Eating out: Top London restaurants
Restaurant reviews & eating out in London
Trader Vic’s is somewhat unassuming from the outside considering its location. Barely signposted compared to the grand entrance of the Park Lane Hilton beneath which it’s snugly tucked, you’d perhaps need to have heard of Trader Vic’s to know what’s in store, and would have no idea of the scale of the restaurant below.
Just as well you didn’t make it to Brazil for the World Cup. Get a bite of the action anyway with this lot
The UK’s Fairtrade chocolate category is exploding
Royal Ascot is all about Michelin-starred chefs and Mad Hatter’s tea parties - and apparently there’s some racing too
A pint of lager is now 20 times more expensive than it was in the 70s.
How the recession has subtly shaped our exploding Nordic scene
The king of cupcakes tells us how sticking to a core range of products has been the secret of his success
Can conveyor-belt sushi ever deliver in the evening? Harry Cockburn finds out
London-based JUST EAT is set to float in the UK in April this year for a valuation of £700m-£900m, the FT has reported, in a boon for the London market.
Eating out in London: archive
Sack off that January diet and get stuck in
Reasonable prices and a delicious Wellington big enough to feed a primary school - Simona Sikimic is impressed
Want the best Christmas pies? Head to ALDI. Yes, you read that right.
Christmas dinner – for many it’s the most anticipated and self-indulgent meal of the year and making it as delicious as possible is essential.
Legendary Manchester United players Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville are to team up for their first foray into London’s competitive restaurant scene with the launch of a new dining destination in the capital.
Campaigners are red-nosed, sorry, red-faced with anger at Lidl, which is selling deluxe reindeer steaks for £7.99 this festive season.
London’s buzzing culinary scene was given the Michelin seal of approval today as a flutter of new restaurants gained their first star and two well-established eateries were awarded an extra one.
Our male-about-ale Pete Brown on why he’s heading to the Morden Hall Park, Beer by the River bash this Saturday
Even loud mouth Ramsay is speechless at the success
Asa Bennett visits Leicester Square’s new and hip lounge
It all makes sense now. The reason David Cameron was tweeting about the G8 menu, wasn’t because he was out of touch as many suggested but rather because he was just so excited to at last be tasting some real grub.
Beer guru Pete Brown on why Hackney is nicknamed the “Hoppy Valley”
From buttocks to legs, we’ve seen some rather interesting insurance policies over the years. But Charlie Bigham, the maker of upmarket ready-meals Bigham’s, has taken it a step further.
We Are Tea co-founder Darren Spence talks business over a cuppa
An east London pizzeria serves the most delicious pizza in the world, according to voters in the Chowzter Fast Feast awards.
A truly mixed offering, and we’re not talking the Brazilian/Japanese blend…
The capital offers meals with a bit more mystery
Asa Bennett looks at the top places to stock up on Easter choc
Why promising something you can’t deliver is never a good idea
Beer guru Pete Brown says the Budget is the day that kicking pubs stopped
BrickOven Milano says it has revolutionised the pizza but does it deliver?
Real backstreet Athenian food heads to Dalston
All that talk of pony burgers got you hankering for an equine snack? Find where to eat horse in London with our essential horsemeat buyer’s guide
Just Falafel CEO Fadi Malas made it in the Far East and now the Falafel fief has come to London
Japanese food so good, it’s bad-habit-forming
‘In 10-20 years, some Persian food would be as known as Hummus,’ claimed Jamie Oliver in 2011 in one of the episodes of Channel 4’s Jamie’s Great Britain.
Okay you’re bored of MeatLiquor and you’ve eaten more chicken than Mark Hix could possibly throw at you. Ready for 2013? Here’s what’s new in London’s foodie scene
Jamie Oliver’s meat fest is good, but it is spanked by its rivals
The city’s top chefs cook up a Christmas favourite for charity
Can the fourth offering from Hawksmoor offer something new to its fans? Yes it can.
Don’t fancy slaving in the kitchen all day this Christmas? Book yourself into one of these yulefeasteries on Christmas Day
We get glutinous for National Eating Out Week! Warning: This article comes with a 100% pre-holiday weight gain guarantee.
Escapades with the Dirty Blonde take II: Exploring the West London gastro-pub/restaurant craze at Portobello House Bistro
We take a tip from the Michelin Guide and run through some of London’s best foodie boozers
Chris Pople, the clever food blogger behind Cheese and Biscuits created this version of the TfL tube map filled with London’s finest restaurants. Click here for the full version.
Britain loves its burgers, the vintage American way.
Decadence, diamonds and taxidermy in this French east-end eatery
Lyonnais food brought to you by a Hongkonger in the heart of hipsterville. Magnifique
London eatery first to electronically tag sushi’s voyage from fish to dish
A sumptuous sticky toffee pudding dissolves Gabriella Griffith’s ban on chain restaurants
Asa Bennett discovers London’s vibrant cocktail makers and chocolatiers
The 2013 Michelin Restaurant Guide was leaked online today, bringing good news for London’s food lovers and restaurateurs.
Michelin-starred Japanese food in Liverpool Street, New York steaks for women in Covent Garden and a Sipsmith Gin Palace. The hottest openings this autumn
Fancy a slice of Stellenbosch on the banks of the Thames? Look no further
With stunning views of Tower Bridge and only chain restaurants to compete with, how could it go so wrong?
