Mercato Metropolitano has been an undeniable success and singlehandedly brought about the gentrification process to Elephant and Castle. There are mindboggling options available for lovers of the finer things in life but wine connoisseurs should make a beeline to Bottles & Battles.
It is fascinating to see the development of gourmet pizza on the London dining scene in recent years. Both Santa Maria and Franco Manca started out around the same period in 2008-2010.
Why would I trek out to Parsons Green for a neighbourhood restaurant you might be asking? Rigo would be the answer
The words 'hidden gem' are some of the most used in restaurant reviews, but I've waited this long to follow the crowd because it is simply the most fitting way of describing Florentine
Situated in the Crown Plaza hotel in the city, you might expect Diciannove to be filled with business workers and that probably is the case during lunchtimes
Bocconcino is located in an area just off Berkeley Square with esteemed neighbours like Nobu and Park Chinois. Naturally, you would enter Bocconcino with some trepidation fearing this might be a dining establishment just for the Mayfair crowd
You might be excused for thinking Brick Lane is all about Indian cuisine and nothing else, but there are a tremendous amount of other ethnic cuisines on offer in one of the most multicultural parts of London
Library is a discreet private member's club conveniently situated opposite London Coliseum in Covent Garden
If you are ever feeling depressed and down, my prescription would be a visit to an inception group venue: Cahoots, Mr Fogg's Tavern, Barts
In the ever-changing world of the London restaurant scene, it is somewhat comforting to enter an old-school restaurant, where crisp table cloths, polished cutlery and sparkling glasses are still the order of the day
Having been a Londoner for numerous years, I would have never imagined I would be writing these words that Elephant and Castle is becoming a foodie heaven
The wonderful team at Salt Yard group does seem to have the midas touch these days. The fifth addition to their group, Veneta is a sparkling addition
A restaurant must be doing something right if they have been around for over 20 years
There are few hotels in central London as iconic and fashionable as the May Fair Hotel
When you decide which part of London you want to move to, one consideration must surely be the quality of the local Italian restaurant
Rarely would we recommend restaurants which are out-of-the-way, unless they are distinctly noteworthy. Bombetta is one such example
Restaurant reviews often talk about letting the ingredients speak for themselves in dishes, but if you want to know what that really means, a visit to QP LDN is highly recommended
If Ristorante Frescobaldi sounds familiar, it is likely you've heard of the Frescobaldi family
L'Anima means soul in Italian and that is precisely what the team at L'Anima aim to achieve whether it is the type of food they want to serve to their guests or the serenity in their decor.
Whilst the Marriott Regents Park might not be the most spectacular hotel you will ever see in London, it is rare for guests to be able to stroll down to the lobby area and find an established, respected Italian restaurant
Reaching Gotto Trattoria does feel like a pilgrimage unless you are a resident of Hackney. It is situated at Here East
There comes a point in every head chef's career when they contemplate starting their own restaurant.
We are huge fans of restaurants that serve the local community with authentic, well-sourced food in a relaxed environment
If you have seen those fever tree advertisements, saying if 3/4 of your G&T is tonic water, make sure you are using a top quality one
If you can't stand celebrity chefs, you might want to avoid Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant
You know a restaurant must be doing something right if it's still full on a Sunday night at 21:30, which was the case on a recent visit to Pizzicotto at High Street Kensington.
When selecting a location for a pre-show dinner, there's no better choice than within the venue itself, particularly when it sits inside one of the world’s most historic buildings. The venue in question is the Royal Albert Hall, which houses the charming Verdi Italian kitchen.
There are fantastic shops, galleries and restaurants on the King's Road, but by the time you get to the Parsons Green section of New King's Road, there is generally not a lot going on. However, one place well worth visiting is the family run restaurant, Primavera.