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Fine Tapas at Fino

Fino Restaurant

This subterranean eatery in the heart of Fitrovia has, since opening, enjoyed the reputation of being one of the London's best Spanish Tapa's restaurants, largely due to the dedication of Head Chef, Jean Philippe Patruno, in sourcing the best ingredients from the UK and Spain.

Groundhog Day at Skylon


At Christmas, the Here Is The City team repaired to the stylish Skylon Restaurant in the wonderful Royal Festival Hall. We much enjoyed the food of the Finnish chef then and relaxed grandly, taking in the splendid view of the Thames, surely one of the best in London.

Drinking Your Way from Wharf to City

The Prospect of Whitby - Thomas Balzer

While the DLR might be the quicker and more efficient way to get from Canary Wharf into the City, the current outbreak of summer lends itself to taking a more leisurely route: walk from Canary Wharf to the City and you are never far from a beautiful riverside drinking hole.

Simple Pleasures at Applebee's

Applebee's Fish

My visit to this rather unusual restaurant started surprisingly well. I had a quick look at what’s on offer, and actually felt like eating  all that was on the menu. Not a very frequent experience for me nowadays, when every restaurant and in London seems to run the same, boring agenda.

Hello, Hooters!

Laurie the Hooters Girl

I grew up in Tampa, FL, across the bay from the original Hooters. With Hooters landing on our shores, it makes London feel even more like home. Never mind I've only been to one - it's always been around me, and not because I have them, either. *

If You Like Steak and Chips...

Le Relais de Venise l'entrecôte

I love steak but hate the choice that goes with it. Rib-eye, rump, sirloin. Grilled or pan fried. So imagine my delight in stumbling across Le Relais de Venise l'entrecôte, a gem of resturant in Marylebone that centres around one very simple menu.

Time Out for Drinking

Trailer Happiness

Time Out's updated feature on the best spots to drink in London is ready for consumption. Neat or on the rocks (or hell, out of a bottle or a can), it's your for the taking.




Ekachai, The City

My friend Owen is crazy about East and South East Asian food. Several years working in the region, coupled with a healthy appetite, have given him an appreciation of the dishes from that part of the world, usually ahead of the trend.