The Bugis Kitchen is around the corner from Kensington High Street, putting it at the heart of one of London’s most beautiful areas.

It can be found inside of Copthorne Tara Hotel and is very easy to find when you are inside.

The restaurant itself is gorgeous with huge mirrors lining the room making it feel like a huge ballroom when it’s actually relatively intimate.

There are glass chandeliers hanging over you as you peruse the menu, giving an air of glamour to the evening.

The Bugis Kitchen is named after a bustling district in Singapore and offers a wide range of south east Asian cuisine.

While there was so much to choose from, I eventually made the decision to start my meal with the chicken satay which came with cucumber, red onion and a spicy sauce.

The chicken was tender and flavourful and the sauce was crunchy and creamy – it does definitely have a kick!

I was torn between the Hainanese chicken and the Char Siew for my main course, but ultimately chose the latter.

It was smoky, barbecued pork with a home made honey sauce that was so full of flavour and cooked to perfection.

The portion was very generous as well and it came with cucumbers and spring onions to add some freshness.

My boyfriend opted for the chilli crab – a whole crab braised in sweet and spicy egg gravy.

When this arrived at our table my jaw dropped, it was a mega portion and a vibrant red colour.

He demolished the entire plate and thoroughly enjoyed the crab.

Of course, we had to order some egg fried rice to accompany our meals which I personally feel topped off an already delicious dinner.