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Bryn Williams at Somerset House

Bryn Williams at Somerset House

March 24, 2020 Restaurant

Somerset House. Bryn Williams. A match born in heaven? We were keen to find out. The large neoclassical building has played host to some incredible works of art fashion and, yes, cuisine (we’re looking at you Skye Gyngell) and Bryn Williams has made his mark on fine dining whether rattling the pans in the kitchens of Le Gavroche or Marco Pierre White or in his own restaurants such as Odette’s or Bryn Williams at Poth Eirias. We visited on a quiet Tuesday evening.

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Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen - Hackney

Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen - Hackney

March 10, 2020 Restaurant

Lee Johnson and Sinead Campbell shone on BBC’s Million Pound menu with their Filipino street food concept BBQ Dreamz, winning big. Now, after a series of residencies and pop-ups across the capital and a name change to the altogether more memorable Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen, they’ve found permanent digs on Hackney Road in Bethnal Green. We popped in early on a busy Thursday night to see how they were bedding in…

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Boulevard Soho

Boulevard Soho

February 26, 2020 Restaurant

The Boulevard has relaunched in the centre of London and is easily one of the funkiest and most attractive small theatres in the capital if not the country. Launched by director of Soho Estates Fawn James alongside artistic director Rachel Edwards, Boulevard is accessed by a two-floor glass bridge across Walker’s Court. Once across, you’ll find a helical staircase leading up to the theatre as well as a restaurant and bar where we happily whiled away an afternoon.

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Madera at Treehouse London - Fitzrovia

Madera at Treehouse London - Fitzrovia

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Both skyscraper restaurants and Mexican cuisine can be hard to come by in the UK, so our ears perked up when we heard that Madera was launching at the Treehouse London hotel, perched above Langham Place on the Fitzrovian side of Regent Street. The view, as one would expect, was both unique and astounding, boasting bird’s eye vistas of Soho, Marylebone, Mayfair and further afield. There’s not really anything of this height in the vicinity, making it worth the trip in its own right.

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Baraka - Broadgate

Baraka - Broadgate

February 25, 2020 Restaurant

Even amongst Turks, London is known for having some of the best Turkish restaurants in the world, and long gone are the days where people cry foul of streamlined and chic Anatolian restaurants selling out the cuisine. The newest high-end Anatolian restaurant to launch in London is Baraka, perched on Broadgate, which brings the delicacies of the Silk Road directly to the overworked denizens of the City. We popped in on a chilly Tuesday evening to see how things were panning out.

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Skål Nordic Dining - Islington

Skål Nordic Dining - Islington

February 18, 2020 Restaurant

New Nordic cuisine has had untold influence on Britain’s dining scene, inspiring upstart chefs to take to the forests and fields in foraging escapades, pickling everything possible, and bringing a locavore sensibility to their sourcing of ingredients. However, it’s been a minute since we’ve seen one arrive on the scene. Remedying that is Skål Nordic Dining, a passion project opened by owner and head chef Lauri J Hill, with Angelique and daughter Emma.

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Fallow at Crispin - Spitalfields

Fallow at Crispin - Spitalfields

February 13, 2020 Restaurant

Chefs Jack Croft and Will Murray have been kicking ass and taking names since graduating from two-Michelin starred restaurant Dinner By Heston, going from strength to strength across London’s residency circuit, serving seasonal Modern British cuisine which puts vegetables centre stage (touted as root to stem cooking). Their newest project is Fallow at Crispin in Spitalfields, which will run until the end of March when they shift over to the vaunted 10 Heddon Street space in Mayfair. We dropped in on a busy Thursday to see what was going on.

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BaoziInn Chinatown II - Soho

BaoziInn Chinatown II - Soho

February 11, 2020 Restaurant

We get a little hot under the collar for noodles and dumplings of Chinese origin, so we were very excited to hear that Sichuanese/Cantonese operation BaoziInn was opening a second Chinatown location on Little Newport Street. Industry name Wei Shao has proven himself a dab hand at staying ahead of the pack and introducing the capital’s hungry denizens to regional delicacies, and we were keen to see how he fared with his fourth site to date.

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Mio Yatai - Hackney

Mio Yatai - Hackney

February 11, 2020 Restaurant

The ramen craze may have quieted down a bit in recent years but Londoners are still hungry for noodles and broth. Mio Yatai, opened by the team behind Broadway Market staple El Ganzo, aims to ensure that east London’s denizens have a quality spot to grab a bite, offering a menu that straddles Nikkei and tard Japanese cuisine at a reasonable price point. We visited on a Thursday when the restaurant was doing a brisk trade.

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London's Most Luxurious Restaurants with Valentine's Day Availability

London's Most Luxurious Restaurants with Valentine's Day Availability

February 4, 2020 Valentines Day,

Make sure you’re in good stead with your significant other this Valentine’s Day by booking dinner at one of London’s top restaurants. The clock is ticking but there is still availability at some of the capital’s most luxurious restaurants.

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