★★★☆☆ / British / French / Italian

Tom’s Kitchen review – laid-back British comfort food in Chelsea

Tom Aikens Restaurant’s casual little brother I love fine dining and the meal I had at Tom Aikens Restaurant was one of the best of its kind. Sometimes though I’m just not in the mood for fancy food, but Tom Aikens has that covered too. Tom’s Kitchen is a much more casual and affordable sister restaurant … Continue reading

★★★★★ / British / Burgers / Steak/chophouse

Hawksmoor Seven Dials Covent Garden review – Sunday brunch in a steakhouse

The best steak and burgers I’ve had in London so far There’s no shortage of steakhouses in London, but many of them are merely OK or just plain pants. One of the best is Hawksmoor which was originally based in Spitalfields, but now has a branch in Covent Garden’s Seven Dials and another outpost due … Continue reading

★★★★☆ / British

Gilbert Scott review – Victorian splendour

Traditional British food with a twist in grand Victorian surroundings Despite the ravages of both the Luftwaffe and post-war urban planners, London has a diverse and remarkable architectural heritage and there are few better ways to appreciate this then by having dinner at the newly opened Gilbert Scott. The Gilbert Scott is housed within the … Continue reading

★★★★☆ / British

St John Hotel review – Snout to tail eating in Leicester Square

Clerkenwell’s meat palace opens a branch in the West End, but does it have the same magic as the original? The huge glass block that is the new W Hotel now dominates Leicester Square overwhelming everything else. It offends the very aesthetic fibre of the Lensman’s body. Interestingly the W Hotel literally overshadows another new … Continue reading