UK Restaurants

It's Not Children That Need Banning From Restaurants...

Sophia Walker | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Parents
Sophia Walker

One thing we can learn from our European sisters is that a family society is a welcoming society. Alcohol isn't a big deal, it's on tables from a young age and children are always out with their families, no matter what time of day it is. The family is the unit, the centre of society. And that is something we are so desperately missing.

10 Best Vintage Hotspots in London

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

London is full of nostalgia and secret treasure troves. If you are a vintage hoarder and lover like me, you will always be on the hunt for the next amazing place. Whether a local Londoner or simply visiting the city, there are always places to go to take the ultimate trip down memory lane.

Why Lab-Grown Burgers, 3D-Printed Pizzas and Insect Crisps May Be the Future of Food

Jodie Tyley | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Tech
Jodie Tyley

These unconventional dishes may seem completely bizarre and perhaps stomach-churning to us now, but in the future they could help to solve a global food crisis. Over the next 35 years, the world's population is expected to exceed nine billion, meaning there will be an extra two billion hungry mouths to feed.

Eat in the Art of Amsterdam

Mike Gerrard | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

No longer are museum cafés and restaurants places to grab a quick bite, but many are now restaurants in their own right, aimed at attracting outside diners as well as museum visitors. Here are six of the best eating options in Amsterdam's museums and other attractions.

Food as a Means of Cultural Exploration

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

Today I return to London after having traveled to Modena, Italy for the weekend. My husband and I planned our entire trip around a dinner reservation at one of the top restaurants in the world.

Hollywood North - Toronto, Canada

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Beautification was essential for the film festival and I certainly didn't mind being detained at Her Majesty's Pleasure, a chic, glass-fronted beauty parlour with the added bonus of a cafe and bar. I happily sipped on cocktails while my manicure and blowout were expertly executed.

Subway Employee Trapped In Fridge For 8 Hours Desperately Scrawled 'Help' In Ketchup

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK

An employee of the sandwich chain Subway has revealed how she scrawled 'help' messages using ketchup and mayonnaise, after being locked inside a walk-...

London's Best Sushi Restaurants

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Japan may be a good 6,000 miles away from Blighty, but that doesn't mean our capital city isn't up to scratch on its Asian cuisine. Sushi restauran...

Sugar-Coating a Bitter Truth - High Street Restaurants Are a Calorie Catastrophe for Kids

Rob Percival | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents
Rob Percival

Our Government should follow the French example and send a clear message to restaurant chains that piling pounds into pockets by piling pounds onto waistlines is simply not acceptable, and that action must be taken to ditch the sugary drinks and include fruit-based pudding options. It's time that high street restaurants cleaned up their act and prioritised our children's health.

Waitress Leaves Touching Note For Customer With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Rick Lewallen has been battling cancer for five months, but his spirits were lifted last week when he and his wife Annette visited their local pizzeri...

Every McDonald's Is Getting Table Service, And Here's How It Will Work

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK

Fast-food chain McDonalds is to roll out table service to all its 1,250 UK stores in a bid to stave off competition from gourmet burger restaurants, t...

Ten of Dublin's Best Breakfasts

Patrick Hanlon | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Hanlon

As Oscar Wilde wrote perfectly: 'only dull people are brilliant at breakfast'. Give us a big warming bowl of something to hug from within; satisfy us with something from the frying pan; heck, give us toast slathered in butter - all served with the strongest coffee one can find.

London Foodie Update: It's All About Balls

Chloe Gunning | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

So what's the latest in the London foodie scene of single-item restaurants? BALLS. Yes, you heard me right. But not just any balls... we're talking super-cheffy gourmet balls made from fine ingredients, and served with delicious accompaniments. Welcome to buzzing Soho restaurant: Balls & Company.

The Gainsborough Hotel - UK Debut for Acclaimed Austrian Chef Johann Lafer

Rich Wigley | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Wigley

I recently visited the new Gainsborough Hotel in Bath, a £16m project that has seen two former hospital buildings on Beau Street in Bath restored into a five star hotel, taking the best part of six years to complete.

Battle of the Bottle: Why Beer is The Best Libation With Food

Jane Peyton | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

No other libation has the versatility of beer. There is a beer in every taste - sweet, bitter, sour, umami and there are even salty beers (a German style called Gose). And where do I begin with the flavours and aromas in beer?

Nira Caledonia, Edinburgh - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

We were greeted warmly at reception and our luggage was carried up to our room by one of the staff. Situated next to reception was the bar and restaurant, which were decorated in warm, dark colours and an ornate staircase, with decorative lighting hanging all the way up, led from the reception up to the bedrooms.

Potbelly Brings Chicago-Style Made-to-Order Sandwiches to Westfield Stratford City

Chris Osburn | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

"Legendary" Chicago sandwich shop, Potbelly, has opened at Westfield Stratford City brings a toasted load of massive flavour to a very lucky London.

London's Best Ice Cream

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

No British summer is complete without one (or five) ice cream cones and while answering the call of your local Mr Whippy van's music will satisfy many...

Cowards Complain on the Internet

Mark McCabe | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Tech
Mark McCabe

It all started because a table were unhappy with their meal at my friend's restaurant. Instead of attracting the attention of the staff, or even walking the 10ft to the open kitchen, they decided to air their grievances online. Asides from being lazy, this is far more harmful to a small business than you think.

A Crustacean Craze Is Hitting the Capital!

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

There is currently a lobster-mania gripping the capital at the moment. London is becoming inundated with lobster restaurants. What was once a luxury, reserved for the fanciest of places (with a price tag to match), is now becoming widely available, as lobster restaurants pop up all over the city.

Enoteca, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Whilst staying at Hotel Arts, we were lucky enough to be able to dine in their two Michelin Star restaurant, Enoteca, overseen by renowned Catalan chef Paco Pérez, who holds five Michelin Stars to his name.

THE PIG NEAR BATH: Fine Dining With a Rustic Feel

Rich Wigley | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rich Wigley

We are living in an age where organic eating is becoming increasingly more popular in Britain. Local farmers markets and organic food cafes are the 'in thing' meaning consumers can enjoy a more personable and educational experience, knowing where their food has come from and that local farmers are supported in the process.

A Blobfish Café Is Set To Open In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With the recent onslaught of quirky eateries, including an owl bar and a fox café, we thought we'd seen all London had to offer in terms of animal-th...

Dos Cielos, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

As we were shown to our table, we walked through the open plan kitchen and saw the chefs at work before being seated at a table at the end of the room with great views of the city and the mountains. Dos Cielos is surprisingly small and intimate and with every table occupied, we definitely felt very lucky to be dining there.

Welcome to the Piazza: A Little Slice of Italy on Brick Lane

Maddy Grey | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maddy Grey

To all my fellow Londoners who are draining their phone battery at work today by opening and refreshing their weather app, I can safely (well, as safely as you can cross the road at Oxford Circus) say that the sun has got his hat on and he is (hopefully) coming out to stay this weekend.