Tag archives for Liverpool Street

American

Hotbox: One of London’s best brunches

Hotbox has been only three short months and is an already a hub of young socially minded individuals seeking hearty weekend brunches and huge husks of beef and pork ribs at dinner times to sate their hungry bellies. Lined with benches, moody lighting, reminiscent of a posh hostel in Australia and drumming out plenitful plates ...
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British

St John Spitalfields: No frills British classics

St John Spitalfields is a British restaurant institution in the city headed in the kitchen by chef Fergus Henderson who has a very British minimalist approach to the art of cooking. St John has drummed up critical acclaim and is consistently placed in the Restaurant magazine’s annual list of the Top 50 restaurants. The bijoux ...
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French

Galvin La Chapelle: Elegant French fare

Galvin La Chapelle is a Spitalfields located elegant destination for modern French food in an airily, opulent setting with swift military regimented service, always with a smile and flavours ranging from the more mundane to some rather lush more consistently robust French flavours. A patch of the Galvin Brother empire the restaurant inhabits a Grade ...
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French

City Social: Elegant Michelin dining in the sky

One of Michelin chef Jason Arterton’s ventures, City Social, alongside the prestigious Michelin starred Pollen and equally accomplished Social Eating House is another well turned out, elegant city restaurant, with a modern European menu, formal sensibility and attention to detail that frequently features in Jason’s dishes. The views are outstanding and the cuisine features a ...
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Modern European

M Raw: Michelin level modern food with flair

Casual dining with fast and accessible small plates is the them for M Raw Restaurant with a Head Chef (Jared McCarroll) formerly of the infamous celeb haunt Chiltern Firehouse. It boasts a creative Tartar and Tiradito Bar Menu and a grill bar featuring a more meat laden menu. It’s no surprise with the multifaceted venue ...
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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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French

Galvin La Chapelle: Fabulously fine French food

Slideshows require the Flash Player and a browser with Javascript support. The third restaurant opened by acclaimed chef brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin, La Chapelle earned a Michelin star within a year of opening in London’s Spitalfields Market and has won numerous accolades for its modern French cuisine. There is a distinctive grandeur about the venue, occupying a ...
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French

Club Gascon: A mixed barrel and shocking dessert

A souped up pond on a plate was not what I expected for dessert in a Michelin establishment, but is sadly what I got at the highly respected French restaurant Club Gascon, located close to Smithfield Market and Barbican, and lauded for it’s French gastronomy. Top chef Pascal Aussignac has maintained the culinary Michelin accolade ...
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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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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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Indian

Cinnamon Kitchen Liverpool Street: Refined Indian cuisine

Cinnamon Kitchen is sibling of the Westminster based Cinnamon Club, cloistered in the city worker hub Devonshire Square, a hop and a skip away from Liverpool Street station. It’s a chic little venue with a good degree of charm and a relaxed lunchtime vibe. There are predominantly corporate clientele dining at this time but it ...
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