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RESTAURANT REVIEW: SPARROW, LEWISHAM

With neighbourhood restaurants on the rise, The Resident team flocks to the new Sparrow in Lewisham to see why Zone 1 and great restaurants seem to be parting ways… 

Restaurant review: Cafe Pacifico, Covent Garden

RESTAURANT REVIEW: CAFE PACIFICO, COVENT GARDEN

Many moons ago before the invention of Wahaca, the only way Londoners could get an authentic taste of Mexican food was to fly straight to Mexico or indulge themselves on a trip to the States. Then one day a bright spark launched Café Pacifico in Covent Garden…

London's best afternoon teas: Aquavit launches its new Nordic afternoon tea

AQUAVIT LONDON LAUNCHES NORDIC AFTERNOON TEA

Aquavit London is inspired by the cuisine of Nordic countries including Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Sweden. The Resident finds out more as they launch their new afternoon tea drawing on the tradition of ‘fika’ – the art of the Swedish coffee break

What’s new here is the quality of the food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: SAKAGURA, MAYFAIR

The Resident takes a trip to Mayfair to dine at the infamous Sakagura and learn all about the ways of ‘washoku dining’ Words Alexander Larman The Shoryu group (‘chain’ would not be an apt description) have done a superb job ever since they arrived in London half a decade ago. Introducing countless locals and visitors alike […]

La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo at The Pelham Hotel, South Kensington

Ad Feature RESTAURANT REVIEW: LA TRATTORIA BY ALFREDO RUSSO AT THE PELHAM HOTEL

A lunchtime trip to La Trattoria by Alfredo Russo, at the glorious Pelham Hotel in South Kensington, is an indulgence. That Italian Primi – the first course, between appetiser and main – will finish you off if you don’t know what you’re doing…

Elystan Street in Chelsea gets a 5 star rating from our team at The Resident

RESTAURANT REVIEW: ELYSTAN STREET, CHELSEA

The Resident takes a trip to Chelsea to dine at Phil Howard’s new restaurant Elystan Street. It’s far from cheap, but is the price tag worth it?

Kiru in Chelsea has launched a bottomless sushi brunch

RESTAURANT REVIEW: BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH AT KIRU, CHELSEA

​KIRU, ​the contemporary Japanese fine dining restaurant located on Chelsea Green, has launched a new weekend bottomless brunch concept without a smashed avo in sight…

Restaurant review: Eight Over Eight, Chelsea

RESTAURANT REVIEW: EIGHT OVER EIGHT, CHELSEA

Eight Over Eight in Chelsea is one of London’s most iconic restaurants. Sure, with its rep among the Chelsea set and a fun, sociable approach to dining that includes a DJ, you’re guaranteed a good time, but how does the food fit into all this?

Bonnie Gull is offering up plenty of whisky at their bar on Burns Night

RESTAURANT REVIEW: BONNIE GULL SEAFOOD SHACK, SOHO

Looking for a great place to eat out in January that’s not forcing earth bowls down your neck but, at the same time, isn’t a calorie laden burger pop-up? Try the new branch of Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack in Soho

the victoria inn, peckham, food review

RESTAURANT REVIEW: THE VICTORIA INN, PECKHAM

The Victoria Inn, a boutique hotel and pub near the desirable Bellenden Road in Peckham, recently had a complete makeover to keep up with the times in a rapidly gentrifying area. It’s upped its food offering, too. The Resident checks it out

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