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Breakfast

Jago Shoreditch: Ottolenghi inspired small plates

Jago a new restaurant venture with Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi influences in Hanbury Street Shoreditch has a futuristic, modern, clean decor and boasts a former chef (Louis Solley) from the kitchen of Ottolenghi so it’s no surprise to see some typical Mediterranean vegetarian dishes with the ethos to cuisine grounded in simplicity, flavour ...
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British

Tredwells: Positively unique, sleek and sheer culinary technique

Renowned two-Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing fronts this swish London dining outlet just a stones throw away from Leicester Square station in Upper St. Martin’s lane. The polished dining venue is black, sleek and minimalist with a seated bar area, variety of cocktails and boozy beverages, cool vibe and inexpensive, stimulating tapas menu that incorporates British ...
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Breakfast

Granger and Co: A thoroughly scrumptious Sunday Brunch

A sprawling, modern, airy and light space, The New branch of Granger and Co Clerkenwell is somewhat a social hub on a Sunday at lunchtime and absolutely scrumptious looking brunch and lunch plates line the tables. I’m so bowled over by a fellow diner’s scrambled egg, avocado and St John’s Bakery sourdough toast, I order ...
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Breakfast

Workshop Coffee Farringdon: Effortlessly cool coffee spot with excellent cuisine

Whether you’re a fan of good coffee or laid back dining with a cool, easy edge but competently drummed up every time, Workshop Coffee in Farringdon is the place to go, standing out among London’s other top coffee venues and similar Antipodean style restaurant menus. It’s a happy restaurant/cafe hybrid that incorporates a more formal ...
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Breakfast

Counter Cafe: Simply scrumptious veggie breakfast

London has plenty of bohemian, stripped back cafe concepts and Counter Cafe in Hackney Wick is another one of these, with its wooden slightly shoddy furniture and trendy creative types working away on Macs. Marooned within a rough looking art studio (Stour Space) it’s an absolute bugger to get to, so if you’re anywhere else ...
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French

The Square: Stuffy but consistently good food

The Square headed by Phillip Howard has been serving up a fine dining experience for over 20 years in London’s Bruton Street. Bearing two Michelin stars the restaurant unquestionably provides well-presented and commendable cuisine in one sense, indeed it has a barrel load of critical acclaim, but it’s a trifle boring. Howard is also co-owner ...
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Restaurants

Hispania: Homely Spanish Tapas

On a typically rainy afternoon in London I’m having Spanish tapas again. Tapas is de rigueur everywhere apparently, whatever the origins of the cuisine. Hispania’s restaurant manager points out that the Spanish don’t eat tapas at lunch-time, they have three set courses, that’s why this Bank based eating establishment is broadening their menu. I quite ...
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Italian

Brunello Restaurant: Simple Italian food without fuss

In my experience five-star hotels offer some of the best culinary experiences to be had in London, so I am rather anticipating a decent meal in the plush Baglioni’s Brunello Restaurant, headed by Executive Chef Claudio Milani, protégé of L’Anima’s award winning Chef Francesco Mazzei. Bear in mind everyone else loves L’Anima apparently, apart from ...
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British

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal: A Global Culinary Phenomenon

Opened to great critical acclaim in January 2011, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel boasts a Michelin star and frequents The World’s 50 Best Restaurant awards for good reason. The fastidiousness is commendable and legendary British chef Heston Blumenthal is one of very few chefs who manage to successfully craft modernised ...
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Italian

Trullo: Truly boring Italian food

I’ve always been a huge fan of Italian cuisine. It’s supposed to be passionate, enticing, rich, indulgent, vibrant and fun, or at least it very often is, but dining out in Trullo Restaurant, located near Highbury & Islington, it’s very clear that some dining establishments lack these elements. It’s not that I don’t appreciate simple ...
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Breakfast

L’ETO Caffé: Super salads and scrumptious cakes

First established in 2011 on Soho’s busy Wardour Street L’ETO’s cafes and restaurants now inhabit various London locations, namely Belgravia, Chelsea, Kensington, King’s Road, Mayfair and Soho. The aim is to provide delicious hand-made cakes, salads, breakfasts, artisan sandwiches and main courses, with food available for catering orders and deliveries. Salads and mains can be ...
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