Savini at Criterion

Savini at Criterion

You could not get more central that this, nor more cosseted from the busy scrum of tourists, affable coppers, wide-eyed visitors on a night out, or would-be pick pockets hoping for an easy mark. The odd local worker who has seen it all before just wants to get their tube...

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Eat your words at the LIB-RARY

Eat your words at the LIB-RARY

St Luke’s Kitchen can be found under the relatively newly opened LIB-RARY on St Martin’s Lane; as the seeming random ‘-’ in LIB-RARY probably tells you, there are a few differences to be found to the council-run variety. A private members club complete with a fully stocked bar and jumping...

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Dining Out: Outlaw’s at The Capital Hotel

Nestled behind Harrods in the heart of Knightsbridge is Outlaw’s Michelin starred restaurant in the Capital Hotel. Catches that come into the Cornish village, caught by local fishermen, are expressed to London and “on the plate within twelve hours,” according to Outlaw’s keenly articulate Head Chef, fellow Cornishman, 28-year-old Tom...

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Dining Out: Orée

A recent leafing through of Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, his memoirs of being a young writer in Paris who spends huge chunks of his time hanging out in cafés with other famous writers and artists, put me in exactly the right mood to enjoy Orée, a French patisserie and...

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Beer meets fine dining at Outlaw’s at the Capital

Michelin starred Outlaw’s at The Capital has teamed up with Sharp’s Brewery to offer an exclusive Beer Meets Fine Dining dinner in the heart of Knightsbridge, to be held on 23rd February as part of London Beer Week. Newly appointed Head Chef, Tom Brown and Sharp’s Brewery’s Beer Sommelier Ed...

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Bank Westminster

Hello! – this isn’t some plea for you to change the location of your personal finances, it’s the Bank group’s restaurant at 45 Buckingham Gate. I did ask if there had ever been a bank on this site though, and the answer was a firm “no” Coming in from the...

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Brasserie Joel, Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge Rd, SE1

Even the most ardent North London cabbie could not complain about going “Souf of the water” to get to Brasserie Joel, situated on the roundabout on the south side of Westminster Bridge. This was once the Island Block, the annex to County Hall, and seat of the Greater London Council....

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La Pain Quotidien

Le Pain Quotidien recently celebrated its 25th birthday and the launch of its 25th venue, on the Fulham Road. Up till now, I had always seen Le Pain as the answer to Starbucks, a place where people  who actually wanted to enjoy their coffee and enjoy someone’s company could go,...

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Northbank

Northbank, One Pauls Walk, EC4 3QH I`m going to slightly upgrade the great Fay Maschler`s thoughts that Northbank offers “Good food and a great view across the Thames” Let’s start with the food. This needs to go up to somewhere in the region of “fabulous” and despite the pervasive blandness...

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Maxim’s Casino

Maxims Casino is quietly tucked away on Palace Gate, just next to Hyde Park, so much so you could easily miss its opulent gating and the tall and slim stately building that houses gambling thrills and fine dining. Entering, it has an understated almost secretive atmosphere; a hideaway for those...

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