Cargo (83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London) — a quick look at Cargo’s live music listings reveals everything from psychedelic rock to jazz, hip-hop to electronic pop. Located underneath railway arches in Shoreditch, Cargo is at the centre of East London’s music scene. The venue also hosts regular DJ nights and offers a tasty bar menu.
Wild Honey (8 Pall Mall, London) – Head Chef Simon Woodrow is in charge of the cuisine served at this well-regarded restaurant: French-based contemporary, seasonal cooking with nods to the British Isles. In practice that’ll mean dishes like traditional bouillabaisse, Roast saddle of rabbit with slow-cooked shoulder cottage pie; and – for dessert – classic […]
Viet Grill (58 Kingsland Road, Bethnal Green, London) — Despite its exterior, Viet Grill offers an extensive selection of traditional Vietnamese cuisine, serving excellent authentic, fresh food at reasonable prices. It’s also a “vegan friendly” restaurant, and prides itself on using all-organic ingredients. It also boasts a a Vietnam inspired cocktail list.
The Ivy (1-5 West Street, London) – this is a busy restaurant in the heart of Theatreland that attracts many celebrities. It serves simple yet modern British-European cuisine and boasts a long and interesting wine list. Winner of the London Restaurant Awards 2000 and London Restaurant Academy Award of Excellence, The Ivy can cater for […]
Rasa N16 (55 Stoke Newington Church Street, London) – this is part of an award-winning chain of restaurants bringing the taste of authentic, home-cooked southern Indian food to the UK. The Name: Rasa is a Sanskrit word that has a wonderful wealth of meaning. It represents taste, flavor, affection, pleasure, delight, happiness, charm, sentiment, pathos, […]
Ping Pong Dim Sum (45 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, W1, London) — Ping Pong’s first restaurant opened in London’s Soho, architect David Marquardt and brand designer Niclas Sellebraten having developed an interior architecture and style that is contemporary yet respectful of the traditions of dim sum cuisine. Combining a sense of relaxed order with warmth […]
Ottolenghi Islington (287 Upper Street, London) — As close as it gets to a flag-ship, Islington is the biggest Ottolenghi and a proper restaurant (serving North African-inspired dishes, among others). As well as take-away food, this restaurant seat about 50 in the cool, sophisticated-yet-laid-back environment, mostly around communal tables (with a few small tables for […]
Nobu Berkeley (15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London) — Nobu Berkeley St houses a glamorous restaurant and stylish lounge bar. Nobu Matsuhisa and executive chef Mark Edwards have created a menu which includes Nobu’s classic dishes as well as many new items, some of which are cooked in a Japanese wood-burning oven. Perfect for a celebration, […]
Morito (32 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London) – this is a tapas bar & restaurant, which served a range of items, such as homemade labneh cheese, prawn tortillas, jamon croquetas and lamb with pine nuts. Traditional Montaditos (tapas on bread) include quail’s egg & jamon and morcilla (black pudding) & padron. There is also a selection […]
Locanda Locatelli (8 Seymour Street, W1, London) — With its simple yet sophisticated decor, Locanda Locatelli (which has a Michelin star) serves what can probably be described as Italian ‘Soul Food’. Guests can sip their vodka martinis and Italian wines at the bar whilst waiting to be seated. A plethora of mouth-watering meals including authentic […]