Maze by Gordon Ramsay *

History and Background: One Michelin Star Gordon Ramsay restaurants are no strangers to the restaurant scene.  Thirteen restaurants in London under is belt, but are all of them worthy of praise? Having been to a few, York and Albany, and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, ( and see Savoy Grill, Gordon Ramsay review here), I find that…

Flat Iron

History and Background: Situated on the edge of Soho – or what I just call Oxford Street. Opened for a few years, word of this place had never really gotten around as it had started as a pop-up, but now with solid ground and having gone permanent, the food has been the talk of town….

Kyoto Sushi

History and Background: Whilst there’s not much I can find about its owners, Kyoto is known for excellent quality and value for money. This restaurant can easily be missed when you’re passing by Romilly Street. Its plain external decor acts a facade to the intimate and homely interior. The food is predominantly Japanese, but there…

La Gelateria

History and Background: London’s finest artisan gelato they say. Unsurpassing quality and genuine craftmanship they say. “London’s best gelato.” Doesn’t this sound familiar?  Haven’t we heard this before? There’s Gelupo, there’s Odonno…Well, La Gelateria aren’t wrong. Numerous accolades and awards have been given to what is one of the most authentic artison gelatos out there. And…

Princi

History and Background: A casual yet bustling setting, Princi has been around since 2008, its huge windows and sleek marble design accentuates the classiness of Milanese cuisine. A popular bakery chain founded by Alan Yau (my idol) – it has been a popular choice for quick eats, post theatre meals or long due meet-ups. Cakes, savoury pasties, salads,…

Gelupo

History and Background: Opened in 2010. Owned by the same person who runs Bocca Di Lupo across the road, is a gelateria that claims to be London’s finest. Jacob Kennedy uses Italian and British ingredients to produce the creamiest, most dense ice-cream you can encounter in London. As one of the youngest chefs in the…

Amorino

History and Background: We all know Amorino. We’ve all been. 58 shops across the globe, 7 in Germany, 4 in the UK, 2 in London. Founded in 2002 by Benassi and Sereni. I can go on about its history etc. but it would bore you. What I can say is that they do ice cream macarons, waffles, crepes,…

Barrafina *

  History and Background: Around since 2007, Barrafina was one of the newly awarded Michelin star restaurants in September 2014. Unconventional, there aren’t many Spanish tapas bars around with a Michelin star rating, and despite what you might think, a restaurant awarded with a Michelin star rating isn’t a decision factor for me at all…