Experimental Group have a knack for producing fabulous hospitality establishments: What started as a hidden cocktail bar in London’s Chinatown has matured into something of an empire, with a handful of bars in London (including cocktail bar Joyeux Bordel out east and
Because who doesn’t want to feast on raw fish beneath a giant octopus?! A Cevicheria was a must-see for me – house gin & tonics in giant globe glasses, zesty salmon ceviche with tiger’s milk and spicy mango mousse, bright
Choose Bairro de Avillez if you appreciate iberico ham that melts on the tongue, white sangria by the carafe-ful, a hint of molecular gastronomy in the form of exploding olives, and a salted caramel dessert that will blow your mind.
Five years ago, a team of restaurateurs transformed a boarded-up pub on Hackney Road into the East End institution that is the Sebright Arms. In search of a new challenge, they decided The Vincent was it, and a new all-day
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there’s nothing more impressive than turning up to a totally unassuming front door on a super residential street, and then pulling out a serious royal flush in the date stakes. Little
It seems ridiculous to me that Corner Room has only just started serving brunch. The upstairs dining room within Bethnal Green’s Town Hall Hotel is interior perfection, best enjoyed during daylight – high ceilings, huge warehouse windows, lots of wood,
One of the best things about traditional Italian restaurants is the sheer number of courses that are served as standard. Obviously I’m not talking about the pizzerias – but take new Clerkenwell restaurant Palatino as an example: aperitivo, antipasti, primi,
Breddos started out as a food truck in Hackney. Now (having been backed by the big dogs behind Hoxton Hotel and Tandoor Chop House) it’s got a permanent spot in Clerkenwell, with a banging interior and lines round the block.
Self-described as a “design-led aparthotel”, Leman Locke is one of a new generation of London hotels that just makes so much sense. From the street, it might not be obvious that this is even a hotel, but the coffee bar
The 19th-century townhouse façade on refined Regency Square is somewhat misleading as to what lies inside, as Artist Residence Brighton sits squarely in the current decade, as quirky and ‘street’ as they come! The 23-bedroom boutique hotel – with two restaurants, a
Full disclosure: This is going to be an image-heavy post, because Martello Hall is, quite frankly, interior design perfection (well done Red Deer Design, you did good!). A three-storey space near London Fields, Martello Hall has got you covered throughout
Tandoor Chop House is a rather explosive feast for all the senses. From the immersive interior (with its wood panelling, scarlet leather booths and fabulous floor tiling), to the three smoking brass tandoor ovens in the open kitchen, to the