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August 2013 Archive

A wine pairing paradise awaits at Les 110 de Taillevent London

The Painted Heron: The best value Indian restaurant in Chelsea

Panda by Otto Schade

Street Art in London: Top 27 Artists

The Pepper Tree: Is Thai food the best hangover cure around?

La Petite Provence at The Folly: A little gallic summer delight in the heart of the City

Cielo Blanco: The modern face of Mexican Street food at Exmouth Market

Islingtonites rejoice at the wonderful all day menu at Fig & Olive

It’s a classy culinary encounter at Galley, Islington

Chocolate cupcakes from Primrose bakery

Best Bakeries in London to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

Cocktails at Eaton Square

Eaton Square Restaurant and Cocktail Bar- Flavours of the Mediterranean in the heart of Belgravia

It’s a neontastic wonderland at God’s Own Junkyard, Walthamstow

Main entrance of Boulestin

Boulestin Restaurant: French Dining in the Heart of Piccadilly

Potent flavours collide at P.F Chang’s Asian Table, Covent Garden

Enjoy the thrills and spills of live sporting action at Greenwood, Victoria

Team-bonding is the name of the game at Swingers, the City of London

Romance is in the air at Le Garrick Covent Garden

DSTRKT London: More than just a world-famous nightclub in the West End

Admire the steam punk beauty of Flora Indica in Earl’s Court

A synergistic success for Carluccio’s at Marriott Regents Park

The unstoppable gin revival continues courtesy of Graphic bar

It is time to savour One Canada Square’s bottomless after dark menu

It is all about the ingredients at Sushi and Robata, High Street Kensington

Meat and Shake: Sublimed grilled meats and dreamy milkshakes for all Londoners

A journey to discover the best of British at the Betjeman Arms

Omar Allibhoy’s Tapas Revolution brings accessible Spanish cuisine to Shoreditch

Exercise your democratic rights at Zia Lucia, Holloway Road

Donostia Social Club brings restaurant quality food to The King & Co in Clapham

The Elgin: An iconic institution revitalised in the heart of Ladbroke Grove

Smoke and Salt: the perfect partners in crime at this Islington pop-up

Shake Shack: Shaking up the burger scene on New Oxford Street

Kurobuta Marble Arch delivers top-notch Japanese sharing plates in a bustling environment

Flying the flag for British cuisine at The Well, Clerkenwell

Bluebird: the iconic Chelsea venue is flying high again

The Prince Alfred: A gastropub fit for royalty

Relish the charms of Clapham at No32 The Old Town

A time for celebrations at London Shell Co, Paddington

Altitude London View

Surf and Turf to London’s best panoramic views

Burn off your calories and enjoy delectable delights at Bounce Shoreditch

Get the Carnevale di Venezia experience at Columbia restaurant at Docklands Riverside

Lancaster London’s ARTea Afternoon Tea: A masterpiece for all food lovers

Minnow: One to watch in the giant Clapham pond

Celebrating femininity and fine dining at An Evening of Meat at The Vaults, Waterloo

Vive le Hambuges as long as they are made by Big Fernand

The Poke phenomenon is showing no signs of abating with the launch of Honi Poke in Soho

Visit Bridget Jones’ local at The Globe Tavern, Borough Market

Forget shaken or stirred, have your cocktail set on fire at The Alchemist

Time to go back to the future at Kojawan

The Pagination, Canary Wharf: Cosy nights await at this slick, modern bar

Thyme and Lemon: Delivering a taste of Madrid in the heart of Islington

You will be crazy to miss Junkyard golf in Brick Lane

Simple, decent and honest food at Brother Marcus, Balham

Building a sense of community at Neighbourhood, Stratford

Santa Maria Fitzrovia delivers authentic Neapolitan pizza to the London cognoscenti

Finding a hangover cure at the Jam Tree Chelsea

Journey into the Amazon with Pisqu’s head chef, William Ortiz

TPH of Chelsea: It’s a new direction for renowned chef Yogesh Datta

Trinity Arms: A traditional local pub you can rely on for Brixtonians

Rigo: Fine dining in a neighbourhood restaurant in Parsons Green

Northbank, St Pauls: Bringing sustainability and seasonality to the fore

Relive the nostalgia of old Hong Kong at Cha Chaan Teng in Holborn

Absolutely Starving in London Bridge – Serving locals and tourists alike for more than 30 years

