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…

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…

Cakes and Bubbles @ Hotel Cafe Royal

Cakes and Bubbles Hotel Cafe Royal Cakes and Bubbles at Hotel Cafe Royal is the brainchild of Albert Adria who was voted The World’s Best Pastry Chef by The World’s 50 best restaurants. He has worked with his brother, Ferran, at the legendary Michelin star elBulli and Adria runs Barcelona’s hottest restaurant, Tickets. In 2016…

Bao & Bing Restaurant in Marylebone

Bao & Bing Taiwanese Restaurant in Marylebone Bao & Bing Taiwanese restaurant in Marylebone serves up delicious food inspired by the night markets of Taipei and Juifen. The design of the restaurant takes inspiration from Taiwanese Teahouses in the 50s and 60s and it oozes style and decadence. With sultry low lighting and gorgeous décor,…

Genuine Liquorette Bar in Fitzrovia

Genuine Liquorette Bar in Fitzrovia Genuine Liquorette is a quirky cocktail bar in Fitzrovia set inside a converted Victorian pub on Rathbone Place. The concept is led by General Manager Matt Roberts, with an innovative bar programme from Bar Manager Elliot Davies, whose past experience includes Ace Hotel and Callooh Callay. The walls are adorned…

Baby Bao Restaurant in Piccadilly

Baby Bao Restaurant in Piccadilly The newly opened Baby Bao restaurant in Piccadilly serves up a selection of  Taiwanese steamed bao buns, sides and a great selection of craft beers and cocktails.  The restaurant has a  wood finish and an adorable sleepy panda logo on the wall in neon lights! The staff are friendly, helpful and a lot of fun which…

Flesh and Buns Japanese Restaurant in London

Flesh and Buns Japanese restaurant in London Flesh and Buns is my favourite Japanese restaurant in London with two venues in Fitzrovia and Covent Garden. We visited the Fitzorvia branch which only opened in October 2018 and offers a 170 cover dining area. The restaurant is pretty swanky without being pretentious. Think oaky furnishings, gorgeous…

Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour

Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour Bar in Covent Garden Mr Fogg’s now has six venues in London and no doubt will continue to expand its popular brand. We visited Mr Fogg’s Bar in Covent Garden which offers over 150 gins from the typical favourites to rare and uniquely selected gins. It is unsurprisingly home to the…