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B’n’T at Le Méridien Piccadilly

What?  The two most popular meals in London? Brunch and afternoon tea. What if you can’t choose between the two? Quite the conundrum. So, Le Méridien Piccadilly have decided to go where no afternoon tea or brunch has gone before and has bought the two together with their B’n’T – so it’s effectively, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in one. New? Yes, the afternoon tea only launched at the end of April. Where? The Terrace Grill and Bar at Le Méridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, W1J 0BH, www.terracegrillandbar.com On the Menu: The menu marries brunch foods with afternoon tea, which means […]

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Margot’s Brunch: What We Thought

What? Covent Garden restaurant, Margot has joined the brunch crew by launching a weekend brunch menu available on Saturday and Sundays. New? Whilst Margot opened in October of 2016, the brunch landed at the end of January. Where? 45 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5AA, www.margotrestaurant.com On the Menu: Created by Executive Chef Maurizio Morelli, the succinct brunch menu revolves around eggs and includes the likes of scrambled eggs with smoked salmon; omelette with mixed mushrooms and Parmigiano Reggiano and poached eggs on tomato and avocado bruschetta with pancetta. For those wanting something sweeter you’ll find Italian lemon crepes and […]

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Rivea London Sunday Feasting Review: What We Thought

What? Inspired by both the Italian and French Rivieras, Rivea London serves vibrant food with a focus on local and authentic Mediterranean produce. The kitchen is headed up by Executive Chef Alexandre Nicolas, under the guidance of Alain Ducasse, and has just launched a Sunday feasting menu which we headed over to try. New? Rivea London was established in 2014 but the Sunday feasting menu is brand new, launching in mid-February and sticking around until 16th April, aka Easter Sunday. Where? Bulgari Hotel London, 171 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, SW7 1DW www.rivealondon.com On the Menu: The Sunday feasting menu is exactly what you’d hope for, albeit a little more gourmet […]

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Valle Dell’ Erica Hotel – What We Thought

I know what you’re thinking as you read this review, sat at your desk as your boss sends you yet another ‘high importance’ email. You’re thinking wouldn’t it be great if you could go somewhere where the simple things in life remain just that, without all the complexities of city living? Somewhere where you can watch the sunset without electricity pylons splitting it in two, a place where the water is so transparent that Evian’s clearest would find it hard to compete, and a place where ‘rush hour’ doesn’t exist. Well, I didn’t know such a place could exist either, […]

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Rosa’s Thai Cafe Comes To Brixton: What We Thought

What? Popular Thai cafe group, Rosa’s, have opened their latest outpost on Brixton’s Atlantic Road. Where? Just a few minutes from Brixton station, amongst the hustle of the market: 36 Atlantic Road, Brixton, SW9 8JA, www.rosasthaicafe.com New? Rosa’s Thai Cafe Brixton opened in March and joins seven other London sites. On the Menu: A menu of classic Thai street food style starters, noodles, curries and salads include favourites like butternut red curry, Pad Thai and papaya salad get a Rosa’s twist, with some highlighted on the menu as recommended by Saiphin (Rosa’s co-founder) – think pork skewers, salmon red curry and flat noodles in gravy sauce. A nod […]

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Top Steak at Hawksmoor Borough

What? Huw Gott and Will Beckett are back with their first London Hawksmoor to open since 2014, right next to Borough Market. New? Yes, it opened at the start of March whilst, the Cooks’ Room – a 16-cover private dining room with its own kitchen – has just launched. Where? 16 Winchester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AQ, www.thehawksmoor.com On the Menu: Whilst Hawksmoor is renowned for its steak, it isn’t just about cuts of meat. To start you’ll find the likes of Salcombe crab on toast; potted beef and bacon with Yorkshires and Old Spot belly ribs. Main courses, beyond the […]

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We Review London’s Highest Sunday Roast

What: Oblix, the restaurant on the 32nd floor of The Shard, has just launched a Sunday roast with a decadent twist, available every Sunday from midday – 2.45pm. New? The roast was launched at the end of March – a welcome addition to the restaurant which boasts a wood fired oven, charcoal grill and rotisserie. Where: Oblix, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, Southwark, SE1 9RY www.oblixrestaurant.com On the Menu: A sophisticated spin on the Sunday roast makes it fit for the surroundings – mains consist of suckling pig, chicken with truffle, rib of beef and rotisserie duck, with roast lamb on the menu when we visited. Sides are […]

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Goode & Wright Review: What We Thought

What: Goode & Wright is an independent bistro and wine bar on London’s iconic Portobello Road. New? Originally opening 3 years ago Goode & Wright recently underwent a complete overhaul in November, thanks to new management, which includes an exciting new menu. Where? 271 Portobello Road, Notting Hill W11 1LR www.goodeandwright.co.uk On the menu: The menu consists of a selection of small and large plates with a global influence partly due to the chefs, Israeli Oren Goldfeld and Spaniard Gabriel Muñoz Rodriguez, who have combined their talents to create some very special dishes like hake ceviche, almond milk and kimchee crumb, […]

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Covent Garden Grind’s New Evening Menu

What?  Part of the Grind group, Covent Garden Grind is known just as much for its espressos as it is its espresso martinis. Now, under the creative force that is Kyle Boyce, Former Executive Chef of Soho House Group’s public restaurants, they are serving up an evening menu of small plates from 5pm Monday to Saturday. New? No, it opened back in early 2016, but they’ve only recently launched their evening menu. Where? 42 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7LJ, www.grind.co.uk On the Menu: It’s all about sharing and at £6 a dish, you can order the whole menu including pudding, […]

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Cocktails and Social Eating in Tooting

What?  After 12 years of working in venues across London, Brick & Liquor is David Layton’s first solo venture. It’s a local, friendly bar taking inspiration from classic neighbourhood New York bars, but still retaining a cosy, familiar feel. New? It opened back in October of 2016 and is part of Tooting’s regeneration as a London foodie scene to be reckoned with. Where? 82 Mitcham Road, Tooting Broadway, SW17 9NG www.brickandliquor.co.uk On the Menu: Brick & Liquor is all about cocktails and sharing food. Cocktails are laid out in the menu based on their strength. Start with the refreshing Capulet’s […]

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