Gourmet

National Afternoon Tea Week: Where to indulge in London

Not that any of us need an excuse for a mid-afternoon sweet treat with a cup of tea (or a glass of something stronger on the weekend), but now we now have one – National Afternoon Tea Week is here, running August 9 to 15. So frock up and treat yourself to something really special […]

London’s Best New Restaurant & Bar Openings: August 2021

London never has a shortage of new restaurants and bars to try out or menus to sample. To help you navigate through them all, here’s our pick of the best… Photo: The Ivy Asia Chelsea Tendril (mostly vegan) Kitchen, The Sun & 13 Cantons, Soho The bustling Sun & 13 Cantons has some pretty great […]

West London’s Best Rooftop Bars, Terraces and Alfresco Dining

So, this summer is more of a non-event rather than a stonking hot corker. Still, you have to make the most of it right? And if nothing says summer like alfresco drinking and dining, then nothing says British summer like alfresco drinking and dining with the chance of rain. So if you find yourself west […]

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 […]

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: […]