La Bodega Negra

La Bodega Negra

Mexican restaurants are popping up constantly in London, and in Soho particularly. The Mexican Queen of Soho undoubtedly is La Bodega Negra. There is the street level café that only takes reservations at lunch, and the hidden secret restaurant round the corner where you’re not getting in without a reservation. The restaurant is a lively…

Gordon's Wine Bar

Gordon's Wine Bar

Founded in 1890, Gordon’s Wine Bar is thought to be the oldest wine bar in London. It’s great charm is that little has changed since its founding, and never will. The place oozes with history; the building was the home of Samuel Pepys in the 1680s and the home of Rudyard Kipling around the time…

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

Still known to many of us as the Oyster Bar, the Atlantic Bar is one of the best places for fish in London. Over the last few years it has doubled in size inside and the terrace has been opened all year round to accommodate the ever dedicated crowd flocking to the bar housed to…

3&6

3&6

The newest addition to the drink and dining options at Fortnum & Mason is the 3’6 Bar (Three and Six Bar), found on the third floor by the Gentleman’s Department. This cocktail bar is wonderfully relaxed with its antique globes, books and fun fair table top toys. The name is derived from Fortnum’s 1930s home…

M (Victoria Street)

M (Victoria Street)

Since the second branch of M opened on Victoria Street it has overshadowed its elder sister in The City. Wine Bar, Raw Bar, Bar, and Grill restaurant, the site is deceptively large; like an iceberg most of it’s submerged (underground not water, thankfully!). In no way is it a cheap place, the wines are all…

Il Vicolo

Il Vicolo

Tucked away down Crown Passage, a narrow hickledy pickledy ally running off Pall Mall parallel to St James’s Street, among the pubs, Davy’s Wine Bar, tailor and sandwich shops, is an Italian restaurant named Il Vicolo. Family run for some 20 years now, and listed in the Michelin Guide many times, it’s an unsung and…