UK Restaurants

A Slice Of New York's East Village In London - Eastway at Andaz Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

As can be expected in the City, dining at Eastway is a very different experience depending on when it is visited. Go in during the week and there will be the usual mix of busy City workers, lawyers and bankers but brunch at the weekend is a slightly subdued affair with a far more laid-back atmosphere.

New Orleans: Where to Eat, Play and Stay in the Big Easy

Zahra Razavi | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

NOLA, the Big Easy - New Orleans is a city of many different names. But whatever you want to call it, it's a place brimming with food, fun and amazing buildings. Here are three top recommendations not to miss out on...

Five Favourite Secret Spots of London

Emma Gannon | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Gannon

London is huge, and full of tourist traps. But it's also full of absolute gems waiting patiently to be discovered. The trick is to build a collection of firm favourites to plan your evenings, weekends and special occasions to get "bang for your buck.

Top New London Restaurants for 2015

Emyr Thomas | Posted 06.01.2015 | 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.

Brighton - The UK's No 1 Foodie Hotspot

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

We were a tad skeptical when we heard that Brighton had knocked London out of top spot as the UK's number one restaurant and bar destination by Conde Nast Traveller readers. So we set out to eat and drink our way around Brighton for a weekend to see if the award was justified.

Is This The Future For McDonald's? (We Hope So)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new health café has sprung up in Sydney, Australia. There's a hearty supply of lentils, fresh coffee brewed by baristas, orders placed on iPads and...

Sixtyone, Not a Neighbourhood Restaurant

Lucy Karsten | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

Between mains and pudding my friend popped to the loo, so I spent that 5 minutes staring at the other customers, and trying to eavesdrop. Sixtyone is a large, warmly decorated restaurant, with the type of ceilings that makes one bemoan the lack of child labourers, who previously would, one assumes, have clambered merrily up into their cavernous reaches and kept everything spotless.

London's Worst Kept Secret? - Barts Chelsea Review

Finbarr Toesland | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Finbarr Toesland

Be warned, these pack a serious punch with only a couple needed to get you in the mood to rummage through Barts extensive dress-up treasure trove. Best to stick to the Signature Park Avenue cocktail for a more civilised evening, unless you want to put on a show for your fellow revelers.

Lunch at Thompson@Darcy's, St Albans

Ren Behan | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ren Behan

I could honestly say that I had never had a bad meal at Darcy's in the former hands of Ruth Hurren. It was our 'go-to' special occasion restaurant, the perfect venue for birthdays, anniversaries and a Sunday lunch that was incredibly hard to beat.

What's New in Hong Kong: Creative Happenings, Portable Wifi and Hedgehog-Shaped Dim Sum

Mark Hodson | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Photo: Mark Hodson According to my own brief and entirely unscientific survey, every single person in Hong Kong carries a smartphone. But I've gone ...

Whoever Wrote This Restaurant Sign Rather Missed The Point...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Comedy

We see what they did there. And, erm, we don't think they did it deliberately... Bless! We're heading straight to Georgia! (Via Reddit)...

Discover The Very Best Roadside Restaurants In Britain

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Macaroon | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Visiting a great restaurant is sometimes more like a road movie or a pilgrimage – and the experience is all the better for it. Driving a distanc...

Breakfast at Loews Regency, New York - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

True to its reputation, myself and my husband Steve were pretty much the only diners not having a breakfast meeting and it was interesting to be sat surrounded by men and women in suits discussing everything from finance to politics, some greeting one another as they departed. The restaurant definitely had an air of importance.

How to Survive the Early Days of Restaurant Opening

Liv Sibony | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Liv Sibony

It's notoriously challenging to open a new restaurant. Tough competition, high cost of real estate, managing staff and fit-out of the premises. Thankfully movements such as the Sharing Economy have enabled food entrepreneurs to creatively survive where they may have failed in other times.

Canvas, 'The Perfect Romantic Restaurant'?

Lucy Karsten | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

The food choices fit onto a single-sided white card because Canvas is the type of restaurant which doesn't believe in adjectives. Personally, I like this, seeing it as a necessary pendulum swing away from the existential absurdity of some menus, which can feel more like the outpourings of a frustrated novelist than the listing of food items.

Bite Me: Twelve Restaurant - Blackpool Adjacent, But Don't Let That Put You Off

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

"Try our signature dish, Fisherman's Friend Pina Colada." I sat in amazement for a few seconds before agreeing. After all, I had just had one of the best starters and main dishes since I arrived in the area. Mouth-watering pork belly followed by perfectly cooked lamb with seasonal vegetables.

The Jones Family Project, London - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

A few weeks ago, I visited The Jones Family Project based in the heart of Shoreditch, which is a restaurant and bar set up recently by a group of friends with a passion for food, drink and enjoying time with friends.

Roll Up, Roll Up! First Ever Edinburgh Restaurant Festival and Last Chance to See Ming Exhibit

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Helen I. Hwang

Roll up, roll up! A couple of special events are running in Edinburgh with an expiration date in October! Historical Chinese art at the National Museum of Scotland and the first ever Edinburgh Restaurant Festival (until 23 October) are events are not to be missed.

Chinese Restaurant Owner Serves Opium-Laced Noodles

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes, we have such a hankering for chicken chow mein, Szechuan pork and prawn crackers that we seriously wonder if we're addicted to Chinese food...

The New Michelin Star Contenders (And They Aren't All Fancy)

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With so many restaurants in the UK and Ireland, it can be hard to know where to find the most delicious food. But the Michelin Guide 2015 has just bee...

This Week I Ate...Rimini

William Sitwell | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

The cork pings up to the ceiling like a bullet and those of us around the table cheer. This bottle - cuvee brut - is the Italian version of champagne, a light and fruity sparkling wine that's a few notches up from prosecco. In the two days that I've been eating in and around Rimini every meal apart from breakfast starts like this.

Reviewing the Reviewer: Why Public Opinion Doesn't Count

Philip Dundas | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

As a restaurateur one is subject to reviews. It was bad enough in the days when one only had to fear the crapulous pundits of print casting their judgement after a long lunch. Today our scourges are the customers who think they can make or ruin us by posting their troublesome pennyworths online.

These Are Officially The Best Restaurants In Britain

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's nothing worse than deciding to treat yourself to a meal out only to pay a fortune for food you could have made yourself at home (and better). ...

A Guide to Eating Out With Toddlers and Babies

Kiran Chug | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Chug

Choose a restaurant or cafe based on the food preferences of little people. For the child that only eats rice: Japanese is good. For the child that only eats bread on Tuesdays: Italian may work. If you have one of each of these children, take a packed lunch for the other.

So What's So Bad About Camden?

Chloe Gunning | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

When you think of Camden what springs to mind? Banksy knock offs at the market? Goths? Amy Winehouse tribute acts? Dawdling groups of Spanish tourists? The stench of overcooked sweet and sour chicken? Drunk teenagers throwing up at 2am?