West End Archive

  • Consider the food offering at most of London’s main attractions and it’s no wonder that we have an admittedly undeserved reputation for less than brilliant food.  However, by partnering with […]

    Tom’s Kitchen @ Somerset House, WC2

    Consider the food offering at most of London’s main attractions and it’s no wonder that we have an admittedly undeserved reputation for less than brilliant food.  However, by partnering with […]

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  • I often walk past Busaba Eathai on Wardour Street, look at the queue and wonder just what all the fuss is about. One Thursday as I sat in the cafe […]

    Busaba Eathai, various locations

    I often walk past Busaba Eathai on Wardour Street, look at the queue and wonder just what all the fuss is about. One Thursday as I sat in the cafe […]

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  • As many an unfortunate entrepreneur will tell you, large bags of money are no guarantee of success in London’s vast and fast paced restaurant scene.Indeed, even the most experienced and […]

    Aqua, W1

    As many an unfortunate entrepreneur will tell you, large bags of money are no guarantee of success in London’s vast and fast paced restaurant scene.Indeed, even the most experienced and […]

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  • Following a major refurb, the Dorchester Spa has reopened as a haven of paradise for London’s elite ladies.  As always, they’ll have you looking good & feeling more relaxed than […]

    The Dorchester Spatisserie, W1

    Following a major refurb, the Dorchester Spa has reopened as a haven of paradise for London’s elite ladies.  As always, they’ll have you looking good & feeling more relaxed than […]

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  • Named after the raised platform where Indian families traditionally eat, Chowki applies the cheap, fast, quality formula of Busaba Eathai, Cha Cha Moon et al to Indian food.    The […]

    Chowki, W1

    Named after the raised platform where Indian families traditionally eat, Chowki applies the cheap, fast, quality formula of Busaba Eathai, Cha Cha Moon et al to Indian food.    The […]

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  • To think of this place as a typical canteen is like referring to Harrods as a grocery store; British modesty at its best.  My first experience of Canteen followed numerous […]

    Canteen, various locations

    To think of this place as a typical canteen is like referring to Harrods as a grocery store; British modesty at its best.  My first experience of Canteen followed numerous […]

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  • Naming your restaurant after its street number is a good way to make it memorable. Serving “proper” food in relaxed surroundings is another. Having the sort of staff that go […]

    108, W1

    Naming your restaurant after its street number is a good way to make it memorable. Serving “proper” food in relaxed surroundings is another. Having the sort of staff that go […]

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  • If you need to find me on an average Friday night, look no further than the under-rated haven of food and drink that is Heddon Street.  From fine North African […]

    Below Zero, W1

    If you need to find me on an average Friday night, look no further than the under-rated haven of food and drink that is Heddon Street.  From fine North African […]

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  • Following years of chicken tikka masala, lamb vindaloos and dodgy wall paper, the Indian restaurant scene has seen something of a shift in attitude.  More and more restaurants are promising […]

    Imli, W1

    Following years of chicken tikka masala, lamb vindaloos and dodgy wall paper, the Indian restaurant scene has seen something of a shift in attitude.  More and more restaurants are promising […]

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