Restaurants & Bars
Weekend Brunch at The Balcon

Weekend Brunch at The Balcon

We quite like the lawlessness of brunch, where conventional menus are cast aside for a daring amalgam of food choice. There is one London local that has rethought the intrepid journey to the buffet, and turned brunch into a luxury experience worth setting aside a morning for: The Balcon. Neatly situated in the five-star Sofitel...
Bronte for Tea

Bronte for Tea

We would normally be suspicious of a restaurant that sits in such close proximity to a major tourist hot spot, but Bronte, just off of Trafalgar Square is like a cleverly crafted dreamscape serving up breakfast, lunch, cocktails, dinner and tea. Tea is what had us crossing the threshold into this beautifully appointed restaurant and...
The Grill at McQueen - Steak in Shoreditch

The Grill at McQueen – Steak in Shoreditch

Located a few minutes’ walk from City Road’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ sits at McQueen Shoreditch. Named after Steve McQueen (The King of Cool) the actor and not the once locally-based designer, it is well known as a post-work cocktail spot. The venue however also includes its recently opened steak restaurant that is fittingly named The Grill,...
Mayfair's MNKY HSE

Mayfair’s MNKY HSE

It might be the Year of the Rooster, but the animal you should be following is the monkey. At the ultra-hip MNKY HSE in Mayfair your experience may vary depending on the time and day of your visit. It starts out in the early evenings as an intimate bar before revealing itself to be a...
Les 110 de Taillevent - Seasonal Perfection

Les 110 de Taillevent – Seasonal Perfection

From style to food, the French have that je ne sais quoi – the extra ingredient that pushes everything that they do to the highest level of chicness. So, when Les 110 de Taillevent moved in at 16 Cavendish Square a few years back, Francophiles rejoiced. The dining room is both cosy and puissant and...
Corrigan's Mayfair - A Review

Corrigan’s Mayfair – A Review

For a chef who left school at the tender age of fifteen, Richard Corrigan has managed to work his way up to owning three top London restaurants with a turnover in excess of ten million pounds a year. We went along to his flagship restaurant, Corrigan’s Mayfair to discover the secrets of his enduring popularity....
Milos: Greek Seafood in a League of Its Own

Milos: Greek Seafood in a League of Its Own

Milos, the venerable Greek seafood restaurant with roots in Montreal offers superior seafood in a location and atmosphere that is enviable by any measure. The seafood alone puts Milos in a league of its own, but setting food aside for a moment, the service is unparalleled. The wait staff is trained to the highest level...
Tapas in Mayfair: El Pirata

Tapas in Mayfair: El Pirata

El Pirata, is an authentic slice of Spain tucked away in a quiet corner of London’s Mayfair. From the moment you enter, the warm and attentive staff make you feel right at home – as if you have found a hidden family-run establishment in a small Spanish town. Pepe, the restaurant’s General Manager has created...
Chinese New Year with Hakkasan

Chinese New Year with Hakkasan

Brace yourself and pace yourself because Hakkasan’s Chinese New Year menu is stacked with not just food, but intrinsic fortune. The 28th of January marks the Year of the Rooster and the eleven Hakkasan restaurants of London have crafted a meal that will leave your belly full and your 2017 on track for prosperity. The...
Restaurant Review: Boisdale of Mayfair

Restaurant Review: Boisdale of Mayfair

Boisdale of Mayfair is an epicurean bolthole disguised as a 1920’s public house. Small in stature – housed in one of Mayfair’s converted stables – the shellfish and cigar specialist is a cosy, music-filled culinary dream. Bright red walls peek through a curation of an impressive collection of paintings and framed jazz greats, while tartan...
Vineet Bhatia London - Revamped and Ready

Vineet Bhatia London – Revamped and Ready

The new concept restaurant Vineet Bhatia London near Sloane Square is the culmination of the many years of blood, sweat and tears from Michelin-starred chef, Vineet Bhatia. Dedicating his life to modernising Indian cuisine for a worldwide audience, Vineet Bhatia was one of the first Indian chefs to be awarded with a Michelin star in 2001....
Fera at Claridges launches new menu

Fera at Claridges launches new menu

Dining at Simon Rogan’s Fera at Claridge’s is a privilege any self-respecting foodie must savour at least once in their lifetime. Foraging and using locally sourced ingredients are words Simon Rogan made famous on his menus way back in 2002 at his famous Cumbrian restaurant, L’Enclume. Getting a table at Fera is no mean feat...
Bourne & Hollingsworth, Fitzrovia

Bourne & Hollingsworth, Fitzrovia

From humble beginnings, something something something. I forget. But from Bourne & Hollingsworth’s cosy underground bar in Fitzrovia spawned a small family of venues across London. Apparently after 10 years of spreading out it was time to give the original bar a bit of love though, and Bourne & Hollingsworth has been duly refurbished and...
New Opening: The Harcourt, Marylebone

New Opening: The Harcourt, Marylebone

Scandinavia has arrived in Marylebone Village. The smart, but homely vision of Andrew Endean and designer Samantha Palmer opened its front doors earlier this year, transforming two gorgeous grade-two-listed buildings into Nordic restaurant, The Harcourt. Not that you’d be able to identify the Scandi influence from the outside: the Harcourt is by all appearances a...
New Opening: Pitt Cue, Liverpool Street

New Opening: Pitt Cue, Liverpool Street

The meteoric rise of Pitt Cue from food truck under Hungerford Bridge on the Southbank serving pulled pork in takeaway boxes at £7 each to their shiny, 100 plus cover restaurant in the heart of the Liverpool Street with a centrepiece US-made bespoke grill costing $89,000 is the kind of storyline you think only Hollywood...
New Opening: QP Lounge, Mayfair

