Restaurant Archive

  • Try to imagine a restaurant that’s a cross between the bar in Cheers and a British version of TGI Friday’s.  It’ll go something like this:- wooden seating booths , frosted […]

    Porters English Restaurant

    Try to imagine a restaurant that’s a cross between the bar in Cheers and a British version of TGI Friday’s.  It’ll go something like this:- wooden seating booths , frosted […]

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  • With everything from world renowned art exhibitions to regular food markets and the London Eye (or whatever they’re calling it these days!), Southbank is not only one of London’s most […]

    Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar, SE1

    With everything from world renowned art exhibitions to regular food markets and the London Eye (or whatever they’re calling it these days!), Southbank is not only one of London’s most […]

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  • Centuries of mastering the art of perfectly cooking large slabs of meat, producing the crispest and fluffiest roast potatoes and smuggling a few suspicious looking greens into the mix have […]

    Roast, SE1

    Centuries of mastering the art of perfectly cooking large slabs of meat, producing the crispest and fluffiest roast potatoes and smuggling a few suspicious looking greens into the mix have […]

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  • Housed in an elegant Georgian town-house and styled with colonial French-Vietnamese inspired furnishings, Bam-Bou’s unique offering has seen it firmly establish itself as a favourite amongst the glut of restaurants […]

    Bam-Bou, W1

    Housed in an elegant Georgian town-house and styled with colonial French-Vietnamese inspired furnishings, Bam-Bou’s unique offering has seen it firmly establish itself as a favourite amongst the glut of restaurants […]

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  • This restaurant has it all. Checked tablecloths with matching floor, mirrors with funky frames, a slightly snotty manager and Coq au Vin on the menu. None of this fusion, modern, […]

    Ma Cuisine, TW9

    This restaurant has it all. Checked tablecloths with matching floor, mirrors with funky frames, a slightly snotty manager and Coq au Vin on the menu. None of this fusion, modern, […]

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  • The credit crunch was meant to spell doom and annihilation for our restaurants; people would no longer have any money to dine out and we would apparently be resigned to […]

    Bistro du Vin, W1 & EC1

    The credit crunch was meant to spell doom and annihilation for our restaurants; people would no longer have any money to dine out and we would apparently be resigned to […]

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  • Take a look at the Laughing Gravy’s website and the blurb suggests that it is ‘London’s best kept secret’. Expecting this to be a euphemism for ‘generally empty’, I was […]

    Laughing Gravy, SE1

    Take a look at the Laughing Gravy’s website and the blurb suggests that it is ‘London’s best kept secret’. Expecting this to be a euphemism for ‘generally empty’, I was […]

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  • If I was going to put my money on London’s next big restaurant trend, it would have to be Vietnamese.   The scene has been bubbling away for a while, quietly […]

    Pho, Various Locations

    If I was going to put my money on London’s next big restaurant trend, it would have to be Vietnamese.   The scene has been bubbling away for a while, quietly […]

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  • Gordon Ramsay may now be more (in)famous for his out-of-kitchen antics than the dazzling cooking skills that earned him his place in the spotlight, but there’s no doubting Gordon’s ability […]

    Petrus, SW1

    Gordon Ramsay may now be more (in)famous for his out-of-kitchen antics than the dazzling cooking skills that earned him his place in the spotlight, but there’s no doubting Gordon’s ability […]

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  • London has its fair share of style-led restaurants, but 2010 saw nowhere more eye-catching than Kyashii; perhaps it’s location opposite Stringfellows inspired the owners of Kyashii to create a visual […]

    Kyashii, W1

    London has its fair share of style-led restaurants, but 2010 saw nowhere more eye-catching than Kyashii; perhaps it’s location opposite Stringfellows inspired the owners of Kyashii to create a visual […]

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