Posts By: Lili Levi

Review: Angler tasting menu

Mirror-gilled Angler is found on the buzzy seventh floor of the South Place Hotel, complete with a super-slick interior and an in-demand terrace. Having established itself a name as one of the best seafood restaurants in London, it’s no surprise that the very best produce is hauled in at Angler, foraged from coastlines and shores to develop skilled cookery with more than your average soul. Read more…

Review: a Hidden Gem at Rock Star Sushi Bar

Drawing flocks of crowds from faithful regulars to far-flung destination travellers, the fine-tuned formula at Rock Star Sushi Bar is clearly ticking all the boxes, with a strong line in contemporary Japanese creations rooted in immaculate sourcing. A humble 12-seater restaurant, service is always on point in here with dedication, precision and passion in equal measure from Igor and his team. Read more…

Review: Londrino

When Grace Dent brands the food ‘magical’ in one of her restaurant reviews, you sit up and take notice. Turning this staunch critic into a fangirl, Londrino is the latest outpost from head chef Leandro Carreira; the name meaning ‘Portuguese for Londoner. Read more…

Review: Ben Murphy at Launceston Place

Nestled in a hidden Kensington enclave, Launceston Place has a fresh buzz about it these days. We knew we were going on a gastronomic journey as soon as we saw the tasting menu, emojied up to the max in all its glory (clearly the brainchild of Launceston’s resident head chef, award-winning Ben Murphy). Read more…

Review: Dominique Ansel Bakery signature afternoon tea

Dominique Ansel terrace
Not content with being demigod of the pastry world, Dominique Ansel is on a mission. First, he brings us the cutting-edge genius of the much-applauded Cronut, and now, his next foray aims to reinvent afternoon tea from a quintessential tradition to an innovative tour de force at Dominique Ansel Bakery. Read more…

Review: Cyrus Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste

Cyrus Todiwala
A regular fixture on Saturday Kitchen, Cyrus Todiwala is the esteemed chef proprietor at Café Spice Namaste. Cyrus and his wife Pervin have built up this family-run culinary institution housed in a very grand former Victorian magistrate’s court, now in its 22nd year, with a horde of regulars continuing to knock down the proverbial doors. Read more…

Review: Technicolour brunch in sketch Glade

sketch Glade
Heavenly rays beamed down in pools of light at the newly revamped sketch Glade. Yes, indeed; the sketch gods were poised to deliver us some ambrosial dishes from the eclectic new brunch menu. The ethereal Alice-in-Wonderland charm is still here in bucket loads, but with a new brunch menu to boot, and of course, being sketch, nothing is executed in a conventional fashion. Read more…

Review: Scandi-Japanese fusion at Sticks ‘n’ Sushi in Greenwich

With a distinctly Scandi vibe, Sticks ‘n’ Sushi occupies a prime spot on the corner of the bustling Greenwich market. Combining both Danish and Japanese elements, the fusion influences are clear right through from the interior to the delectable Japanese food here, with the sushi and yakitori specialities inspiring the theme behind the restaurant’s name. Read more…

Review: Spinning the Temptation Wheel at The Savoy Thames Foyer

It’s not often you get to combine gourmet food pairing with retro-style roulette, yet the world-renowned Savoy hotel does exactly that in its newest, exciting innovation. Hosted at The Savoy Thames Foyer, a new evening menu has been launched, and as an added flourish, you can let the temptation wheel decide your dining fate to match gourmet desserts, cocktails and hand-crafted chocolates. Read more…

Le Pont de La Tour: Down by the Riverside

Le Pont de la Tour interior
With the winter creeping in, what better way to spend a cosy Sunday afternoon than lunch at Le Pont de la Tour. With an illustrious view of Tower Bridge, the bar has a sort of swish ocean liner feel about it, all retro and Parisian in style, giving the feeling of being on a luxurious French voyage. Read more…