Gourmet

Unmissable Pop Ups in London this Summer

The impermanence of a pop-up is half their joy, right? It pairs well with the fleeting, gregarious days of summer before everyone bunkers down into their caves for the winter again. Make the most of these long days with our pick of unmissable pop-ups to try this August. But book now, because soon they’ll be […]

Fab Japanese Restaurants to Try While the Olympics are on

OK, so the Tokyo Olympics are just an excuse to feast on top-notch Japanese nosh (obviously). And London has plenty of it. Whether you want a home-style bowl of goodness, a cosy neighbourhood hole, or elevated Japanese tapas, try these restaurants now or later… Photo: Sachi at Pantechnicon Issho-Ni sushi pop up at the Madison […]

Foodies Festival Brings Grade-A Food and Drink to London

Calling all foodies: If you’re hankering for gourmet nosh and libations as well as some tunes and some festival vibes, Foodies Festival returns this August to London… Photo: Foodies Festival The latest celeb-chef to join the line up is MasterChef 2021 winner Tom Rhodes, who will cook live to an audience for the first time […]

West End’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane Reopens with all-day Dining and Cocktails

The oldest theatre site in continuous use in the world, the iconic Theatre Royal Drury Lane in Covent Garden has reopened with new eating and drinking spaces, following a £60 million restoration. And it is stunning… Lead image: The Cecil Beaton cocktail lounge; Photo: Andy Paradise Andrew Lloyd Webber, who acquired the theatre in 2000, […]

London's best alfresco terraces and rooftop bars: The Rumpus Rooms. The Rumpus Rooms, South Bank

London’s best rooftop bars & terraces with killer Thames-side views

As Londoners, we often take for granted how impressive the Thames really is. Soak up the river’s grandeur in style at one these rooftop dining spots or terrace restaurants that offer dynamite views of one of the most iconic cityscapes there is…  Photo: 12th Knot at Sea Containers Bar Elba, Waterloo  This vast rooftop across […]

London's best alfresco terraces: The Prince, West Brompton, returns with a retractable roof

Our top rooftop bars and terrace restaurants in west London

After a slow start, summer is well and truly here and so the time for alfresco drinking and dining is now. If you find yourself west London way hankering for a refreshing drink on a balmy evening or sunny afternoon, here’s a few terraces and rooftops we think are pretty great… Photo: The Prince Bluebird […]

Restaurant review: Tel Aviv inspired Bala Baya in Southwark

Israeli-born chef Eran Tibi brings Middle-Eastern cuisine to life with a casual flare at Bala Baya in Southwark… Photo: Bala Baya There is winter food and there is summer food. There are winter venues and there are summer venues. Bala Baya, in the Old Union Yard Arches in Southwark, is the latter. The all-day Israeli-inspired […]

Alfresco terraces in the City: SushiSamba has one of the best views in the City

Central London’s best rooftop bars offering sensational views

While most of us think about escaping the city when it’s hot, quaffing a cocktail or two above it is a pretty good alternative – especially when it comes with an impressive view. This summer, rise above the hubbub and soak up London in style at one of these rooftop terraces overlooking the city. Photo: […]

Recipe: mille-feuille by chef patron of Mayfair’s Bar Des Prés

Whether you’re celebrating Bastille Day or still commiserating England’s football loss, you don’t need another excuse to indulge in this decadent, sweet treat from acclaimed chef and restaurateur Cyril Lignac behind Mayfair’s Bar Des Prés. 

Wild Heart Bar & Shokudo, Soho

Restaurant Review: Wild Heart Bar & Shokudo, Soho

Soho is one of those places that keeps its secrets pretty closely guarded. Its labyrinth streets are full of places that if you know, you know. You know? Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel is just one of those places…