Contents of all London restaurant and bar reviews
(Newest reviews at the top)
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Afternoon Tea @ Plate review: A twist on an old favourite on an educational foodie journey. Plate, Hoxton. British restaurant.
Dirty Martini Summer Drinks review: Enjoy a colour injection in your gin with ‘Pink’ or ‘Orange’. Dirty Martini, St Paul’s. Cocktail bar.
Gigi’s Hoxton review: Summer cocktails and delicious bites at a versatile new dining, drinking and music venue. Gigi’s Hoxton, Hoxton. Bar, all-day restaurant and music venue.
Sustainable sipping: Enjoying the Vegan cocktail menu at Dirty Martini. Dirty Martini, Covent Garden. Cocktail bar.
Aqua Shard review: Brunch with a view at one of London’s highest restaurants. Aqua Shard, London Bridge. British restaurant and bar.
Rinkside drinking and dining at London’s first curling bar and diner the Sin Bin @ Queens. Sin Bin, Queensways. Bar and diner.
Hipchips review: Premium chips and gourmet dips at this casual snacking destination. Hipchips, Soho. Snack restaurant.
Beso London review: Delicious Moorish cuisine in a relaxed West End setting. Beso, Covent Garden. Moorish restaurant.
Oslo Hackney review: Cheeky cocktails and creative dishes with a Nordic twist at a versatile venue. Oslo, Hackney. Restaurant, bar and live music venue.
The Little Blue Door review: Quirky cocktails and delicious grub hanging with the flatmates. The Little Blue Door, Fulham. Cocktail bar and supper club.
Freakscene review: Creative Asian fusion plates and cheeky cocktails at a fabulous Soho addition. Freakscene, Soho. Pan-Asian fusion and bar.
Afternoon Tea at Sketch Gallery review: A fun and eclectic approach to a traditional favourite. Gallery @ Sketch, Mayfair. European gastro-brasserie.
100 Wardour Street review: Fine European dining in an atmospheric venue. 100 Wardour Street, Soho. Restaurant, bar and music venue.
Mac and Wild Fitzrovia review: Hearty comfort food and the best of the Highlands. Mac & Wild, Fitzrovia. Scottish game restaurant.
Brick & Liquor Clapham review: Creative cocktails in a friendly neighbourhood bar. Brick & Liquor, Clapham South. Cocktail bar and casual dining.
Merchant House Fleet Street review: Go on an exploration of whisky in a hidden cocktail bar. Merchant House, City of London. Cocktail bar.
Nine Lives review: Tropical vibes and exotic concoctions at London Bridge’s zero waste cocktail bar. Nine Lives, London Bridge. Cocktail bar.
The General Store review: Coffee, cocktails, cake and chat at Highbury’s new all-day venue. The General Store, Highbury & Islington. Café and cocktail bar.
Fiz Bar review: Sharing plates and plenty of bubbles at London’s sparkling wine bar. Fiz bar, Soho. Pop-up sparkling wine bar.
A unique London brunch experience at the Underground Brunch Club. Underground Brunch Club, Walthamstow. Supper Club.
Tredwells review: Fine dining meets comfort food at Marcus Wareing’s Seven Dials eaterie. Tredwells, Covent Garden. British restaurant.
Pitch Black review: Put your taste buds to the test at a drinking in the dark experience. Pitch Black @ No Such Place, Covent Garden. Cocktail and wine bar experience.
Palm Court @ The Langham review: Fine dining, live jazz and art deco surroundings. Palm Court, Langham Hotel, Marylebone. French and European restaurant.
Tootoomoo review: Asian tapas and cocktails galore at a rather different Bottomless Brunch. Tootoomoo, Islington. Pan Asian restaurant.
Cocktails fit for a mobster as Barts speakeasy launches its Comic Book menu. Barts, Chelsea. Cocktail bar.
Clapham’s drinking and dining destination Aquum has a foodie makeover. Aquum, Clapham. Greek restaurant and bar.
Balthazar review: Brunching French-American style at this upmarket brasserie. Balthazar, Covent Garden. French-American brasserie.
Four Winters review: A magical new way to taste ice cream. Four Winters, Gloucester Road. Ice cream parlour.
The Restaurant at Sanderson review: Fine dining at Fitzrovia’s boutique hotel. The Sanderson, Fiztrovia. British and European cuisine.
Victorian Bath House review: Step back in time for exotic cocktails in one of London’s subterranean hideouts. Victorian Bath House, Bishopsgate. Cocktail bar.
Asia De Cuba review: A treat for the taste buds at this high-end, fusion restaurant. Asia De Cuba, St Martin’s Lane. Asian/Cuban fusion.
Ten Room at Hotel Café Royal review: Heavenly dessert in an expansive Art Deco dining room. Ten Room, Hotel Café Royal, Soho. British cuisine.
Barrio Brixton review: Latin bites and booze at South London’s new hotspot. Barrio Brixton, Brixton. Latin cuisine and bar.
First Aid Box review: Healthy cocktails and sharing plates are just what the doctor ordered. First Aid Box, Herne Hill. British cuisine and bar.
