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.
A Chiringuito can mean an open-air restaurant or small shop and that is what its namesake has set out to deliver on a convenient corner of Bethnal Green next to the famous museum gardens
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
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.
The Southbank branch of Ping Pong is one of those rare restaurants in London I would visit regularly when I need to fix my dim sum cravings. And it does seem Ping Pong group treats this branch like a flagship restaurant
Benihana has been getting an unfair reputation in recent years thanks to the film, The Wolf of Wall Street. The founder of Benihana, Aoki was seen arrested for his shady business dealings but he was actually never connected in any way with Jordan Belfort
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.
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
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
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.
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.
P.F Chang's for anyone who has visited the States is an extremely well-known brand for offering reliable Asian food
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
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
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.
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
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"
Fans of 1950s music and American diner classics should flock to the new rock 'n' roll pub, Be-Bop-A-Lula on Green Lane in Stoke Newington
There are numerous private member's clubs dotted throughout the city and one of the more popular ones is Devonshire Club in Liverpool Street
Here at Townfish, we are big fans of Darwin & Wallace venues; their clean design and varied menu have been winning over Londoners in all corners of our city
The most scintillating dining experience you will encounter this Christmas season and in the coming months is undoubtedly Dinner Time Story, a pop-up, multi-sensory tasting feast taking place in the ultra-hip venue that is TT liquor in Shoreditch
The myriad of options that come up each year for Christmas parties can tax the brain of the most professional event planner
Gastropubs can be very hit and miss at times with menus promising plenty but delivering very little; however, at Duke of Clarence, their revamped menu is a box office hit with the locals with a menu filled with well-sourced British seasonal ingredients
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.
The popularity of dim sum outside of the Chinatown bubble has been steadily increasing in the last decade thanks in part to the diversification of Londoners' palates and the rebranding of the offering to appeal to a wider audience
First, there was Stratford, then it was King's Cross and the next area where you will be mesmerised by the masters of urban regeneration will be Battersea
In the hustle and bustle of London city life, sometimes it's a next to impossible task to find a quiet cul de sac for a discreet dinner and a glass of wine with your close friends
We might walk pass numerous pubs every day without giving any thought as to the incredible history of these iconic British institutions. One such example is the glorious pub, The Elgin in Ladbroke Grove
Regular followers of Townfish will know how much we adore St Martins Lane hotel with its quirky artistic touches and boutique vibes
Very few Londoners would consider a Thames river dinner cruise to explore our fantastic metropolis, but it is a surprisingly eye-opening experience that we should all be looking into
Cinnamon Kitchen over the years has spawned a strong roster of talented chefs who have gone on to achieve fantastic things all over the world. One of the most instrumental members of the founding team was Abdul Yaseen
The Trading house is situated on the former site of the Bank of New Zealand, with splendid high ceilings, immaculately crafted wood-panelled walls and an assortment of curious eccentricities like a stuffed albino peacock
When Ed Balls Day comes around again, we know there is only one place to celebrate this great occasion, Curveball in Balham.
Walking around Farringdon, I do often wonder how many people live in the area, which I've always thought of as more of a hub for commercial offices
Ask any Claphamnite, what's the most desirable area they want to live in and plenty of responses will be for the Old Town in Clapham with its genteel, respectable charm. One of the most popular dining and drinking venues in that part of town is No32 The Old Town.
We've all been there: a decrepit old English pub with no seating space watching England losing another football match for the umpteenth time. Watching live sports in bars and pubs can be a taxing affair.
Buddha bar was first established in Paris in 1996 by visionary Raymond Visan. It was at the time a groundbreaking venue serving cutting edge Pan-Asian cuisine along with some of the funkiest house music you will find in town
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
Although you can discover all kinds of cuisines in London, some are criminally under-represented. Northern Levant cuisine is one that comes to mind, but thankfully we've discovered Zala Levantine Grill next to Kerb at Camden Market
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