Be bowled over by the gregarious British hospitality and fine American cuisine at All Star Lanes Bayswater

More than just noodles at Sasuke Ramen, Southbank

Westminster Kitchen: Another success story from restauranter Ibrahim Dogus

Life’s a beach at the Montague on the Gardens hotel

Ethical dining with wild foraged seasonal produce at Shanes on Canalside, Hackney Wick

Deceptively simple Italian classics on offer at Osteria 60, Kensington

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Discover the whisky for you with 101 choices at the Gallery, West Hampstead

A social dining experience at Popdown by Cuisson, Borough Market

An oasis of calm at Muriel’s Kitchen in Soho

The Piano Works: Sing us a song you’re the piano man

A new culinary institution is born at Hatchetts, Mayfair

A culinary journey across the world at Brasserie Blanc, Southbank

The interior of Uncorked

Best Wine Shops in London for Tastings

Small plates of Turkish delights at Oklava, Shoreditch

Patience is a virtue at the Savannah restaurant, Euston

A picture perfect dining experience at Sake no Hana, Mayfair

Gaylord: over 50 years of excellence serving Indian cuisine in the West End

Pasta is always the answer at Fat Tony’s, Marylebone

Exploring the varied flavours of Indian history at Grand Trunk Road, South Woodford

Experience magic and sparkle this Christmas at Nordic Yulefest

108 Brasserie: When you need good, simple and honest food

Experience ultimate liberation at The Bunyadi

Theatrics guaranteed at the fabulous Vaulty Towers, Waterloo

The Localist, Farringdon: A neighbourhood restaurant fit for any community

Long bar at the Sanderson, Fitzrovia: a designer bar for the fashionista crowd in London

Live life to the fullest at High Timber, St Paul’s

José Pizarro shines in the playground of the bankers at Broadgate Circle

St Luke’s kitchen at Library: A genuine hidden gem in the heart of theatreland

Come fly with me at Butchies, Shoreditch

Zuma: A restaurant that truly stands the test of time

Salivate at the sight of Mussel Men’s seafood selections

Sozai Cookery School: Be a master chef of Japanese cuisine

Party like there’s no tomorrow at The 90s Brunch

Expect service fit for royalty at Lanes of London, Marble Arch

It’s all about the gentrified Sunday roast lunches at The Commercial, Herne Hill

Plate restaurant at M By Montcalm: bringing classical greatness to tech-savvy Shoreditch

35 New Cavendish: Get the luxury of a private member’s club without the exorbitant prices

Manitoba Tigella Kitchen Bar: bringing an ancient Italian recipe back to life

Tibits Vegetarian Restaurant

Sumptuous Vegetarian Restaurant in London in Regents Street

Inamo: Technology still reigns supreme at their new Covent Garden branch

The Prince Albert: Impressing diners and drinkers since 1866

Marquis of Wellington: London’s very first street food pub on the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile

LASSCO Bar & Dining: a quirky imbibe and dine experience in close proximity to Maltby Street

Discover a Little Bat out of heaven at Islington

Experience the Mediterranean at the Life Goddess, greek experimental divine

Hearty options await at No 11 Pimlico Road, Victoria

Sharing the flavours of the Levantine at Ceru in South Kensington

Sushi in the City: your gateway into a private member’s paradise

Six Storeys on Soho: Refined elegance from the first floor to the loft

Aviary: There is no holding back this Phoenix at Finsbury Square

Chotte Matte – Putting sexy back into vegetarian dining

The Victorian Bath House, Bishopsgate: A hidden gem in every way

Primavera: A sparkling gem on a quiet stretch of New King’s Road

Feel the spirit of summer with the imbibing masterclasses at Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings

