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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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British

La Trompette: Charming and classic Michelin cuisine

Established in 2001 Chiswick based La Trompette is an offshoot of Michelin restaurant The Square and part of the Nigel Platts-Martin and Bruce Poole restaurant group, also encompassing Chez Bruce and The Glasshouse. La Trompette offers more simplistic cuisine to The Square, still with a good degree of refinement, such that it earned a Michelin ...
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British

Charlotte’s Bistro: Impressive food in a charming setting

Situated in Chiswick, Charlotte’s Bistro is a modern bistro concept accommodating 80 guests and occupying an informal and intimate space with typical wood finishing and leather banquettes. It’s run by the owners of Charlotte’s Place set in Ealing Common but has a more relaxed and less formal interior, although this doesn’t extend to the cuisine ...
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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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Michelin

L’Autre Pied: Innovative Vegetarian Tasting Menu

I’ve covered Michelin starred L’Autre Pied before, located in the heart of Marylebone and sister restaurant to David Moore’s Pied à Terre. The current chef is Anthony McFadden and he can certainly conjure up some food-based conceptual art, in terms of visuals and taste. I really enjoy the offerings at Pied à Terre and the ...
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Hotels

Cucina Asellina: Rustic Italian in a contemporary setting

I am ready to dislike Italian restaurant Cucina Asellina, occupying a space in London’s five-star ME London Hotel. The website promises genuine Italian food executed with New York flair. I’m concerned I might get Americanised Italian food that shirks tradition in favour of blandness. I’m worried I might suffer from severe food boredom. Designed by ...
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Bakeries

Daylesford Organic Pimlico: Offering Fine Organic Fayre

Daylesford Organic have been producing organic food for over 30 years. The concept is centred around a working organic farm (originally established by Carole Bamford) and a passion for seasonal, ethical produce that has translated into two London-based farmshops and cafes and seasonal organic, produce sold in Waitrose and other independent stores nationwide. There are ...
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Italian

Cassis Bistro: High Street Honey?

Cassis Bistro located along London’s Brompton Road is a subtle, slick and stylishly designed restaurant inspired by Provencale cuisine. The focus is on ingredients sourced locally and from the Mediterranean. You immediately feel relaxed as you enter the restaurant, which has a very laid back vibe. There is nothing ostentatious or stuffy and this simplicity ...
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Chef interviews

Chef Dominic Teague:

Chef at luxury five-star hotel One Aldwych, Dominic Teague discusses his motivations, ingredient sourcing and healthy menu options. What inspired you to train as a chef and what keeps you motivated to create inspiring dishes? Cooking ran in the family blood, and both parents were good cooks and not afraid to cook varied and different ...
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