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Things To Do in London

Things To Do in London

Looking for a new place to eat? Want a different pub to drink in? Discover new things to do and places to go across London.

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

Get your daily dose of Chicken from WingsEggs

Experience the Mediterranean at the Life Goddess, greek experimental divine

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

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

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

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

A synergistic success for Carluccio’s at Marriott Regents Park

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

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

Medieval Banquet jester

Top Things To Do Along Thames Riverside

Judy Joo’s Jinjuu is a jubilant joy

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

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

Your detox regime starts right here at Maple and Fitz

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

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

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

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

Resistance is futile at the London Wonderground, Southbank

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

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

Italian dining at Bocconcino: Mayfair settings without the attitude

Sumptuous views and succulent steaks at Butlers Wharf Chop House

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

Authenticity is the key at the Japanese restaurant Engawa in Piccadilly

Revealing the secrets of the immersive theatrical experience Maman Le Mot

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

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

Italian cuisine with soul at L’Anima, Liverpool Street

More than just noodles at Sasuke Ramen, Southbank

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

Santa Maria Fitzrovia delivers authentic Neapolitan pizza to the London cognoscenti

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

Two Ruba: Cocktails that blossom at Tower Bridge

Brew Cafe Putney

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

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

Drink life to the lees at the Alfred Tennyson

Westminster Kitchen: Another success story from restauranter Ibrahim Dogus

Salivate at the sight of Mussel Men’s seafood selections

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

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

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

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

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

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Getting Around London: 7 Alternative Ways to Get Around Town

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

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

A showcase of Finnish innovation at The Harcourt, Marylebone

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

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

Transporting you to a winter wonderland at the Montague Ski Lodge

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

A new culinary institution is born at Hatchetts, Mayfair

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

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

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

Zia Lucia: The independent pizzeria that is going from strength to strength

The Refinery CityPoint: Where customer service is king

Enjoy a bouncy night out at Ballie Ballerson, Stoke Newington

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

Alexandrie: Fine dining Egyptian style in the heart of Kensington

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

A delectably different dining & drinking experience at Dans Le Noir

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

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

A masterclass in perfection at Gaucho Hampstead

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

Live music sessions on top of the world at Sky Garden

House of Godo: an authentic Italian takeaway experience

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

Altitude London View

Surf and Turf to London’s best panoramic views

Lima Floral: A Peruvian gastronomic masterclass from Robert Ortiz

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

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

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

Burn off your calories and enjoy delectable delights at Bounce Shoreditch

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

Parliament Hill

Fall in love with the breadbasket of Italy at Gotto Trattoria

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

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

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

The Prince Alfred: A gastropub fit for royalty

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

Building a sense of community at Neighbourhood, Stratford

The Belrose: a gastropub to warm your cockles this winter in Belsize Park

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

The flames of creativity are burning bright at Ember, Monument

Ichiryu is the Ichiban choice for udon lovers in London

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

It’s time for a steak out at Smithfield Market

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

Variety is the spice of life at Roof East, Stratford

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Souk Medina: Bringing the magic of Marrakesh to Covent Garden

Bluebird: the iconic Chelsea venue is flying high again

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

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

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

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

Finding a hangover cure at the Jam Tree Chelsea

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

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

Theatrics guaranteed at the fabulous Vaulty Towers, Waterloo

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

Get inspired to cook at The Avenue Cookery School in Wandsworth

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

Welcome to 24 hour London at VQ Bloomsbury

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

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

Treat yourself to a Winemaker’s dinner at Ristorante Frescobaldi

Winter warmers await at the industry leading, Royal China on Baker Street

Small plates of Turkish delights at Oklava, Shoreditch

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

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

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Talli Joe: The standard-bearer for modern Indian cuisine

Lazy Sumday will be your kind of Sunday at Ping Pong, Southbank

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

Immersive dining at its finest at Benihana, Chelsea

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

Sunday night blues never felt so wonderful at Oslo, Hackney

A wine pairing paradise awaits at Les 110 de Taillevent London

Exercise your democratic rights at Zia Lucia, Holloway Road

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

Discover a Little Bat out of heaven at Islington

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

Main entrance of Boulestin

Boulestin Restaurant: French Dining in the Heart of Piccadilly

A picture perfect dining experience at Sake no Hana, Mayfair

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

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

A gourmet menu awaits at Duke of Clarence, South Kensington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Redefining our perception of Caribbean cuisine at Cottons, Notting Hill