Cocotte, Hoxton – A healthy rotisserie for the trendy east Londoners

Get your daily dose of Chicken from WingsEggs

Savour classic French dishes from Raymond Blanc at Brasserie Blanc Southbank

Live At Zedel: Cocktails, lights and action in the heart of Soho

PAUL showing us L’Art de Vivre with their faultless afternoon tea offering

Exotic flavours in abundance at Caraway Lounge, Romford

The mischievously charming Encant will tantalise your taste buds

The Trading house: An imbibing institution for the most demanding of drinkers at St. Pauls

The Holy Birds in Spitalfields: A poultry restaurant fit for the President of the United States

Drake and Morgan delivers once again at The Refinery, Bankside

Wünderlust at the Big Red: You insatiable appetite will be satisfied by this double-decker

Leman Street Tavern: Another quality-assured offering from the Geronimo Inns

Serving up Anglo-American winners at the Loft, Wimbledon

Opso: It’s no Greek tragedy on Paddington Street, Marylebone

Get the Caribbean vibe at Rum Kitchen, Brixton

Arlo’s: Offering simplicity and substance for steak-lovers in Balham

Gluten-free diners rejoice at the tremendous options available at Niche, Islington

Talli Joe: The standard-bearer for modern Indian cuisine

Dalloway Terrace: Refined afternoon tea to savour in the heart of Bloomsbury

Blind Spot: Hitting the spot for imbibing enthusiast in a hidden speakeasy in Covent Garden

A delectably different dining & drinking experience at Dans Le Noir

The Alfred Tennyson: refined yet relaxed dining in upscale Belgravia

Galvin HOP: Redefining the pub experience at Liverpool Street

Prepare for an antipodean invasion at Ben’s Canteen, Battersea

Mei Mei’s street cart delivers cool Chinese comfort food at The Prince, Wood Green

A gourmet menu awaits at Duke of Clarence, South Kensington

Putting the hip into Hackney at La Terraza, Number 90 Bar & Kitchen

Welcome to 24 hour London at VQ Bloomsbury

Smart casual dining delivered effortlessly at Town House at The Kensington

Sail away into the sunset with a Thames dinner cruise with Citycruises

Speed and substance on offer at Forge, Bank

Enjoy the Fabulous Adventures of 698B via Tabl

Pan-Asian food lovers still flocking to the plush Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge

Feel the East London vibe at Behind This Wall, Hackney

Quality wine is the remedy to cure all ills

Designer surroundings and an informal brunch menu at No197 Chiswick Fire Station

Fall in love with Japanese cuisine at Murakami, Covent Garden

Mint Leaf: Championing fine dining for Indian cuisine lovers

A Japanese omakase feast for all raw fish lovers at Kikuchi, Tottenham Court Road

Benito’s Hat: Riding the Mexican wave of success

The King of Ramen hits St James’s

You always get a hearty welcome at Yumi Izayaka on Shaftesbury Avenue

Amici Miei: a neighbourhood Italian restaurant we would all love to see on our high street

Night Tales: Keeping Hackney firmly hip and happening

The Crown Tavern: Traditional British pubs still the choice for imbibers at Clerkenwell

Discover the real origins of the gourmet sandwich at Cafe Mish in Mayfair

Celebrate the culinary delights of the Mediterranean and South America at Monmouth Kitchen in Covent Garden

Dinner Time Story: Redefining the dining experience one pixel at a time

Records in Phonica

London’s Best Record Shops

Serving deliciously different meat-free cuisine at Ethos, Fitzrovia

Authenticity is the key at the Japanese restaurant Engawa in Piccadilly

Tsunami – Delivering refined Japanese excellence to Clapham’s cognoscenti

Inn the Park: An oasis of calm in the centre of town

Serenading singers and liquid libation abound at Archer Street, Soho

The bar is raised high for fine dining Indian cuisine at Darbaar, Liverpool Street

Gyoza Bar in Covent Garden: assured and speedy service ideal for theatre-goers

Pilpel: a falafel and houmous specialist with fire in their spirits

A gastronomic Chinese odyssey with Andrew Wong

10 Ways to Spice Up your 2015 Valentine’s Day in London

French flair aplenty at The Balcon, London

Revealing the secrets of the immersive theatrical experience Maman Le Mot

Paladar: Bringing a ray of latino exuberance to Elephant and Castle

Tombo: Come to Soho’s first authentic Poké and Matcha Bar

A Brixton behemoth is reborn with Hope and Anchor

Shoryu: The King of Ramen extends into Covent Garden

Your hunt for the perfect bottomless Sunday roast should end at OXBO Bankside

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Getting Around London: 7 Alternative Ways to Get Around Town