New Opening: QP Lounge, Mayfair

Quattro Passi, the famous Italian outpost on Dover Street in Mayfair of the two Michelin-starred restaurant of the same name in Nerano, Italy has been going through a slick rebranding and relaunch of late. The ground floor restaurant is now known as QP LDN, whilst the basement has been relaunched as QP Lounge. The creation...
London Cocktail Week 2016: The Woodford Alliance

London Cocktail Week 2016: The Woodford Alliance

One of the main highlights of this year’s upcoming London Cocktail Week is The Woodford Alliance; presented by Woodford Reserve, it involves six leading bars from across the globe over the course of three nights. Woodford Reserve is a super-premium craft bourbon, made from one of America’s oldest and smallest artisanal distilleries in Kentucky. It...
A Weekend in Ibiza

A Weekend in Ibiza

Ibiza is one of those bucket list places you are keen to tick off, but never sure if it is in fact your dream destination for that quick weekend getaway. Are there too many fellow British tourists? Are prices exorbitant? Is it just about nightclubs and dance music? Getting there Options are plentiful, especially throughout...
Green Bar Debuts Givenchy Cocktails

Green Bar Debuts Givenchy Cocktails

The iconic Hotel Café Royal has embarked on a new and intriguing venture with none other than fashion house Givenchy in its alluring Green Bar, a stone’s throw from the parade of haute couture on Bond Street. The Green Bar lives up to its name, with booth-style seating set against the glistening emerald walls. If,...
Restaurant Review: Prithvi, Cheltenham

Restaurant Review: Prithvi, Cheltenham

Sitting pretty on the western edge of the Cotswolds, just a mere two hours’ drive from London, the smart regency town of Cheltenham has undergone somewhat of a revival over the past five years with the openings of Lucky Onion’s hip boutique hotels No 131 and No 38 The Park, and a flurry of slick...
Alyn Williams at the Westbury

Alyn Williams at the Westbury

Industry leading chefs don’t tend to mention their past job experiences, as they prefer to focus on their present ventures. However, it is often handy to discover their past to understand the culmination of their style of cooking. Alyn Williams has been a much-loved part of the London culinary scene for numerous years. He has...
Restaurant Review: Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia

Restaurant Review: Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia

Hidden away in Fitzrovia lies Percy and Founders, a sleek all-day dining spot in the former site of the Middlesex hospital, which has undergone a reformation in recent years. More brasserie than public house, the smart restaurant echoes the style of the modern apartments that surround it, while making a feature of the original stone...
Pavilion Wine opens in Chelsea

Pavilion Wine opens in Chelsea

Buying wine is all very well and good, but there’s a major downside to popping into your local wine shop or off-licence: they don’t tend to like it very much when you sit down in the shop and crack your newly purchased bottle open. That’s a problem that Pavilion Wine, the newest arrival by Chelsea’s...
Town House launches Sunday lunch in Kensington

Town House launches Sunday lunch in Kensington

With both Sunday brunch and afternoon tea proving such enduring trends within luxury hotels, there often isn’t much room left for Sunday lunch. But this is exactly what’s on offer at Town House, the elegant restaurant that sits comfortably within The Kensington. We’re not talking about your typical Sunday fare, though; this is a fresh...
Restaurant Review: Patron Cave a Manger

Restaurant Review: Patron Cave a Manger

Patron Cave à Manger, located in the up and coming Kentish Town area, transforms North London into a French neighbourhood. Offering dinner Tuesday through to Sunday (with lunch on Friday to Sunday) and a hot-off-the-press brunch menu on weekends, there is plenty to enjoy at this chic French bistro. You may recognise the owners, Jean-François...
Lee Bull's Supper Club at Vintage Salt

Lee Bull’s Supper Club at Vintage Salt

One of the chief architects of the success of Caprice Holdings must include Lee Bull, who has worked as head chef at Scott’s, Le Caprice and in different capacities at all the Caprice portfolio restaurants. When we heard he was running a weekly supper club at Vintage Salt, which would involve him bringing back some...
McQueen launches alfresco terrace in Shoreditch

McQueen launches alfresco terrace in Shoreditch

It’s rare to see the chain of reasoning leading up to a design decision as clearly as one can at McQueen in Shoreditch. McQueen is named after the late actor Steve McQueen. Steve McQueen quite famously liked cars and motorcycles. Nice cars and motorcycles often have quite a lot of leather in them. Thus, so...
Father's Day by Johnnie Walker & The Gentleman's Tasting Menu

Father’s Day by Johnnie Walker & The Gentleman’s Tasting Menu

Father’s Day – and fathers’ presents in general – are pretty difficult to get right. Or to get at all. Something impersonal like a voucher or something boring, usually from Wickes, is often the fall back. Mother’s Day on the other hand has a wealth of options, from flowers to afternoon tea, catered to the...
Jack Daniels Celebrates Father's Day with Single Barrel

Jack Daniels Celebrates Father’s Day with Single Barrel

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is one of those iconic brands that transcends just the drinking world. When you think about the brand, you think quality, tradition, music, barbecue and of course a finely crafted spirit enjoyed by millions. They have recently redesigned their single barrel bottle to make it even more elegant and refined with...
Restaurant Review: The House of Ho

Restaurant Review: The House of Ho

The House of Ho opened its new flagship venue on Percy Street in August 2015 in a glamorous four-storey Fitzrovia townhouse that was once home to Caprice Holdings’ Bam Bou. Spearheaded by Chef Ian Pengelley (formerly of Gilgamesh), this modern Vietnamese restaurant is a smart affair with beautifully thought out interiors. There’s little from the...



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