Iris Bar

The Gherkin The Gherkin (or 30 St Mary Axe) has been an icon in London since 2004.  With its unique shape and thousands of metres of glass, it tends to catch everyone’s eye!  Lucky for us the restaurant and bar at the top of The Gherkin are finally open to the public! Helix restaurant is…

The Angel and Crown Restaurant in Richmond

Restaurant in Richmond The Angel & Crown is tucked just off the cobbled high street in leafy Richmond.  The pub reopened in December after an extensive refurbishment .  Housed in a 400 year old building, the refurb has tastefully retained the character and charm of the building.  There are rich colours, dark wood and even…

Mien Tay

Restaurant in Battersea Mien Tay is set on busy Lavender Hill, Battersea.  We visited on a weekday night for dinner and it was surprisingly busy with a bustling atmosphere.  Servers were quick to get us seated and we settled in to pore over the extensive South West Vietnamese menu. Whilst deciding we had a white wine…

El Pirata Restaurant in Mayfair

Tapas Restaurant in Mayfair What an adorable Spanish tapas restaurant in Mayfair offering over 60 tapas dishes, al fresco dining and fantastic service. The atmosphere is fantastic and reminded me of a restaurant I visited in Barcelona. There is a beautiful bar area, the restaurant has low lighting is decorated in a  traditional / rustic manner. Tapas Menu There…

Pho Vietnamese Restaurant in London

‘Healthy Specials’ menu Almost everyone in London knows about Pho. The vietnamese restaurant in London serving comforting warming street food dishes like pho noodle soups, curry and rice bowls. Their venues have a minimalist, stripped back canteen feel with a touch of the South-East asia shining through. The relaxed yet friendly service which makes it…

Ugly Dumpling

Dumplings in Soho Ugly Dumpling is not ugly at all but the cutest little cosy cafe, nestled in the heart of Carnaby.  We ventured in for a weekday lunch stop and a taste of their inventive dumplings in Soho. Drinks Ugly Dumpling offer a short wine list, a good beer selection and a range of…

Arlos Restaurant in Balham

Arlos Restaurant in Balham In the friendly neighbourhood of Balham we decided to go for some dinner at Arlo’s. We had heard a lot of great things about Arlo’s so wanted to see f what the fuss was all about! A great thing about Arlo’s is that it understands that eating a decent steak in London can…

Foxlow Restaurant in Balham

Foxlow Restaurant in Balham Foxlow restaurant in Balham is located on Bedford Hill and is a spin off from the highly regarded Hawksmoor chain set up by Will Beckett and Huw Gott. The restaurant has a neighbourhood feel with friendly service and a relaxed environment.   The Cocktails Between 5-7pm every day are happy hour…

Laksamania

Malaysian restaurant in London There are not many restaurants in London specialising completely in Malaysian cuisine so we were pleased when we found Laksamania in Fitzrovia. Chef Danny Tan hails from Malaysia where Laksa is a local favourite. Danny grew up in a family of well known Hainanese chefs so we knew we were in…

Brindisa Tapas Restaurant in Battersea

Restaurant in Battersea Purveyors of tasty tapas, Brindisa have branched out into South London and opened a new riverside restaurant in Battersea.  We popped into Brindisa right by Battersea Power Station on a Saturday morning to check out the brunch menu. The location is great – right across the river from Chelsea, the power station sits with an…