This week’s gastronomic journey takes us to afternoon tea in the height of luxury, sees us walk in the footsteps of Churchill, and for the ultimate blend of cultures, explore French-Vietnamese fusion in Chinatown. We also take a trip out to East London for some of the best street food to be found in the capital. Of course, any journey should end in a good night’s sleep, so we’re giving you the chance to win a luxury hotel stay just by eating out!
1. Win a Stay at Corinthia Hotel! Enter the competition
If you’re looking for an excuse to eat at a fine Italian restaurant in the centre of London (other than it being a fine Italian restaurant in the centre of London) here’s a couple: Not only can you get 3 courses and a glass of prosecco for £30 at Massimo Restaurant, you could also win a luxury hotel stay just by doing so. The opulence of Massimo is found in the grand Corinthia Hotel, which is where you could find yourself staying just by taking a snap of your experience at the restaurant. Find out how to enter here.
2. Angelus Book Angelus
If walls could talk, they’d probably be quite dull company. But the ones at Angelus have witnessed secret meetings of political figures including Sir Winston Churchill, so could certainly make for quite the raconteurs. The Art Nouveau interiors now play host to elegant French cuisine and a wine cellar stocked by the former Chairman Sommelier of Britain. Dishes like rump of Cornish lamb with sautéed lovage and chocolate mint gel would have no doubt done wonders for l’entente cordiale back in Winston’s day.
3. Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason Book Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon
Fortnum & Mason is an iconic institution. Luxurious afternoon tea is equally timeless. Put the 2 together and you’ve got the makings of something special. Put the 2 together with a mind-boggling array of teas and a musical accompaniment from a grand piano in a lavish salon, and you begin to run out of superlatives.
4. Leicester House Book Leicester House
What do you get when you cross Vietnamese and French cuisine and place it in an historic building in Chinatown? Not a bad punchline, but Leicester House, a new restaurant and cocktail bar bringing a little something different to one of the capital’s busiest areas. The intriguing French-Vietnamese fusion sees the likes of grilled pork belly with duck liver parfait and rapeseed mayonnaise making flavour-packed appearances on the menu.
The team behind street food must-visits at Dalston Yard and Model Market in Lewisham are back. This time around Street Feast presents Dinerama, a who’s who of the capital’s street food scene. Housed in a former bullion vaults and armoured truck depot in Shoreditch, Dinerama is home to 6 bars and a plethora of mouth-watering vendors. Open every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday there’s enough choice to merit going again and again.