Bustronome: A Moving Gourmet Experience in London Honest Review

My husband and I recently tried the unique dining concept of Bustronome – a gourmet restaurant aboard a touring double-decker bus in London.

We were intrigued by the idea of fine dining combined with sightseeing and booked their 6-course tasting menu with the optional wine pairing.

From the start, Bustronome delivered on the promise of mixing cuisine and culture. As we boarded, our host showed us to our table upstairs which afforded good views out the panoramic windows.


Soon we were gliding through London taking in views of Big Ben, the London Eye, and other iconic landmarks while going through an elaborate menu.

The food itself was hit or miss. The highlights for me were the creative dishes like Roasted Aubergine salad and Tuna Tartar. Others like Pan Seared Salmon and Rack of Lamb were too flat for my taste, I love my spices.

Desert was good, I liked the presentation.

There was good coordination between the timing of the dishes and the key sites we were passing outside.

While not every dish wowed me, I thoroughly enjoyed the unique Bustronome experience. The wine pairings were excellent, highlighting food-friendly English white and red blends.

Service was attentive even as the bus navigated narrow city streets. And the ever-changing urban scenery made for a more engaging setting than your typical stationary restaurant.

Overall, I would recommend Bustronome for the novel experience. The execution of the cuisine was uneven, but the inspired concept behind a moving gourmet bus restaurant more than made up for any shortcomings.

It’s a memorable way to see London through a culinary lens. So if you’re looking for a truly unique dining adventure in London, give Bustronome a try!


Click here Bustronome London to book your adventure.

A Taste of Turkey: Traditional Turkish Brunch in London

The word “brunch” is a portmanteau of “breakfast” and “lunch.” It’s thought to have first appeared in print in an 1895 article in Hunter’s Weekly, a British magazine.

In the late 19th century, breakfast was shifting from an early morning meal to a mid-morning meal on Sundays. So instead of eating breakfast early and lunch mid-afternoon, people started eating both meals consecutively later in the morning.

Brunch in London

Brunching In London

London has a thriving café and restaurant scene, with intense competition, leading to many establishments serving creatively designed brunch menus to stand out.

Reserving a weekend brunch table in advance is now often essential at hot spots. Many restaurants have special brunch events with live music as well. Brunch has become a social occasion that brings friends and family together frequently.

Brunching in London

So in summary, weekend brunch is now closely tied to London’s competitive and inventive restaurant scene, as well as its professional culture and love of posh experiences.

Brunching in London

The Delectable Sights and Flavors of a Turkish Brunch

I don’t consider myself an avid brunch enthusiast. I do enjoy experiencing all sorts of creative delights that London’s restaurants have to offer though.

This past weekend I experienced an incredible Turkish brunch that blew my eggs benedict obsession out of the water.

Me and some of my Family headed to Bursa Kebap Evi, a Turkish and Middle Eastern restaurant in London. As soon as I entered, the welcoming staff, vibrant hanging lamps, and aroma of freshly baked bread made me feel at home. I took my seat and that’s when the feast began. 

Out came a parade of small colorful plates presenting an incredible variety of Turkish breakfast essentials. There was kaymak – a moreish thick clotted cream, mild feta and salty ewe’s milk cheeses, golden dollops of honey and homemade fruit jams. Savory selections included spicy beef sujuk sausage, crispy borek pastries, and menemen – soft scrambled eggs cooked with tomato, parsley and spices.

Two stand-out dishes for me were the kaymak with honey and the gozleme stuffed flatbreads. I couldn’t stop drizzling more of that creamy sweet kaymak onto my breads!

To drink, I sipped on fragrant Turkish tea and one of the thickest, strongest, and most aromatic coffee, and that perfectly completed the dining experience.

The variety of mouthwatering small dishes opened me up to flavors much more intriguing than the standard bacon and eggs. It’s an incredible, communal-style meal that I would recommend to anyone looking to switch up their brunch experience!


Turkish eggs (Cilbir)

Every once in a while we all can have the experience of a relaxed brunch with a traditional Turkish breakfast, right in the comfort of our home. Creating a beautiful spread of Menemen tomato dish and Turkish (Cilbir) egg dish, a simple yet rich combination. Don't forget to add some sides too. I can just see the figs, an assortment of olives, cheeses, savory filo pastries stuffed with cheese, and more....
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 people


6 eggs

1 cup plain yogurt

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon sweet or hot paprika

1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper

1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 cup canned crushed tomatoes

1 teaspoon dried mint

Salt and pepper to taste

Hot sauce (optional)

Chopped parsley for garnish


1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until translucent.

2. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, and mint and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let the sauce simmer for 5-10 minutes until slightly reduced. Set aside.

3. In a small pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Carefully break the eggs into the pan and fry until the egg whites are just set but the yolks are still runny. Season with salt and pepper.

4. To serve, place some of the tomato sauce into bowls. Top with 2-3 fried eggs per bowl.

5. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, paprika, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Drizzle the spiced yogurt over the top of each serving.

6. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately with crusty bread and hot sauce if desired.

    Turkish Menemen breakfast

    Turkish Menemen Breakfast

    20 minutes


    3 tablespoons olive oil

    1 medium onion, diced

    1 red or green bell pepper, seeded and diced

    3 garlic cloves, minced

    4 tomatoes, diced or 1 14oz can diced tomatoes

    1 teaspoon paprika

    1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

    1 pinch ground cumin

    6 eggs

    1⁄4 cup feta cheese (optional)

    Chopped parsley or dill to garnish

    Salt and pepper to taste

    Crusty bread for serving


    1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened.

    2. Add red pepper and garlic and cook another 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat if garlic browns.

    3. Add tomatoes, paprika, red pepper flakes and cumin. Stir to combine. Cook for 5-6 minutes until tomatoes soften. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    4. Make wells spaced apart in the tomato mixture. Carefully crack the eggs into the wells. Cover the pan and cook for 8-10 minutes until eggs whites are cooked but yolks are still runny.

    5. Top off eggs with crumbled feta cheese if desired. Garnish with chopped fresh herbs like parsley or dill.

    6. To serve, place some Menemen onto serving plates along with a slice of crusty bread like sourdough or focaccia to dip into the eggs and sauce. Enjoy immediately while hot.

      The Immersive World of Outernet

      The Immersive World of Outernet London

      Now Building, Tottenham Court Road, London
      Now Building, Tottenham Court Road, London

      Outernet London is an innovative entertainment district using technology to make art, culture, and experiences come alive in breathtaking new ways.

      This hub of immersive experiences uses high-tech projectors, spatial sound, haptic floors, interactive sensors, and cutting-edge lighting to blur the lines between the physical and digital.

      Experience extraordinary broadcast content, live events, brand launches, product drops, celebrity endorsements, and a world-class program of art exhibitions.
      Experience extraordinary broadcast content, live events, brand launches, product drops, celebrity endorsements, and a world-class program of art exhibitions.

      Some of their offerings let you walk through art exhibits in 3D space, interact with musical light sculptures, dine with customized visuals and scents, or attend a comedy show performed all around you.

      Outernet is pushing creative boundaries, letting people engage with entertainment in new multisensory ways. Their team continually dreams up innovative experiences that offer perspective shifts alongside fun.

      Londoners don’t have to travel far to step inside incredibly detailed, interactively responsive worlds. Outernet brings them right to the heart of the city, blending community connection with arts, culture, and memorable moments worth sharing. It’s a glimpse into a future where technology transforms imagination into reality.

      Immersive Butterfly Trail Experience

      I recently had the chance to explore their butterfly trail – a free immersive experience transporting you into a tropical paradise filled with hundreds of exotic butterflies from around the world. It gave me a taste of what makes Outernet so special.

      While some offerings like the butterfly trail are free, most aim to make art and culture vividly immersive through the imaginative use of technology. I will definitely go back, and I will gladly pay for the experience.

      This is me at the Butterfly trail, Now Building

      Outernet also provides subscription passes giving access to a rotating selection of high-tech experiences starting at £40 per month.

      The technology that powers these experiences is multi-faceted

      It’s high-resolution projectors and 360-degree screens create detailed visuals that surround you.

      Spatial sound systems make you feel like you’re inside the action. Audio seems to come from all directions.

      Haptic technology like floor vibrations and tactile surfaces lets you physically experience the events.

      Interactive sensors track body motions and gestures, allowing virtual elements to respond in real-time.

      Cutting-edge lighting adapts colors and effects to complement the experience.

      All that technology aids in the experience. Where you can interact with musical light sculptures and visualizations. High-tech sensors allow the lights to respond to your movement.

      Multi-sensory dining experience where your meal interacts with custom visuals and scents. Food tastes differently when all your senses are engaged.

      The combination of these technologies allows Outernet to craft deeply immersive worlds that come to life around you.

      Last but not least!

      Some details on upcoming paid events and experiences

       Immersive Comedy Show (starts at £15 per ticket) – Experience a comedy show in 360 degrees with comedians performing all around you and visual effects enhancing the jokes.

       Music Festival Pop-Up (tickets from £20) – A digital music festival with 3D projected stages and live performances from top artists. Dance with an avatar crowd.

      Wonderland: An Immersive Experience (tickets from £27) – Step into a futuristic wonderland filled with illusions, mazes, augmented reality effects, and moments of mystery.

      Garden of Earthly Delights (exhibit tickets £18) – An immersive recreation of the surreal artwork by Hieronymus Bosch. His fanciful world comes to life.

      Alternate History Experience (tickets from £22) – A “time travel” adventure where you journey to alternate histories and solve challenges. Educational and thrilling.

      Upcoming shows and exhibits change frequently. Check out their website here https://www.outernetglobal.com/

      It’s an opportunity to take a peek into the future of how technology will transform arts, culture, and community.

      What do you think?