Top 10 London Restaurants 2019

We enjoyed over 80 London restaurants this year so picking our top 10 from those was difficult, especially because we got to reminisce about all the delicious food. But it was also a lot of fun for the same reason 😁. Hope you have as much fun reading it!

Kudu Restaurant Review

Kudu is a cosy family-run South African restaurant in Peckham. I’ve been very keen to visit Kudu for a while now. South African cuisine? Yes, I’m intrigued. Michelin Bib Gourmand award? Oh, absolutely! Shiima wasn’t as keen as I was though, so Kudu stayed in middle of our go to list. Then last week I…

Bar Douro Review

Bar Douro is an authentic Portuguese small plates restaurant in Flat Iron Square by London Bridge. When the opportunity arose to go for a fairly spontaneous solo dinner I immediately knew Bar Douro was the choice because I love small plates (or tapas style) restaurants and I’m really intrigued by Portuguese cuisine. The vibe in…

Allegra Restaurant Review

Allegra is an exquisite modern European restaurant on the 7th floor of The Stratford Hotel. Since the Olympics in 2012, a side of Stratford, now called Stratford City, has been well in the process of gentrification. The Stratford is undoubtedly one of the pillars of this process and Allegra is currently the pinnacle. Before I continue,…

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay Review

Lucky Cat is Gordon Ramsay’s opulent Pan-Asian Restaurant in Mayfair. Shiima’s a huge fan of Gordon Ramsay, we really enjoyed our dinner at Maze Grill, and we love Pan-Asian cuisine, so Lucky Cat has been near the top of our list since it opened in the Summer Lucky Cat replaced Maze Grill (now closed) in…

Dehesa Restaurant Review

Dehesa is a Spanish and Italian tapas restaurant in Soho. I absolutely love tapas, particularly Spanish tapas and I’ve been on a personal quest to find the best Spanish tapas spot in London. That quest has already taken me to two of Dehesa’s sister restaurants from Salt Yard Group – Ember Yard and Salt Yard…

Kanishka Restaurant Review

Kanishka is an opulent Indian restaurant in Mayfair focused on North East Indian cuisine. Indian cuisine is our favourite and we’ve enjoyed some of the very best Indian restaurants in London, so after reading about Kanishka we were keen to check it out and we where it stacks up on our list.  To begin with,…

Passo Restaurant Review

Passo is a chic Italian restaurant in Shoreditch. Italian cuisine isn’t one of our favourites, but then we really enjoyed our most recent experience in Fucina and adore pizza. So we decided last week to have Italian and I spent almost an hour looking for the perfect spot… Passo in Shoreditch.  Passo was the perfect…

Burger and Beyond Review

Burger and Beyond, as name clearly states, is a burger restaurant in Shoreditch. Burger and Beyond also, as the name states, aspires for more than just a burger joint and it mostly achieves this because as Shiima so eloquently says, “it’s an upscale burger restaurant.” I agree, and now I’m going to tell why, with…

The Coal Shed London Review

The Coal Shed is a British restaurant specialising in coal roasted steaks and seafood. The Coal Shed has a restaurant in London and Brighton; as you’d expect we dined at the London restaurant in One Tower Bridge, which is also home to other restaurants such as Gunpowder which is one of our favourites. We had…

Meraki Restaurant Review

Meraki is a modern Greek restaurant in Fitzrovia. We love Greek food, so much that we picked a summer holiday destination to try authentic Greek food. Our previous experience of Greek cuisine in London was from Suvlaki, which is awesome but more casual Greek street food. Meraki offers a different experience.  Meraki is very elegant….

Zuma London Review

Zuma London is an exquisite contemporary Japanese restaurant in Knightsbridge. It is one of the quintessential opulent Japanese restaurants in London, right with Nobu. Read for our considered thoughts and mouthwatering food pictures.