London Eateries

THE CROWN AND TWO CHAIRMAN, A LIVELY PUB WITH TASTY FOOD RIGHT IN THE HEART OF SOHO

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Knowing where to go out in the centre of London, especially on a Saturday night is not easy, as there are so many choices available.   The Crown and Two Chairman is a lively pub right in the heart of Soho, on the bustling Dean Street.

The pub has had a recent refurbishment and it looks pretty, warm and welcoming. The bar shares beautiful wooded planks as shelves, shiny glasses hang from the wood and provide a beautiful contrast in colour and texture. An open side room boasts stunning red button Chesterfield seats, teamed with green wooden walls and gold picture frames. In the main pub sexy modern lights made with hanging crystals add a touch of glamour. The music playing in the background is a modern mixture of pop and RnB, just the right level to have a conversation, while getting you in a lively mood.

The pub gives you everything you want from a lively London pub, great service, a fun atmosphere, delicious food and a great selection of drink! The Crown and Two Chairman is perfect for delicious food and a fun night out all in one. There is no need to go anywhere else, as this lively pub provides a perfect West End night out.

Heart London Magazine Review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2015/03/29/london-eateries-the-crown-and-two-chairman-a-lively-pub-with-tasty-food-right-in-the-heart-of-soho/

The Crown and Two Chairman, 31-32 Dean Street, London W1D 3SB, 020 7437 8192

Cuisine: English

http://www.thecrownandtwochairmenw1.co.uk/

FRESH AND DELICIOUS LOBSTER AT LOBSTER KITCHEN, LONDON

Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 12.35.03Lobster Kitchen is situated right in the heart of London, in Covent Garden. Walking down Great Russell Street it soon became obvious by the long queue of excited diners waiting outside, exactly where the restaurant was. I have never seen a queue for a restaurant, especially in chilly November, but that just gives you a hint at how good the food actually is. The décor of this cute little restaurant looks like a New York eaterie, it has a relaxed feel, high tables, with cool fish barrels hanging from the ceiling and anchors. The atmosphere is lively and there was not a single seat spare. Cool music adds to the ambience and along one side is an innovative ipad bar, so you can surf and dine at the same time.

If you love excellent Lobster, delicious food, relaxed surroundings and a lively atmosphere then head down to Lobster Kitchen in Covent Garden. The restaurant is perfect for catching up with friends over tasty food and a great way to start an evening out in London!

Heart London Magazine Review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/12/07/london-eateries-fresh-and-delicious-lobster-at-lobster-kitchen-london/

111 Great Russell Street. London, WC1B 3NQ, 0207 300 3324

Cuisine: Lobster (Seafood)

http://www.lobsterkitchen.co.uk/

HIGH END GLAMOUR AT GAUCHO, CHARLOTTE STREET LONDON

images-2Charlotte Street is one of London’s pretty Streets, set just off Tottenham Court Road and rightgaucho-homegirl-london in the heart of central London.  This little street is bustling in the evenings and full of trendy bars, as well as cool restaurants.  It is on this Street that Gaucho is set, although this restaurant is actually a Group, when stepping inside it seems like it is anything but.  As soon as you walk in your are transported into a breathtaking world of glamour and class, the restaurant is set downstairs, but the details and high fashion design becomes obvious as soon as you walk in.  The entrance holds an eye catching crystal chandelier in perfect contrast to the black and mirrored wall.  The service is excellent from the moment arrive in and the receptionist was very friendly, offering to take out coats before escorting us to the restaurant.

If you would like an evening out that will be remembered long after you leave for home, outstanding food, breathtaking Décor and perfect service then the Gaucho is for you.  You will feel special and enjoy an evening of tantalising culinary delights, the Gaucho have it right on every level and deserve the 5 star rating that Heart London Magazine have awarded them.

Heart London Magazine Review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/11/11/london-eateries-high-end-glamour-and-food-perfection-at-gaucho/

Charlotte Street, 60A Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2NU – 020 7580 6252

Cuisine: Argentinian Steak House

http://www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk/

VIVO BRAVO, BRAVISSIMO!

vivo-terraceVivo is a restaurant, bar and bakery whichimages-2 is fully immersed in Italian culture, sprit and love of food! The restaurant itself encompasses a large deli counter, seating space of benches and smaller private tables and upstairs roof terrace – which is PRIME summer space on the stretch of Upper Street I can imagine. The deli counter displays all of the food on offer under glass so you can see what you are choosing. The counter is arranged from the heavier end of Italian cuisine, such as meatballs, parmigiana and lasagne, then charcuterie and cheese, a VAST array of salads and then patisserie, pizza by the wood oven, then breads and pastries near the door for those express visitors in and out for their daily coffee and sweet start.