Tulse Hill Hotel review: Seasonal British fare in a charming Victorian gastropub. Tulse Hill Hotel, Tulse Hill. British cuisine.
The Riding House Café review: Weekend brunching at this buzzy, all-day brasserie. Riding House Café, Fitzrovia. British cuisine.
Ask For Janice review: Christmas cocktails and sharing plates at Farringdon hotspot. Ask For Janice, Farringdon. Bar and European cuisine.
Winter Garden @ The Landmark review: Intimate, fine dining in a stunning atrium. Winter Garden, Marylebone. European cuisine.
Heddon Street Kitchen review: Ramsay cuisine at affordable prices in a modern, buzzy eaterie. Heddon Street Kitchen, Regent Street. European cuisine.
Counter review: Indulge your sweet (and savoury) tooth with brunch at Vauxhall’s new dining destination. Counter, Vauxhall. British and European cuisine.
Amaranto review: Fine Italian cuisine in sleek surroundings at the Four Seasons. Four Seasons, Mayfair. Italian cuisine.
The Secret Garden review: Inspired culinary creations in a relaxing summer pop-up. The Secret Garden, Clapham. British cuisine.
HOP review: Fast and healthy Vietnamese food for those on the go. HOP, Broadgate. Vietnamese cuisine.
Afternoon Tea at The Wolseley review: Handmade pastries and brilliant service in a stunning setting. The Wolseley, Piccadilly. European cuisine and Afternoon Tea.
Beehive Place review: A culinary journey at Brixton’s freshest pop-up. Beehive Place, Brixton. British cuisine.
Darwin Brasserie review: The best of British with a view at the ‘Walkie Talkie’. Darwin Brasserie, City of London. British and European cuisine.
Fu Manchu review: Cocktails, dim sum and dancing at Clapham’s new drinking den. Fu Manchu, Clapham North. Cocktail bar and Dim Sum parlour.
The Little Yellow Door review: Gourmet bites and imaginative cocktails at this cosy pop-up. The Little Yellow Door, Notting Hill. Bar and restaurant.
Kazan review: Delicious Ottoman cuisine in a contemporary Victoria restaurant. Kazan, Victoria. Ottoman/Turkish.
Flesh & Buns review: Sushi, sashimi and cocktails in a bustling basement. Flesh & Buns, Seven Dials/Covent Garden. Japanese cuisine and bar.
The one tube you CAN drink on! Head underground for post-war frolics at Cahoots. Cahoots, Soho. Cocktail bar.
DF/Mexico review: Self-service, tacos and free drinks refills… eating Mexican NY-style. DF/Mexico, Shoreditch. Mexican.
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings review: Brunch and bottomless cocktails… what’s not to love?. Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, Clerkenwell. British cuisine and bar.
Bunnychow review: Hop along to Soho for hearty South African street food. Bunnychow, Soho. South African.
¡Salud! Unleash your Latin spirit at Putney’s new Mexican party spot El Patron. El Patron, Putney. Tequila bar and Mexican cuisine.
Aqua Kyoto review: Tasty and healthy Japanese cuisine with the ‘New Year Solutions’ menu. Aqua Kyoto, Soho. Japanese cuisine.
Dirty Bones review: A treat for carnivore and cocktail lovers in this cool basement joint. Dirty Bones, Kensington. American cuisine and cocktail bar.
Jackson & Rye Soho review: All-American lunching at this sleek NYC-style brasserie. Jackson & Rye, Soho. American cuisine.
SixtyOne restaurant review: French meets British in this relaxed, fine dining Marylebone establishment. SixtyOne, Marylebone. French cuisine.
The Cavendish review: European cuisine in a members club-style restaurant comes to trendy Marylebone. The Cavendish, Marylebone. European cuisine.
Kouzu review: Upmarket dining comes to Belgravia with authentic Japanese cuisine. Kouzu, Belgravia. Japanese cuisine.
Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill review: A huge menu and a friendly cat in Art Deco surroundings. Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill, Westminster. Seafood and British/Mediterranean cuisine.
Vapiano Soho review: Watch your dinner being cooked in this relaxed Italian eating experience. Vapiano Soho, Soho. Italian cuisine.
Honky Tonk Clapham review: Burgers, cocktails and a taste of Americana. Honky Tonk Clapham, Clapham Common. American cuisine and cocktail bar.
Duck & Waffle review: A pretty fabulous brunch on the 40th floor. Duck & Waffle, Liverpool Street. British and European cuisine.
Communion Bar review: Sin away with an eclectic mix of cocktails. Communion Bar, Camberwell. Cocktail bar and tapas.
Jimmy’s Underground Pop-Up Restaurant review: A gastronomical adventure in a Clapham cellar. Jimmy’s Underground Pop-Up Restaurant, Clapham. British.
Le Querce review: Enjoy an authentic taste of Italy in Honor Oak. Le Querce, Honor Oak/Brockley. Italian.
W Rock Tea at W Hotel: Take a magical mystery (taste) tour with the coolest afternoon tea in town. W Lounge, Chinatown. Afternoon tea and bar.
