Posts By: Chris Tilsed

Top 10 Ski Lodges in London 2014

After a day on the slopes, there’s nothing better than rewarding your efforts with something warm and boozy, and cosying up with some alpine comfort food. London may not be renowned for its powdery pistes, but there are plenty of places to enjoy some après-ski, without the ski. No falling off the ski lift, no grappling with your frozen boots, no snow in your sandwiches. Read more…

What’s On: Indulgent Afternoon Tea, a Sublime Italian , and a New Simon Rimmer Restaurant

With Thanksgiving drawing ever nearer, this week’s guide to what’s hot, what’s new, and what’s just downright delicious, is fittingly trans-Atlantic.  Although many of us Brits may not really understand what Thanksgiving entails, it’s the perfect excuse to sample some hearty fare from across the pond. Read more…

Review: Jazz Lounge at The Wellesley

Jazz Lounge Wellesley- rack of lamb

Jazz Lounge at The Wellesley
A jazz lounge in a 5-star hotel in Knightsbridge is a far cry from the checked shirt, craft beer chic of east London that I’m used to. But a jazz lounge in a 5-star hotel in Knightsbridge is also not a hard sell, so I snapped up the opportunity to visit quicker than a bebop sax solo. Read more…

What’s On: Ghoulish Street Food, Fireworks and Fizz, and a New Marcus Wareing Restaurant

It’s that time of year when every week sees a new excuse to overindulge. Before we begin the countdown to Christmas (if you haven’t already), there’s Halloween and Bonfire Night to enjoy (or for some, endure.) To mark these occasions, we’ve got plenty of ways to enjoy the festivities even more, or make it a little easier to endure if you’re that way inclined. Read more…

Top 10 Gastropubs in London

London is a world-leading city in countless domains, vying with the likes of New York and Paris to be crowned the best city for business, the world’s most beautiful city, or the city with the richest history. However, there’s one category where London’s dominance is without question: pubs.
Boozer, rub-a-dub, watering hole. Call it what you will, nobody does pubs quite like us. Read more…

What’s On: Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Café , Dining in Parliament, and Lyle’s in Shoreditch

This week’s gastronomic guide is a feast of new openings and dining firsts, which sees us rub shoulders with celebrity chefs, get down with the cool kids at hipster hangouts, and hobnob with the political elite in The House of Commons.
Dining doesn’t come with much more hype than when culinary powerhouse Gordon Ramsay steps into the ring. Read more…

London Restaurant Festival Menu: Simpson’s-in-the-Strand

Simpson’s-in-the-Strand
As British as it gets, Simpsons-in-the-Strand has been serving traditional food for over 170 years. With ornate, swirling staircases, glistening chandeliers, and marble bathrooms, it has lost none of its extravagance. Thankfully, it’s discarded a few of its old features however – since 1984 women have been allowed to eat in the main dining room at lunch. Read more…

What’s On: National Chocolate Week, Quirky Afternoon Teas and Fusion Sushi

Those winter nights may be drawing in, but it’s a perfect excuse to indulge in some of life’s simplest pleasures: Tea, chocolate and comfort food. If that’s not enough to prepare you for the winter months ahead, treating yourself to some top-notch grub should do the trick. Or maybe you don’t need an excuse, and just want some great food and drink? That’s fine too. Read more…

Dim sum and fiery cocktails: Ping Pong Soho

The sharing selection for two
A trip to Soho is rarely a dull affair and our visit to Ping Pong was no different.  This vibrant dim sum hangout oozes Soho chic, with stylish décor, dimmed lighting and the constant buzz of happy customers.
Flaming passion fruit cocktail
It always bodes well when your evening begins with a flaming drink being brought to your table. Read more…

Michelin Star Restaurants 2015: Michelin announce newly starred restaurants for UK & Ireland

Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs
Revered by foodies worldwide, the Michelin Guide is the go-to authority when it comes to dining out. Diners, critics and restaurateurs await its annual release with baited breath, eager to discover which establishments have been granted its ultimate accolade: the coveted Michelin star. Read more…