London Luxuries

1. 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. For breakfast and/or pudding a great pancake place is at The Riding House Cafe; scrumptious blueberry and maple syrup pancakes whether you go for sweet or savory;

3. And of course great breakfast at The Breakfast Club 🙂

Eggs Benedict never fail!

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

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

Fine China 😉

Trendy outside seating area which has a view as seen below; Great Gin place nearby…

6. And ofcourse the quirky place for cocktails 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. 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. Go to No.5 in Clapham Common for a Summer feel and great burger 😉

9. Go to Hawksmoor for STEAK!

10. 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?!!


11. 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 (funnily enough!) 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…


12. 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 🙂

13. The Windmill in Clapham – fantastic find for a well cooked roast. The sticky toffee pudding and cheese board were great ways to finish a perfect meal.

14. Parsons Green/ Rugby on the green:

Now this isn’t a restaurant as such, but the Pizza stand has got to be mentioned at this place! Freshly cooked incredible dough bases with every topping under the sun whilst watching the Rugby World Cup…


Not to mention bumping into Ollie Locke from MIC with cheese hanging from my chin :s  Great night!

15. China Town – SOHO;

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. 

16. Salt Yard approx 5 mins 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.

17. Katzenjammers – A stunning modernish take on a traditional Bavarian Bierkeller. Very cool and very tasty cheese Pretzels!!


And to add to the experience, Borough Market is only next door –

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