Hannibal. Drinks and more. Gastropub. Machete London. Brunch+Breakfast. Coffeeshops. Careful cuisine. HURWUNDEKI. Japanese. Dock Kitchen - home. Home / Taste Festivals. Korean. London's ten best afternoon teas. Best for fashionistas: The Berkeley's Prêt-à-PorteaReviewed by Belinda White The Berkeley hotel has craftily targeted its afternoon tea at London’s diehard tea-takers: the fashion pack, who rarely conduct meetings over any other mealtime. Its Prêt-à-Portea offers everything you’d expect from a traditional afternoon tea but with a twist: each of the sugary fancies is styled after a key fashion look of the season. There was a white Burberry trench coat chocolate biscuit, a Stella McCartney polka dot sponge cake and even a miniature Valentino orange and ginger cake handbag. Charmingly, the waiter talked us through the ‘collection’ using framed catwalk pictures of the exact outfits that inspired each creation. Gimmicky? Yes, but beautifully rendered and a break from the norm.
Best for a ceremonious experience: Teanamu Chaya Teahouse Reviewed by Olivia Bergin Best for Chinese-style tea: Grand Imperial's Oriental Afternoon TeaReviewed by Natalie Paris. London’s Best Ice Cream. Pondicherry vanilla with heather honeycomb from Chin Chin Laboratories This article was originally published in July 2013, and has been updated for 2014.
While there’s nothing wrong with a 99, we’re often visiting London’s ice cream parlours to sample their wares and find the best. We’re confident that the following places won’t disappoint – though bear in mind that gelateria often chop and change their flavours to keep it interesting. If we’ve missed your favourite, let us know in the comments. Gelupo When we asked around for ice cream recommendations, Gelupo kept being mentioned. Turns out we know some smart people: Gelupo was the last on our tasting list and, to be frank, we were starting to feel literally sick of the idea. Chin Chin Laboratories These guys use liquid nitrogen to freeze the ice cream, which makes their Camden Market shop look more like a lab than a gelateria. Shake Shack Yeah yeah, burgers, whatever. Sardo Cucina Paul A Young Gelateria 3bis Scoop Honourable mentions.
Honest Burgers | 4 Market Place W1W 8AD | Restaurants and cafés. Tricia de Courcy Ling / Time Out Time Out says Posted: Thu Apr 17 2014 New branch of Honest Burgers in Fitzrovia. Opens Monday 21 April (at 11.30am). On Saturday 26 April at 11.30am there will be a free burger giveaway to the first 600 visitors. This will be followed by a 'pay what you like' day on Sat 4th May until 5pm, with the proceeds going to the Prince's Trust. What do you think? Review this - you could win a luxury hotel stay Address: Honest Burgers 4 Market Place London W1W 8AD Transport: Oxford Circus tube Map Honest Burgers 4 Market PlaceLondonW1W 8AD 51.516530,-0.139875.
Patty & Bun | 22-23 Liverpool Street EC2M 7PD | Restaurants and cafés. London's best bakeries. Gail's Price band: 1/4 Started in Hampstead in 2004 by some serious breadheads, Gail’s has gone from strength to strength since then, opening branches in affluent pockets across the capital (South Kensington, Queen’s Park, Dulwich Village, etc). The highlight of the spring season is light, fruity hot-cross buns glazed with glossy, spiced syrup (£1.20), while regulars include rectangles of seeded spelt dough (£3.20), German rye (£3.20) and white or sourdough baguettes (£1.60/1.70), each made with natural processes and ingredients.
But, one of our all-time favourites is the mashed potato, rosemary and nigella seed round, which keeps for days (£3.20). Old Post Office Bakery Take one German psychotherapist, a disused Brixton post-office-turned-squat, and a secondhand oven, and what do you get? St John Bakery. Les millors gelateries de Barcelona - Menjar i Beure. Eathai Thai Restaurants London. Pain de Mie | 35 New Oxford Street WC1A 1BH. Time Out says Posted: Fri Jan 17 2014 Steering clear of low-fat everything, recently opened cake shop and café Pain de Mie provides sweet refuge from the world outside. A soothing pastel palette, pared-back fittings and chill-out lounge music add to the relaxed vibe. And then there’s the cake and pastry offering – don’t expect couture delicacies shrouded in spun sugar à la ‘The Great British Bake Off’.
This spot is big on straight down-the-line Gallic tradition. There’s little clue from the window frontage of what’s available, but once inside, a long wooden counter is anointed with a small selection of flans, slatted apple pastries and buttery cakes. If you try one thing, make it the apple, grape and cinnamon tart – our gold star went to this crisp sweet pastry flan, baked with warmly spiced sponge and flecked with juicy fruit. By Roopa Gulati What do you think? Review this - you could win a luxury hotel stay. Launceston Place, Michelin Star Restaurant in Kensington W8 | D&D London. Best cheap eats in London: the full list – Food and drink – Time Out London. Ethos Venue says: Ethos is a self-service restaurant moments from Oxford Circus, specialising in satisfying, deliciously different dishes. Come in for our signature aloo Scotch egg with spiced tomato ketchup, our finger-lickingly good BBQ seitan ribs, our vibrant healthy salads and of course our indulgent cake pops and other sweet treats!
We are open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, drinks and dinner as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Ethos is moments from Oxford Circus but our silver birch tree-filled interior will have you feeling like you're miles away. Catering available upon request, and we also take orders for our famous cake pops! This self-service vegetarian buffet covers the globe yet gets everything spot-on, right down to the last lentil A short walk from Oxford Circus, all-veggie Ethos is a self-serve buffet where you pay by weight (of the food, not yourself).
