One O One

One O One

When talking about seafood restaurants in London, it is very easy to overlook One O  One Restaurant in Knightsbridge. One would immediately associate them with the old school charm of J. Sheeky, Bentley’s or Scott’s; or at the other extreme, the national dish of fish and chips whose sole (pun not intended) purpose seems to…

Aster

Aster

Until now Victoria’s dining scene has been virtually non-existent. Despite neighbouring glitzy Belgravia, Sloane Square, St James’s, Westminster, Buckingham Palace and their plainer brother Pimlico, Victoria remains the ugly duckling pressed up against them. Given its location, it shouldn’t be, and will no longer be (if you can ignore the John Lewis Offices and House…

El Pastor

El Pastor

The Hart brothers are at it again. Having created London’s favourite tapas bar, Barrafina, they have now partnered with Sam’s old business partner, Crispin Somerville, to open the hottest Mexican joint (no, not the herbal type) in town: Tacos El Pastor. The name, of course, doesn’t leave room for confusion about what it specialises in.…

45 Jermyn Street

45 Jermyn Street

Immaculate in its design, Fortnum’s The Fountain Restaurant’s replacement, 45 Jermyn Street, is a sure bet from design to plate. Pure Heaven Unlike the tired tea room that it replaced 18 months ago, 45 is run as a separate entity, rather than a restaurant within Fortnum’s, and is a place I have loved since its…