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 Pub in Notting Hill

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

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 this classic cocktail and…

La Mia Mamma

Italian Restaurant in Chelsea We absolutely love the concept of La Mia Mamma restaurant in Chelsea. 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. We visited…

Patri Restaurant in Northfields

Patri 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 of the…

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…