Given fish and chips is one of our national dishes, it is somewhat surprising when you ask your friends when was the last time they enjoyed this national delight: the answer is mostly I don't remember.
With the abundance of steakhouses in London, it can be a gamble whether you will get a premium cut or a braising steak. Perhaps the last place you would look for a surefire bet is at a casino, but the Heliot Steak House at the Hippodrome casino is a must visit for all steak lovers.
Wringer and Mangle is one of those venues you just walk in and know you are in East London. It just wouldn't work in Central London
It's time to dispel the myth that everything has to be expensive at hotels. Yes, the mini-bar in your hotel room might be pricey, but there are always great value deals to be found.
The insatiable appetite for bottomless brunches in London is showing no signs of abating. However, with the vast array of choices, it may sometimes be hard to find one which offers genuine value for money which is matched by an unerring dedication to the quality of their food. Step forward OXBO Bankside.
If youâ€™re after an affordable, professional hair or beauty treatment in North London, Beauty Works in Crouch End is the choice for you. Beauty Works is one of the leading health and beauty clinics in London, which comes as no surprise as they offer such a broad range of beauty services. Set up by cosmetologist, Tracey Smyth, they clearly put their clients first keeping it open everyday, up until 8pm during the week to make it as convenient as possible to visit after work.
The most mentioned words on restaurant websites are probably "finest seasonal ingredients". These often abused words have little meaning these days. Luckily my faith has been restored with a recent visit to the Indigo restaurant at One Aldwych hotel.
From the bustling streets of Bangkok to Malaysian markets, street food in Asia has always been considered such an everyday existence. However, when it comes to pan Asian food in the UK, which is now a huge part of the London restaurant scene, its street food concept is neglected bringing elegance to an everyday trade.
Situated on James Street, Marylebone, known for its high density of trendy restaurants and designer boutiques with the famous Chiltern Firehouse in close proximity, we had high expectations for the Reform Social and Grill. Housed in the grand Mandeville Hotel with its pillared entrance, it was a very opulent setting with deep red-leather upholstered sofas and mahogany flooring.
With the popularity of burger restaurants in Central London, you do have to wonder if one day there will be more of them than our iconic British pubs. Having a unique selling point is crucial to stand out in this crowded market place.
There has been many rags to riches stories for hip food stall owners who have become restauranteurs writing their own cookbooks and having their own business. Thom and James Elliott are perhaps one of the most well-known ones.
As you descend down into Bounce, you can't help but feel the happening vibe. The guests look excited, the staff are energetic and the graffiti walls are just pure Shoreditch.
The austere area that is Holborn has never been known for its atmosphere, but the recently renovated Belgo Holborn is about to change that perception.