Posts By: Lili Levi

Review: Ben Murphy at Launceston Place

Nestled in a hidden Kensington enclave, Launceston Place has a fresh buzz about it these days. We knew we were going on a gastronomic journey as soon as we saw the tasting menu, emojied up to the max in all its glory (clearly the brainchild of Launceston’s resident head chef, award-winning Ben Murphy). Read more…

Review: Dominique Ansel Bakery signature afternoon tea

Dominique Ansel terrace
Not content with being demigod of the pastry world, Dominique Ansel is on a mission. First, he brings us the cutting-edge genius of the much-applauded Cronut, and now, his next foray aims to reinvent afternoon tea from a quintessential tradition to an innovative tour de force at Dominique Ansel Bakery. Read more…

Review: Cyrus Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste

Cyrus Todiwala
A regular fixture on Saturday Kitchen, Cyrus Todiwala is the esteemed chef proprietor at Café Spice Namaste. Cyrus and his wife Pervin have built up this family-run culinary institution housed in a very grand former Victorian magistrate’s court, now in its 22nd year, with a horde of regulars continuing to knock down the proverbial doors. Read more…

Review: Technicolour brunch in sketch Glade

sketch Glade
Heavenly rays beamed down in pools of light at the newly revamped sketch Glade. Yes, indeed; the sketch gods were poised to deliver us some ambrosial dishes from the eclectic new brunch menu. The ethereal Alice-in-Wonderland charm is still here in bucket loads, but with a new brunch menu to boot, and of course, being sketch, nothing is executed in a conventional fashion. Read more…

Review: Scandi-Japanese fusion at Sticks ‘n’ Sushi in Greenwich

With a distinctly Scandi vibe, Sticks ‘n’ Sushi occupies a prime spot on the corner of the bustling Greenwich market. Combining both Danish and Japanese elements, the fusion influences are clear right through from the interior to the delectable Japanese food here, with the sushi and yakitori specialities inspiring the theme behind the restaurant’s name. Read more…

Review: Spinning the Temptation Wheel at The Savoy Thames Foyer

It’s not often you get to combine gourmet food pairing with retro-style roulette, yet the world-renowned Savoy hotel does exactly that in its newest, exciting innovation. Hosted at The Savoy Thames Foyer, a new evening menu has been launched, and as an added flourish, you can let the temptation wheel decide your dining fate to match gourmet desserts, cocktails and hand-crafted chocolates. Read more…

Le Pont de La Tour: Down by the Riverside

Le Pont de la Tour interior
With the winter creeping in, what better way to spend a cosy Sunday afternoon than lunch at Le Pont de la Tour. With an illustrious view of Tower Bridge, the bar has a sort of swish ocean liner feel about it, all retro and Parisian in style, giving the feeling of being on a luxurious French voyage. Read more…

Top 10 Comfort Food Dishes in London

We all have a go-to favourite dish that makes us feel a little bit toasty and warm inside when winter’s icy curtain drops, so we’ve rounded up the tastiest portions of scrumptious stodge to be found in the capital for your delectation. These hearty treats span the comfort food spectrum, with some treasured favourites sitting alongside weird and wonderful twists on failsafe classics. Read more…

A Slice of Manhattan at the ME Hotel: Cucina Asellina London Restaurant Festival Menu

Cucina Asellina
Styled on the infamous Asellina restaurant on New York’s Park Avenue, Cucina Asellina at the ME London Hotel has the feel of a slick New York eatery and a cosy Italian trattoria. Glowing copper globes, a thronging cocktail bar and trattoria-style arches create a smart and slick interior, and just off Aldwych, we’re right in the hub of the West End’s Theatreland. Read more…