the dosa, but is slightly thicker, contains ingredients such as tomatoes or an onion and chilli mix, which are cooked into the batter. A ghee roast, which is a popular quick snack in India that consists of a plain dosa with butter. You can also have dosas with many different toppings and fillings, such as onions, or chillies, or paneer, which is a type of Indian cheese. If you’re going with family or a group of friends, there is a 6 foot dosa that was made to be shared and Chennai Dosa have won an award for it being the largest dosa in Europe.

The 6 Foot Dosa

The 6 Foot Dosa

Apart from dosas, Chennai Dosa also offers a wide range of south Indian dishes, including idli, parotta and fried rice. And popular starters such as, samosa; methu vadai, which is a savoury snack in a doughnut shape, and gobi 65, which is fried cauliflower. Chennai Dosa has been awarded best Idli and Dosa seller in the United Kingdom. And in less than seven years of opening its first store, seven other branches have opened, with one more opening this month. Two of their branches are pure vegetarian.

My Rating: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ Very popular destination with good traditional Indian food at reasonable prices.

My Recommendation:

Starter: Methu Vada

Main: Masala Dosa

Dessert: Gulab Jamun

Average Price: £5 per person.

My Tip: Book a table, as it gets very busy in the evenings and weekends!

Visit http://www.chennaidosa.com/ to find your nearest branch.


Adagio is a small Italian pizza place hidden in central London. They make fresh, warm and absolutely delicious pizzas from the finest ingredients. Adagio means playing music in a slow tempo, and this is the name of their restaurant as they believe the pizza dough should be developed similarly; very slowly. All of their pizza dough’s are kneaded for a minimum of 72 hours before it is ready to be cooked.

Their pizza making methods come from the heart of Rome. To make their dough, they use the same process and techniques as pizza masters of Rome having been using for generations, and they believe this and also their passion to deliver the best pizza is the secret behind their success.

Adagio is unique, as the price is decided by the weight and variety of the pizza. You pick and choose from a variety of pizzas, and decide how large you want the size. They then cut the pizza using a food scissor and weigh it on the scale. This type of service is rare to see in London.

Pizza al Taglio, (Italian for pizza by the cut) is baked in large rectangular trays, this is very popular in Italy. Adagio is a good place to go when you want to grab a quick snack or a meal. And they always have a different selection of pizzas out everyday, so you always have something new to try.

Adagio - Greek Street, Soho

They call themselves ‘perfectionist pizza lovers’ and rightly so as pizzas from here are of the highest quality, some of the finest you would ever taste. The aroma hits you as soon as you walk past the shop. You can feel the perfect texture of the pizza as you pick it up. And this all builds up to the grand finale of the taste, which is so authentic and original. You will definitely want to come back to Adagio for more.

My Rating: ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ ✰ Adagio has done very well. They are creative and original, and their style of serving pizza is very different to other restaurants. Their pricing is very fair, as it is dependant on how much you want! They also have a good selection of vegetarian pizzas to choose from.

My Recommendation: Try a variety of pizzas. If you’re not too hungry, get many small pizzas because that’s what Adagio’s about! If the ‘Zucchini Flowers, Fior di Latte Mozzarella and Gorgonzola’ is available, definitely try it. I haven’t had a pizza like it before. It’s delicious!

Average Price: £7 per person.

My Tip: Try new things! If you’re not sure, you can always get a small piece but i’m sure you’ll be asking for a bigger piece next time!

Visit their website for the full menu http://www.adagio-pizza.com/ or contact them by telephone – 0207 287 1194

Visit your nearest Adagio now:

Soho – 10 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4DH

Piccadilly Circus/Leicester Square – 52 Wardour Street, London, W1D 6QU