Posts Categorized: Reviews

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…