Tag archives for fine dining

British

Launceston Place: Simple but accomplished Michelin dining

Launceston Place is a D&D chain Michelin institution hidden away in a cul-de-sac a short walk from Gloucester Road tube station. It’s a romantic tucked away place and equally good for quiet business lunches and more cosseted evening meals with friends or partners. Staff are attentive without being intrusive and the decor is rather like ...
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British

Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack: Charming modern seafood

Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack is a small restaurant located in Foley Street that is known for offering typical British, with a modern slant sea food dishes, with classics such as fish and chips and plenty of white fish dishes by and large with vegetables, mussels and other seafood classics. It’s a refined mildly seaside themed ...
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Breakfast

The Ivy Chelsea: Lovely alfreso dining and brunches

The successful Ivy and Market Grill venue in Covent Garden now have a third restaurant to add to their popular dining repertoire courtesy of The Ivy Chelsea, a spacious, traditionally British venue along the King’s Road with a beautiful terrace spacious, with fountain features and pretty natural elements and an interior like a rather refined ...
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British

Thirty Six By Nigel Mendham: Fine classical cuisine on show

A very traditional British interior plays host to Thirty Six By Nigel Menham, a three rosette bearing restaurant headed by Michelin-starred chef Nigel Mendham and occupying a quiet small space in Dukes Hotel at No.36 James Street. The Rolls Royce region of London houses this neatly maintained, charming dining venue. It’s all rather splendid in ...
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British

1901 Andaz: Ultra chic, well-positioned and good fare

Relaxed, chic, neutral decor, quite and unpretentious and with a decent variety of fish and meat options, the 1901 is a refined setting for a spot of lunch or evening meal. Nestled inside the Andaz Hotel, just a stones throw away from Liverpool Street the hotel has a beautiful combination of modern decor and classical ...
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Modern European

Chiltern Firehouse: Not a firework but a steady burn

The buzz about Chiltern Firehouse in the heart of Marylebone has been phenomenal and it rarely leaves the headlines of glossies and national newspapers, with famous celebrities entering in their droves and flashbulbs and constant noise irritating the local residents. With Michelin chef Nundo Mendes at the helm it was initially touted as being filled ...
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British

Kensington Pavilion: Outstanding Michelin cuisine in suave surroundings

Chef Adam Simmonds spearheads this fantastic suave new restaurant concept in London, which opened on 31st May along Kensington High Street and boasts a mouthwatering and supremely executed Michelin level menu. The Pavilion has a contemporary marble, brass and pewter laden interior, sleek champagne bar and serves a modern and seasonal British menu that is ...
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British

Kitchen W8: Sterling performance from Michelin favourite

A Phil Howard of The Square venture I’ve previously visited, Kitchen W8 in the heart of Kensington presents impressive Michelin cuisine that rarely falters in flavour balancing, portion sizing and aesthetic consistency. The current Autumn menu is a rather stimulating one with some great fish dishes on the starters, selection of heartier transition mains featuring seasonal ...
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British

Rabot 1745: A fun and novel chocolate dining experience

Rabot 1745, established by the Hotel Chocolat chain and inhabiting an upstairs dining area in the Borough Market Hotel Chocolat venue may have a niche vibe but it is a proper gourmet dining experience for the most part. Named after the brand’s cocoa plantation in St Lucia it takes inspiration from one the nations favourite decadent ...
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Italian

Zucca: Rustic but competent Italian cuisine

Sam Harris’s Zucca is lauded by London’s trend setters and foodies as one of the city’s best Italian restaurants and certainly produces some great dishes with plenty of flavour and a focus on ingredient quality. The atmosphere is a bit sterile and the fairly boxy bijoux space is rather too minimalist and grey, but excellent ...
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British

Marcus Wareing: Still one of London’s finest Michelin chefs

In my humble dining experience Michelin restaurants far outweigh other dining venues in terms of quality, presentation and taste across the board. There are a number of more mundane ventures garnering the damning verdict of ‘nice’ from critics across the globe, but even these are superior to London’s other offerings, bar a few select establishments. ...
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British

The New Angel: New Michelin-worthy Notting Hill venue

Michelin level restaurants with a neighbourhood vibe are hard to come by but that’s just what the team are seeking to create at Michelin-starred restaurateur John Burton-Race’s latest offering in Chepstow, Notting Hill. Converted from a pub to a fine dining venue it’s bright, minimalist and chic and lone diners from the area are already ...
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Italian

Tinello: Fabulous Pimlico Based Culinary Classics

Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. I’m rarely wowed by Italian dining venues across London. Of course with have Bocca Di Lupo, Zucca and Locanda Locatelli gracing our streets with high calibre creations, but not really so many others. Tinello in London’s Pimlico distric is an exception to this rule, offering rather masterful ...
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French

The Greenhouse: Intelligently designed food

The beautifully calm zen garden area sets the theme for lunch at the decidedly serene Greenhouse Restaurant located in Hays Mews. It’s elegant, understated and minimalist, much like the food. Another critic decried an antiseptic ambience, but this was not present on my visit, on the contrary it was a rather liveable space for a ...
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Italian

Novikov Restaurant: Fantastic Italian Cuisine

Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. I wasn’t expecting to be wowed by Novikov restaurant because the Guardian’s Jay Rayner was profoundly unimpressed with this Berkeley Street restaurant, owned by Arkady Novikov who owns more than 50 restaurants in Moscow. I love good Italian food and it needs to have a distinctly Michelin ...
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Cafes

Gail’s Kitchen: Fabulous Michelin Level Cuisine

Fed exceptionally well with simple food that lacks pretension but tastes fantastic, I might just be in love with Gail’s Kitchen. In fact, it might be the best place to dine in London bar none on the starter and main front. Everything seems to border on the exquisite. I wonder why none of the Michelin’s ...
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