There are plenty of charming gallic restaurants in London, but sometimes you just need the right recommendations to find them. One to consider is rustic, welcoming Comptoir Gascon.
Sophistication and pubs/bars are not generally comfortable bedfellows, but an excellent example of how this could work is in evidence at The Alfred Tennyson in Belgravia.
When you work in such a competitive environment near Moorgate, as The Refinery CityPoint, you know small things like customer service makes all the difference between winning business or losing them from local workers
Leafy Balham isn't an area short on excellent pubs and when you approach The Devonshire on Balham High Street, it does appear like a typical neighbourhood pub
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
It is a fitting touch that the new restaurant and bar, Arthur Hooper's in Borough Market has chosen their name to reflect the historic nature of their location
We have visited plenty of brasseries recently, but the version at Les 110 de Taillevent is what I would describe as a brasserie deluxe
If you've ever visited the charming four star Montague on the Gardens Hotel, you will know it is situated in a row of fine Georgian houses in close proximity to the British Museum. It has an old world charm, which you suspect the many visitors of the British Museum would appreciate. However, what you might not expect, is a magical winter wonderland in their back garden terrace.
If Ristorante Frescobaldi sounds familiar, it is likely you've heard of the Frescobaldi family
South African restaurants are somewhat of a rarity in London, but if more were like High Timber, then surely it won't be long before we see this little known cuisine flourish on our high streets
Sometimes you have to grudgingly admit the Americans do have a better idea of how to do things, such as running a restaurant and hospitality in general
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.
Trendy, stylish, luxurious, these words have been lavished endlessly at the Andaz hotel in Liverpool Street.
Most people might not have heard of Theodore Kyriakou, but he has done more than anyone else to bring modern Greek cuisine to forefront of Londoners minds
Londoners seem to be bombarded with endless bottomless brunch offers but you have to wonder where are all the bottomless evening deals?
Kingly Court in Soho is rapidly turning into a must-go area for all self-respecting food lovers. The first floor used to be for boutique clothing shops, but has been overtaken by an array of exciting dining choices.
From the outset, you can see that 35 New Cavendish is cultivated and refined drinking and dining establishment
If you observe photos of famous chef, Raymond Blanc, most of them have a giant smile radiating from Monsieur Blanc. It is this joy and passion that is evident in the restaurants that he owns from the decor to the service down to the staff.
If there was ever such a thing as a perfect marriage on the restaurant/bar scene, it would be combining the zero-waste, "we will recycle everything" attitude of Silo restaurant in Brighton and the completely revolutionary and unique style of White Lyan
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.
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.
If there was an Oscar for how lavishly well restaurants looked after their guests, Lotus would most definitely be a nominee if not the actual winner. This is a fine dining institution where the staff effortlessly guide you through an epicurean feast of dishes you are unlikely to find anywhere else in London.