Le Deuxième review: Succulent European fare in a relaxing restaurant in bustling Covent Garden. Le Deuxième, Covent Garden. European.
SushiSamba London review: A delicious, unique culinary experience with views to die for. SushiSamba, Liverpool Street. Peruvian/Brazilian/Japanese fusion.
Thai Corner Cafe review: Good value, tasty Thai food in no frills venue. Thai Corner Cafe, Highbury & Islington. Thai.
Donde review: Eat tapas the way it’s supposed to be eaten in this relaxed restaurant. Donde, Honor Oak. Tapas restaurant and bar.
Bounce review: A perfect social package of cocktails, pizza and Ping Pong. Bounce, Holborn. Pizza and cocktail bar.
The Stonhouse review: Hearty British fare in this cosy gastropub. The Stonhouse, Clapham. Pub fare.
The Montagu review: Watch your food being cooked in this bustling, upmarket restaurant. The Montagu, Marylebone. European.
Flat White review: Get your caffeine fix or hearty brunch in this busy Soho spot. Flat White, Soho. Café/brunch.
Angler review: Top class seafood in The City in this newly-crowned Michelin starred restaurant. Angler, City Of London. Seafood.
Adiva review: Mezze, BYOB and belly-dancing at a Lebanese-Turkish fusion restaurant. Adiva, Spitalfields/Aldgate East. Lebanese-Turkish cuisine.
Afternoon tea at The Gilbert Scott review: Treat yourself in stunning Gothic surroundings. The Gilbert Scott, St Pancras. British and afternoon tea.
Yming review: Brilliant service from a Chinese gem in Soho. Yming, Soho. Chinese
Tinseltown, Farringdon review: Classic American fast food until the early hours. Tinseltown, Farringdon. Burger bar.
Sylvan Post review: Popular pub fare and real ales in a very unique venue. Sylvan Post. Forest Hill. Pub fare.
Mother Mash review: Enjoy the best of British grub at this cosy diner. Mother Mash. Soho. British cuisine.
Lucky Pig review: Swig a cocktail or four at this decadent drinking den. The Lucky Pig. Fitzrovia. Cocktail bar.
Cellar Door review: Cocktails, cabaret and popcorn in converted Victorian conveniences!. Cellar Door. Aldwych. Cocktail bar.
The Northall review: Brilliant service, hearty British cuisine in a grand Victorian dining room. The Northall. Westminster. British cuisine.
The Bridge House review: Seasonal pub grub in theatrical surroundings. The Bridge House, Little Venice. Pub fare.
Urban Orient review: A taste of Vietnam in a laidback, cafe setting. Urban Orient, Crystal Palace. Vietnamese.
Kua ‘Aina review: Hawaii comes to London with this sunny burger joint. Kua ‘Aina, Soho. Hawaiian/burger bar.
Terrace Grill and Bar Review: Luxury dining and locally-sourced food in the heart of the West End. Terrace Grill and Bar, Piccadilly. British cuisine.
Ceviche review: Raw fish and a bit of spice washed down with a Pisco Sour. Ceviche, Soho. Peruvian cuisine.
Blue Brick Cafe review: A little Veggie heaven in a corner of East Dulwich. Blue Brick Cafe, East Dulwich. Vegetarian and Vegan cuisine.
Locale, East Dulwich review: Seasonal Italian fare in a relaxed setting. Locale, East Dulwich. Italian cuisine.
Avenue restaurant review: Classic British dishes in arty, contemporary surroundings. Avenue, St James. British cuisine.
Vertigo 42 Champagne Bar review: Hope you’ve got a head for heights… and bubbles. Vertigo 42, Broadgate. Champagne and cocktail bar.
Refuel at the Soho Hotel: A relaxing place to eat amidst the bustle of Soho. Refuel, Soho. International cuisine.
Galvin at Windows cocktail bar: Take a ‘French Lover’ on the 28th floor. Galvin at Windows, Mayfair. Cocktail bar.
Honestly, this may be the best burger in London: Honest Burgers in Brixton Village. Honest Burgers, Brixton. Burger bar.
Lobster, chips and salad for £20! Fine dining on a budget at Burger and Lobster Soho. Burger Lobster, Soho. Burger and lobster bar.
Mimosa and a full Spanglish: Brunching at the No67 cafe at the South London Gallery. No. 67, Peckham/Camberwell. British cuisine and brunch.
Theo-riffic: Rustic Italian fare at Theo Randall at the Intercontinental. Theo Randall, Mayfair. Rustic Italian cuisine.
Hearty British grub with a bit of Italian: Brumus restaurant at the Haymarket Hotel. Brumus, St James. British and Italian cuisine.
The Thames isn’t the only thing that’s flowing: Cocktails with a view at the Oxo Tower Bar. Oxo Tower Bar, Southbank. Cocktail bar.
Por fin! Mexican food is finally making waves in London. List of Mexican restaurants in London and review of La Bodega Negra, Soho. Mexican cuisine.
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