Fashionable May Fair Kitchen has the exquisite choices to please the most demanding of diners

Traditionalist are well catered for at London Steakhouse Co. in the City

Enjoy a bouncy night out at Ballie Ballerson, Stoke Newington

28-50 Maddox Street: For those moments, when only Champagne will do for lunch

Vicino: the trattoria serving honest, unpretentious and genuine Italian cooking

Experience a Perfect Day at Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Victoria

Blades at Hush: Where steak, lobster and whiskies reign supreme

Escape the crowds of Oxford Street with a discreet dining experience at Hunter 486

A masterclass in perfection at Gaucho Hampstead

The Victor Garvey empire grows from strength to strength with their latest addition, Rambla

Lazeez Lebanese Tapas: Bringing downtown Beirut to the heart of the West End

The Refinery CityPoint: Where customer service is king

White is the colour this festive season at Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival

Judy Joo’s Jinjuu is a jubilant joy

Flavours of the Amalfi coast delivered to your plate at QP LDN, Mayfair

Fine dining in a family friendly environment at Chriskitch Hoxton

Take a journey along the Silk Road with Samarkand in Fitzrovia

A showcase of Finnish innovation at The Harcourt, Marylebone

Pont St: Top female chefs like Sophie Michell needs your support

Enjoy the stripped back elegance of the tasting menu at Anglo, Farringdon

Take a tour to the Tuscan countryside at Enoteca Pomaio, Brick Lane

Experience Sunday brunches with a difference at Cinnamon Soho

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese sign

Top 15 Oldest Pubs in London: Soak Up Some History

Italian cuisine with soul at L’Anima, Liverpool Street

Avant-garde Indian cuisine in the futuristic looking Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf

Drink life to the lees at the Alfred Tennyson

The Square Pig: a traditional English pub with a refreshed modern-day menu

Enjoy a refined Thai culinary experience at Patara, Hampstead

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Variety is the spice of life at Mister Lasagna in Soho

Redefining our perception of Caribbean cuisine at Cottons, Notting Hill

Bet on a surefire winner at The Fellow of King’s Cross

The flames of creativity are burning bright at Ember, Monument

From Jamaica to Dalston, savour authentic jerk cuisine via Rudie’s

There are only winners at the Heliot Steak House in Leicester Square

Discover the art of grilling at Omnino Steakhouse in Aldgate

Appearances can be deceiving at Aquum, Clapham

HIPCHIPS: Are you trendy enough for these delectable crisps in Soho?

Flavour Garden: a healthy sanctuary for time-conscious city workers in Tower Hill

It’s Chicken Vs Chicken at On the Dak, Covent Garden

Old school charms on offer at Gatti’s Italian restaurant in Moorgate

Resistance is futile at the London Wonderground, Southbank

Haché Shoreditch: Gourmet Burgers with Global Garnishes

Rooftop film Club: Enjoy cinematic classics on top of the Bussey Building, Peckham

The Greek Larder: Food from the Godfather of Greek cuisine in London

Oliver B

Top talent to watch out for in London for 2015

Chi Kitchen: Jack of all trades, master of all

Dinner at the Twits: the most gloriously gruesome immersive dining experience you will ever experience

It is time for Bloody Marys and board games at the Natural Philosopher at Hackney

Polo Bar: the 24/7 Great British cafe in Liverpool Street

Mary Ward Centre Adult Education College

5 Interesting Courses in London

Where else would Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery be apart from trendy Upper Street, Islington

Cha Cha Moon – Noodles to nourish your soul at Kingly Court, Carnaby Street

Brew Cafe Putney

Fire up the BBQ with some Antipodean-style dining in Putney’s Brew Cafe

Alexandrie: Fine dining Egyptian style in the heart of Kensington

House of Godo: an authentic Italian takeaway experience

Souk Medina: Bringing the magic of Marrakesh to Covent Garden

Pepper Tree Big Breakfast

Thai Food in London – Clapham Common

Frog exhibit in the Grant Museum of Zoology

Best Hidden Museums in London: Try these less known favourites

Love is in the air at Island Grill, Lancaster London hotel

Italian dining at Bocconcino: Mayfair settings without the attitude

Working with local suppliers at Borough Market is the key to Arthur Hooper’s success