Meal for two with drinks and service: around £35. Best cheap eats in London: the full list – Food and drink – Time Out London. Dim sum restaurants in London. Yauatcha | 15 Broadwick Street W1F 0DL. Previous YauatchaMichelle Grant / Time Out YauatchaMichelle Grant / Time Out YauatchaMichelle Grant / Time Out YauatchaMichelle Grant / Time Out YauatchaMichelle Grant / Time Out YauatchaMichelle Grant / Time Out YauatchaMichelle Grant / Time Out Next Yauatcha Michelle Grant / Time Out Time Out rating: <strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>5</span>/5 Time Out says Posted: Wed Sep 18 2013 Such acutely stylish venues rarely last, but after a decade Yauatcha can add longevity to its enviable list of attributes. And there’s substance behind the style. Exotic teas and East-West fusion desserts (yuzu brûlée tart) are highlights too (sample them in the ground-floor tea room), and main courses hold interest (sea bass with shiitake and wolf berry, say), but grazing on exquisite snacks is the primary culinary draw – though prices might make you wince.
What do you think? Review this - you could win a luxury hotel stay. London's top 50 restaurants - The full list. Blanchette | 9 D'Arblay Street W1F 8DS. Time Out says Posted: Thu Dec 5 2013 It’s not only London restaurants that have had to adapt to survive. In Paris – a city so self-conscious it might as well carry a make-up mirror – even the neighbourhood bistros and brasseries are having to work hard to keep their custom. The result of the economic dip has been dishes using cheaper ingredients, but with no loss of quality, flavour or Frenchness. Blanchette isn’t quite as good as the best of the new-style Paris bistros, but it does share some of their traits. Blanchette captures the France of the imagination. Reviewed by Guy Dimond What do you think? Review this - you could win a luxury hotel stay. Peckham Bazaar. The 10 best value restaurants in Britain. In an age when it's possible to get a box of chips and three deep-fried wings from a chicken shop for 99p, it barely needs saying that cheap is not the same as good.
It probably is worth saying, however, that cheap is also not always the same as good value. Of course, value can be in the eye of the beholder. It's all about what you regard as a good return for the money spent. And it's all about how much money you have to spend in the first place. So let me set the terms for this very personal, completely unranked list of great value eating opportunities. Others cost much more but should still be classed as great value. 1: Magpie Cafe, Whitby, North Yorkshire: £12.50 a head The menu at the whitewashed Magpie Cafe in Whitby is long. 14 Pier Road, Whitby, Yorkshire, YO21 3PU. 01947 602058; magpiecafe.co.uk 2: Cafe East, London: from £10 a head Cafe East is a modest Vietnamese cafe in a grim Surrey Quays car park. 100 Redriff Road, Surrey Quays Leisure Park, London SE16 7LH.
Where to eat in Chinatown. So many chopstick and rice parlours; so hard to know which one to choose. But Time Out’s food and drink reviewers have eaten at all of them – many times, over many years – to produce this definitive guide on the best places to eat. Chinatown on a budget Baozi Inn Rated as: 3/5 Price band: 1/4 At Baozi Inn, kitsch Communist Revolution decor meets northern Chinese street food tidied up for London. True to Sichuanese form, red is present in most dishes – if not as a slick of potent chilli oil, then in lashings of sliced or whole chillies. Café TPT Rated as: 4/5 Price band: 1/4 It’s not unusual to see a big menu in Chinatown, but such a vast repertoire seems impossible from a kitchen galley the size of an origami boat. Four Seasons Rated as: 3/5 Famed for their Cantonese-style roast duck, this modest restaurant displays barbecued meats – pork ribs, pork belly and whole ducks – in the window facing busy Wardour Street.
HK Diner Leong's Legends Rated as: 3/5 Price band: 2/4 Longji More info. Brazilian Meat Heaven: Interview with Cabana Co-founder David Ponte. G: Tell us about your business: What do you do? What did inspire you to start? I was born in Rio and have travelled, lived and worked all over Brasil. I love it. So when Jamie asked me about “that Brasilian restaurant thing with skewers”, it was easy to say yes. He could see in 2011 that Brasil was finally coming of age, and sure enough here we are today with the whole world watching Brasil (whether you love football or not). G: What is unique about what you do? Cabana is based on the traditional Brasilian service called “rodizio”, where the waiters tour the room bringing you more and more food until you say stop.
Some people try to do that in Britain, but we think it is far from the original, because it relies upon limitless great quality meat, in every cut, and very high staffing to get the ballet right. G: What would you say has been your most memorable experience while developing your business? G: How do you select the menu for the restaurants? London Evening Standard | Dine D&D. New London Restaurants - Openings October 2013. Stylish Disorientation » Paper and Cup. Un nuevo sitio para ir a visitar en mi Guía de Londres y que acaba de abrir hace relativamente poco . Paper and Cup es una pequeña cafetería ubicada en el centro de Shoreditch.
Por fuera tiene un color azul intenso que destaca entre las paredes y días grises del invierno londinense. Y por dentro está decorado con objetos antiguos , tazas, cubiertos y libros que también se pueden comprar. En la carta encontramos desayunos ingleses, tes, pasteles y riquísimas tartas. Es un sitio que nos os podéis perder, un lugar muy especial, con mucho encanto. Fotos - Patricia Nicolás EN INSTAGRAM ( @Patricianicolas ) Lowry & Baker. Hummingbird Bakery, London. American style Cupcakes, Cake & Cookbooks.