Posts Categorized: UK

Picture-perfect plates – our picks of the week

From drool-inducing pasta via oozing chocolate desserts and overhead photos for the ‘Gram, our social feeds aren’t short of inspiring food shots. We’ve rounded up some of our recent favourites, at restaurants that provide a treat for the eyes as well as the taste buds.
“Itameshi” carbonara

This is our Tim Anderson x @PalatinoLondon “itameshi” carbonara. Read more…

POLPO Italian Restaurants

POLPO Smithfield

Like Venice, but closer
From acclaimed restaurateur Russell Norman, POLPO restaurants are all about replicating the charm and flavours of Venice eateries. Signature Venetian small plates are joined by Italian-inspired cocktails, and served in laid-back venues across London and the UK. Read more…

Review: Riverside Grill, Battersea


The iconic towers of Battersea Power Station continue to fall as work goes on in the area’s most famous location. This project is seen by some as a metaphor for the area itself, about to be transformed as the construction cash rolls in. This would be to miss a point though. Battersea is as vibrant as ever, as a recent trip to the Riverside Grill at the Crowne Plaza hotel reminded us. Read more…

Top Restaurants for Popping the Question

Are you thinking about popping the question and on the lookout for the perfect restaurant to do it? Bookatable have covered all bases by handpicking a list of the top ten restaurants for proposing. Whether you are looking for a restaurant with a view, an iconic location like The Shard, or a romantic night out at Club Gascon, we’re sure you will find some inspiration here. Read more…

Critic & Blogger Review Roundup 20 November 2015

The Peat Inn

The critics and bloggers have been eating their way around the country again this week, with unctuous veal in Fife, sumptuous sole in Holborn, and picture-perfect pigeon in Glasgow.
The Peat InnImage source: The Guardian
Laying claim to Scotland’s first ever Michelin star, The Peat Inn in Fife emerges from its recent refurb ‘bespoke and trim and glossy’, according to Jay Rayner. Read more…

Holy Guacamole! Modern Mexican at Cantina Laredo

I tried to make guacamole last year. I was at my parents’ house, with my sister. We were attempting to put on a Mexican feast for our family, and homemade guacamole seemed like the touch of authenticity we needed to make the meal complete. After about twenty minutes of effort, we had some kind of green sludge that tasted a bit like someone had squeezed a lime into a bowl and told you to eat it. Read more…

Restaurant Review: Regal Food at No. 65 & King

No. 65 & King is on a mission to bring American glamour over to London. They serve up cocktails, they serve up lobster, and they do it with style. We headed over there recently to indulge ourselves in a night of luxury, and to see what kind of treats they could serve up to us.
The first thing that hit us inside was a warm, relaxed feeling as we walked in from the cold, wintery streets. 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…