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

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

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

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

Haché Shoreditch: Gourmet Burgers with Global Garnishes

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

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

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

Frog exhibit in the Grant Museum of Zoology

Best Hidden Museums in London: Try these less known favourites

Enjoy a carefree and alternative brunch at KuPP, Paddington Basin

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

Achingly hip pizzas from the Elliott Brothers at Pizza Pilgrims Soho

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

A Thai masterclass delivered with panache at Food at 52

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

Experience ultimate liberation at The Bunyadi

Savour classic French dishes from Raymond Blanc at Brasserie Blanc Southbank

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

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

Fall in love with Japanese cuisine at Murakami, Covent Garden

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

Rigo: Fine dining in a neighbourhood restaurant in Parsons Green

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

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese sign

Top 15 Oldest Pubs in London: Soak Up Some History

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

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

Pepper Tree Big Breakfast

Thai Food in London – Clapham Common

A gastronomic Chinese odyssey with Andrew Wong

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

A culinary journey across the world at Brasserie Blanc, Southbank

Sharing the flavours of the Levantine at Ceru in South Kensington

Cocktails at Eaton Square

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

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

Enjoy a refined Thai culinary experience at Patara, Hampstead

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

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

Variety is the spice of life at Mister Lasagna in Soho

A mouthwatering Japanese menu for the discerning at Sakagura, Mayfair

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

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

Trade Union, Wapping: the pioneering model for new businesses

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

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

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

Experience a taste of Vietnam at Pho and Bun in Chinatown

Time to go back to the future at Kojawan

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

Feast on the best of world food at Kerb, Camden

Chocolate cupcakes from Primrose bakery

Best Bakeries in London to Indulge Your Sweet Tooth

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

Night Tales: Keeping Hackney firmly hip and happening

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

The King of Ramen hits St James’s

Revisiting an old Chinese classic at Royal China Queensway

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

Experience the exquisite taste of Peru at Seor Ceviche, Soho

Historical grade-II listed gastronomic bar & restaurant London

Bottles & Battles: Bringing fine wines and Italian delights to Mercato Metropolitano

Deceptively simple Italian classics on offer at Osteria 60, Kensington

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

Appearances can be deceiving at Aquum, Clapham

Hearty dishes on offer at Rosa’s Seven Dials, Covent Garden

Pavilion wines starts the foodie quarter revolution in Sloane Square

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

A Brixton behemoth is reborn with Hope and Anchor

Savouring the joys of Pure Indian Cooking in Fulham

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

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

The interior of Uncorked

Best Wine Shops in London for Tastings

Sumptuous steaks to salivate over at Smith and Wollensky, Strand

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

Chotte Matte – Putting sexy back into vegetarian dining

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

Zuma: A restaurant that truly stands the test of time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pasta fans rejoice at the opening of Vapiano Tower Bridge

Comfort food that will melt your heart at The Phoenix

Divas and dining at TWID, Battersea

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

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

It’s a classy culinary encounter at Galley, Islington

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

Tsunami – Delivering refined Japanese excellence to Clapham’s cognoscenti

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

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

Hearty options await at No 11 Pimlico Road, Victoria

Smart casual dining delivered effortlessly at Town House at The Kensington

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

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

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

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

Homemade tapas dishes expertly executed at Cigala, Bloomsbury

Time for a quick bite at Soho Wala in the West End –

Fulfill your diva dreams at Lucky Voice Soho

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

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

Food for thought at Jenius Social, Islington

Fine dining in a family friendly environment at Chriskitch Hoxton

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

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

The trains on top of Village Underground

Best London Art Galleries

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

Tootoomoo Islington: a bottomless brunch offering with variety and vitality

Quality wine is the remedy to cure all ills

Relish the charms of Clapham at No32 The Old Town

Liberty London: Beautiful British Fashion and Modern Design

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

Niche: No compromise in taste from the restaurant that specialises in gluten-free dining

