Galvin at Athenaeum

  Location: Mayfair, London Cuisine: Best of British  Website: Find them here Price: £££-££££ Occasion: Sunday lunch, Family meal, Birthday meal, casual drinks Staff: Very informative, attentive and extremely friendly Dress code: smart casual or smart Words of wisdom: Stop by the bar where you’ll find a beautifully furnished lounge, with an extensive gin menu – perfect for…

abd el wahab

Location: Belgravia, London Cuisine: Lebanese  Website: In the press Price: £££-££££ Occasion: Dinner with friends, Family, Celebrations Staff: Very accommodating, friendly, polite, knowledgeable of the menu Dress code: Smart casual, casual Words of wisdom: The only way you’ll walk away 100% satisfied from this restaurant, and relived of any food envy is if you order a little bit…

Platterlondon

What and who is Platterlondon? Platterlondon is a start up catering company, run by the lovely Klara Fine. Klara’s business, for me, stands out from other caterers and supermarkets because of its ability to be tailored to the customer, it’s not your average triangle sandwich and canapé platter. Every platter is bespoke and unique, fit for…

Sapore Vero

Location: Beckenham High St Cuisine: Italiano Website: Qui Price: ££ Occasion: Family meal, with friends, takeaway Staff: friendly, attentive Dress code: casual Words of wisdom: Strip your layers off when dining, gets toasty in here! Star rating?  Alana’s Overview Sapore Vero is my local go-to pizza restaurant, particularly when I fancy a takeaway that tastes as good as it does…

Pierluigi’s

Location: Beckenham High st, Kent Cuisine: Italiano, ma certo! Website: Qui Price: £££ Occasion: With family, date, friends Staff: Treat you like family, friendly, attentive & pleasant tutti il tempo Dress code: casual, smart casual Words of wisdom: You’ll have a safe bet going for any seafood dish, but especially the linguini lobster! Star rating?  Alana’s Overview One of my…

Gaucho [brunch edition]

Location: Picadilly, Smithfields, Canary Wharf Cuisine: Argentinian Website: click here Price: £££ (£50pp) Occasion: Bottomless “electro” Brunch Staff: Very attentive, smooth, good memory of orders Dress code: Smart, Smart casual, dressy Words of wisdom: Do NOT eat beforehand! And don’t arrive late.. your unlimited 2 hrs drinks starts from the time of your booking. Star rating?  Value for money? ✓ Alana’s…

Bob Bob Ricard

Location: Soho, London Cuisine: British Cuisine with a Russian twist Website: SohoW’s the menu? Price: £££-££££ Occasion: Celebratory, Sunday roast, Family meal Staff: Smooth, attentive, humorous Dress code: Smart casual, Smart Words of wisdom: Definitely have a go at ‘pressing for champagne’, seeing as its the only place you can do so… Also, if its your birthday, see if…

Pulsin

Pulsin. You may’ve heard of them, seen them in the supermarket or even tried them already. Incase you haven’t, Pulsin is a brand which produces organic, healthy, protein packed natural foods to accompany you when you’re on-the-go or supplement you after a hefty work-out session! I found the bars looked and tasted free from all the…

Brittle & Bark

Brittle & Bark is a boutique confectionary that makes handmade, natural treats. In comparison to other retailers, Brittle & Bark offer ethically-sourced, organically made confectionary perfect for presents and the upcoming Valentines Day. What is brittle? Brittle consists of often flat and broken, fragmented  pieces of sugar candy that often contains nuts, fruit or chocolate. And…

ROKA

ROKA✔     Location: Aldwych, Mayfair, Canary Wharf, Charlotte St Cuisine: Japanese Website: ここで食べます Price: ££££ out of 5 Occasion: Brunch, special occasion Staff: Attentive to table, polite Dress code: Smart, smart casual Words of wisdom: If given the option at your chosen branch, opt for unlimited prosecco with your brunch, the most compatible choice of alcohol for the dishes you’ll have!…

M

Location: Victoria, Threadneedle St Cuisine: British Website: Dine with M Price: £££ Occasion: Brunch Staff: Once again, my favourite waiter pulled out all the stops with his service – Caesere  Dress code: casual, smart casual Words of wisdom: If you’re short of places to try for brunch, consider M where they offered 2 (or three) courses and unlimited bellini’s for…

San Carlo

Location: Leeds, London, Manchester Cuisine: Authentic Italian Website: Vieni qui Price: £££ Occasion: Special occasion, date night, family meal Staff: Very friendly and sociable, funny, attentive Dress code: smart casual, smart Words of wisdom: If you’re looking to share a starter, without a doubt order the Antipasti platter, it was AMAZING! Struggled to finish it between two, so would even…