Simpson's Tavern

Simpson's Tavern

Simpson’s Tavern is certainly not a new restaurant; it’s an old style Victorian chophouse. It was founded in 1757 by Thomas Simpson on its current site in the City of London. So while I refer to it as a Victorian Chophouse, as that is very much what it is, Simpson’s really has its roots in…

La Bourse et la Vie

La Bourse et la Vie

La Bourse et La Vie may not be one of the most well known restaurants in Paris, at least as far as tourists from London are concerned, but it is one with pedigree. After ten years of running Spring (sadly just closed – it was superb) American chef Daniel Rose has opened up La Bourse…

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…

Flat Iron

Flat Iron

The perfect place for a juicy steak at a great price. No reservations are taken at any of their five venues, so its rock up and see; if there’s no room add yourself to the list and head to the pub. What makes Flat Iron isn’t just the price and quality, but the attention to…

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…