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

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

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

Life is a cabaret at Circus, Covent Garden

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

The Prince Albert: Impressing diners and drinkers since 1866

A social dining experience at Popdown by Cuisson, Borough Market

Fantastic Handyman

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

The mischievously charming Encant will tantalise your taste buds

Mint Leaf: Championing fine dining for Indian cuisine lovers

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

Patience is a virtue at the Savannah restaurant, Euston

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

The Painted Heron: The best value Indian restaurant in Chelsea

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

Benito’s Hat: Riding the Mexican wave of success

Sixty One Kitchen Chefs

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

Serving deliciously different meat-free cuisine at Ethos, Fitzrovia

Flying the flag for British cuisine at The Well, Clerkenwell

Drake and Morgan delivers once again at The Refinery, Bankside

Sarona – a modern restaurant breaking down Middle Eastern stereotypes

Vegetarians and egg-lovers rejoice at Cafe Loren in Camden

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

Take a journey along the Silk Road with Samarkand in Fitzrovia

Serenading singers and liquid libation abound at Archer Street, Soho

Back to basics with convivial pub vibes at The Lord Palmerston

You will be crazy to miss Junkyard golf in Brick Lane

Exotic flavours in abundance at Caraway Lounge, Romford

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

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

No daylight robbery at Heist Bank, Paddington

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

Galvin HOP: Redefining the pub experience at Liverpool Street

Experience Sunday brunches with a difference at Cinnamon Soho

French flair aplenty at The Balcon, London

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

Experience a Perfect Day at Sticks ‘n’ Sushi Victoria

Romance is in the air at Le Garrick Covent Garden

The Alfred Tennyson: refined yet relaxed dining in upscale Belgravia

Enjoy the Fabulous Adventures of 698B via Tabl

Discover the art of grilling at Omnino Steakhouse in Aldgate

Chiringuito: Bringing the Spanish vibes to Bethnal Green

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

Minnow: One to watch in the giant Clapham pond

Southern French comfort cooking at Sardine, Old Street

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

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

The unstoppable gin revival continues courtesy of Graphic bar

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

Sozai Cookery School: Be a master chef of Japanese cuisine

Adam Handling: From Masterchef to The Frog

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

A time for celebrations at London Shell Co, Paddington

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

Get the Caribbean vibe at Rum Kitchen, Brixton

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

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

Welcome to Banquet of Hoshena at Westfield London

Simple, decent and honest food at Brother Marcus, Balham

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

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

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

Bucket: Enjoy seafood by the bucketful in Notting Hill

Shoryu: The King of Ramen extends into Covent Garden

Expect a classy gastropub experience at Drunch, Regents Park

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

It is back to basics at Rök smokehouse, Shoreditch

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

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

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

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

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

Diciannove: Mixing business with pleasure Italian style at Blackfriars

Experience magic and sparkle this Christmas at Nordic Yulefest

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

Princess of Wales - Primrose Hill

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

Learn to cook like a Valencian at London Paella School

An oasis of calm at Muriel’s Kitchen in Soho

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

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

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

Mary Ward Centre Adult Education College

5 Interesting Courses in London

Radio Days Fashion Shop

Radio Days: Strike Vintage Gold in Waterloo

Feel the East London vibe at Behind This Wall, Hackney

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thinking bob : Taking social events off-line and back into the real world

Chi Kitchen: Jack of all trades, master of all

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

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

Serving up Anglo-American winners at the Loft, Wimbledon

Aerial Hoop Acrobat

Move back in time at The Medieval Banquet

Come fly with me at Butchies, Shoreditch

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

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

Eneko’s star is shining brightly at One Aldwych Hotel

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

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

Experience a taste of Spain at Camino Bankside

Hearty home comforts at Mustard, Shepherd’s Bush

Panda by Otto Schade

Street Art in London: Top 27 Artists

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

Tibits Vegetarian Restaurant

Sumptuous Vegetarian Restaurant in London in Regents Street

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

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

Speed and substance on offer at Forge, Bank

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

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Style and substance are in abundance at Kaspar’s at The Savoy

The menu at Kaspar's starts off with a beautifully, poetic line "Not bound by the seasons, but inspired by them" and that is the general feeling you will get when visiting this renowned seafood restaurant: poetic elegance.

