Restaurant reviews

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon: the ultimate five-star spa
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In Review

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon: the ultimate five-star spa

Lose yourself in silica-rich waters beneath the Northern Lights
14 May 2019
The Baptist Grill review: sustenance for the soul
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In Review

The Baptist Grill review: sustenance for the soul

With its sacred architecture and classically inspired menu, this is a restaurant built on divine foundations
10 May 2019
Zuaya: a taste of the rainforest on Kensington High Street
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In Depth

Zuaya: a taste of the rainforest on Kensington High Street

Alberto and Arian Zandi explain how they brought vibrant Latin American flavours to their London restaurant
1 May 2019
Gymkhana and Pehaligon’s: smelling of roses
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In Review

Gymkhana and Pehaligon’s: smelling of roses

A new cocktail menu pairs cocktails and perfumes with Michelin-starred Indian dishes
18 Apr 2019
Akira at Japan House London: hail to the chef
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In Review

Akira at Japan House London: hail to the chef

An omakase menu is an invitation for the kitchen to serve up whatever is best and freshest
15 Apr 2019
Bokan 37 review: high-altitude fine dining
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In Review

Bokan 37 review: high-altitude fine dining

An ambitious bar and restaurant, with stunning views across London
9 Apr 2019
POTUS restaurant review: food fit for a president
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In Review

POTUS restaurant review: food fit for a president

American classics served with European precision
7 Mar 2019
Cinnamon Kitchen City: dangerously moreish
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In Review

Cinnamon Kitchen City: dangerously moreish

6 Mar 2019
Onima restaurant review: Mayfair meets the Med
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In Review

Onima restaurant review: Mayfair meets the Med

Welcome to a corner of central London where the sun is always shining
20 Feb 2019
Kutir review: high-end Indian tipped for Michelin stars
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In Review

Kutir review: high-end Indian tipped for Michelin stars

12 Feb 2019
Monsieur Le Duck: a slice of Gascony in the heart of London
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In Review

Monsieur Le Duck: a slice of Gascony in the heart of London

The pop-up restaurant offers duck, chips, and French flare
4 Dec 2018
Eat the Art: Theo Randall and Amber Locke get creative
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In Review

Eat the Art: Theo Randall and Amber Locke get creative

Food that’s good enough to frame and art that’s good enough to eat at the InterContinental Park Lane
19 Oct 2018
The Greenhouse: Alex Dilling’s new tasting menu
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In Review

The Greenhouse: Alex Dilling’s new tasting menu

The two-Michelin-star restaurant has a new executive chef
15 Oct 2018
Noizé review: fine dining among friends
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In Review

Noizé review: fine dining among friends

Good French cooking and an ambitious wine list will get people talking
8 Oct 2018
The dumpling trail: a culinary tour of Chinatown
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In Review

The dumpling trail: a culinary tour of Chinatown

Sample delicious dumplings from China and beyond on the streets of central London
14 Sep 2018
Oblix Elevator Lunch: fast food to end the holiday blues
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In Review

Oblix Elevator Lunch: fast food to end the holiday blues

Forget soggy sandwiches and enjoy a two-course treat in less than an hour
3 Sep 2018
St Leonards review: provocatively inventive dining
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In Brief

St Leonards review: provocatively inventive dining

Chefs Andrew Clarke and Jackson Boxer are cooking up a wood-fired storm in Shoreditch
9 Aug 2018
GBR at Dukes Hotel: a contemporary British classic
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In Review

GBR at Dukes Hotel: a contemporary British classic

Great British ingredients get a modern makeover in Mayfair
6 Aug 2018
Bob Bob Ricard restaurant review: a modern classic
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Bob Bob Ricard restaurant review: a modern classic

27 Jul 2018
Smiths of Smithfield No.3 restaurant: a renovated classic
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Smiths of Smithfield No.3 restaurant: a renovated classic

Refurbished space offers four floors of dining options including a cafe, a cocktail bar, a grill and a swish top-level restaurant
18 Jul 2018
Kiln, Soho: tiny Thai restaurant tops list of British best
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In Brief

Kiln, Soho: tiny Thai restaurant tops list of British best

Authentic Thai dishes voted the country’s best by Restaurant magazine
12 Jul 2018
Simpson’s in the Strand review: to improve is to change
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In Review

Simpson’s in the Strand review: to improve is to change

The venerable old London institution has had an update - so is it still up to scratch?
2 Jul 2018
On guard: Sargeant's Mess at the Tower of London review
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On guard: Sargeant's Mess at the Tower of London review

New offering from Gordon Ramsey's former protege aims to fill a gap in London's restaurant scene
2 Jul 2018
StreetXO restaurant review: a riot of excess
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StreetXO restaurant review: a riot of excess

Dabiz Muñoz's London restaurant shows how too much of a good thing can sometimes be a very good thing
19 Jun 2018
Apero at The Ampersand: a taste of Italy in South Ken
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In Review

Apero at The Ampersand: a taste of Italy in South Ken

11 Jun 2018
Plas Bodegroes: food for all seasons in north Wales
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In Review

Plas Bodegroes: food for all seasons in north Wales

A focus on seasonal Welsh produce elevates this charming restaurant with rooms
14 May 2018
Sumosan Twiga: a curiously cordial culinary crossover
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In Review

Sumosan Twiga: a curiously cordial culinary crossover

Italian meets Japanese at this high-end establishment in Belgravia
11 May 2018
Ynyshir review: a restaurant refined to perfection
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In Review

Ynyshir review: a restaurant refined to perfection

In beautiful mid-Wales, Ynyshir is well worth the journey
9 May 2018
The Lecture Room and Library: high-style haute cuisine
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In Review

The Lecture Room and Library: high-style haute cuisine

Two Michelin stars haven’t cramped the style of this flamboyant fine-dining restaurant - now celebrating its 15th anniversary
2 May 2018
Flat Three restaurant review: thought-provoking food
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In Review

Flat Three restaurant review: thought-provoking food

Holland Park restaurant specialises in ‘ferments and flavours’, but what does that really mean?
19 Apr 2018
No mistakes: STK London restaurant review
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In Review

No mistakes: STK London restaurant review

It may be a scene, but there is some serious cooking going on here
18 Apr 2018
Pomona’s review: California dreaming in Notting Hill
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In Review

Pomona’s review: California dreaming in Notting Hill

With its summer terrace, brunches and cocktail bar there’s a cool west coast vibe going on at Pomona’s
10 Apr 2018
Club Gascon restaurant review: reinterpreting a classic
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In Review

Club Gascon restaurant review: reinterpreting a classic

Much has changed at the Smithfield venue but the quality remains
28 Mar 2018
French fancy: L’Escargot London restaurant review
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In Review

French fancy: L’Escargot London restaurant review

Soho’s grande dame of Gallic cuisine continues to shine
27 Mar 2018
Isabel restaurant review: a feast for the eyes
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In Review

Isabel restaurant review: a feast for the eyes

With waiting staff in designer outfits and handpainted wallpaper in the loos, Juan Santa Cruz’s latest restaurant is a stylish affair
20 Mar 2018
How Spring’s ‘scratch menu’ helps to reduce food waste
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In Review

How Spring’s ‘scratch menu’ helps to reduce food waste

Skye Gyngell’s new three-course meal helps reduce waste by creating dishes from ingredients that are often overlooked
9 Mar 2018
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