Restaurant Reviews

Dining at The Dorchester Review: Old School Glamour & Style With a Modern Twist

The Bar and The Grill at The Dorchester are a heady cocktail of the classic and the contemporary.   Photo: The Dorchester The iconic Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane opened its glamorous doors in 1931 and 90 years on she is not showing her age. As the Christmas lights started to twinkle in ever sparkling Mayfair, I passed […]

Review: Baccalà Brings Best of Italian Sea to Bermondsey

The weather outside might be crisp and cool, but if you want to transport yourself to the Adriatic sea head over to Baccalà in Bermondsey, a family-run restaurant by two couples that specialises in great seafood and wine… Photo: Baccalà The Italian restaurant, which is family-run by two couples and headed by chef Moreno Polverini and […]

The Game Bird Review: ‘We are Certainly Game for a Return’

Michelin-starred Lisa Goodwin-Allen adds finesse and flair to the new menu at The Bird Game at The Stafford in St James’s with elegant riffs on British classics… Photo: The Bird Game The beautiful Stafford Hotel has graced historic and elegant St James in London for over 100 years, and is something of a grand old lady of […]

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 […]

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…

SW16 Bar & Kitchen serves brunch through to cocktails and offers a hot-desking space

Restaurant Review: SW16 Bar & Kitchen, Streatham

As a dweller of a less-than-trendy south London suburb, my bugbear has long been the lack of really good local restaurants. But I can confirm this vacancy has at last been filled…

Christmas afternoon tea delivery in London: The Chesterfield Mayfair offers afternoon tea for delivery or collection

Ad Feature Review: Afternoon Tea Delivery from The Chesterfield Mayfair

Break out the good tea service, pop your Christmas playlist on Spotify, open the door to a hand-delivered feast of festive patisserie, and suddenly lockdown doesn’t look so bad

Hot Stone in Islington serves an omakase menu that's ideal for social distancing

Restaurant Review: The Omakase Menu at Hot Stone, Islington

Hot Stone’s decadent 14-course omakase menu is Last Supper stuff, and it was practically designed for socially distanced dinners…   

Six by Nico review: The new Fitzrovia restaurant is smart, masculine and great value for money

Restaurant Review: Six by Nico, Fitzrovia

After a period of cook-alongs, podcasts and offering a Home by Nico delivery service, Nico is back in the kitchen with his brigade and cooking on gas – Six by Nico is go!

The Red Lion, Leytonstone - a food review by Paloma Lacey

Restaurant Review: The Red Lion, Leytonstone

The latest opening from the prolific Antic pub group, The Red Lion, once an old fashioned East End boozer, is now a modern pub-cum-restaurant-cum-hotel. But can it deliver on all fronts?