11 Feb 2019 | 31 Comments

Osteria, Barbican: a hidden gem amongst the concrete of culture

For restaurants like Osteria, the location is both a blessing and a curse. Situated deep inside the brutalist movement headquarters that is the Barbican, they have a captive audience in terms of the throngs of concert and exhibition visitors that visit the venue daily

10 Feb 2019 | 8 Comments

Authentic and mouthwatering Vietnamese food abound at Nep Nep, Marylebone

Nep Nep in Marylebone is a family-run, independent Vietnamese restaurant in Marylebone, we are a huge fan of at Townfish. Primarily because of the extensive nature of their menu, you might discover hidden-gems not available at other Vietnamese restaurants throughout London

09 Feb 2019 | 0 Comments

Experience the relaxed, American vibes at Big Easy, Chelsea

Despite the revered location on King's Road, there is zero ostentatiousness at the culinary institution that is Big Easy which has been opened since 1991.

08 Feb 2019 | 33 Comments

Sticks'n'Sushi: serving sushi with style on the glamorous King's Road, Chelsea

When you open a branch of your restaurant on the fashionable King's Road, you know you must be doing something right with your business plan. Sticks'n'Sushi's latest temple of worship for all sushi and yakitori lovers is right in the heart of Chelsea

01 Feb 2019 | 0 Comments

Reaching new culinary heights at Plateau, Canary Wharf

With restaurants in London opening and closing at the rate of knots, it takes real skill for a restaurant to exhibit any staying power

04 Nov 2018 | 26 Comments

Gaucho, Piccadilly: the Argentinian steakhouse that is still at the top of its game

We went along to check out one of our favourite steak restaurants in London recently: Gaucho in Piccadilly to see if there have been any changes in quality since the recent change in ownership

04 Nov 2018 | 110 Comments

Fragrant flavours are in abundance at Viet Eat, Holborn

Having just returned from a trip to Vietnam recently, it was my mission to discover those authentic flavours in the heart of London

04 Nov 2018 | 0 Comments

Seasonal delights await at 108 Pantry, Marylebone

Seasonal menu changes are not a surprise at most self-respecting restaurants, but afternoon tea offerings tend to be less changeable due to the amount of work that goes into designing such offerings

29 Oct 2018 | 247 Comments

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

I am one of those rare breeds that have never dined at the ultra-popular Nandos, never having grasped the concept of roast chicken being particularly flavoursome

10 Sep 2018 | 25 Comments

Delivering gallic specialities with panache at Comptoir Gascon, Farringdon

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.

28 Aug 2018 | 23 Comments

A match made in heaven at Bottles, Spitalfields

Old Spitalfields Market has gone through somewhat of a revival in recent years with many trendy food stalls opening having been curated by the great Nuno Mendes

22 Aug 2018 | 18 Comments

Four Degree: Bringing glitz and glam to the heart of Vauxhall riverfront

Whilst Vauxhall does have plenty to offer, it's never been known as a centre for culinary excellence, fine dining or corporate parties, but that was probably because hardly anyone has ventured into the imposing St George Wharf with the vast expense of highly priced apartment blocks

22 Aug 2018 | 0 Comments

Delivering Japanese food the hip Brixton way at Nanban

Japanese cuisine is a notoriously tricky industry to break into if you are not of Japanese origin; so the story of Tim Anderson, 2011 Masterchef champion from Wisconsin opening the hugely popular Nanban in Brixton is all the more remarkable

20 Aug 2018 | 4 Comments

Class and sophistication at the Crystal Moon Lounge afternoon tea

The afternoon tea market in London is notoriously competitive, so it takes a very strong product to stand out from the crowd. At the apex of your options is the classy offering from the team at Corinthia Hotel at the Crystal Moon Lounge.

22 Jun 2018 | 282 Comments

Exquisite Pan-Asian food delivered in style at Chino Latino, Vauxhall

I have never thought of Vauxhall as a bastion of culinary excellence, so I had approached my meal at Chino Latino recently on Albert Embankment with a certain degree of scepticism

17 Mar 2018 | 33 Comments

Celebrating The Year of the Dog at Ping Pong, Southbank

As a restaurant group, Ping Pong has been around for a relatively long period of time and given the spate of restaurant groups closing down their branches in recent months

16 Mar 2018 | 3 Comments