Fall in love with the breadbasket of Italy at Gotto Trattoria

Comfort food that will melt your heart at The Phoenix

No daylight robbery at Heist Bank, Paddington

Simpson’s in the Strand: a powerhouse that has stood the test of time

Get hook’d on new school fish and chips at Camden Town

Revisiting an old Chinese classic at Royal China Queensway

Golden Dragon at Bang Bang Oriental sets the standard for high-quality Cantonese cuisine

Accept no substitutes, when you can get the real deal at Mestizo, Euston

It’s more than a laundry for Hackney hipsters at Wringer and Mangle in London Fields

Lima Floral: A Peruvian gastronomic masterclass from Robert Ortiz

Hearty home comforts at Mustard, Shepherd’s Bush

A Thai masterclass delivered with panache at Food at 52

Indigo restaurant: Where using the finest seasonal ingredients means more than advertising jargon

Le Garrick celebrates the Vive La France spirit with their revamped decor and menu

Latino flair is alive and kicking at Asia de Cuba, Covent Garden

Back to basics with convivial pub vibes at The Lord Palmerston

Southern French comfort cooking at Sardine, Old Street

Eco, a Clapham institution that has been serving classic Italian dishes for over 20 years

Seafood lovers rejoice at the poke bar, Black Roe in Mayfair

Introducing the delights of Pugliese cuisine to the residents of Snaresbrook at Bombetta

Eneko’s star is shining brightly at One Aldwych Hotel

A mouthwatering Japanese menu for the discerning at Sakagura, Mayfair

Trader Vic’s: the original fusion restaurant that was ahead of its time

Shining a spotlight on Chinese regional cuisine at Chinese Cricket Club, Blackfriars

Sunday night blues never felt so wonderful at Oslo, Hackney

It is back to basics at Rök smokehouse, Shoreditch

Choice and variety are in abundance at Pasta Remoli, Finsbury Park

Diciannove: Mixing business with pleasure Italian style at Blackfriars

Treat yourself to a Winemaker’s dinner at Ristorante Frescobaldi

Thai Silk in Waterloo: All the Thai classics you want and more

Is Cinnamon Bazaar the spice of life Covent Garden has been waiting for?

Adam Handling: From Masterchef to The Frog

It is all about the pizza, pies and cider at the Stable Whitechapel

No.29 Power Station West: The cool hangout of choice in the future at Battersea

Wine, dine and recline your seats at the luxury film club at Brasserie Max

Food for thought at Jenius Social, Islington

Learn to cook like a Valencian at London Paella School

Ma’Plucker: 3-way chicken that impresses the West End crowds

Surf n Turf with Jimmy’s Pop-up in Clapham via Tabl

A Japanese drinking den that is a cut above the rest at Kiri, Mayfair

Fulfill your diva dreams at Lucky Voice Soho

A winning gold medal for the pop-up, Rio Boteco in Hackney

40 Dean Street: serving the Soho community with classic homemade Italian dishes

Wine and dine in atypical style at the Lyan Cellars pop-up

Made of Dough: A new rising star on the London street food scene

Enjoy a carefree and alternative brunch at KuPP, Paddington Basin

A smorgasbord of meatilicious delights at Bodean’s BBQ Covent Garden

Veneta in St James’s: Another jewel in the Salt Yard group empire

Expect a classy gastropub experience at Drunch, Regents Park

Experience the circle of life at GONG at Shangri-La Hotel

Variety is the spice of life at Roof East, Stratford

Hankies: Accessible, aromatic Indian cuisine from Anirudh Arora at The Montcalm, Marble Arch

Pornstars, mood lighting and Dolly Parton. Welcome to Rocket Holborn.

