Condesa - Tapas with Mexican Flare

Condesa - Tapas with Mexican Flare

It’s fair to say that tapas has taken over London during the past few years, be it in the traditional sense of the word, or as shorthand to describe the sharing plates that have become the ubiquitous offering of almost every trendy restaurant opening in the past half decade. It’s a trend – along with…

Bentley's

Bentley's

Bentley’s, the grand-dame of Swallow Street, turned one hundred in September last year. The oyster bar and restaurant is still the place for the well-heeled Londoner and visitors to dine on oysters and seafood while sipping champagne and cocktails. But does it live up to its long-gained reputation (and the prices)? After all, many institutions…

NYoKee

NYoKee

When I arrive at NYoKee, near Cannon Street station, to meet with founder and owner, Alessandro Grappelli, I find him in the open kitchen, preparing a bowl of his gnocchi in a cacio e pepe (pecorino and black pepper) sauce for lunch. After choosing the spicy Calabrian sausage ragu for my gnocchi, we sit down…

Kitty Fisher’s

Kitty Fisher’s

Quite possibly the most difficult restaurant in London to get into. That’s certainly the first appraisal you’d give this bijou Mayfair restaurant Kitty Fisher’s that was made GQ’s 2016 restaurant of the year, and is a firm favourite of many a well-heeled diner and reviewer alike; the late, great Mr A. A. Gill was a…

Galvin at The Athenaeum

Galvin at The Athenaeum

The Galvin brothers have cornered the market for refined modern British cuisine. To their nine restaurants across the UK, ranging from pubs to the Michelin starred Galvin at Windows, they have added a tenth restaurant, their sixth in London: Galvin at The Athenaeum on Piccadilly. Tucked between The InterContinental and Sheraton, and in the shadow…