Posts By: Tom Greenwood-Mears

Review – Charlotte’s Bistro Chiswick

Beetroot Cured Salmon - Charlotte's Bistro

Chiswick has a reputation as one of the more affluent areas of London, a leafy suburb that is financially out of reach for most of us and as a result isn’t necessarily explored as much as is should be. The actor Colin Firth was born there, and when it comes to picturing Chiswick in the mind’s eye, the Richard Curtis idealised view of London isn’t a bad comparable. Read more…

An iconic view at The Brasserie – The Tower Hotel

Scallops - The Brasserie at the Tower Hotel

In 1967 London Bridge was sold to an American named Robers P. McChulloc for a new ‘English’ theme park in Arizona, soon to be the second most popular attraction in the state, behind Niagara Falls. Popular myth, albeit a particularly snobbish myth, goes that the American thought he was buying Tower Bridge and was hugely disappointed when the less iconic London Bridge turned up. Read more…

Flora Indica – majestic Indian dining in Earls Court

Okra Fries - Flora Indica

I love Indian food. It’s on the table at least once a week in my house and I’ve been to the sub-continent a couple of times over the years – mainly with the sole purpose of eating as much as my body would allow! This considered, I was brimming with excitement at the prospect of visiting Flora Indica, on the Old Brompton Road, a 5-minute walk from Earls Court Station. Read more…

Vivo: A heavenly Italian in Angel

Potato & chive ravioli Vivo Islington

Angel & Islington is one of my favourite places to eat. Upper Street surely has one of the best selections of excellent restaurants in London. So when I looked into Vivo and saw that they were placed at the top end of this street for foodies, I thought to myself that they had their work cut out to thrive in this den of excellence. Read more…