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Breakfast

KIN Cafe: Fresh, honest food and great coffee

Fitzrovia newbie KIN Cafe has only been open three months and is already garnering a loyal following due to is great coffee blends, which are regularly rotated and currently feature Roundhill Roastery, a lovely, mellow coffee blend, which they create a beautifully creamy flat white and cappuccino with, and they’re good selection of healthy, fresh ...
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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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Breakfast

Maison Trois Garcons: Unique and quirky lunch spot

An extravagantly decorated space in Shoreditch plays host to Maison Trois Garçons, a retail shop/cafe outpost of the popular French restaurant Les Trois Garçons and Loungelover. There is sense of spaciousness and plenty of quirky furniture displays and decorative antique, vintage and contemporary artefacts lining the small venue. It’s a work of interesting art that ...
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Michelin

Tom Aikens: Trendy and elaborate

Tom Aikens is unquestionably a talented chef, boasting two Michelin stars and having previously worked at Pierre Koffman’s La Tante Claire in Chelsea, which gained a third Michelin star during his employment, along with gaining knowledge from culinary sensations Jöel Robuchon, and Gerard Boyer. Ed Dutton of pop up fine dining restaurant Pied Nus recommended ...
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Cafes

Toasted Dulwich: Michelin level cuisine

Toasted is a restaurant and wine shop located on Lordship Lane in East Dulwich that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a typically rustic, bare looking London cafe/dining venue, with wooden furniture and stripped walls. Music is a touch loud and I struggle to think but other than turning the decibels down a notch there ...
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Michelin

Texture Restaurant: One of London’s Best Michelins

I am initially dubious of Texture restaurant before visiting because the title suggests that something will be lacking elsewhere if ‘texture’ is the primary focus. I was however pleasantly surprised by this Michelin starred restaurant with European and Scandinavian influences and a great sense of precision in presentation and delivery of exceptional cuisine. Staff are ...
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Greek

The Real Greek: Deliciously simple Greek cuisine

Founded in 1999 by celebrity chef and author Theodore Kyriakou, The Real Greek encompasses six restaurants across London and provides traditional, home-style Greek cooking in a largely mezze format. It’s a basic chain restaurant format and the menu provides very simple and healthy Greek dishes. The restaurant chain received the plaudit of Restaurant Magazine’s UK ...
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Indian

Indian Essence: Indian cuisine worth travelling for

Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar has already made a huge success of the Mayfair based Benares, which takes Indian cuisine to a fine dining audience with a good deal of style, enough tradition to sate spice devotees and innovation to delight some of the gastronomic intelligentsia. Fusion is most definitely the theme and I wondered ...
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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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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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Hotels

Apero: Modern Mediterranean food worth savouring

I’m concerned on my latest restaurant venture that I might yet again experience a dearth of decent food. I need to climb out of the Michelin boat but I rarely find a restaurant that makes it a worthy venture. I am pleased to say that Apero Restaurant at The Ampersand hotel has truly convinced me. ...
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Breakfast

The Table Cafe: Reasonably priced lunch destination

I dragged myself to Southwark because even top celebrities bother to grace the premises of London’s top dining venues. I wasn’t expecting to be blown away by The Table Cafe, but I’d heard some rather favourable reviews, even comparisons to Yotam Ottolenghi. Founded seven years ago by Shaun Alpine-Crabtree The Table Cafe focuses on local, ...
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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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Cafes

Tibits Review: Vegetarian food on the go

Vegetarian food has come a long way since the archetypal image of carrot munching, sandal wearing tree hugging hippies and London plays host to a variety of high-quality veggie restaurants and cafes. Tibits, located a stones throw away from Oxford Circus tube station, provides a pay by weight system that allows you to choose from ...
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Restaurants

Boqueria: Cool and contemporary Spanish Tapas

Wandering down Acre Lane in Brixton I’m starting to wonder why I’ve bothered to venture so far out of my central London comfort zone, that is until I see the sleek exterior of the coolest Spanish tapas restaurant in town, Boqueria (named after the famous Barcelona food market). Time Out has recently sung its praises, ...
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