Boondocks: Taste one of the best American brunches on this side of the pond

It’s a jungle out at Backyard Cinema’s Lost World at Borough

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Fantastic handyman: when you need a real man around the house

The very best of all-day dining in the heart of Camden at Atrium Kitchen

Sixty One Kitchen Chefs

Relax, Enjoy and Unwind in Modern British Neighbourhood Restaurant Sixty One

Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant: An Italian affair with Gino at Euston station

Experience a taste of Spain at Camino Bankside

Achingly hip pizzas from the Elliott Brothers at Pizza Pilgrims Soho

Brace yourself for a visual feast at 100 Kensington at The Exhibitionist Hotel

Two Ruba: Cocktails that blossom at Tower Bridge

Feast on the best of world food at Kerb, Camden

Sarona – a modern restaurant breaking down Middle Eastern stereotypes

Ichiryu is the Ichiban choice for udon lovers in London

Transporting you to a winter wonderland at the Montague Ski Lodge

Radio Days Fashion Shop

Radio Days: Strike Vintage Gold in Waterloo

Life is a cabaret at Circus, Covent Garden

Liberty London: Beautiful British Fashion and Modern Design

Trade Union, Wapping: the pioneering model for new businesses

Aerial Hoop Acrobat

Move back in time at The Medieval Banquet

Your detox regime starts right here at Maple and Fitz

Enjoy the vintage glamour of The Alice House in Queen’s Park

It’s time for a steak out at Smithfield Market

Sumptuous views and succulent steaks at Butlers Wharf Chop House

It’s back to black at Pizzicotto, High Street Kensington

Immerse yourself into the world of The Grift and The Town Hall Hotel

Get inspired to cook at The Avenue Cookery School in Wandsworth

Titu, Mayfair: Is this the smallest restaurant in London?

Vegetarians and egg-lovers rejoice at Cafe Loren in Camden

Travel the world from the comfort of Foley’s dining room in Fitzrovia

Experience the exquisite taste of Peru at Seor Ceviche, Soho

The Athenian: From a small street food venture to building an empire

Burger Shack and Bar: Serving up popular British classics in Wimbledon Village

Sushi Shop: The French show us how it should be done in their conveniently located Marylebone branch

Pavilion wines starts the foodie quarter revolution in Sloane Square

The trains on top of Village Underground

Best London Art Galleries

Escape the shopping madness of Knightsbridge at The Egerton House Hotel drawing room

Explore exclusive wines at 1901 Wine Lounge at Andaz London Liverpool Street

A Sunday roast fit for royalty at the The Marquis Cornwallis, Bloomsbury

Live music sessions on top of the world at Sky Garden

Divas and dining at TWID, Battersea

Historical grade-II listed gastronomic bar & restaurant London

Homemade tapas dishes expertly executed at Cigala, Bloomsbury

Pan-Asian delights await your visit at Nirvana Kitchen, Marylebone

It’s party time at Belgo Holborn with mussels and Belgian beer

El Pirata of Mayfair: they just don’t make restaurants like this anymore

Princess of Wales - Primrose Hill

The Princess of Wales Pub: Pride of Primrose Hill That Even Banksy Can’t Resist!

Kanada-Ya: Battle of the ramen bars on Panton Street in the West End

Sumptuous steaks to salivate over at Smith and Wollensky, Strand

Catch the best sporting action at Frankie’s Sports Bar & Grill in Fulham

Shuang Shuang: High-concept hot-pot restaurant in the heart of Chinatown

Herman ze German, Fitzrovia: ja, das ist wunderbar!

Balans Soho Society: A fitting tribute to the late Prady Balan

Medieval Banquet jester

Top Things To Do Along Thames Riverside

Tootoomoo Islington: a bottomless brunch offering with variety and vitality

The Petite Corée: the little neighbourhood bistro with a big heart

It’s a dim sum surprise at Fu Manchu, Clapham North

Zia Lucia: A new neighbourhood pizzeria for the upscale residents of Brook Green

Bottomless Pizza, Pimm’s and Prosecco and Ealing Park Tavern

Troia: an all-encompassing Mediterranean and Middle Eastern restaurant in Waterloo

There is no stopping the all-conquering Saiphin Moore at her latest restaurant, Rosa’s Thai Cafe in Victoria

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