If you want a bite to eat or a few drinks...
4 Mercer Street, London WC2H 9FA
There’s no other word for it, Posh Kebabs served on shiny golden platters and why not, if the food lives up to its reputation then go for it and the food at MB certainly does.
You will find Maison Bab spread across two-floors of swish interior design, that is not your average kebab shop or your average location, its right in the heart of Covent Garden’s contemporary Mercer Walk re-development.
The menu is very reasonably priced and you can choose to either share a combination of dishes or just go it alone.
There are a wide choice of classis kebabs with a twist (more modern and less overfilled) the Rotisserie-grilled Lamb Kebab was amazing, as was the smoky and sweet pork shawarma and the Flatbread, dips and chunky chips were all delicious especially when dipped in the MB House sauce or the extremely cheesy thick-set fondue dip, delish!
But it doesn’t stop there, choose to sit at a comfortable table, a cosy booth or even eat at the bar overlooking the kitchen, where you can sample the large and interesting cocktail list, good choice of beers or a great choice of natural wines.
If you love a kebab in a funky setting then MB is your place! Enjoy, we did, yum!
20 - 21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG
This supercool and very classy restaurant is found inside the equally hipster Mandrake Hotel and located in the heart of Fitzrovia.
With oodles of Parisian chic and atmosphere, Serge is a joy to hang out in, from the comfortable and intimate bar area complete with fantastic secluded seating options, or its second more traditional and cosy style bar area to the beautiful and classy restaurant space (secure a booth if you can, just gorgeous!) and then of course both outdoors terrace areas (upstairs and down) you will feel very special, even if it’s only for one night!
The restaurant showcases both local and international dishes and a wonderful selection of French wines and offers both a chef's tasting menu or a selection of amazing smaller plates, designed to be shared, if you can bare too!
We went for the delicious fresh oysters, ceviche plate, Grilled Octopus, fresh fish dish and the amazing shared Seafood Paella, every dish was outstanding.
We really loved the ambience here, its whitewashed brick walls made it feel fresh and airy with the lighting making it feel comfortable and relaxing, the staff were quite quirky, helpful and attentive and the food was gorgeous. Cant fault it and would recommend a visit for that extra special little event.
23 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1HZ
A light bright and airy Peruvian Restaurant right in the heart of Fitzrovia (and just off Oxford Street) so easy to find.
This two-floor space offers simplistic, clean and fresh interiors, big oversized windows and traditional Peruvian touches (designed in royal Inca colours apparently) like cushion fabrics and traditional paintings make the restaurant feel welcoming and comfortable.
The menu suggests taking a gastronomic adventure across the Amazonian and Andean tasting dishes from Lima & beyond offering delicious healthy, natural superfoods, abundant with Peruvian flavours
Dishes such as grilled octopus with corncake, ceviche and of course the famous the Pisco Sour will have you fulfilled immediately, thay even do an amazing set menu where you can try some of the most popular dishes at a really good price point
For a more lively experience ask for a table upstairs, or if you like a more intimate setting then head to the Lower Lounge and into the Vaults.
Light, traditional Peruvian cuisine with a difference, fresh, healthy and very tasty.
50-52 Long Lane, London EC1A 9EJ
Located right opposite Smithfield’s meat market, it’s the perfect venue for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even just late-night drinks.
Offering a very British menu with most products coming from within the perimeters of London itself (a unique position these days!)
With a large selection of small plates like Smoked salmon, black dahl, pickled cauliflower, braised beef croquettes, baked eggs and roasted peppers, goats curd rhubarb, London honey and sourdough you will be spoilt for choice!
The interiors are contemporary, featuring original modern prints, such as Damien Hurst’s work, with various other live projects and creative pieces to peruse, seating areas are cosy & eclectic with mixed tables in a variety of vintage and modern styles.
From the exceptionally good coffee to the unlimited craft beers & cocktails list, it’s a great place to hang out and just relax.
181 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JR
Previously a traditional 180 year old British Grammar School (St. Olave’s) and now a Grade II-listed Luxury Hotel set in a perfect location right on the edge of the river Thames at Bermondsey, Tower Bridge.
After a major refurbishment that went well, this lovely hotel offers a large dramatic Great Hall restaurant (which was previously the old Schools Assembly Hall, so think big!) and a wonderful cosy & contemporary Governors’ Cocktail bar and if you want to stay over, then there are 70 uniquely decorated rooms to choose from, keeping an element of the old School close by.
Think Britain meets the Raj and you have got it, with lots of old original wooden panels, vaulted ceilings and red brick facades all adorned with traditional Indian fabrics and traditional Indian artefacts.
The service was perfect, the setting was grand but cosy and the cocktails were delicious! Cool & Contemporary and a great place to grab a classy drink and have a good old catch up.