Blakes Hotel

Restaurant in South Kensington Blakes Hotel is known to be the world’s first luxury boutique hotel, and the ground floor is home to the gorgeous Blakes Restaurant in South Kensington. It has recently celebrated the arrival of its own bee colony which sits atop the hotel, to bring nature back to London. Alongside this, they…

Mantl

Turkish restaurant in Knightsbridge Mantl is a gorgeous Turkish restaurant in Knightsbridge. However, you wouldn’t know you’d just stepped off busy Brompton Road as you head inside. Its relaxed atmosphere is radiated through its sophisticated minimalist interior with slate tiles, woods, blacks and greys complimented with metallics and low hanging filament bulbs. It’s a great…

No Fifty Cheyne

Brasserie in Chelsea Newly opened No Fifty Cheyne is a brasseire in Chelsea serving British dishes with the addition of an open grill for diners to enjoy. The setting is sophisticated and elegant making it feel quite special. Drinks The cocktail list is creative and has twists to classics available.  We tried the Make tequila great…

Sloane Place

Restaurant in Sloane Square Sloane Place is a boutique hotel, bar and ‘Modern British’ restaurant in Sloane Square. The interior is gorgeous with its teals, dark woods and retro browns, along with low hanging lights. It has a classy, sophisticated vibe and when we visited the service followed suit. We had the warmest welcome by the host…

The Royal Garden Hotel

Afternoon Tea in Kensington To mark the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth, The Royal Garden Hotel have created a spectacular bespoke afternoon tea.  The tea is in the park terrace lounge which has huge windows with views over the greenery of Kensington Gardens. The afternoon tea has been meticulously researched to match the creations…

Apero Restaurant

Bottomless Brunch in Kensington Apero is a gorgeous all-day Mediterranean brasserie and cocktail bar, within the Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington. It is light and bright, with a modern, minimalist and sophisticated interior and radiates the mediterranean vibes with its bright primary colours, off-set with metallics, and tiled flooring. The friendly service and overall atmosphere…

Manuka Kitchen

Restaurant in Fulham Manuka Kitchen is an intimate restaurant in Fulham focusing on fresh, responsibly sourced ingredients and well crafted, beautiful dishes.  We visited for dinner to try their a la carte menu. Drinks Highlighting their focus on seasonal ingredients, we were offered an off menu rhubarb bellini. It was a pleasure to see the chef…

Bluebird

Brunch in White City Chelsea’s iconic Bluebird has spread it’s wings and launched further West in the heart of White City.  We popped in on a sunny weekend to sit on the warm terrace and try their bottomless brunch offering.  The indoor space is expansive with colourful furniture, draped florals and seriously cosy looking hanging…

Italian Job

The Italian Job is a great little pub in Notting Hill, a short stroll from Portobello.  They serve Italian craft beers, a good selection of wines and of course, pizza. Drinks wise we were recommended the Primitivo del Salento Mocavero (£7) which was rich and fruity with a bit of sweetness.  Exactly what we were after. …

No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station

Bar in Chiswick No 197 Chiswick Fire Station is an all day neighbourhood restaurant and bar in Chiswick. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with roast options on a Sunday.  We popped in on a weekday to try their lunch options. The high ceilings, generous space and light coming through add to the relaxed yet…

Bucket Restaurant

Restaurant near Notting Hill Bucket restaurant near Notting Hill is a short walk from the station and serves sustainably sourced seafood literally by the bucketload in a relaxed, friendly neighbourhood spot. Drinks Cocktails are inventive at Bucket.  We started with Zacapa Old Fashioned (£13.50) with Ron Zacapa, Pedro Ximenez, chocolate bitters and orange. This cut through the strength of…

La Mia Mamma

Italian Restaurant on King’s Road We absolutely love the concept of La Mia Mamma restaurant on King’s Road. Every three months customers embark on an Italian culinary journey focusing on one of the Italian regions. The mammas travel from Italy to London with their recipe books to serve their favourite dishes from their local region….

Patri, Northfields

Restaurant in Northfields We were excited for the new opening of Patri restaurant in Northfields.  Serving up meals inspired by Indian rail journey dishes and street food classic, the menu looks very appetising.  The restaurant is modern with pops of traditional Indian dining scattered throughout.  The stripped walls and corrugated metal evoke a raw sense…

Chucs Restaurant

Restaurant in Westbourne Grove  Chucs Restaurant in Westbourne Grove is the sister concept to the 1950s swimwear and men’s fashion label of the same name, founded by Charles Finch. There are four locations in London serving up classic Italian cuisine. Chucs says each location offers an exquisite setting to dine. The Westbourne Grove spot sure…

Wild Thyme

Wild Thyme Restaurant in Shepherd’s Bush Wild Thyme restaurant in Shepherd’s Bush is a fabulous and relatively new edition to the area and one that must be visited!  Opened back in 2017, the lovely Lucia and Alex run this beautiful, colourful, romantic and atmospheric restaurant just off the main road. You get a real and genuine welcome and feel…