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Chucs - Kensington

Chucs - Kensington

August 8, 2019 restaurants

We’ve been big fans of Chucs since they opened their original site on Dover Street during summer 2014. Sister-concept to the 1950s inspired swimwear brand, Chucs channels the vibes of The Talented Mr Ripley, seamlessly blending Rivieran fantasy with homey Italian fare. So we didn’t think twice when we were invited down to visit Chucs Kensington – their second outpost on Old Brompton Road.

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The Cleveland Arms - Paddington

The Cleveland Arms - Paddington

August 8, 2019 restaurant

The Cleveland Arms has been around for a while, 166 years to be exact, offering one of Paddington’s best public house experiences, but it’s only recently entered the sphere of culinary excellence with the hire of Elisabeth Passédat. A former contestant on Masterchef: The Professionals in 2018, Elizabeth formerly rattled the pans at the acclaimed Aster in Victoria alongside Helena Puolakka as well as stints at Pierre Koffman at The Berkeley and Bar Boulud at The Mandarin Oriental. We dropped in to see how she was working out…

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Scarlett Green - Soho

Scarlett Green - Soho

August 1, 2019 restaurant

Scarlett Green is part of the Daisy Green group, an easy-on-the-hips, easy-on-the-wallet Antipodean café chain known for its brunches. They’ve recently launched Scarlett Green in Soho, with a breezy vibe and a menu that caters to vegans and the calorie-conscious. You can’t miss the entryway, it’s flanked by an array of brightly painted treese strung with fairy lights. The whitewashed room features rattan chairs, modernist tables, and a rattan and marble bar with an impressive drinks gantry running its length.
 

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Wun's Tea Room & Bar - Soho

Wun's Tea Room & Bar - Soho

August 1, 2019 restaurant,

Husband and wife team He and Alex Peffly have not been sitting on their hands this summer. Last week we reported on the new Bun House on Lisle Street, and this Wednesday we’re writing up their newest project: Wun’s. Nestled on Greek Street, the basement restaurant draws on their strengths to create a subterranean enclave that channels the cosmopolitan vibe of 1960s.
 

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Bun House - Soho

Bun House - Soho

July 30, 2019 restaurant

We were pumped to go into the first Bun House when it opened on Greek Street. The little shop turned out some of the best stuffed bao in the city. Since then, we’ve carefully attended to the evolution of the group. We’ve eaten jian bing at Pleasant Lady and loved it and we’re very excited about the forthcoming launch of Wun’s. However, the first cut is the deepest and Bun House will always remain our first love, so we were even more pumped to drop into their new location on Lisle Street.

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Kebab Queen - Covent Garden

Kebab Queen - Covent Garden

July 30, 2019 restaurant

Kebab Queen is not what it sounds like. Founded by Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, responsible for Le Bab and Maison Bab, they’ve given chef Manu Canales, formerly of Le Gavroche, the keys to a hidden downstairs redoubt hidden behind a shuttered security door and entered through the kitchen, where he’s put together a six-course tasting menu that teases out all of the fine dining potential inherent in the Turkish snacking staple.

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London's Best New Brunches

London's Best New Brunches

July 15, 2019

We’ve been visiting a lot of restaurants recently to figure out what the best new brunches to launch in London are. Here are our most recent:

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Best Places to Watch Wimbledon

Best Places to Watch Wimbledon

July 2, 2019 restaurants

It’s that time of the year again – when London goes wild for Wimbledon with loads of new indoor and outdoor screening areas, tennis-inspired cocktails and dishes and just general tournaments craziness. The following are the best places to catch the action.        

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Emilia’s Crafted Pasta - Aldgate

Emilia’s Crafted Pasta - Aldgate

June 18, 2019 Restaurants

High-quality handmade pasta is having a moment in the sun as one of London’s hottest trends, with representation in every neighbourhood. Padella blazed the trail in Borough. Lina Stores and Pastaio followed suit in Soho. Bancone ensured Covent Garden was well-fed while Levan and Forza Win did their thing in Peckham. It’s a wonder, therefore, that the City hasn’t been attended to, with its hungry, busy workforce perpetually after delicious sustenance. Enter Emilia’s Crafted Pasta – the City’s best fast-paced, high-quality Italian, with two locations in St Katharine’s Docks and Aldgate.

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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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