Once again, my friend and I tried to go to Kenza. Last time, we ended up at Haz. This time, we stumbled upon Devonshire Terrace, which had opened two days before. But we had no idea; all we knew was that we needed to be on the inside/outside terrace, drinking champagne.
Although not technically the City since East of Bishopsgate, an ever larger number of restaurants makes stepping out of the Square Mile increasingly tempting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. *
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'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.
Today begins National Vegetarian Week. Eat meat? So do we. But a good vegetarian restaurant is a good restaurant, and so we celebrate our three favourites. Yes, doubtful reader, carnivores can love vegetarian restaurants too.
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.
The next time you need to make dessert (or must volunteer to 'bring something'), this is it.
Eggs and red meat have both been on the nutritional hit list – but after a major study last week dismissed a link between fats and heart disease, is it time for a complete rethink?