The all day dining concept is made up of a delicious Italian menu. With everything from freshly baked ciabatta and focaccia, Italian savoury pies, authentic pizzas, salads and other delicious treats and sweets straight from Italy.

Heart London Magazine Review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/11/17/london-eateries-vivo-bravo-bravissimo/

Vivo, 57-58 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0NY, 020 7424 5992

http://www.vivotaste.com

Cuisine: Italian

 

TEMPTED BY TAPAS AT MAS Q MENOS

Situated in the heart of Soho at 68-70 Wardour Street, it’s in a prime location.  Stepping insidePA280305_zpsdfd8fb9e it certainly had a bar-like demeanour with a large counter expanding along one side with Mas Q Menos in large illuminated letters, and with round tables and soft chairs opposite.  The décor is certainly both chic and comfortable with a mixture of black walls and light wood fittings.   Adorning part of the walls are shelves of wines and hanging pieces of ham.  It’s a brilliant display of contemporary and conventional.   But alas, despite these aesthetics, the atmosphere was lacking as there was only a handful of customers.  However, this was the only negative element of what was a spectacular evening of tastebud stimulation.

This is a restaurant I will definitely go back to and recommend without reservation. The whole experience was equal to a fine dinning restaurant! Well done Mas Q Menos and good luck with the future you are a sparkling new gem amongst a collection of tarnished chains.

Heart London Magazine Review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/11/26/london-eateries-tempted-by-tapas-at-mas-q-menos/

68-70 Wardour St, London W1F 0TB, 020 7287 3773

http://www.masqmenos.co.uk

Cuisine: Spanish Tapas

DICIANNOVE 19, A LITTLE BIT OF ITALY IN THE CITY

Diciannove Bar and Restaurant2Diciannove 19 is right in the heart of London’s City, only steps away from Black Friars tube station, tucked inside the Crowne Plaza City Hotel and a stones throw from the London’s beautiful Thames river.

As soon as you walk in you are met with beautiful oak wooden tables, a stunning wall of wine bottles back lit by a welcome contrast of yellow, the wall has a library feel, but instead of books lay wine bottles.  The restaurant has a homely feel, while offering interesting and impressive decor.  Piano music plays gently in the background and a light chatter can be heard from the classy city slickers that frequent this Italian restaurant.  Smokey glass light hang from the ceiling and the ambience is perfect for a romantic night out or an after dinner meal with work colleagues.

Diciannove 19 is a welcome addition to London’s City, the food is outstanding, the ambience perfect and the decoration is stunning.  If you are ever in this area make a point to pop in and if you are not, it is more than worth a tube or taxi ride.  This lovely restaurant get it right and I will be sure to come back for more.  

Heart London Magazine review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/11/28/london-eateries-diciannove-19-a-little-bit-of-italy-in-the-city/

19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4Y 6DB, 020 7438 8053

http://www.diciannove19.com/

Cuisine: Italian

 

THE FABLE BAR AND RESTAURANT, A MUST VISIT!

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images-2With so many bars and restaurants in London, it is often very difficult to decipher which you should take the time to visit and which will be a waste of time if you do. I was lucky enough to visit The Fable Bar and Restaurant recently and let me tell you now…this is definitely in the ‘must visit’ section.

If you are looking for a chilled, pleasant evening out with friends for some beautiful cocktails and a nice meal at a reasonable price, this is definitely your place to go! You wont leave disappointed!

Heart London Magazine Review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/10/28/london-eateries-the-fable-bar-and-restaurant-a-must-visit/

52 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FD, Tel • 0845 468 0105

http://www.thefablebar.co.uk/

 

GALLERY MESS, SPLENDOUR AND CLASS RIGHT IN THE HEART OF CHELSEA

pgallery1_1457112cGallery Mess restaurant is attached to the Saatchi Gallery, the restaurant is set in a beautiful square of quaint shops right behindChelsea’s trendy Kings Road. As soon as you enter the square you are greeted with a beautiful sight, the front of Gallery Mess is set in a beautiful red brick arch with pretty flowers caressing each side of the entrance.

The restaurant interior is pleasing to to the eye, giving a classy and refined feel, nice crisp white table cloths adorn the tables and comfortable white chairs surround them.  It is hard not to fall in love with Gallery Mess and it would be wonderful setting for a romantic dinner with someone special.

If you are shopping in Chelsea, need the perfect week day pick me up or would love a romantic meal in beautiful surroundings then Gallery Mess is the one for you!  

