Posts Categorized: Reviews

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…

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…