Cafe Boheme

Cafe Boheme

Cafe Boheme is all about that wonderful Parisian/French Cafe culture and has just had a refit along with its owner Soho House. The menu, is, as you’d expect, covered in nothing but the classic French dishes. While sadly no frogs legs, you’ll find Steak Tartare, Escargot, Croque Monsieur, Pate, Salmon Rillettes, Toulouse Sausages, Poulet Frites,…

GBR London

GBR London

Dukes, of course, is world famous for its bar. Run by Alessandro Palazzi and his team, it’s recognised by almost every martini aficionado as serving the best martini in London if not the world, so much so that Alessandro and the martinis are both spoken about in hushed tones of reverence. When it comes to…

Brunching Balthazar Style

Brunching Balthazar Style

While Balthazar may have started life on the other side of the Atlantic, as soon as you step through the doors in Covent Garden, you are transported straight to Paris, with high ceilings, wooden tables, red leather seating and brass railings – all the quintessential hallmarks of Parisian bistro interior design. Brunch here is served…

Balans Soho Society

Balans Soho Society

There may be seven Balans Soho Society venues, including two cafes, but the Soho location, just down from one of the cafes, is, for my money, the best. Open from 7.30am to 5 or 6am (depending on the day) on the following day, it is the perfect place to get a great meal any time…

Sparrow

Sparrow

Having worked at St John’s, Bao and Pollen Street Social, husband and wife team Terry Blake and Yohini Nandakumar have opened Sparrow. Opened for about a year now, it has taken the traditionally good food starved Lewisham by storm and gained plaudits from diners across London. Open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday, and Saturdays and…

Avenue

Avenue

Avenue on St James’s Street has been one of those places I’ve been dining at since it first opened. I was a kid and going regularly for lunch with the family after visiting the RA just up the road on Piccadilly; the Sunday roast beef and Yorkshire pudding was just superb. As often happens with…