Restaurant Reviews

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? 

The Laundry, Brixton, restaurant review by Victoria Purcell | The London Resident

Restaurant Review: The Laundry, Brixton

Brixton has more great independent bars and restaurants than you can shake a stick at. But is there room for one more? There sure is…

Hotel review: Mama Shelter London in Bethnal Green, east London

Restaurant Review: Mama London Boutique Hotel, Bethnal Green

‘Mama loves London but loves you more!’ With tongue-in-cheek graffiti, decor and energy by the bucket load, new boutique hotel Mama London hopes to carve itself out as east London’s hottest new spot. The Resident checks in…

Restaurant Review: Sushi at The Leopard Bar at Rubens at the Palace

Love sushi, sashimi and sake? This hotel opposite the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace has an expert sushi chef to guide you through the freshest of fish