Hammer & Tongs

Courtesy of Hammer & Tongs Written by Reuben Hammer & Tongs is a specialist in preparing the Braai’d Lamb Ribs. They have a massive wood-fired braai that burns night and day at the back of the restaurant (also visible to diners!). As soon as you enter the restaurant, you are greeted with the burning smell…

OXO Tower

Meal courtesy of OXO – Harvey Nichols  Written by Vicky Dalton-Banks I love an afternoon teas. However, it is a saturated market and it’s hard to stand out; there are numerous different menus on offer all over London and it can be hard to know which are worth your well earned cake hours. I recently…

The Cavendish

Meal courtesy of 35 New Cavendish, JPR Media Group Attended and written by Ed from @onehungryasian and reviewed by Steph 100 layer lasagna? 100 layer lasagna?! 100 layer lasagna! That’s pretty much how my reaction played out when I heard about chef Douglas Santi’s signature dish at 35 New Cavendish, where he’s recently taken over…

Roberson Wines

History and Background: Wine tasted courtesy of Roberson Wine. Labeling themselves as UK’s finest wine merchant and quite rightly so. Established in 1991, Roberson Wines first entered the wine industry rooted on solid grounds with a store situated Kensington, London. In line with technological advances Roberson Wines transitioned its online platform http://www.robsersonwine.com providing a vast…

Charlotte’s Place

History and Background: 2 AA Rosettes Meal courtesy of Charlotte’s Place. A restaurant that seats 50 spread across two floors. Charlotte’s place emits an aura of calm, situated in a peaceful and residential part of W5. Curiosity beckons upon approach to the restaurant, seemingly mysterious yet, very welcoming. With Ealing Common serving as its cosy…

Cafe Mish

History and Background: Sandwiches and drinks courtesy of Cafe Mish. A cafe named after the owners – you’ll find freshly made, gourmet sandwiches in the bustling corner of 1A Shepherd Street, home to several local and friendly Mayfair pubs. Opened in July 2015, they were one of the hottest new openings, delving into new and…

Aqua Shard [Bookatable]

History and Background: Meal courtesy of bookatable, a website that offers easy and first-rate booking experience for some of the best restaurants in London. Serving British cuisine half way up The Shard at what is Western Europe’s tallest building, its floor-to-ceiling windows allows it to offer a spectacular 360 degree view of London. The restaurant,…

Percy and Founders

History and Background: I came here for the 50% off soft opening week along with three others. Opened in April of 2015 at what was formerly the Middlesex hospital, the restaurant houses 200, though, for such a large restaurant, it can look very sparse and desolate when even half empty. Nevertheless, ideal for relaxed drinking…

80 Tastes at St James’ Court, A Taj Hotel

History and background: Event courtesy of Zomato Along with 9 other bloggers, (to name a few, I had the lovely chance to meet – Miho from wandertowander, Radio and TV presenter @Anushka_Arora, Jaklien from passportandtoothbrush, Jo from 60before30, Chef and blogger Rosie from alittlelusciousness) together, we had the opportunity to take a first look at…

Criterion

History and background: Prestige and reputation sure does get repeatedly mentioned in my posts, but this one is a little different. It’s very hard to find a restaurant like the Criterion, a restaurant so quintessentially English and enriched with so much history there’s even a Wikipedia page for it. Breath-taking interior design by architect Thomas…

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay ***

History and Background: Three Michelin Star I think this blog is no stranger to Gordon Ramsay chains, having reviewed Maze, and Savoy Grill (and an upcoming post on Bread Street Kitchen). Gordon Ramsay Restaurant is deemed to be one of the best, if not, the best restaurant to serve quality dishes represented by its 3…

Aqua Shard

     History and Background: Aqua Shard, is part of the Hong Kong based company Aqua Group, also owning Hutong, (both Hong Kong and London), Aqua Kyoto, and Aqua Nueva. Serving British cuisine half way up  The Shard at what is western Europe’s tallest building, it’s floor-to-ceiling windows allows it to offer a spectacular 360 degree view of…