Big Easy BBQ & Crabshack Big Easy BBQ & Crabshack

A Lobster Bake is so much more than its name implies. As well as the obligatory half-lobster there is mess of mussels, jumbo shrimp, crab claws & new potatoes, cooked in garlic and white wine.

Big Easy BBQ & Crabshack
One Aldwych One Aldwych

A ruby red ‘Cocktail Charlie’, bubbling away under a cloud of smoking dry ice in a teapot, made up of a mixture of whisky, cherry marnier, chocolate bitters and champagne.

One Aldwych
Afternoon Tea
Lawns at Thornton Hall Lawns at Thornton Hall

The executive chef at Lawns is Matt Worswick, previously of Glenapp Castle, who joined Lawns in November and cooks up a fine, modern European menu.

Lawns at Thornton Hall
British / Modern European
Cabana Cabana

Try a sharing board to start at Cabana in Westfield, ‘Frango’, consists of chicken 3 ways – Coxinhas of mashed and spiced chicken, marinated wings and fried chicken.

May Fair Kitchen May Fair Kitchen

A focus on grilled seafood and meat is apparent, and guests are encouraged to peruse open displays of crustacea and fridges of hanging and aged meats.

May Fair Kitchen
Seafood / Steak
Launceston Place Launceston Place

Deconstructed apple pie is as exquisite in presentation as it is in taste – a cube of baked custard provides creamy mouthfuls, reminiscent of the lightest of crème brulee.

Launceston Place
Modern European
Pollen Street Social Pollen Street Social

Sired by Jason Atherton, there is potential for Pollen Street Social to offer the kind of culinary flexing that one would expect from an ex elBulli chef.

Pollen Street Social
Modern European
Jadu Tea Jadu Tea

Jadu is a London-based luxury tea brand with a worldwide following. Named after the ancient Sanskrit word for ‘magic’, their tea is certainly proving to be alluring.

Jadu Tea
Product Review
Afternoon Tea

The Wellesley


I’m constantly surprised by how much I love a good afternoon tea, a fact that means that it tends to feature quite heavily on my blog. Out of all the dozens upon dozens of scones, finger sandwiches and miniature cakes I’ve tried, I have my favourites – a mental list in my mind that I keep returning to, and the ones that I would recommend in an instant. The afternoon tea at The Wellesley is one such that is full of delightful little treats, that I’m happy to whole heartedly recommend.




Inspired by the banquets of the Indian Royal Court, the food is cooked in traditional clay ovens in the open kitchen before being sent out to be considered, evaluated and then devoured.