12 London Luxuries

1. Radio Bar ME Hotel

As you may gather I’m a big fan of rooftop terraces in the Summer! Radio Bar ME Hotel was a perfect start to my Summer opposite the Savoy in London. Fresh anchovies, Chicken Caesar Salad, Charcuterie Board and a great bottle of White Wine – what could possibly go wrong? ….

2. The Riding House Cafe

For breakfast and/or pudding, stop by the perfect pancake place at The Riding House Cafe; devour a scrumptious blueberry and maple syrup pancake – there’s a pancake dish for everyone depending on whether you’re a sweet or savory fan.

3. The Breakfast Club

And of course, no better place for a great breakfast than The Breakfast Club!

Eggs Benedict never fails.

4. The Shard

Don’t forget to visit The Shard one sunny afternoon for cream scones and an Irish Whisky or two…

5. Momos

Take a trip to Soho for Mohitos, Tapas nibbles and a little Shisha is in order at Momos;

 

Enjoy the trendy outside seating area as seen below;

6. Purl

And now for one of the best quirky cocktail places whereby your drink will be accompanied with freshly cooked nibbles – Purl. Each cocktail comes with a complimentary appetiser of which the Old Fashioned came with a smoked mustache. Very cool!

7. Gordon’s Wine Bar

Now if you’re a cheese and wine lover like I am, there’s no place better than Gordon’s Wine Bar.

Set in a cave with candle lighting, this is the perfect place to go in the evening or on a typical English muggy day…

Note: do not go inside if you’re claustrophobic.

 

8. The Joint

Situated in Brixton Village, The Joint has got to be one of the best places for Beef Brioche and Shredded Pork burgers. One of the fullest I have ever felt after a meal; partly due to ordering sides of macaroni cheese, spiced chicken wings, BBQ spare ribs and some onion rings… How can I diet when I’ve got a food blog to write?!!

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9. Duck & Waffle

A fabulous place to visit for either Brunch or Dinner.

After going up an extremely fast lift, we sampled a couple of cocktails on arrival – the Mimosa of the morning; followed by a special gin and lemonade. For my main I wolfed down the Duck & Waffle (classic as restaurant named!) which consisted of a duck leg cooked to perfection on a bed of waffle coated in mustard maple syrup and a fried egg – not to mention my fish balls in a Lobster cream sauce on the side…

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10. ROKA

Saving one of the best for last – ROKA at Canary Wharf. Serving contemporary Japanese Robatayaki cuisine, there’s a backdrop of Canary Wharf’s dramatic city skyline. As it was a friend’s birthday, we went for the “eat and drink as much as you can in 2hours” option – the staff were so friendly and allowed us another free bottle of wine after our time limit was up. Amazing Japanese food 🙂

11. Plum Valley, China Town

BEST PLACE FOR CHINESE FOOD!! As it is called China Town, I know this is stating the obvious but the whole experience really is Magical with the hundreds of red hanging lanterns.

My favourite place has got to be Plum Valley, an upmarket Cantonese restaurant with slick, dark slate and wood decor, serving extensive dim sum menu; pricey but worth it. 

12. Salt Yard

Salt Yard is situated approximately 5 minutes away from Oxford Circus – a fantastic Spanish restaurant for you tapas lovers;

As you can see, alot of meats, alot of croquettes and alot of garlic buttered home made bread 🙂
 The duck dish was my favourite and I can’t rate it highly enough – perfectly pink in the middle with a delicious sauce and blackberries to bring out the flavors.

 

*Drinks at Katzenjammers

End your day at this stunning modern take on a traditional Bavarian Bierkeller; very cool venue with very tasty cheese Pretzels!!

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