Everybody loves a David and Goliath story. Thanks to TripAdvisor we have a pretty tasty one.
Yesterday was Pakistani Independence Day and today is Indian Independence Day. What better excuse to dwell on one of India’s finest exports, its amazing cuisine?
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As London’s foodie scene has developed, so have its foodie tribes. Have you met them yet?
Sushisamba and jaw dropping views. Champagne, hotdogs and a Caravan in King’s Cross? Read our guide and bring yourself up to speed
Back when summer was still ablaze in the south London sky, when the world was still full of hope and sunburnt Brits and lunch-breaks in the park, Chopper and I found ourselves in a distinctly Italian mood.
London’s restaurants are set for a bumper Diamond Jubilee weekend as people flock to the capital to enjoy the celebrations.
Prestigious design accolade the NAS Design Partnership Award has been awarded to fit-out and refurbishment contractor WFC for its collaboration on The Delaunay with David Collins Studio. We thought we’d delve into some of WFC’s portfolio to see what it takes to become a winning design team.
D&D, the restaurant group owned by Des Gunewardena and David Loewi, which bought Conran restaurants back in 2006 is putting the portfolio of well-known eateries on the market.
Speakeasies, Vinoteca, Hix and Hirst. Your guide to the tastiest openings this month
Vinoteca has just opened its latest outpost in Soho but we travel back to the original venue in Farringdon to get a taste of the Vinoteca emporium
Love a purple carrot do you? Positively relished the illegal-foie-gras-Selfridges scandal? Answer yes to both and you qualify for foodie status. Here’s your guide to foodies on Twitter, you’ll never miss a trend, restaurant opening or piece of gossip again
Pioneering chef Heston Blumenthal has become the world’s most successful chef after two of his restaurants made it onto the list of the world’s top 50 best restaurants.
Looking around at the packed-out restaurants all over central London you might not be too surprised to hear that a new report has found sales across UK restaurants are set to rise.
It’s a pretty good day to be a foodie in London. It appears that the master of molecular cuisine Ferran Adria has his eyes set on the capital. According to reports, the man often dubbed as “The best chef in the world,” has just decided to open something in London.
London-based Rex Restaurants Associates has received £21m investment from mid-market private equity specialists
This tucked-away brasserie and bar serves incredible steak tartare, and reasonably-priced oysters. Just avoid the French onion soup gloop
Can’t be bothered to cook at home this Easter Sunday? Why not try one of these London pubs and restaurants?
It being Easter and all, we thought we’d speak to some of London’s leading chocolatiers. How do they cope during Easter? How do they redefine the egg? And how much are people willing to pay?
Breast milk ice cream? Or caramelised white chocolate with miso? Enjoy the sun while it lasts and get yourself down to one of the coolest ice cream parlours in town
Have you spotted the splash of colours on the Karpo restaurant building in King’s Cross? It’s the work of four prolific street graffiti artists and is the largest art work London’s ever had
Spring is in the air, so here’s everything you need to make sure you spend it in the hottest restaurants and bars around
Fancy a great pizza this weekend and can’t quite afford a trip to Naples? Try Brixton Market
Peruvian is the new Mexican and pisco sour is the new mojito - we get a taste of London’s newest Peruvian restaurant before its 1 March opening
Don’t fancy cleaning flour out of the crevices of your kitchen for the next week? Get someone else to cook
The highly anticipated Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar is arriving
The title of London’s oldest pub has been fought over for years and no area of the capital has quite as many contenders for the title as the Square Mile.
ArtMan Kevin Wilson gets loved up in two of the capital’s more romantic hideouts as a trial run for Valentine’s Day. Soho’s Bob Bob Ricard is up first
Think you can’t afford Michelin-starred dining this month? Think again - here are the hottest deals in London
In the first of his series tipping off LondonlovesBusiness.com readers on the hottest restaurant, hotel and bar openings in town, Emyr Thomas reveals 2012 as a bumper year – and there’s not a Jubilee or Olympic sport in sight
Going out for an Indian is, let’s face it, usually not that posh…
I’m in barbecue heaven as I take a seat in the brand new Pitt Cue Co.
What do you get when you cross a degree in health management with an insatiable adoration and knowledge for mangoes? Well, you get Ralph Monthienvichienchai and with him, his mango-flavoured café/bar MADD (standing for mango addiction of course).
Food with a view: There’s no finer way to enjoy London’s skyline than from some of the most elevated restaurants in the Square Mile.
Eaten there? Bought the t-shirt? Fear not, London is about to receive a swath of exciting new restaurants in 2012. Here’s our pick of the bunch
The festive shopping period is upon us so we checked out Harvey Nichols recently renovated cafe to taste their new breakfast menu
Giles Deacon’s favourite haunt claims to cater for many a decadent whim, but are its eggs as dazzling as its ego?
Stylish, with a stellar wine list, Babbo falls short of perfection
Will “the most romantic restaurant in London” melt your heart?
The Restaurant at St Paul’s reopens today despite Occupy London camping on its doorstep. Is it worth a visit?
Hawksmoor has come to the City. Mahogany panelling, copper lights and mammoth breakfasts, it evokes days of boozy lunches and more profligate corporate spending. Will it work?