London Restaurants

Finding Vegan Food in London

Laura Hemmington | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Hemmington

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Top 5 Restaurants in London

Tom Cridland | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cridland

With all the doom, gloom, drama and chaos that is sweeping the country following Brexit, there couldn't be a better time to remind ourselves of what makes Britain, and in particular London, so great. One of the best indications of London's spectacular diversity and ability to draw on such a wide range of cultures is the incredible range of restaurants in the city. Here are the top five I would high recommend checking out when in town.

Best London Restaurants of 2015

Chris Osburn | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

They came in all shapes and sizes ... and in a variety of less than typical situations (cargo container? driving range?) from fancy schmancy to stripped down and plain - but in every circumstance the food was the star.


The London Magazine | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The London Magazine

We had a good lunch recently at L'Escargot in Greek Street. Those assembled comprised my two pals both called Oliver, Anna and Robert the Suave. Also Mohammad Zahoor, the plucky owner of the Kyiv Post. It was a quiet Monday and we sat at the back, discussing the tribulations in Ukraine, the seamless staff of L'Escargot did their quiet, noble work

Social Impact Insights: Iqbal Wahhab, Founder and CEO, Roast Restaurant

Carlos Miranda | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Carlos Miranda

As much as "social enterprise" is a buzzword these days, there are people who reject this label entirely. 'Reluctant social entrepreneur,' Iqbal Wahhab is one such person. Sitting in Roast Restaurant in Borough Market, London, enjoying a delicious macchiato and the exceptional service of their highly-rated staff, I questioned Iqbal's hesitation to embrace this categorisation of his long-standing work supporting the community.

The Ordinary Man's Restaurant Review Series: Gogi London

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tarun Sakhrani

No Korean meal is complete without Kimchi, either as an appetizer, a pre-appetizer, in your soup or your rice... See what I mean? You can't go through a Korean meal without picking or being forced to pick Kimchi somewhere in there.

The Ordinary Man's Restaurant Review Series: The Summerhouse London

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tarun Sakhrani

We are now trending into the bizarre. Are you really expecting us to eat a full breakfast and then order a rack of lamb or a beef fillet after that, we wonder... Never mind the fuss anymore, we just decided to go with what was available and order off the breakfast menu.

This Week I Ate... West Thirty Six (Not), Blacklock and Bo Drake

William Sitwell | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

I'm an emotional wreck. My boat of foodie criticism, of which I am both captain and cabin boy, has this week been buffeted by heartless winds and raging seas, before unexpected waters of calm are again suddenly whipped into cruel storms...

Top New London Restaurants for 2015

Emyr Thomas | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emyr Thomas

The London restaurant scene is on fire at the moment, and without doubt one of the best places in the world for the quality of its restaurants. 2015 looks set to continue this trend if these restaurants are anything to go by. Read on for my top picks of the best new restaurants opening in London in 2015.

This Week I Ate... Rabbit and John Doe

William Sitwell | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The first is Rabbit and the second is John Doe. Sod Michelin, with its mincing implore that a place is 'worth a detour'. These restaurants are a worth car crash. I'd pinch Chris Eubank's stupid big truck and drive it through several houses if that was the most direct route to Rabbit or John Doe.

How to Book an Unbookable Restaurant

Wilson Chung | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Wilson Chung

Isn't it bloody frustrating when you want to go and eat at a restaurant but can't book? Well fear not because there are a few things you can do to increase your chances of getting that elusive table, or even to book it.

This Week I Ate... Clarke's, Terminus Nord and More

William Sitwell | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Some of the biggest names in US food have passed through her kitchens and she is an insistent, quietly spoken campaigner against the culture of fast food. We chatted over a lunch of warms goats cheese with roasted figs, guinea fowl and squash gratin and then the lightest floating island in a damson and creamy sauce.

