The River Cafe, Hammersmith

One Michelin star restaurant, with great Italian food, friendly service, and lovely ambience. Some delicious soft bread to start   Our first starter: Scottish langoustines roasted with garlic and parsley Beautifully flavoured You can’t go wrong with garlicky seafood   Fritto Misto – red mullet, violetta archichoke, and sage branches I was slightly disappointed when…

The Sichuan, Moorgate

I love Sichuan food. I wasn’t always a big fan of Sichuan food from the start. I remember thinking the distinctive Sichuan food smell was a bit strange – pungent and nauseating, but not in an entirely bad way. I remember thinking how can anyone in their right mind eat a dish that’s either swimming…

Edera, Holland Park

I love truffle. I don’t eat them as often as I’d like to, thanks to their hefty price tag. When we are at a restaurant with truffle on the menu, this is how the conversation goes… Hubby: Oh they have truffle on the menu Me: Yeah, I saw Hubby: Do you want it? Me: Hmm…

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, Belgravia

One michelin star restaurant in the pretty suburb of Belgravia. They serve Basque cuisine in a fine dining setting. The food is delicious, the restaurant romantic, and the service is faultless. The restaurant is located at boutique hotel COMO The Halkin Inside the hotel, the cutest front of restaurant …and the coolest restaurant setting inside. It’s…

Kurobuta, Marble Arch

Japanese restaurant in Marble Arch (they have another branch in Chelsea) serving small-plate dishes. The restaurant is casual, and the food is cooked well and beautifully seasoned. The waiting staff are young and some of them seem slightly unprofessional. Maybe it’s a bit hard to get the balance right between being cool without being impolite,…

Le Vacherin, Chiswick

Fine dining French restaurant in Chiswick. The restaurant has a lovely view of Acton Green. And while it’s on a relatively busy road with cars & frequent buses in front – it has a really nice surburby feel to it. Lovely place, lovely food, and great service! Inside the restaurant Fresh warm bread, with sardine…

Barrafina, Soho

Supposedly the best tapas outside of Spain. The food is definitely tasty, but I can’t say it’s the best outside of Spain. It’s on the expensive side though – probably normal-ish by London Soho standard, but very much expensive compared to tapas in Spain. The queue is long. We were there 15 mins before dinner…

Benares, Mayfair

Benares is a Michelin star restaurant, in the heart of Mayfair, serving up delicious Indian fusion dishes. Everything taste amazing. Every damn thing taste heavenly. I love everything about this restaurant – except for the entrance process. Basically, from the moment you walk through the door, every staff you walk pass will greet you with…

Villa di Geggiano, Chiswick

Cute romantic Italian restaurant on Chiswick High Road – the ambience is definitely one for special occasions. The food tastes fabulous, and the service was great almost through and through. We had a slight disappointment towards the end of the meal, which sadly shifted our mood from “oh wow, we may have just found ourselves a…

Le Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte, Soho

Steak and frites anyone? These guys only have one set menu for the main course : you only need to tell them how you’d like your steak done, keeping it simple : rare, medium, or well done. No, you canNOT ask for a medium rare. It’s either a medium, or it’s a rare. Nothing in…

Scott’s, Mayfair

Feeling fancy? Keen to impress someone? Feel like you deserve a treat? Go to Scott’s – the food is superb, the restaurant is gorgeous, and the service is top notch. It’s so pretty on the outside …and pretty on the inside Now, the food 🙂 Scott’s is a seafood restaurant – so be sure to…

Blacklock, Soho

Boy, do I love a good Sunday roast! These guys at Blacklock – they do a pretty mean Sunday roast. You’re gonna book to book quite a bit well in advance, as they seem to be booked out a few Sundays in advance! The roasts are served with these amazing potatoes roasted in duck fat,…

Kiln, Soho

Kiln in Soho does not serve your usual Thai restaurant dishes like pad thai noodles and green curry. Instead, they serve regional Thai food, using whatever fresh local produce they can get. The portions are on the small side, each costing between £7 and £9 each. It’s one of those places where it’s best you…

Sosharu, Farringdon

Sosharu in Farringdon is a cute Japanese place with such a cool & romantic vibe… Service is a bit of hit & miss : the waiter was friendly, but not very efficient or accommodating…. maybe they were still finding their feet. Chicken karaage, served with lemon and three types of salt – really nice plate…

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Knightsbridge

I can’t quite bring myself to part with £££ for Fat Duck dinner just yet, but would like to have a Heston dining experience. Dinner by Heston is the next best thing for me, and so a booking was made at this beautiful 2 Michelin star restaurant. In fact, a few bookings were made prior…