BACK TO Lifestyle

Reviews

gyoza
Reviews

Gyoza Bar Review: What We Thought

What? Authentic Japanese gyoza and regional street food. New? Gyoza Bar opened in 2016, but the menu is new and expansive. Where? 66 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4JS, www.gyozabar.uk On the Menu: As the name suggests, gyoza takes centre stage, with classics like pork, beef and chicken steadfast on the menu, and additions of salmon, a vegetarian option, and even a gyoza wrap. Expect bao buns with a variety of fillings, three types of ramen and a choice of sides including thick, crispy Japanese chips. Dessert comes in two forms; cheesecake or deep-fried ice cream. First Impressions: It’s busy – even mid-week – […]

Reviews

The Balcon Brunch Review: What We Thought

New? The brunch only launched last November. Where? Housed within Sofitel St James but with its own entrance you’ll find it at: 8 Pall Mall, St. James’s, SW1Y 5NG, www.thebalconlondon.com On the Menu: You’ll find classic brunch dishes but with a Balcon upgrade. So, there is chunky ham eggs benedict but there is also poached lobster eggs benedict and waffles aren’t just served with maple syrup they are pistachio waffles with a strawberry salad and Sauternes cream. Main dishes include soft shell crab with remoulade and a fried egg roll and corn fritters with avocado and rocket. For something lighter go for the […]

Reviews

Royal Ascot Fine Dining Review: What We Thought

What? Raymond Blanc and Phil Howard are once again heading up the fine dining at Royal Ascot this year to make guests’ experiences even more memorable. Raymond will be hosting the Panoramic Restaurant and Phil the flagship Queen Anne Enclosure restaurant, On5. We headed out to Berkshire for a preview lunch and day of winter racing to experience it before Royal Ascot itself, which is taking place this year from Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th June. On the Menu: Each of the three courses was prepared by a different chef; Raymond for the starter, Phil for the main, and Ascot’s […]

Read more

WIN!

It's free to enter our competitions + you can win amazing prizes!

Win Tickets To The Gala Night Of Soul of Shaolin

Open until 15th September 2019

Soul of Shaolin is an action-packed theatrical experience featuring over 30 performers in a troupe direct from Shaolin, China.

Click to read for answer

In which country did Soul of Shaolin originate?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
By entering your email you agree that you are happy for us to email you with other competitions, offers and Handbook news
Nirvana KitchenNirvana Kitchen
Reviews

Nirvana Kitchen Review: What We Thought

What: Smart pan-Asian dining in a hotel restaurant. New? Nirvana Kitchen is new to Marylebone, connected to the 5* Montcalm Hotel, metres from Marble Arch. Where: 61 Upper Berkeley Street, Marylebone W1H 7PP, www.nirvanakitchenlondon.co.uk On the Menu: Nirvana Kitchen is all about pan-Asian, aka the best of both worlds when you want a curry but you also want noodles. Designed for sharing, it’s recommended that you order three starters to share (they’re small), two mains and a few sides, all inspired by Indian, Thai and Far Eastern cuisines. First Impressions: First things first, don’t trust Google Maps… Or the address […]

Read more

Reviews

The World’s End Market Review: What We Thought

What: Based on the idea of market-fresh produce, The World’s End Market serves simple, fresh food made using local ingredients. New? On the site of the former World’s End Pub, it opened as the restaurant it is now in December 2014. Where? The World’s End Market, 459 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW10 0LR, www.theworldsendmarket.com On the Menu: Meat and fish take centre stage here, simply prepared by grill-searing to lock in the natural flavours, which comes from using natural fresh ingredients. It also boasts a section of ‘the best meat in the world’ – a selection of cuts from world-class Spanish meat connoisseur, José Gordon including carpaccio, flank steak and cured […]

Reviews

Mac & Wild Review: What We Thought

What? Following on from the success of the Mac & Wild restaurant on Titchfield Street, Andy Waugh and his crew are back with their winter pop-up in Devonshire Square just five minutes from Liverpool Street. New? Yes, the pop-up opened at the end of last year, although you only have until the end of February to visit. Where? 9A Devonshire Square, Aldgate, EC2M 4YN, www.macandwild.com On the Menu: The menu revolves around game and venison, all of which is shot in the wild from Andy’s family estate in Ardgay, the rest of their produce comes from friends and neighbouring estates and […]

Read more

Become An Insider

Want free instant access to secret locations, exclusive parties, the latest openings and much more!

Reviews

The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone Afternoon Tea Review: What We Thought

What? The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone’s new afternoon tea. It’s the sort of tea that the wicked Uncle Seymour and great Aunt Wilhelmina (the two characters who “own” Zetter Townhouse Marylebone and Zetter Townhouse Clerkenewell respectively) would tuck into come four o’clock. New? The afternoon tea launched earlier this year, but Zetter Townhouse Marylebone opened back in 2015. Where? 28-30 Seymour Street, Marylebone, W1H 7JB, www.thezettertownhouse.com On the Menu: The tea is divided into Uncle Seymour and Aunt Wilhelmina, so whilst both teas have the same cakes, think winter punch jelly, macaroons, chocolate cakes and the same scones, you can choose how it starts. […]

Read more

Tank and Paddle
Reviews

Tank and Paddle Review: What We Thought

What? Craft beer and pizza. And a few games thrown in – think giant Jenga, draughts and sliders played by a youngish suit-wearing crowd, fresh from the office… well, maybe a few hours of beer drinking in. New? Tank and Paddle opened back in November, just in time for swarms of Christmas drinkers. Things have now calmed down a bit so we headed along on Friday night to try it out. Where? Minster Court, 3 Mincing Lane, EC3R 7AA www.tankandpaddle.co.uk On the Menu: Whilst it’s all about the pizzas here, there is a section dedicated to mac ‘n’ cheese, salads and ‘dough’ (garlic […]

Read more

Reviews

Room 2 Review: What We Thought

What? Calling itself an aparthotel – Room 2 is a part of an increasingly popular hybrid of hostels and hotels giving people more independence. As their website says ‘We like to create neighbourhoods where nomadic freelancers meet non-stop backpackers. Where connections are made and where the rules of a typical hotel are broken.’ Think of it somewhere between a hostel, an Airbnb (you get your own kitchen and living space) but you still have room service and the comforts of a hotel such as biscuits and sweets. New? Yes, it launched last year. Where? 102 Hammersmith Grove, Hammersmith, W6 7HB www.room2.com […]

Reviews

Mason & Company Review: What We Thought

What? Mason & Company is the creation of Ed Mason, founder of Hackney’s Five Points Brewing Company and Rachel Jones, founder of street food Capish? New? It opened last year as part of the new developments on Hackney Wick’s canalside. Mason & Company is one of eight new restaurants/bars/shops along the canal, which are all part of Here East’s innovation campus. Where? 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E15 2GW, www.masonandcompany.co.uk On the Menu: What you get when you fuse together Italian and American cuisines…think Italian poutine, meatball subs and Italo fries available with Jalapeño salsa, basil aioli or […]

Read more

View in full-screen
  • * a company email is required to download this file
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.