26 March 2013

Two of my numerous weaknesses: good food and good wine. One of the great things about London is that there are so many amazing restaurants! My favorites so far:


I have been seduced by this incredibly trendy restaurant a while ago and I recommend this restaurant to everyone. You can hardly find a person who wasn't pleased with this modern Chinese cuisine. The food is impeccable, especially if you are a fan of Dim Sum or duck like me. Every time I talk about it I can still recreate the taste from memory! Yes, it is that good. The extensive cocktail and wine menu can satisfy even the most peculiar taste, even including the non-alcoholic cocktail range. Extremely quick service and incredible food. However one thing I have to warn you about is the reservation time. Your reservation will be up to 2 hours and after that you will be asked to leave. However don't be deterred by this, the food is incredible and unless you are having your first romantic dinner there, you will be absolutely fine.


If you are one of those people who value the view more than anything this is certainly a restaurant for you. This Michelin-starred restaurant is located on the 28th floor of the Park Lane Hilton Hotel so that you can enjoy the spectacular views of London. This French modern cuisine offers incredible choice of food, with steak and wild mushroom risotto being my personal favorites. Extremely helpful and polite staff and very elegant interior just added to the wonderful experience I had every single time I dined here. It is perfect for a special occasion or a romantic dinner. 


Similar to Hakkassan in a sense that it is a Michelin-starred Chinese cuisine, but more appealing to the younger crowd. Located in the trendy Soho, Yauatcha offers exceptionally tasty food and wine. For those who are Macaroon lovers like myself, it is absolute paradise. There is a separate section where you can purchase handmade chocolates, macaroons and other treats. Very chic and modern interior, definitely worth a try!


Well, this is certainly a place to pay a visit even if it is just for a cocktail. Sketch is a very special place because...well... it has pretty much everything. A funky bar, a more traditional bar, a trendy two Michelin starred restaurant, with original interior, extensive cocktail menu and anything else you can think of. There is also this surreal feeling when you are there it all seems slightly mystical and enigmatic. You simply cannot leave London without at least having a drink at Sketch. 


And now one for the Sushi lovers. I am sure if you are one you've heard of Nobu. It is the ultimate sushi and raw food paradise. There is a great choice of food even for those who are not fans of raw fish. This restaurant it probably best enjoyed in the evening and kind of does have this romantic feel to it. Desserts are incredible, but I won't give away why, you have to see for yourself. With a very central location, extremely friendly staff and good food; what else do you need?