With the reported closure of at least 1 pub a week in London, it is particularly heartwarming to visit a successfully run neighbourhood pub, in the form of The Belrose in the upscale Belsize Park.
Pure Indian Cooking is the type of undiscovered gem you frequently find in Fulham, which is an affluent area but isn't quite as central as the likes of Sloane Square and Chelsea
With restaurants in London opening and closing at the rate of knots, it takes real skill for a restaurant to exhibit any staying power
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
Having just returned from a trip to Vietnam recently, it was my mission to discover those authentic flavours in the heart of London
Simpsonâ€™s in the Strand is very much an institution that has stood the test of time. It has been opened since 1828 and has rightful claims to 'British classics perfected since 1828'
We all have our own preconceptions on what a Middle Eastern restaurant should look like and the type of food they should serve. However, a visit to Sarona might make you reconsider what Middle Eastern cuisine is all about
We love supporting independent restaurateurs here at Townfish, so it was a real delight to have discovered the story behind The Athenian.
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
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.
With the start of the premier league season, it was only fitting to write a review for Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill in the grounds of the Chelsea Football Club
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
Most fans of Chinese food will be aware of the granddaddy of Chinese restaurants, Golden Dragon which has been around for a number of years on Gerrard Street, Chinatown
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
Regular followers of my reviews will know I have a soft spot for Chinese cuisine; however it is rarely considered a sexy cuisine, the image that comes to mind is always the cheap and cheerful takeaway when you don't want to cook
On the former site of Cafe Mish, which was more of a takeaway outlet, I wondered how Titu would work as a seated restaurant at this exclusive Mayfair address of Shepherd Market
If you've ever walked past the fascinating building that looks like it was from the set of Inception with its sharp geometric lines near the silicon roundabout, now is your chance to explore the inside of the building with a great restaurant called Plate.
Here at Townfish, we are always keen to support up and coming young talent and that is very much the case with young, self-taught chef, James Young who has opened upÂ Fat Tony's at Tony Conigliaro's Italian Bar Termini Centrale on Duke Street
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.
One moment, I was remarking I haven't covered many chicken dishes, but like London buses, another cracking casual dining chicken restaurant comes along
Raymond Blanc has no doubt travelled across the world to sample gastronomic delights from different cultures but his own restaurants have been stubbornly classically French until now
If youâ€™re after a completely novelÂ experience,Â and one which will challengeÂ theÂ senses, Dans Le NoirÂ in Clerkenwell may be just what youâ€™re looking for.
If you were asked what's your culinary highlight of Elephant and Castle, most people would struggle to name any; but fear not, there is a shining beacon of light that has recently arrived on the scene in the form of Paladar.
For those bored of mundane dining experiences, The Vaults in Waterloo have been an oasis of culinary excitement
P.F Chang's for anyone who has visited the States is an extremely well-known brand for offering reliable Asian food
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
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
If you didn't know, Brook Green is one of the leafiest and upmarket parts of London you are likely to come across, hence it was no surprise to see gourmet pizzerias like Zia Lucia move into the area
For the Italian cuisine cognoscenti, they know that all the best pasta chefs come from the region of Emilia Romagna
I had my reservations about visiting Mint Leaf once I had read on their homepage, it's a popular celebrity haunt for the likes of Justin Bieber and Daniel Radcliffe
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.
Personally, I am more of a restaurant kind of person than the type to frequent bars and pubs. Rowdy and crowded are words that spring to mind, but a recent visit to Archer Street was a complete breath of fresh air
How time flies, it only seemed yesterday I was in Victoria watching Billy Elliott the musical and struggling to find a pre-theatre dinner venue. Now Victoria has the hottest ticket in town, Hamilton and the Nova Complex with a dazzling plethora of dining options
It's a sign of the times when you see top quality restaurants at the respected The Montcalm closing with the regularity of an iPhone update
The marketing geniuses from The Town Hall Hotel who have brought the immersive experience, The Grift to the east end of London deserve plenty of kudos
When you've been around the block for fifteen years, it takes a brave chef to close down the old concept, refurbish the whole venue and completely revamp your menu, but Yogesh Datta has always been a trendsetter instead of a follower
It is a common misconception that diners assume the best restaurants are all in Zone 1 in Central London rather than experimenting with dining establishments which are further afield
It isn't a frequent occurrence for Townfish to be reviewing one of the biggest high street restaurant brands, but what Wagamama is launching with Noodle Lab in Soho is a fascinating development worthy of consideration
We've checked out plenty of cookery masterclasses at Townfish but none have such a homely, inviting feel as the venue atÂ Food at 52.
With the recent closure of Veneta at St James's, you do wonder whether the project of turning that area into a foodie destination by the Crown Estate has stuttered somewhat. Anzu, which we've reviewed previously on Townfish has made an intelligent move by opening a Tonkotsu ramen residency for most of January and February
You can really appreciate how far culinary menus have developed in the past few years when you walk into a Nikkei restaurant like Chotto Matte in Soho and actually salivate over their vegetarian tasting menu
Visiting Fucina in the month of January, I felt compelled to give their Veganuary tasting menu a try after obvious over-indulgence during the festive period
If it wasn't for the fact The Lord Palmerston is in Tufnell Park, tourist would be flocking to visit this welcoming, traditional British pub as an example of the "London experience"
There are gastropubs and then there are gastropubs in Regents Park. There is a certain sense of serenity when you stroll from St Johns Wood station to Drunch. The streets are spotlessly clean, the locals are so incredibly civil