Posts Categorized: London

Maskelyne & Cooke – a review

It is grey, it is January. The holiday season is over, a long 5 weeks loom until this month will be over. Blue Monday is around the corner, and the jolly of the party season has evaporated. Lo & behold, Maskelyne & Cooke. The bar proving that the magic and sparkle has not all faded, as they offer an impressive cocktail menu, classic dishes and best of all, a magic show. Read more…

Review: afternoon tea at Café Forty One

Can there be a more classically British way to spend an afternoon than with a traditional afternoon tea? Afternoon tea in London is still booming and doesn’t seem to be slowing down. A good few places now cater to those with dietary requirements and of course the seemingly ever rising number of vegetarian and vegans, but I must say this is one with a difference. Read more…

Review: a Hidden Gem at Rock Star Sushi Bar

Drawing flocks of crowds from faithful regulars to far-flung destination travellers, the fine-tuned formula at Rock Star Sushi Bar is clearly ticking all the boxes, with a strong line in contemporary Japanese creations rooted in immaculate sourcing. A humble 12-seater restaurant, service is always on point in here with dedication, precision and passion in equal measure from Igor and his team. Read more…

Fancy a steakation? Head to Gillray’s…

Pan-fried Mackerel - Gilray's

Walking into the majestic dining room at Gillray’s you’re greeted by a well stocked bar populated with a plethora of gins, and gazing out the window you see a glorious view of the Thames which adds a certain luxurious vibe to the evening. That will be a mainstay throughout the meal as we’re continuously wowed by the offerings at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar. Read more…

Review: Londrino

When Grace Dent brands the food ‘magical’ in one of her restaurant reviews, you sit up and take notice. Turning this staunch critic into a fangirl, Londrino is the latest outpost from head chef Leandro Carreira; the name meaning ‘Portuguese for Londoner. Read more…

Win a free-flowing champagne roast at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen

Running as a non-profit restaurant since being set up by Jamie Oliver in 2002, Fifteen serves up fine British cooking using local produce. The irresistible Sunday roast menu sees the classics given a gourmet twist, with the likes of aged beef rump with pickled beetroot and walnut, and Tamworth pork rack with celeriac purée served with all the trimmings. Read more…

Review: The Rib Room

Nestled just off the high-end shops of Sloane Street, you’ll find The Rib Room at the luxurious Jumeriah Carlton Tower. In a fast-changing and sometimes cut-throat London restaurant scene, The Rib Room is somewhat of a rarity, a restaurant that has been going strong for over 50 years. Read more…

Review – Mango Tree Belgravia

With Thai restaurants now two-a-penny in London, the challenge of finding Far-Eastern flavours was long displaced by the challenge of discerning the good ones. Especially those whose dishes retain authenticity. Belgravia’s Mango Tree offers just that, bringing distinct dishes from each corner of Thailand to Central London. Read more…

Win a meal for 2 at Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea!

From highly acclaimed chef Tom Aikens, Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea serves up seasonal British and European small plates in a sophisticated setting. With a focus on sourcing the finest British produce, favourites on the menu include sirloin steak with pepper sauce, chargrilled Cornish halibut, and the Tom’s Kitchen chicken burger, served in a sesame saffron bun with dynamite sauce. Read more…