The Handbook
The Handbook
The Handbook
By Emily Gray | 28th September 2017

It’s time to make the most of London, it is after all the food capital of the world, granted we might be rather bias. It’s time to start working through your ever-increasing London bucket list. What’s holding you back? Time? Not knowing where to go? Unfortunately, we can’t help you on the time front, we’ve all only got 24 hours, you, us, Beyoncé (and look what she can achieve…) but we can help you find some of the best places to go in London.

Mastercard Priceless Cities have launched a whole series of foodie events in London so that you can experience the best the city has to offer in VIP style.

Stevie Parle’s restaurant, Italian restaurant Palatino, will be taking part with a bespoke food and wine pairing menu taking you on a gastronomic journey. You go Palatino. Or maybe you fancy eating lunch on a rooftop bar, overlooking the London skyline, whilst drinking cocktails – you can at Radio Rooftop Bar at ME London, or if you can’t make it for lunch, then book for brunch and you’ll get given the best seats in the house. Nice one.

When it comes to steak, one of our favourites is STK London, it’s the result of New York designers – it’s sleek, glamourous and serves up great steak – what more could you want? And they’re getting in on the action by giving you a complimentary starter of Lil’ BGRs.

Whilst you might not be able to get to Paris for the evening, you can experience the same joie de vivre in the heart of London at Gregory Marchand’s restaurant, Frenchie. Since earning the nickname ‘Frenchie’ in Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen kitchen, Marchand has opened Frenchie, Frenchie Wine bar, Frenchie To Go and Frenchie Wine Shop all in Rue du Nil, Paris – now London has Frenchie Covent Garden and you can head there for a five-course tasting menu, where each dish combines big flavours and fresh produce, inspired by Marchard’s travels to New York, Spain and Hong Kong.

When it comes to Indian restaurants, you need to put Mint Leaf up there, not only is it known for its great Indian dishes but as a must visit in the West End it’s no wonder they’ve welcomed the likes of Justin Bieber and Daniel Radcliffe and now head Chef, Rajinder Pandey has created an exclusive menu for Mastercard. The menu includes salmon fillets, kasundi mustard, chilli and carom with dill onion raita; Stone bass fillet with sautéed bokchoy and tomato coconut sauce, with pudding including mango kulfi and chilli mango salsa.

The events take place through autumn, but we have a feeling they’re going to be rather popular, these after all, are some of London’s best so get booking!

Find details for all the experiences and more on the website.