Tag: London

Ned’s Noodle Bar – London

Ned’s Noodle Bar County Hall 3E Belvedere Road London SE1 7GQ Tel: 020 7593 0077   Ned’s is one of those places you stumble across by accident but feel you already know it, maybe because it has a cinematic feeling it looks straight out of an American movie. I think it’s the really cute boxes

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Brasserie Zedel – London

Brasserie Zedel 20 Sherwood Street London W1F 7ED Tel: 020 7734 4888 I have visited Brasserie Zedel many times since it opened and I can truly say I’m smitten with it. The staff are delightful, courteous, and efficient in an old school way. That is if you ask for something it will be done without

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City Social – London

City Social Tower 42 25 Old Broad Street London EC2N 1HQ Tel: 020 7877 7703    When Jason Atherton decided to establish another London restaurant on 24th floor in Tower 42 I wonder if he’d looked at the end of the building’s postcode? 1HQ is quite a statement, although Pollen Street Social is his London

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Manhattan Grill – London

Manhattan Grill 22 Hertsmere Road West India Quay Canary Wharf London E14 4ED Tel: 020 7517 2808   One of the pleasures of my job (some might comment isn’t your job total pleasure?) is that I get to take people out who don’t normally go out that often. In this case I’m talking about my

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The fine Art of Tea Tasting

The Fine Art of Tea Tasting   For the English tea is part of our psyche.  We have been drinking it since 17th century but the Chinese were using as a medicine long before that.  The tea plant or Camellia Sinensis to give its proper name is versatile and enjoys many climates.  The main producers

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India Per Se

India Per Se 4-6 Northways Parade  Finchley Road  Swiss Cottage London NW3 5EN Tel: 020 7722 0606   India Per Se is a little gem.  There, I’ve said it right at the beginning.  This is one of my new favourite tip-top Indian restaurants anywhere.  Yes, it’s that good.  With executive chef Saurav Nath, from a

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The Reach

The Reach Bar and Kitchen Gallion’s Hotel Albert Basin Way E16 2QZ Tel: 020 7476 8689   The Reach is a phoenix from the ashes of a hotel.  Not literally, but the Gallion’s Hotel is the name of a listed building that was once a hotel.  Nowadays the upper floor of this splendid building is

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Busaba Eathai

Busaba Eathai 22 Store Street London WC1E 7DF Tel: 020 7299 7900   Words and Photographs by Neil Hennessy-Vass  In a road off busy Tottenham Court Road sits the unassuming Busaba Eathai.  A tranquil oasis of culinary calm.  As the name suggests it is Thai food on offer here, served in a casual style, sitting

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Spaghetti House

Spaghetti House Sicilian Avenue London WC1A 2QD Tel: 020 7405 5215 There is a comfortable familiarity about a Spaghetti House restaurant.  I used to visit them quite regularly years ago but just fell out of the habit.  They were always reliable, quick and authentic, a perfect place to catch up with friends to grab a

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Harrison’s

Harrison’s 15 – 19 Bedford Hill Balham London SW12 9EX Tel: 020 8675 6900  Harrison’s has just undergone a total refit.  I remember it before they spruced it up.  It has always been a cool place to hang out, great for parties and intimate evenings alike.  I also remember the food being full of hits

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Goat

Goat 333 Fulham Road London SW10 9QL Tel: 020 7352 1384 Goat is a new hybrid eatery in the Fulham Road.  Occupying the site of the 350 year-old The Goat in Boots pub.  As you enter it still feels like a pub and you can just drink here but what intrigued me was the multi

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The Orangery Kensington Palace

  The Orangery Kensington Palace Kensington Gardens London W8 4PX Tel: 020 7376 0239 It is hard to think of anything more enjoyable on a warm summer’s day than walking through one of London’s great parks in anticipation of afternoon tea.  In fact being peckish in the afternoon is nothing new.  The whole thing started

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Pan Chai/Mango Tree at Harrods

    Pan Chai / Mango Tree  Harrods 87 – 135 Brompton Road Knightsbridge London SW1X 7XL Tel: 020 7730 1234 They say there is only ‘one sale’, the Harrods sale. Well I popped into the famous food hall in Harrods to check out Pan Chai a sister of the much-lauded Mango Tree of Belgravia. 

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Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu Stables Market Chalk Farm Road Camden London NW1 8AB Tel: 020 3376 9911     “Fancy going on safari?” I said to the kids.  “What, do you mean to Africa Dad?”  That’s how it all started last Saturday.  Of course we were not going to the darkest part of Africa but were going

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Tozi

Tozi 8 Gillingham Street London SW1V 1HJ Tel: 020 7769 9771   There are quite a few Italian restaurants in London that offer cicchetti or small plates designed for sharing.  Tozi is the best I have been to yet.  It doesn’t want to be a trendy dark space with moody lighting and loud music or

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