Tag: London

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Restaurant Review – The Blueprint Café

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Within central London, there are very few retreats from the ides of modern day city life. Spaces that feel as though they’re not within zones one or two on the tube map, and places that aren’t inhumanely busy at even the most unsociable hours. ...

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Restaurant Review – Kurobuta, Harvey Nichols

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Originally opened as a pop-up in Chelsea, Kurobuta is the brainchild of Australian chef Scott Hallsworth, showcasing his obsession with Japanese food. And since the initial setup, the pop-up has become permanent and is joined by another restaurant near Marble Arch, followed by another ...

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Restaurant Review – Crab Tavern

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food In recent years, mostly thanks to a seemingly endless stream of single-menu restaurant openings – lobster has become extremely popular in London, and relatively accessible. Once reserved almost exclusively for flaunting wealth and ordering the most expensive single dish on a restaurant’s menu just ...

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Restaurant Review – Blacks Club

By Mischa Mack Private Members Club. Three words often translated as: inaccessible, aloof and affected. Add ‘in London’ and it’s as good as an outstretched hand held vertically in front of your face. So, when I was invited for lunch at Blacks - a PMC in Soho, no less - my ...

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Food & Drink Guide to St. Patrick’s Day in London

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Although many of the year’s St Patrick’s Day events took place last weekend, notably featuring the huge parade and celebrations in Trafalgar Square on Sunday, many of London’s bars and restaurants have plans for this week, with many specifically taking place on the traditional ...

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Restaurant Review – Pharmacy 2

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Within some of London’s trendiest restaurants, the world of art is rarely far disconnected. A recent prime example is that of Mayfair’s Sexy Fish from Richard Caring’s Caprice Holdings: which, like most of his group’s restaurants was an instant smash hit addition to the ...

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Restaurant Review – Novikov Asian

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food As is the case with most of its neighbouring powerhouses, Novikov – the eponymous London flagship of Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov – is very much a place to be seen. A social media friendly temple of excess, frequented by women that dress and often ...

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Food & Drink Guide to Mother’s Day in London

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With Mother’s Day fast approaching, and plenty of restaurants offering various special menus, here’s our last minute guide to the best restaurants to spend Mother’s Day in London this year. As far as London’s high-rise restaurants are concerned, the experience at Galvin at Windows ...

London’s Best New Restaurant Openings – March 2016

London’s Best New Restaurant Openings – March 2016

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food With plenty of exciting restaurant openings constantly taking place across the Capital, here’s our pick of the best new restaurants arriving in London over the coming month. Sosharu – Clerkenwell It’s been a long time coming, but Sosharu – the newest restaurant from Chef Jashon Atherton and Irha ...

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Restaurant Review – Bierschenke

By Adam Clark, @AdamClarkers  Bierschenke promises an authentic German beer cellar experience in London, and has clearly found its niche, having moved out of its original space onto a huge multi-level site in the London wall buildings a few minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station. With a friend’s birthday to ...

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Bar Review – American Bar at The Savoy Hotel

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Widely renowned as the oldest surviving cocktail bar in England – as well as being one of the finest – The American Bar at The Savoy is particularly steeped in British history. First opened in 1893, four years after the initial opening of it’s ...

Beer of the Week – Brixton Effra Ale

Beer of the Week – Brixton Effra Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 4.5% ABV Brewed: Brixton, London Founded in 2013 by two local couples, inspired by the energy of Brixton, with its history, noise and vibrant mix of cultures and people, Brixton Brewery make beer in the heart of the neighbourhood. Drawing on traditional techniques, ...

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Restaurant Review – Orrery

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food It’s quite incredible to think that Marylebone high street is not a semi-rural village nestled on the outskirts of the city. Instead, the mutinous carnage of Oxford Street ebbs dangerously close to one end. The other end, meanwhile, is just feet away from herds ...

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Restaurant Review – OXO Tower Restaurant

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Throughout the past five years or so, high-rise dining has become increasingly popular within the city. And it’s certainly unsurprising given the erection of so many monolithic new landmarks now piercing the sky, and towering over the iconic structures of yesteryear enticing with their ...

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Restaurant Review – Patara, Berners Street

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food London is widely regarded as one of the world’s most exceptional cities for food, with just about everything any hungry foodie could ever crave all available within less than an hour’s tube ride, give or take. And, aside from British food, it’s no secret ...

Restaurant Review – Novikov Italian, London

Placed on the corner of London’s Mayfair Place and Berkeley Street, just a stone’s throw from the famous Nobu, Novikov is the eponymous London branch of highly successful restaurateur Arkady Novikov’s restaurant empire. A premise so vast that it has space for 540 seats, it’s split into two restaurants and ...

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