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…

Bingham Riverhouse, Richmond

Restaurant near Richmond Bingham Riverhouse is a luxury hotel and award winning restaurant near Richmond (around 15 minutes from the station).  The restaurant has a fabulous terrace and views that stretch over the Thames which is great for those sunny days. Drinks There are a wide variety of wines on the menu and a friendly sommelier on…

The Royal Oak Marylebone

The Royal Oak Pub in Marylebone The Royal Oak is a lovely corner pub in Marylebone, just a few minutes from the station. It has a gastro pub feel with a large open bar, dark and woody walls and flowers dotted around the tables. For the warmer days, there is also a small area at…

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

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, Chelsea

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…

The Angel and Crown, Richmond

Restaurant in Richmond The Angel & Crown restaurant in Richmond is tucked just off the cobbled high street.  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…