Heart London Magazine Review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/10/05/london-eateries-gallery-mess-splendour-and-class-right-in-the-heart-of-chelsea/

Gallery Mess, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY,

Tel:  0207 730 8135

http://www.saatchigallery.com/gallerymess/

Cuisine: European

 

FRESH AND DELICIOUS DINING AT 106 BAKER STREET – MARYLEBONE

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 17.49.20images-2106 Baker Street is situated a few minutes walk from Baker Street tube station in the bustling and well to do area of  Marylebone, W1.  It has recently opened and offers take aways, as well as a spacious area for dining in.  When we arrived we could see it was already popular, with a queue out the door waiting to taste the wonderful delights this cafe has to offer.  The cafe is a welcome mix of shabby chic and modern style, while out the back they had the cutest little patio with a quaint table set for two.  The tall ceilings give it a airy feel and the cafe was filled with happy customers.

If you want a place to enjoy delicious healthy food, a relaxed atmosphere and great service for breakfast, lunch or an early dinner then 106 Baker Street is the place to be.

Heart London Magazine Review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/08/27/fresh-and-delicious-dining-at-106-baker-street/

106 Baker St Marylebone, London W1U 6TW

 

LOCH FYNE SEAFOOD AND GRILL (COVENT GARDEN) – SEAFOOD

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Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill is nestled in the heart of London’s West End theatre district and a stones throw from the historic street of The Strand. The cute little road it is situated on has an array of bars and is right next to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane as well as Covent Garden.  Whatever your plans for the evening, a show, watching some fun street Theatre in Covent Garden or a drink at the Savoy on the Strand, Loch Fyne can be the perfect start or end to your evening.

Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill is one of those special finds that is perfect for any occasion and will keep you coming back time and time again.

Heart London Magazine review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/07/27/loch-fyne-seafood-and-grill-a-fish-lovers-delight-in-the-heart-of-londons-theatre-land/

Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill,  2-4 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5YJ T: 020 7240 4999

http://www.lochfyneseafoodandgrill.co.uk/locations/london-covent-garden

Cuisine: Seafood

MAYFAIR PIZZA CO. LONDON’S HIDDEN GEM – ITALIAN

Screen Shot 2014-08-05 at 20.46.09Just off Mayfair’s New Bond Street where designer shops are bountiful, there is an almost hidden little path named Lancashire Court which leads to to one of the cutest, vibrant and buzzing little Victorian paths in London.  Mayfair Pizza Co. is situated above the Cartizze bar and up a curved, beautiful and wooden staircase.

Not only is The Mayfair Pizza Co. a hidden gem, the food is simply amazing, the decor superb and certainly one of Heart London Magazine’s top five restaurants in London.

Heart London Magazine review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/08/05/mayfair-pizza-co-londons-hidden-gem/

Mayfair Pizza Company, 4 Lancashire Court, New Bond Street, London, W1S 1EY  T: 020 7629 2889

http://www.mayfairpizzaco.com/

Cuisine: Italian

 

TANTALISE YOUR TASTE BUDS AT CAROM INDIAN RESTAURANT IN SOHO, LONDON – INDIAN

carom_bar_restaurant_indian_soho_london_1Carom is situated on the bustling and trendy Wardour Street in Soho, as you step off the street you are greeted with a warm glow of red.    The ambience was serene, with the slight faraway sound of upbeat music playing gently in the background, enough of a perfect pick you up on a Tuesday night!

If you are looking for an evening out of excellence, amazing food, perfect service and value for money, then head to Carom as fast as you can!

Heart London Magazine review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/05/14/tantalise-your-taste-buds-at-carom-indian-restaurant-in-soho-london/

Carom, 100 Wardour St, London W1F 0TN, 020 7314 4002 T: 020 7314 4002

http://www.meza-soho.co.uk/

Cuisine: Indian

 

ANISE – A GLORIOUS TASTE OF THE STREETS OF INDIA IN VERY LONDON CITY SETTING – INDIAN

photo001Anise is the glamorous square mile cocktail bar accompaniment to the well established Cinnamon Kitchen restaurant nestled in the enclave of Devonshire Square, underneath a glorious glass roof that wouldn’t look out of place nurturing the botanical, rather than in this case city bloomers, in Kew gardens.

I can’t fault the passion that is obvious throughout the cooking, bar tending and service, so go ahead and transport yourself to the glamorous side of Indian street eating one long, long, Indian summer lunch time.

Heart London Magazine review: https://heartlondonmagazine.com/2014/07/10/anise-a-glorious-taste-of-the-streets-of-india-in-very-london-city-setting/

Anise, Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL

T: 020 7626 5000

http://www.cinnamon-kitchen.com/Anise

Cuisine: Indian

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