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Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen - Canary Wharf

Mr Todiwala’s Kitchen - Canary Wharf

June 11, 2019 Restaurants

Over the past couple of years we’ve been approaching peak Indian. However, one neighbourhood in particular seems to have been late to receive the memo. Esteemed chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL put his immense business acumen and culinary success to use in launching Canary Wharf’s premier Indian restaurant on Lincoln Plaza. Ensuring that its hard-worked denizens are receiving the finest Pan-Indian specialties, with everything from the street foods of Cyrus’ Parsee heritage to the traditional flavours of the north, all with non-traditional, carefully sourced British ingredients.

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BOB’s Lobster - London Bridge

BOB’s Lobster - London Bridge

June 11, 2019 Restaurants

To many, the lobster roll is the perfect summer dish. A symphony of simplicity, comprising of three ingredients: bread, sauce and crustacean. It’s a rather tricky one to pull off in Britain, which is down to wrangling a (usually international) supply chain, with lobster from Maine or Canada or, more expensively, from native shores. BOB’s Lobster was one of the first to get it right, and following hot on the heels of BOB’s food truck success, they have taken their operation bricks and mortar. Well, concrete and corrugated iron to be more specific.

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Terra Rossa - Islington

Terra Rossa - Islington

June 5, 2019 Restaurants

As London matures as a food city, cuisines become more regional. We’ve witnessed a variety of Asian cuisines become more focused, with everything from Hunanese to Burmese to Taiwanese finding champions in successful vendors, and the same thing has been happening with Italian. Terra Rossa was launched Francois Fracella, former general manager at Farringdon restaurant Apulia, and aims to bring the food from the Salento region, the stiletto heel of Italy’s boot, to Islington’s hungry denizens.

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Kahani - Chelsea

Kahani - Chelsea

June 4, 2019 Restaurants

There’s no ebbing in the ferocious spate of Indian openings across London. The latest neighbourhood to get a superb subcontinental restaurant is Sloane Square. Launched by Peter Joseph, who earned a Michelin star at Tamarind in Mayfair, Kahani translated from Hindi as ‘Story’ and sits athwart the Cadogan Hall. The menu is created around the finest seasonal and traditional British ingredients combined with aromatic spices and culinary techniques to produce cuisine that’s a cut above the local competition.

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Best Places to Watch the UEFA Champions League

Best Places to Watch the UEFA Champions League

May 28, 2019 Restaurants

As the first year in history that all four places in the top two European cups have been taken by English clubs (and the best English club isn’t even on of them!) the UEFA Champions League finals are not to be missed in 2019. There are so many questions to answer. Will Harry Kane be fit? Will Mo Sala? How do you pronounce UEFA?

The price of tickets to attend are exorbitant (although we can of course arrange) but here are the best places in London to catch the action:

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Mezemiso - Vauxhall

Mezemiso - Vauxhall

May 21, 2019 Restaurants

We’ve tried some outlandish menus in our time but haven’t yet come across one quite like Mezemiso, a newly launched restaurant perched atop the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Albert Embankment, which has opted to splice Japanese and Lebanese cuisines. Situated on the fourteenth floor, one of its finest assets is its terrace bar, which takes in broad vistas of the London Eye and Houses of Parliament. Inside, the interior puts bronze accents and mirrored surfaces together to create an interior that is both chic and inviting, and really comes into its own during brilliant London sunsets.

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Meraki Bar - Fitzrovia

Meraki Bar - Fitzrovia

May 7, 2019 Restaurants

We’ve been fans of Ionian restaurant Meraki since it launched across from our office on Great Titchfield Street in 2016. You can read our experience of it here. So we were doubly excited when they opted to open a separate bar just next door – a speakeasy-style affair catering to central London sybarites and Fitzrovia’s media elite – with a sultry Mediterranean vibe that screams gypset, channelling the luxurious azure-watered redoubts of Santorini and Mykonos.

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Hām - West Hampstead

Hām - West Hampstead

April 23, 2019 Restaurants

All things considered, West Hampstead is a little out of our usual beat. In fact, we’d never visited before. But if all of the restaurants are like Hām, it’s certain to become one of London’s top culinary destinations. Chef Matt Osborne is in charge of the kitchens, and he’s garnered quite a talent whilst rattling the pans in The Ledbury, Salon and The Other Naughty Piglet. This has not gone amiss at his current workplace. He’s finessed the menu into a work of pure local brilliance.

 

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What are East London's nicest late night lounge bars?

What are East London's nicest late night lounge bars?

April 23, 2019 Restaurants,

Shoreditch House too busy tonight? No sweat, there are plenty of other spots in east London that fit the bill. Here’s our short list of the coolest spots to tie one on in London’s edgiest borough.

 

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Easter

Easter

April 16, 2019 Restaurants

Whether you’re in it for the chocolate or the… just kidding, you’re obviously in it for the chocolate. We’ve put together a list of the best places to celebrate Easter in London with friends and family.

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