Ethos

Meal courtesy of ETHOS Attended and written by Verna Gao While you all indulge on Christmas and wishing all the Christmas calories didn’t count, I’m here to attempt to lure you away from all the mince pies and pigs in blankets with my night of eating well at the stylish veggie/vegan heaven, located centrally and…

Aubaine UK

Meal courtesy of Aubaine Attended and written by Daisy, @petitediningroom and published by Steph History and background: Aubaine is a classic, elegant Parisian salon with a relaxed ambience. A chic contemporary French restaurant, boulangerie and patisserie serving simple, classic dishes with 9 branches in London and 2 branches in Dubai, whereby most are located in…

Frescobaldi

Meal courtesy of Frescobaldi Event attended and written by blogger Vicky Dalton-Banks, published by Steph History and Background Ristorante Frescobaldi is the first UK restaurant from the famed Tuscan wine making family the Frescobaldi’s. One of Italy’s most celebrated wine dynasties dates back 700 years and 30 generations. Today the Frescobaldi family own 11 estates…

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…

Yauatcha

History and Background: 1 Michelin Star Meal courtesy of Yauatcha Soho. The dim sum at Yauatcha represents an oasis of calm and beauty within the vibrant city of London. Opened in 2004, it’s no stranger to the Chinese dining scene, with a recent new opening of its second branch within The City, Liverpool Street. Below, a…

Yauatcha [Desserts]

History and Background: 1 Michelin Star Desserts courtesy of Yauatcha Soho. For an introduction into Yauatcha, see here. Its a rarity to see the combination of Chinese dim sum and European patisserie work together, and Yauatcha is a true example of this. This distinctive trait is what sets Yauatcha apart from the rest, a characteristic worthy of its…

Arirang

History and Background: The restaurant is named after the word Arirang, which derives from a Korean traditional folk song. Opened in 1975 as the first Korean restaurant in the UK (as they said ‘ the UK’, I assume this also means that Arirang preexists before the collective group of Korean restaurants in New Malden). A…

Gaylord (New Menu)

Intro: I was invited to a Food Bloggers dinner to review the new menu Gaylord recently rolled out, you may recall that I have visited Gaylord just once before, for a friend’s birthday so therefore this post will need no introduction! (Review found here). The meal: Warning: A few more photos than usual, sorry for…

Bao London

History and Background: A pillowy soft cloudy steamed bun. Ours is made using milk. Bao themselves, couldn’t have given us a better definition of Bao. Hirata Buns (or Gua Bao) has been the latest food trend in London over the course of last year, following the burger craze and the ramen bar joints, London has become…

Gaylord

History and Background: Second review from another visit can be found here: Gaylord (New Menu) Another restaurant rich with history, established in 1966, they are in fact one of the oldest Indian restaurants around. Situated in the back streets of Oxford Circus, their front door is plastered with recommended timeout, squaremeal and tripadvisor stickers to…

Palm Court, Langham Hotel – Afternoon Tea

History and Background The Langham, London has been serving Afternoon Tea to the cream of London society since 1865. Enriched with history,  the prestige and reputation of Palm Court, Langham Hotel,  has been alleviated even further in recent years, having been awarded several awards for ‘Top London Afternoon Tea 2012″. The West End hotel is…

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….