Posts Categorized: London

Review: Roba Bar & Restaurant – Paddington

The Robata grill sirloin steak

Conveniently located less than a 10-minute walk from Paddington Station, Roba Bar and Restaurant prides itself on being a relaxed and stylish haven away from the hustle and bustle of central London’s streets.  Boasting an impressively diverse menu of British and European dishes, this is a restaurant that is sure to suit everyone’s tastes.
Our Friday night visit did not disappoint. Read more…

Review: The Pickled Hen

Contemporary yet rustic décor and ornate ornithology on display makes a lot of sense thematically at The Pickled Hen, a lovely restaurant situated in the Marriott Hotel Marble Arch. Upon entry you’re immediately drawn to the robust bar and high ceilings of the eatery. Read more…

First Stop – Searcys St Pancras

Vanilla burnt cream, gooseberry, Scottish shortbread. Searcys St Pancras

King’s Cross St Pancras Station, the central hub of travel in London surrounded by endless shops, The Eurostar and swarms of Harry Potter fans looking for Platform 9 and 3/4. Beyond this however, on the second floor you can also find the incredible Searcys Champagne Bar and Brasserie restaurant. Read more…

Bokan, Canary Wharf: So much more than a view

As the concept of a hidden gem becomes ever rarer, there’s a burst of excitement that comes when you find one that isn’t already taking up column inches in the capital. For, as I’ve written before, nothing is more wearisome than a trip out for dinner with the prospect of a 2-hour queue, a table for 60 minutes, for what often turns out to be an underwhelming plate, or plates, of food. Read more…

Supreme means Heinz: Beck at Brown’s

Dressed crab - Beck at Brown's

The dining room
Heinz Beck’s new restaurant, Beck at Brown’s, has been highly anticipated. Each person I spoke to before my visit had a different Beck story; one said that ‘dinner at Apsley’s was the best dining experience’ they had ever had, and another raved about his Portuguese venture: Gusto by Heinz Beck. I too had my own story. Read more…

Review: Mews of Mayfair

Portland Crab on Toast - Mews of Mayfair

Descending a slight incline into the courtyard just off New Bond Street, I find memories of the back streets of Paris wash over me momentarily – beautiful floral arrangements and shrubbery of a neighbouring establishment, rows of tables and seats, and candlelight complementing the setting sun. Read more…

The lion who came to tea: a theatre-themed afternoon at OXO Tower Brasserie

Theatre Not Afternoon Tea
There are few experiences so synonymous with British indulgence as afternoon tea: think clotted cream and jam (whichever order you slather it), ruler-precision finger sandwiches, maybe a mini quiche nestled on the 3-tier stand if you’re lucky. All well and good, but let’s be honest: seen one thinly sliced cucumber sarnie, seen ‘em all. Read more…

The 10 Best Restaurants Near The Roundhouse

Belgo Noord - Belgian restaurant near the Roundhouse

The Roundhouse is one of the UK’s most recognisable performing arts and live music venues, beginning life as a railway engine shed and now home to internationally acclaimed performances. Its location in Camden puts it within moments of all the colourful and eclectic attractions of this London hotspot, including a selection of superb restaurants. Read more…

Review: Feasting like a king at The Yacht

When a chance to dine at The Yacht popped up, I just knew that I had to get a seat to try out some of the mouth-watering dishes available.
The Yacht from the outside sitting beautifully on the River Thames
A short walk from Embankment or just across from Temple station sits the majestic yacht. With lights glistening in the dark waters of The Thames, The Yacht is hard to miss. Read more…

Review: Winnie the Pooh-inspired afternoon tea at The Phelman

Having grown up on Winnie the Pooh books, I was very intrigued when I heard that The Phelman and the V&A had teamed up in honour of A.A Milne’s beloved bear. The Phelman was hosting a Silly Old Bear Afternoon Tea experience inspired by a multi-sensory and playful exhibition exploring the magical world of Winnie and his friends at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Read more…