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Top 10 halal restaurants in London

It’s the city where it’s pretty much possible to find any type of world cuisine and cooking method, and halal restaurants in London are in plentiful supply. We’ve rounded up 10 of the best, from Michelin-starred fine dining, to hip new openings and long-established London favourites.
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Review: Dining like a royal at The English Grill

Sometimes all I crave is good food –  no fancy culinary fireworks or science infused food. Just plain, simple yet tasty food. And that is exactly what we found when my husband and I visited The English Grill. Located a short walk from Victoria Station, The English Grill sits inside the luxurious The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, which offers hearty yet sophisticated dining for all occasions. 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…

London Restaurant Festival: British classics with views at Skylon Grill

It’s London Restaurant Festival month once again, and that can only mean one thing! Skylon Grill were offering a 3-course meal for £30 overlooking the River Thames – what could be better?
Skylon bar
Skylon Grill, located in the Southbank Centre (added bonus) is a 5-minute walk from Waterloo Station, 2-3 minutes from The London Eye. Read more…

R.S Hispaniola – All aboard the stationary sunset cruise

As part of London Restaurant Festival, my best friend and I were invited to hop aboard the free-flowing prosecco boat. Couldn’t imagine a better way to soak up the last of summer than looking over the Thames at the London Eye, enjoying a 3-course British menu, and all the prosecco… on a boat! I arrived early and the host and restaurant manager could not have been more welcoming. 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…

London Restaurant Festival: Barbecoa – Piccadilly

The time has come again, summer has passed, and whilst dear old Blighty retains some milder temperatures, us icy-island dwellers prepare ourselves for the impending doom of winter.
However, the misery of our summer’s departure is offset by an exciting period. No, not autumn itself, but rather the chance to celebrate the culinary offerings of the capital with London’s Restaurant Festival. Read more…

London Restaurant Festival review: Eneko at One Aldwych

Salted caramel mousse - Eneko at One Aldwych

Eneko at One Aldwych – dining room
Eneko Atxa is world renowned for his three Michelin-starred Azurmendi Restaurant, a hillside restaurant in Larrabetzu with floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto the beautiful Basque landscape below. But his second venture, the eponymous restaurant at One Aldwych, is literally and figuratively hundreds of miles from the famed sun-drenched spot in Spain. Read more…

London Restaurant Festival at STK


With the grey bearing down on London, which is further proof that summer is well and truly behind us, my mood was mirroring the weather and I really wanted something to perk me up on a rather bleak Monday night.
I was in full on carnivore mode and I knew I wanted something decadent.  STK answered my call. The clue is in the name.
Upon walking in to the restaurant my dreary mood was banished. Read more…