Posts in the Restaurants category

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Playing Jane Austen Heroines and the Laurent-Perrier Pink T at Blenheim Palace

Growing up, Jane Austen was one of my favourite authors…romantic novels featuring fearless heroines meeting their perfect match often again the backdrop of the beautiful stately home. Of course, I often imagined myself at one of those stately homes, taking a turn about the lawn like Elizabeth Bennett or having a picnic like Emma Woodhouse… Read more »

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The Ukiyo Weekend Brunch at Aqua Kyoto

Last year I told you all about my favourite bottomless brunch in London. Aqua Kyoto just get everything right; great food, fantastic drinks (and plenty of them) at a great value price. The restaurant is always coming up with new and fresh ideas whilst maintaining the consistent high standard that you’d expect from such a… Read more »

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A Practically Perfect Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

‘A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down….’ ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’ ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’… There’s absolutely no mistaking these songs from the classic Disney film, Mary Poppins. Songs that for many not only bring back memories of that magical film but also evoke nostalgic memories of childhood. As one of my favourite films, the adventures of… Read more »

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Exquisite Cuisine at Hide Restaurant by Ollie Dabbous, London

It came as a big surprise to me when Dabbous, the incredibly popular restaurant by Ollie Dabbous, closed last year but I was excited to see what the Michelin-starred chef would be up to next. And the answer was Hide, a restaurant and bar in Piccadilly in partnership with Hedonist wines. It’s clear to see… Read more »

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Endo at The Berkeley

When I visited Japan two years I had some of the greatest culinary experiences of my life including the highest level multi-Michelin-starred Kaiseki cuisine and omakase menus at intimate sushi restaurants presided over by sushi masters. These are not experiences that are easily replicated in London; there is the Araki and a few others such… Read more »

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Prêt-à-Portea: A Fashion Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley

Ask a London foodie to name the most well-known afternoon tea in London and inevitably the response from many will be Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley Hotel. Not only is the fashion-inspired tea one of the most famous but it’s also one of the first that I tried! I managed to dig up a photo from 2007… Read more »

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CUTCakes & Tea at 45 Park Lane

With stiff competition in London, afternoon tea has to be highly innovative or it’s just not going to make the cut, so to speak… But I’ve found one that is well and truly unique.  45 Park Lane is is the younger more trendy sister to London stalwart, The Dorchester. With a contemporary design, a focus… Read more »

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Steak and Seafood at Laurent London at Hotel Café Royal

One of my favourite things about living in an old city like London is little pieces of history everywhere you go. The hotels of London have seen history in the making, scandals, intrigue, celebrities, famous politicians and their fair share of royalty. One of London’s most enduring hotels is Hotel Café Royal, a hotel that… Read more »

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Wining and Dining at The Goodwood Estate, West Sussex

The roar of the engine of a classic car as it whizzes past me on the race track, an excited crowd of people dressed in vintage clothing, drinking champagne and taking a ride in a helicopter. Those were just a few of the amazing experiences that I had last year at the Goodwood Revival, a… Read more »

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L’Azur at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

A few weeks ago I took a flying visit to Nice for lunch, I felt the sun on my skin, drank champagne and ate delicious Mediterranean food, but it was over all too quickly… and in the evening I was back at Luton airport as if it was all a dream… Fortunately Four Seasons Hotel London… Read more »