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Sichuan at the Chinese Cricket Club, London, UK

Rupert Parker | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Located in London's Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blackfriars, the Chinese Cricket Club serves up accomplished Chinese food with selections from the province of Sichuan

This Week I Ate...Bobo Social

William Sitwell | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Are you someone who hankers after food trends, lovingly, obsessively, happily, slavishly jumping on every bandwagon that comes along and chomping on whatever fashion dictates? Of the many trends we have seen over the last couple of years, high-end burgers and small sharing plates have surely been neck and neck at the head of the race to be uber-foodie.

This Week I Ate... Memories of Greece

William Sitwell | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

A brilliant young cook called Lucy, the daughter of the cookery writer Jane Lovett, turns out amazing dinners of grilled prawns, tuna nicoise (the finest I've had; from locally caught fish, seasoned hard and given the merest charring from the grill), lamb tagine, soft slices of pork in a tuna sauce and chicken with peppers and lime.

This Week I Ate... Toto's

William Sitwell | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The menu was classic, it had promise... But the two-million pound refurbish, the high-ceilingness, the excellent wines and great service simply could not disguise the hollowness that existed at the centre of my experience.

A Guide to London Eating...

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

I love London, almost as much as I love food - luckily for me, the two go hand in hand. In fact, the best thing about living in London is the sheer unparalleled variety when it comes to dining out. Rarely do I ever turn down the offer to try a new restaurant or pop-up.

This Week I Ate... The Shed

William Sitwell | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

At The Shed the humous arrives with a novel kind of crisp bread and some chive flowers. It really is a wonderful thing. It's the sort of dish that makes me loathe Michelin. Innovative, delicious beautiful and totally off their fussy Franco-gastrophilanthropic radar.

This Week I Ate...Barnyard

William Sitwell | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The walls are clad in corrugated iron. There's rustic wooden panelling too. The staff wear checked shirts and have beards (which come to think of it is rather more Shoreditch than Northamptonshire). The food is also a kind of mythologised offering. I mean where else would you put 'lard on toast' on the menu?

This Week I Ate...San Carlo Manchester

William Sitwell | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Off I went to Manchester to see what the deal was. On King Street West, in the main shopping district of the city, you'll find San Carlo. And you'll discover an amazing story about this place too. For the man behind this business - a hugely successful restaurateur making millions from branches from Bangkok to Kuwait - used to be barber.

This Week I Ate...The Crown Inn and Taste of London

William Sitwell | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

My stomach doesn't appreciate being a receptacle for 30 different types of cuisine within the space of two hours I like to choose one place and settle in for a bit, which I know isn't the point, but I'm not a very good herdy cow.

This Week I Ate...Umu

William Sitwell | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Umu is one of the most magnificent restaurants in London. It is a Zen-like haven, a spa for the soul, a pleasuredome for the eyes and palate. The place is so good for you. But it's a bit pricey so I think it should be free. Unlike the idea of a free Palestine, a cause which doubtless its followers feel would benefit millions, my campaign is a selfish one. I only want free Umu for me.

This Week I Ate... Indonesian in Amsterdam, Plane Food, Polpo and KPH

William Sitwell | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The man himself was behind the bar when I visited for lunch. We were the only people there for lunch and our arrival didn't exactly bring a smile to Mr Power's face. Put it this way, there are warm welcomes and there are get out of my pub before I kill you welcomes. Try it yourself and see what you get.

This Week I Ate, On the Roof With... Q, Boisdale, Chiltern Firehouse

William Sitwell | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

My timing was a little off this week. I hung out on two smart roof terraces and on both occasions the rain did its monsoon act. The first was lunch on the roof of Selfridges...

This Week I Ate... Honey & Co, Pizza Express and Zédel

William Sitwell | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

Most critics like to emit shudders when faced with the prospect of dining in a chain restaurant, the uniformity spreading out to hundreds of homogenised branches throughout the country, or indeed the world. But, let's face it, Pizza Express is different.