Posts By: Chris Tilsed

Sign of The Don: The Godfather of City Hideaways

The City, that sea of suits and briefcases, is not somewhere I venture very often. It’s also an area that’s rarely mentioned on the London foodie scene. So it was admittedly with some trepidation that I approached The Sign of The Don, hidden down a narrow alley near Bank.
My preconceptions were clearly misguided, as the restaurant was buzzing when we arrived. Read more…

What’s On: Simon Rogan at Claridge’s, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, and Michelin Stars in Mayfair

This week’s round-up features a tantalising total of 4 Michelin stars, 8 AA Rosettes and 3 world-famous chefs. And porridge, lots of porridge. If fine dining’s your thing then it doesn’t come much finer than a Simon Rogan restaurant in Claridge’s, 2-Michelin star dining in Mayfair, and Jamie Oliver’s unique blend of charity and haute cuisine. Read more…

What’s On: Downton Abbey-Style Breakfast at Criterion, Honest Burgers Private Room, & Pizza Bus Pop-Up

What links Downton Abbey, a bus, and an office block in Haggerston? Probably not a lot to be honest, but they do all appear in this week’s pick of London food must-tries. Start your day with a lavish breakfast deal, hop on a bus-come-restaurant for some pizza, and finish with some laid-back Thai dining in Shoreditch. Read more…

What’s On: Gordon Ramsay’s Pub, Burns Night Hangouts, & a Secret Pop-up

The best laid schemes of mice and men needn’t go awry this week, as we bring you the best places to celebrate a certain Scottish poet. If haggis doesn’t float your boat however, there’s the ultimate in English elegance, a much talked-about pub from Gordon Ramsay, and a restaurant from the British Film Institute. Read more…

What’s On: Celebrity Chef Steakhouses, Quirky New Pop-ups, & Fairy Tale Cocktails

Steakhouses, barbecue restaurants and celebrity chefs. What more could you ask for? ‘A Bavarian fairy-tale pop- up! ’ you cry. A bit niche, but OK, go on then. And seeing as pop-ups are quite literally popping up everywhere, we’ve found one of the most on-trend: Nordic culture seems as cool as ephemeral eateries at the moment, so we couldn’t resist a venue combining the two. Read more…

Top 10 Healthy Restaurants in London

Think January, and dining out is probably not on the tip of your tongue.  The aftermath of December decadence has no doubt left many of us renewing our annual vow to eat healthily and atone for our festive indulgences. But let’s face it, a trip to a restaurant is far more fun than whipping up yet another green leaf salad. Read more…

What’s On: A Ducasse revamp, the ultimate festive sarnie, and an alternative Christmas wonderland

December has arrived, so we’re officially allowed to mention Christmas. However, after hearing one too many Noddy Holder impressions, we decided that there must be some quirkier festivities to be had. So we bring you proof that even East London’s cool kids can get into the festive spirit, and a Christmas sarnie to end all Christmas sarnies. Read more…

What’s On: Mexican Street Food, Kensington Chic, and Festive Feasts

Christmas may be creeping up on us, but there’s no need to limit yourself to mince pies and turkeys. For those who flee at the site of a cracker, we bring you food without the festive fanfare, in the shape of Mexican street food and a swish brasserie and cocktail bar. There’s also a culinary tour of the UK with some elegant English afternoon tea and a proudly Scottish pop-up. Read more…