Posts Categorized: London

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…

Top 10 pasta restaurants in London

From the satisfying slurp of spaghetti to the comfort-blanket loveliness of a homemade lasagne, we’ve rolled our way across London to find the best of what’s got to be the nation’s favourite carb: pasta. We’ve got you covered from London’s finest cheap eats, to orzo fancy fine dining spots: browse our 10 favourites below.
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Review: Plaquemine Lock, N1

According to its own website, Plaquemine Lock’s fare is at ‘at once exciting and exotic, but at the same time comforting and strangely familiar’. On my visit I found this can be said for more than just the menu, as Plaquemine Lock is a pub down a quiet, leafy street in Islington. Cajun and Creole cuisine may not be too common for a Londoner to experience, but the boozer sure is. Read more…

Review: winner winner, Chicken Society dinner

Chicken Society Main Course

While everyone knows central London is the hub for funky restaurants and new spots, it is also a pleasure when you find a local gem on your doorstep in the suburbs. Especially when they serve chicken on chicken with a side of chicken!
Chicken Society
Chicken Society, based in Finchley is a cool, trendy spot with a menu based around everyone’s favourite bird. Read more…

If the choux fits… Valentine’s Day afternoon tea at The Langham, London

Valentine’s Day dining: a prospect that can fill even the most seasoned restaurant-selector with dread. And in this vein, rather than the traditional tasting menu of oysters/chilli/insert-well-known-aphrodisiac-here, all served atop the token candle-lit table, Palm Court at The Langham are bucking the usual trend with their for-one-day-only, exclusive Valentine’s afternoon tea. Read more…

London’s best cheese dishes

Hawksmoor mac 'n' cheese

Cheese. Six letters, so much joy.
Whether it’s melted in a fondue, slathered on pasta, or adorning a trolley, cheese is always a welcome sight on a menu. And London’s food scene has no shortage of options when it comes to cheese-heavy dishes – from the ultimate cheese toastie to Michelin-starred desserts, its versatility knows no bounds. Read more…